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DCU Vol. 12: JSA Founders
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Published: May 21, 2011
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The Founding members of the JSA, well with a few modern age partners. I'm not a huge fan of the JSA, even if this is the second time I do a line up for this team. Unlike Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman, who are updated constantly and live in an eternal "present time", the old JSA members still have an origin which puts them fighting in WW2, which means they are well into their eighties or nineties. At least Captain America never ages. I understand their powers make them age slowly, or whatever, but that could've worked until 15 or 20 years ago, how long can DC keep it up?

Of course they can't just "retire" the characters, as I'm sure every single one of them is someone's favorite hero. An option is to retire them in modern continuity, and publish their adventures as they happen in the 1940's. Another idea is to have them in one of the "alternate earths" that happens to be trapped in a time loop where WW2 is always going on.

Sentinel: The original Green Lantern. What a funky uniform! It's a miracle Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman turned out so well, when compared to other contemporary superhero costumes. No wonder they had to be displaced by newer versions during the Silver Age.

The Flash: Same as above. What's the deal with the poofy shirt sleeves? :B

Doctor Fate: Much better uniform! Not based on any particular version of Fate. Recicled most of the body from Hourman in Vol. 5.

Wildcat: Much bigger body than anyone else in this lineup... and he is supposed to be a senior citizen? The extra bandages on his shin/calf area suggest that he isn't just a boxer.

Starman: The Jack Knight Starman. I've read good things about the Vertigo run of Starman. Is it worth checking out?

Jakeem J. Thunder and the Thunderbolt: Not too happy with how the thunderbolt turned out, but it's fine.

Sandman: Wesley Dodds, the other Sandman. Based not on the comics, but on some cosplay pictures I saw while my google research.

Next up: Another "sequel" to a previous lineup! (hint: there's an upcoming summer movie about it)
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JPGoldie's avatar
Excellent pictures.
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I don't accept the post-1986 DC continuity. (I was pushed to the edge,but held on, with CRISIS, but ZERO HOUR pushed me over.)

I had planned a round-robin collaboration with a certain party who I  call Melton  " here, back about 20 years ago.
I would do chptr.1 and then send it to him with notes for chptr.2. Upon receiving that, I would do chptr.3 and so back & forth until the story was done.

BUT before I could broach the subject, Melton abruptly dropped me and ended our correspondence. I eventually wrote chptr,1 and bound it as a stand-alone. Title: IT ALL BEGAN IN ROCKEFELLER CENTER. And so it was, and so it is.

I have done with fan-fiction, save for new chptrs in old established work. I also haven't cartooned in 21,going on 22 years.
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What Vertigo run? Starman was written for DC. 

Jay Garrick is my top favorite superhero!
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Various JSAers figure into a fan-fic fragment I did "It all began in Rockefeller Center" .

The plan was for me & a correspondent to alternate doing chapters .I did a brilliant 1st chapter that I am proud of, and my partner would use my notes to do the next chapter. Then he would also provide me with notes to do chapter 3.

The new villain, Easelman, had not made a direct appearance in chapter 1, BUT ... Before I could disclose my plan to my correspondent, send him the pages and do notes for chapter 2 for him - he discontinued our correspondence ! That was 20 years ago, at least ! We have not communicated since.

I have since added the pages of the fragment to a book I titled "Fragments". It may be my last fan-fic - I no longer even remember how Easelman was to first appear. My ability to do anything better than summaries has faded.
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Pikachu02Hobbyist Artist
Wildcat and Dr. Fate! My favs

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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Cool beans! :)
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Haha, I love the Jay Garrick Golden age Flash.
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
:)
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Beautiful work, but I would have made a different background for GreeenLantern as he was a magical guy not scifi as his next gen.
Remember these characters are supposed to be "eternal".
When DC made the Crisis in the 80s they did so in orer to eliminate certain characters including Supergirl, but certain ownership rights, copyrights, trademarks and the fans did not allowed for that to happen.
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Eh, sip. Alan Scott no es sci-fi, pero le dí ese background solo para ahorrar tiempo y a decir verdad no pensaba que nadie le diera importancia a esos fondos. jeje

Por otro lado lo que escribí aquí sobre los personajes de la JSA, fué antes de que DC anunciara el New 52. Ahora, ninguno de los personajes que a mí me importaban existen, (estas nuevas versiones no son lo mismo) asi que bueh, ya no me interesa nada de lo que actualmente hace DC.
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Yo no leo comics desde mediados de los años 90s. No se absolutamente nada de como han cambiado todo, salvo lo que veo aqui en DA.Y digo veo porque ninguno de los artitas escribe NADA del cambio.
Una lastima que hagan tantos cambios, pues creci leyendo todas las historias de sus personajes principales.

Me perona la falta de acentos pero estoy en otra computadora,no tiene configurado el idioma español.
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oh, no le pares a los acentos. Los pongo por costumbre. Estamos en internet, 99% de la gente no los usa. ;)
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POLANDPACTStudent Writer
Nice!
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:thanks:
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Loving the Dr.Fate here! excellent work!
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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Well thank you for sharing those! I absolutely love them! Im a big DC fan, so seeing all of those characters with your artisitic flair was fun! Keep them coming if you can ;)
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alexmaxProfessional General Artist
Thank you.
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