That's a good point.
I've been complaining about the staff being sentient without thinking there may be a story based reason. There's no one in that group that could take on Fate or the Spectre (in the comic versions anyway.) maybe its one of them that saved the gang.
Its been funny watching my daughter as she reads more and more of the comics. She was fine at the beginning and now she keeps complaining how Hourman is "wrong."
And I say, "Do you feel my pain now?"
Are you guys reading through just Johns' JSA or also Stars and STRIPE?
I think the pain would be greater if CW tried to adapt Robinson's Starman. That might work on AMC or HBO.