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James Hunter

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Subj: On the subject of Huntress...
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 03:22:05 pm EST (Viewed 377 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Recommended JSA reading please
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 02:32:53 pm EST (Viewed 346 times)

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    Thanks very much for that Daveym, its a great help. I have 8 issues of the 10 issue JUSTICE SOCIETY series (unless there was also an 8 issue series in the 90s...) and the first issue of ALL-STAR SQUADRON (and about 3 of YOUNG ALL-STARS) but you've been a great help in establishing where I need to go now (and what order to do things in)

There was an eight(?) issue JSA mini in the early 90s yes, it had terrific Tom Lyle covers and featured Vandal Savage as the main villain, not a bad series but not brilliant either.
I never got into Young All-Stars I'm afraid and my Infinity Inc appreciation fades after around the #36 mark - I always felt the Crisis and subsequent banishment of the JSA gutted that book and left it irrelevant, but the first couple of years are one of my favorite comicbook runs. \(yes\)
It's easy to forget just what an effect the Crisis had on the Justice Society, at the time the loss of the Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman trio left a huge hole in the group as it also deleted Huntress and Power Girl for example. Then there was the knock on effect to Fury for example. Eventually you did adjust to it but it is an example of just how devastating these 'Reboots' can be on characters - the Legion of Super-Heroes is another group always left damaged by these shifts. \:\-\!

Ah fair enough, its that 8 issue mini that I have then, that means I need to invest in the 10 issue JSA.

On the subject of CRISIS and the JSA, I didn't/don't actually find it was the original CRISIS which ruined the enjoyment of the JSA (which I have to credit Geoff Johns for bringing back even if his writing nowadays leaves me cold) but rather ZERO HOUR.

It was ZERO HOUR that harshly eradicated Doc Mid-Nite, Rex Tyler-Hourman and the Atom which is one of the weak points of that series for me

On the subject of the Huntress, I am having problems with her in WORLDS' FINEST because that's NOT the Helena Wayne that I read about (in the excellent DARK KNIGHTS DAUGHTER TPB) and I actually grew to like Helena Bertinelli pre-NEW 52 (in fact, she was my favourite female DC character and I loved how Simone used her in BOP but I digress!).

I *should* like WORLDS' FINEST but I just find the characters unrelatable (Power Girl is worse but both are bad)



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