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Subj: Re: JSA #52
Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2011 at 01:21:19 pm EDT (Viewed 542 times)
Reply Subj: Re: JSA #52
Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 08:59:36 am EDT (Viewed 499 times)

    DC should have just introduced all this as a second 'Ulimate' universe and left the original one alone - It's what Marvel did and who has the biggest market share? Yep thus it would seem that approach works... best off both worlds!

I don't know what to make of it myself, JSA *is* one of their most important books and concepts let's make no mistake about that, their decision to 'rest' it makes no real sense in itself but to actually delete it from their continuity is an extraordinary move. Incredible and at the same time suspicious, it's one of the reasons I have no real faith in the september relaunch as it takes far too many liberties with their universes cohesion and replaces good dependable books with some highly questionable gambles. It feels like a Gimmick, a temporary switch & Bait.

As to JSA #52 I thought it was solid enough. I think the art style is a bit of a risk but it does fit the storytelling and gives the book a certain unique tone. I'm not convinced by the virtues of the Mr Terrific subplot as it feels rather pointless but I am liking the idea of Jay as Monument Points mayor, it feels like a natural progression for his journey and like Alan Scott's stewardship of Checkmate and the Emerald City keeps them within touching distance of the JSA when needed.
I wouldn't mind seeing a slimmed down team now though as a big mistake since this book started is the Societies expansion and the drifting through of unfamiliar and one-note faces. Maybe that's a very good reason to rest and reconsider the book right now but to not only cancel it outright but comprehensively delete it from their continuity is hard to ever accept as a rational sensible move.

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