| > The Golden Age was a great story but, since it was clearly Elseworlds, writer should not be using it for information pretaining to the main DC universe. Wildcat's 9 lives was actually a perfect example of what a retcon SHOULD be. It fits completely seemlessly with his original appearances. Regardless of anyone's opinions of that attribute of the charatcer though, that JSA storyline was just sloppy writing. Maybe then can use other sloppy writing like the "Superboy Prime Punches" to nullify this sloppy writing. Two wrongs could potentially make a right.|
I disagree about it being a good retcon. While it factually fits in with his original appearances, it violates the spirit of the character ie that he has no powers and having 9 lives is definitely a superpower albeit a rather passive one. It changes a basic understanding of the character. Wildcat hanging around the JSA and fighting criminals with nothing other than his wits and fists loses a certain amount of integrity and sense of courageousness when you know that he knows that whatever happens to him, he'll bounce back as good as new. And, it wasn't a needed retcon as it doesn't explain anything.