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    Also enjoyed the Infinite Crisis tie-in issues towards the end (#82-87) where we had brief "returns" of Golden Age Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.


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    Indeed, that was good stuff. I think I enjoyed JSA all the way through. The relaunched Justice Society of America really fell off at the end (IMO), but that '99 series was gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    All those you listed were great but I think mine was Johnny Sorrow.
    I'll second this. Johnny Sorrow was a great villain.
    "Age is not defined by years, but by regrets...I'm an old man now." --Fighting Yank, "Project Superpowers"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulku View Post
    I'll second this. Johnny Sorrow was a great villain.
    Yeah, he quickly rose to being one of my favorites and I'm a bit surprised he never took off. Lovecraftian Medusa scenario tied to an old Hollywood actor. B-Movie gold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adset View Post
    Indeed, that was good stuff. I think I enjoyed JSA all the way through. The relaunched Justice Society of America really fell off at the end (IMO), but that '99 series was gold.
    I only bought about 5 or 6 issues of Justice Society of America and then dropped it. I just couldn't get into it or the line-up of characters. JSA was so superior to it IMO.

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    I loved it. I just wish we would have had more Hippolyta in it. Or they could have brought Lyta back into the fold.

    Also, I really didn’t like Stargirl or JJ Thunder in the group. I wish they would have formed their own Infinity Inc., instead of being on the home team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    I loved it. I just wish we would have had more Hippolyta in it.
    Me too. I loved her involvement with JSA. I got all excited when she was talking about joining the JSA permanently in the pages of Phil Jimenez's Wonder Woman. Then, a few issues later, he killed her off during Our Worlds At War. So disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Me too. I loved her involvement with JSA. I got all excited when she was talking about joining the JSA permanently in the pages of Phil Jimenez's Wonder Woman. Then, a few issues later, he killed her off during Our Worlds At War. So disappointing.
    Yes! Literally the most heartbreaking moment Our Worlds at War for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adset View Post
    The JSA Returns! was a perfect launching point (IMO), I think both bookends and each of the one-shots were really well done. The entirety of the series is pretty strong -- the relaunch in 2006 or 2007 had a solid first two years with "Thy Kingdom Come", and I thought Bill Willingham's (?) follow-up arc was ok, but it really tailed off after that. But the 99 series was really strong from start to finish.
    Putting Willingham and latter Guggenheim on the book is symptomatic of DC simply not regarding JSA as an A-list property despite its sales under Johns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowcat View Post
    Yes! Literally the most heartbreaking moment Our Worlds at War for me.
    Me too. Only, I got angry. What a stupid move on Jimenez's part to kill off that character. If he wasn't interested in writing for her, why not let her step down as queen and become a member of JSA full time?

    It made no sense to me. Still doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Me too. Only, I got angry. What a stupid move on Jimenez's part to kill off that character. If he wasn't interested in writing for her, why not let her step down as queen and become a member of JSA full time?

    It made no sense to me. Still doesn't.
    I wasn't reading comics in general at that time, but was the decision solely Jimenez's or was there editorial interference / direction involved?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Me too. Only, I got angry. What a stupid move on Jimenez's part to kill off that character. If he wasn't interested in writing for her, why not let her step down as queen and become a member of JSA full time?

    It made no sense to me. Still doesn't.
    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    I wasn't reading comics in general at that time, but was the decision solely Jimenez's or was there editorial interference / direction involved?
    From what I remember, and someone can correct me, DC had already decided to kill Hippolyte off, but Phil fought to have her die in an actual issue of Wonder Woman, and not just a throw away scene in another book.

    That is why we got such a good and heartbreaking issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by richalex View Post
    From what I remember, and someone can correct me, DC had already decided to kill Hippolyte off, but Phil fought to have her die in an actual issue of Wonder Woman, and not just a throw away scene in another book.

    That is why we got such a good and heartbreaking issue.
    I’m glad he was given the chance to show it then, if the decision was already beyond his control. He’s always shown a real affinity for Diana’s cast.

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    I love this series. Outstanding work from Johns.
    I’ve got the first Omni and the second.
    Still need to get the third and final omnibus.

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    Johns had a really great run on this book, combining super-heroic threats, characterization and possibly the best team dynamics and interpersonal relationships in any team book ever. Sadowski's art was also stellar.

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