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Kyle Bastian

Subj: Re: Who I want the new JSA will be
Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 at 07:55:34 pm EST (Viewed 1500 times)
Reply Subj: Who I want the new JSA will be
Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 at 10:01:58 pm EST (Viewed 7 times)

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With a new JSA coming out during Rebirth, I'd like to see this as the JSA members:

Main Roster:
Hawkman (leader) (also a member of the Justice League)
Hawkgirl (Kendra Saunders)
Green Lantern (Alan Scott)
Flash (Jay Garrick)
Wildcat (Ted Grant)
Power Girl
Sandman (Sanderson Hawkins)
Atom Smasher
Stargirl (also a member of the Justice League)
Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross)
Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)
Hourman (Rick Tyler)
Liberty Belle (Jessie Chambers)
Equinox (Miiyahbin Martin)
a new Starman

Reserve Members:
Damage (back from the dead)
Cyclone (Maxine Hunkel)
Tomcat (Tom Bronson)
Citizen Steel (Nate Heywood)
Judomaster (Sonia Sato)
Jakeem Thunder
Lightning (Jennifer Pierce)
Amazing Man (Markus Clay)
Mister America (Jeff Graves)
All-American Kid (a new one)
King Chimera
Doctor Fate (Kent V. Nelson)
Manhunter (Kate Spencer)
Red Beetle (Sara Butters)
Shining Knight (Sir Justin)
Vigilante (Greg Sanders)
Uncle Sam
Black Condor (John Trujillo)
Doll Man (Dane Maxwell)
Human Bomb (Andrew Franklin)
Phantom Lady
Ray (Langford Terrill)
Air Wave (Hal Jordan)
a new Tarantula
a new female Firebrand

So much potential squandered and thrown away by the current shambles that Earth-2 was willingly steered into... It is a series that encapsulates the problems with DCs current line management and lack of editorial discipline.

Whatever the future of the JSA turns out to be it is duty bound to use the likes of Green Lantern and The Flash, but like you I feel Stargirl only really works withing the JSA context. Ideally I would like a return of the generational aspect with Courtney being the youngest and newest hero joining a team of established capable superheroes. Team books do tend to work on this basis anyway, going back to the Silver-Age we had the youthful Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch joining the Avengers and under the wing of Captain America, elsewhere Beast Boy was adopted by the Doom Patrol, later still Firestorm joined the JLA and gave it an extra vibrancy with his relative inexperience and newness to the profession. So Stargirl (and yes, Cyclone) would be sound choices if I had any say in the matter.

Maybe though the idea of just the JSA, a team of eight or maybe a dozen at most on active service, is the wrong way to go about establishing Earth-2. When James Robinson reinvented the concept it was always an unspoken assumption that his book would generate at least one more title, a springboard for reintroducing new versions of old characters. That never happened obviously, and yet I think if it had been pursued instead of the Evil-Superman/Worlds End catastrophe we would not be looking at the urgent need for yet another reboot to save the series...

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