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    Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Ray Palmer and Barry Allen are all getting old, tired and inching way too close to their 40's so they decide to go on a road trip across America to recapture their past glory. It ends poorly.

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    I want Batman to leave his kids under Dick's care and run off to have an affair- oh wait we had that already.
    december 21st has passed where are my superpowers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Ray Palmer and Barry Allen are all getting old, tired and inching way too close to their 40's so they decide to go on a road trip across America to recapture their past glory. It ends poorly.
    That's quite the crew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Ray Palmer and Barry Allen are all getting old, tired and inching way too close to their 40's so they decide to go on a road trip across America to recapture their past glory. It ends poorly.
    Dead then resurrected, all. Then again that’s true of almost every JLA member.

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    Everyone in the DCU is aged to match their first publication dates. The JSAers are physically 100+ years old. So are Superman and Batman. Barry's generation are not much younger. Even characters like Tim Drake, Kon, Cassie and Bart are close to 50. Jon Kent is actually the only one to actually get younger.

    And the heroes who are left have to find out what caused this and how to reverse it. And there are characters (heroes and villains) who actually prefer a world where the Golden Age heroes are past expiration date and the Silver Agers are collecting Social Security leaving the Modern Age heroes and villains in the spotlight.

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    My opinion doesn't matter. Something titled "Midlife Crisis" would 100% be given to Tom King to write an awful, depressing book. Let's hope it doesn't happen at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Venus View Post
    Oliver Queen, Hal Jordan, Ray Palmer and Barry Allen are all getting old, tired and inching way too close to their 40's so they decide to go on a road trip across America to recapture their past glory. It ends poorly.
    Cue "Dueling Banjos".
    "Squeal like a pig!"

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    My opinion doesn't matter. Something titled "Midlife Crisis" would 100% be given to Tom King to write an awful, depressing book. Let's hope it doesn't happen at all.
    Heroes in Midlife Crisis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Given they've already done "Identity Crisis" and "Family Crisis," it's not that absurd.
    You can just add "Midlife" to any crisis title, and you have a basis for a parody--

    "Midlife Crisis on Infinite Earths"

    "Midlife Identity Crisis"

    "Infinite Midlife Crisis"

    "Final Midlife Crisis"

    "Heroes in Midlife Crisis"

    "Countdown to Midlife Crisis"

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    Well clearly Alan Scott dating a man his kids' age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    Given they've already done "Identity Crisis" and "Family Crisis," it's not that absurd.
    Ok who didnt pay child support?

    Or are all thr AU kids coming home to roost?
    Le Suck it, Dolphin!

    -God I am so tired.

    SCOTT SUMMERS AND EMMA FROST DESERVED BETTER.

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    There probably would be something to a possible future story where the “old guard” has a last adventure before seeding their space to the original Titans generation and others.

    ...Though a more meta-textual idea might be a world where a mad god, akin to Ray Thompson for the Justice League Cartoon (the mutated kid form the Justice Guild episodes), has been holding back aging for the classic Silver Age hero set and trying to destroy the younger generation, resulting in a battle to allow the “Silver Age” heroes to age out where they are (Bruce, Hal, Barry, Arthur, etc.) and for their successors to take their spots while the olde rehires join the Justice Society.

    A sharp mind could probably make something very compelling both in story and out of story just dealing with the way Didio and others tried to bring back the Silver Age cast and sabotaged younger heroes in place of them.

    Imagine if, say, Barry realized he was “supposed” to be dead, Bruce realized he was “supposed” to be paralyzed below the waist, Hal’s rampage as Parallax was a bit more nuanced but still happened and was highlighted again, or Arthur had tried to reform Atalantis but the cost would be his permanent exile...

    ...And then that the younger heroes have problem of their own as well.
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    Darkseid comes into possession of the "Mid-Life Equation" which causes everyone to forget who they are. Starting from that moment, freed from everything in their past - burdens of responsibility, guilt, upbringing, familial connections, love, etc. and has to decide what kind of person they want to be based solely on what feels right to them moving forward. Darkseid believes it will make conquering so much easier since stripped of indoctrinations of "good v evil" people will just look out for themselves and not bother standing against his superior might. We see some heroes become villains, villains become heroes, enemies become lovers and friends become enemies. ("ST:TNG" did an episode like that) Seems like a fun exercise where we learn a little bit more about characters we know and while it all gets reset at the end, a few things here and there will have repercussions, causing some characters to change the course of their lives.
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    A mirror. Heh.

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    Hasn't that been the title of the last ten years worth of DC?

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