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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I'm sort of in two minds on that.
    I've read a lot (but not all) of the 1999-2006 JSA series (which Johns didn't write for the initial arc of the series nor for the last couple of arcs) and in general that run was good.
    But after Infinite Crisis, when the series was relaunched as Justice Society of America and added a bajillion "legacy" members (some with shaky or no ties to other Golden Age members), he let things get away from him and wound up with a fuster-cluck.
    I did read the entire run, but generally had the same complaint about the Post-Infinite-Crisis run.
    Too many non-legacy characters that weren't even given any development (Ri, Red Beetle...) diluted the concept.
    Also disliked Ma Hunkel's corporate suit look (she lost all that made her charming). Cyclone was the only good "new" member that I enjoyed.

    Storywise, I wouldn't have minded the Kingdom Come storyline if it had been half as long. By the time we hit a year on that interminable story, I was really only paging through each issue looking for the start of anything new.

    But all that said, I'm optimistic so far that the Doomsday Clock clues indicate a history true to their golden age history and the way we remember them, not some scatter-brained revamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by astro@work View Post
    . . . But all that said, I'm optimistic so far that the Doomsday Clock clues indicate a history true to their golden age history and the way we remember them, not some scatter-brained revamp.
    But look at what DC did with Wally West after giving him a major push in DC Universe: Rebirth. Even if Johns does return the JSA, who's to say DC won't kill them off again first chance they get?

    It's not as if DC never pulled anything like that with the JSA before.
    Back in the 1990s, the JSA returned from limbo in 1992's Armageddon: Inferno, only to have their ranks decimated about two years later in Zero Hour.




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    Yep. That's my concern as well: as long as Johns (or someone like him) is in charge of the JSA, I have no doubt they'll be treated decently. But as soon as they get handed over to Didio, all bets are off.
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    So what is the other option with the JSA...to let them languish in non-existence, because we're afraid they might not be written right? Wouldn't that be the fear for ANY character in comics? This seems kind of self-defeating.

    Personally I would rather risk having the JSA brought back so I can read new stories about them before I die of old age (I've waited about 8 years now, so...). In a few more years an entire generation of younger comic readers will have come and gone without having experienced them, and then you can just start adding them to the pile of dead properties.

    And yes, yes, yes I do understand the fear of past injustices done to the Society. I'll take your Zero Hour and raise you a Ragnarok. But those stories were also designed to erase the JSA. Doomsday Clock seems geared toward getting them back in action. And no, I don't want a JSA roster featuring a bunch of non-legacy heroes playing JSA in name only, but that doesn't look to be where the story is heading.

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    Is it safe to assume that if there is a new JSA book, johns will be the writer?

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    I wish. But given his full plate, I'm not so sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick Miller View Post
    Is it safe to assume that if there is a new JSA book, johns will be the writer?
    I really have no idea how busy Johns really is, but IMO, this incarnation of the JSA is as important as the initial run in the forties and the return guesting in JLoA through the Silver and Bronze Ages. This is going to set the tone for the future scene for the book. It would be important to get this off strong and keep to the intention of the book. Earth 2 was an editorial meandering mess and never lasted long enough with one flavor to make its way. The post DClock JSA can't do that.

    I don't have an idea of who could write this. Johns is setting the foundation, or at least planning the return. I think it's very possible to do all sorts of things after DClock and that story won't be setting the nature of the JSA book. If there is another writer for JSA after DClock, I sure hope they're in communication with Johns about how the team is coming back and what shape they'll be in when they get here.

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