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Jeff Harey

Member Since: Sat May 17, 2008
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Subj: Re: Apathy
Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 at 12:22:17 am EDT (Viewed 558 times)
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 at 02:17:35 pm EDT (Viewed 24 times)

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It seems like total apathy has infected this board. There hasn't been a new post in over a month and no one seems to care about the state of our golden age heroes. Does anyone think the apathetic mindset of this board is a reflection of how terrible the JSA related books have become of late?

For me, the problem started back in the "Thy Kingdom Come" story, when several characters, Hawkman most prominently, started acting out of character. Instead of the tragic hero he should have been, Magog quickly turned into a Punisher-wanna-be. Why did Courtney and Maxine, hardly the "hard justice" types, join the All-Stars, which, combined with other departures, pretty much reduced the JSA to a men's club.
I also think the writing suffered with Johns taking on more responsibility then departing.
I copied my response to a thread down below, because it fit here. First off, what sense did it make to split off Cyclone and Stargirl into a team where the purpose was to be a proactive team? Cyclone's grandmother is the JSA's headquarters major domo and Courtney has reconciled with Pat Dugan. The others, save Power Girl and Hourman, are more questionable in their fit with the older team.
Between departures and this split, the purpose for reviving this JSA team (the old heroes serving as the example for all younger heroes/guiding the future)has been lost. A lot of young heroes whose "destiny" is to be vaporized at the end of Kingdom Come could have been salvaged for this title or a new Infinity Inc. with the surviving founders (why was there such a desire to screw with/kill off the original II members? Hector was salvaged nicely as Dr. Fate, only to be replaced by the less interesting current one) as members. Oh well, once Geoff Johns left to virtually run DC Editorial to be replaced by Bill Willingham (great on characters he created, not so hot on characters he didn't), things went downhill.

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