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Subj: Re: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 at 12:55:55 am EDT (Viewed 556 times)
Reply Subj: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 02:28:58 pm EDT
Sigh, I have yet to read the Annual, so I've been hoping for some scans of it online, but no luck yet. But from the comments I've been reading on different boards, a lot of people seem to be disappointed and even revulsed by the story. Many felt the big reveal was going to be Huntress telling PG she's the one she wants to be with, which could work. It would be interesting. I do have some questions, and comments in general.
Did PG act like our PG, or was she out of character? Very little of what I've read so far even really comments on her, outside of some mispelling in the dialogue of her name (El instead of L). Is she overwhelmed, is she in tears, is she all "I know this ain't real, so I ain't buying into it", what?
That's really my big question. lol. My comments based on others' commetns is simply this...even in interviews it was stated that this was not Pre-COIE E2. It is not an extension of said earth, not it never was never will be, etc. That earth ceased to exist many universal reboots ago. Actually, if one really thinks about it, because DC never overly SAID it, the actual post-COIE earth doesn't exist either. Well, it might, but it's not what earth we're currently on or even have been since Byrne redid Superman. At least not to me.
Helena Wayne, the one most of us know and love, had her big Crisis of Faith in the back pages of Wonder Woman back in the mid 80's when she was up against Earthworm and some other guy. She reassessed, and she kicked butt. Next time I really saw anything major of her was when she was whining in Crisis 11, but given the circumstances, perfectly understandable. I'd freak a little too if I existed, yet didn't. And then she bought the big one next issue, so it became a moot point. The new Huntress never did anything for me, still doesn't. Simply put, she's NOT Helena Wayne. What makes the difference? I still don't know, simply because I'm not a bat fan. But there was something about PG and Huntress that was wildly different from E1 females. They were more...real. While Wonder Woman was frittering the time away crying over her bracelets being bound together, Huntress was taking names and putting it down in 7-8 pages. Let's be truly honest and raise our hands...how many of us were buying Wonder Woman in the early to mid 80's for Wonder Woman? Please, we wanted our Huntress fix.
This earth's PG shows up (right on time) and auto fight. No talking, no let's get to know each other, just the typical fight formula.
To be totally honest, I think DC bringing back the Multiverse (or the 52-verse) was stupid, and just created a bigger mess. Could it succeed? Yes, I think so, but it needed to have been planned out a lot better. Is there a need for a multiverse? No. Does it give me a headache, yes. Especially if I'm to believe there are now 52 versions of a woman who isn't even supposed to exist running around now. And we can't even get a fix on the one who isn't supposed to exist. Heck, I thought it was supposed to be fairly evident that PG pretty much got over the whole last survivor thing and moved on to make a place for her in the new world. So why do we have to keep revisiting the "Oh, woe is me" drama? DO I understand any better this second why she exists any more than I did back in 85 during COIE 11 when she states why do people remember me? No, but dammit, she does exist, and it's time to move on. If you want people to feel she has a point for exisitng then give her one with a future, not a doesn't exist anymore past. DC doesn't need their own version of Am I British or Asian Psylocke running around.
Sorry I know that went on, but the moral of my story is that all of these Crises and stuff haven't given me any better answers, only more confusion. I don't ask for consistent perpetual perfection continuity, but a singular backbone would be nice. I mean really, do we have that big of an issue with Jay Garrick? (actually we do, which does provide another jumping off point that leads into my theory of Old New Earth still not being the same Post-COIE earth, but ya'll can email me to discuss that)
Of course, granted, I don't read every single comic published so I know I have some gaps here and there, a lot actually, but from what I have read and know, the mess just keeps getting bigger, and every effort to help resolve it just creates a bigger tear in reality. Oh, just so ya'll know....the Bat-man of E2 isn't dead, I have him in a cage in my hall closet. Well, you know how it is. I knew the universe was going to end, and I couldn't bear.....
Have a good one guys, and thanks for helping to keep me up to date.
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