| > A few corrections. Neither Wildcat nor Mr. Terrific were present for the Ian Karkull story that granted the majority of the JSA slow aging. |
Not in the original telling. I'm curious, for some reason I thought the story had been retold Post-COIE with an altered cast, and for some reason I had convinced myself Wildcat had been a part of it. That misconception may have come from a conversation with my brother (as many of my misconceptions do). Has the original story been retold with a Post-COIE cast? Remember the original story had Earth-2's Superman, Lois Lane, Batman, Robin, and Catwoman who would all be absent from a Post-COIE telling. Someone likely would have taken their places to defeat Karkull's henchmen.
| > Nor does the 9 lives explain his healed legs. His legs were healed when he went to Valhalla with the JSA and merged with the Norse gods to fight Ragnarok. When the JSA came back from that, he retained the use of his legs. THAT storyline does explain how the JSA from that point on were younger looking than they should be and even younger physically, but it was to different degrees for the various heroes. One of Al Pratt's concerns was that they had no way of knowing if it would last, if at any time they'd start aging again or that Wildcat would lose the use of his legs.|
Ah yes, I did remember the Valhalla thing after I had posted originally. Where did Pratt express those concerns, was it that short-lived early '90s JSA ongoing after Armageddon Inferno? I only ever read a couple issues of that.