Ed - I like Jakeem as a character and find him an interesting legacy for the thunderbolt but everyone has their more liked and less liked characters. It would be better to reform Infinity Inc than the Super Squad. If you recall, the Super Squad essintially took over the 70's incarnation of the JSA. They were eventually rolled in with the rest of the JSA and then the book centered on Power Girl, SSK, Huntress and Wildcat for the most part with other characters making cameos. The concept of the Infinity Inc team started with a few younger JSA members and legacy characters forming a new team because the JSA felt they were not ready to be members or they were under utilized. That would be fine for a new book for these characters but get them out of the main JSA title. Kick Lightening to the curve all together. She has no connection to the JSA at all and reeks of being a quota character.
I was just thinking of the Super Squad if you wanted to keep them/it part of the JSA book. I think having just one or two of the new kids with the experienced ones per story arc is fine. But, I think the focus of the JSA should always be the "original" heroes. Sand works because he is an original GA character like the Earth-2 Robin back in the day. If you go the Infinity route, then you spin them out into their own book, which would be fine by me as well.
It's interesting, when I was got the tpb of the All-Star books from the 70's, my impression was that it was mostly Power Girl, Huntress, SSK, and the Wildcat. However, the Star Spangled Kid took a leave of absence out when the Huntress debuted, all the youngsters were rarely in it at the same time. Alan Scott is in it a lot without ever taking the spotlight.
Quote:As for JSA: Classified, I was fine with that being a solo title in concept because it kept these solo stories out of the main title. Unfortunately they kept using the same characters over and over again in weak, drawn out, stories.
It's that Journalist part of me that wants to see things being what they are described or marketed as being. If it was to be about solo characters, then the title should be JSA: Spotlight. "Classified" implies a whole different animal, none of which applied to the type of book that it was.
Me? I'd have JSA pair down abit.
then I'd have a new Infinity Inc. with the youngsters learning from Flash, S.T.R.I.P.E.and Wildcat
Wildcat II (kill him off heh heh)