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I've been mulling over getting JSA for quite some time. JSA 'Darkness Falls' was proof that hesitation was silliness on my part. In the featured scans from the graphic novel there is subtext, Awesome Dinah, Wildcat on the phone with Selina and Jay being just wonderful!
Possible NSFW if Wildcat in a bathtub or towel counts as such for your place of employment.

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Added point is this is not even close to 1/4 of the awesome to be found in this graphic novel, so very worth it!

Date: 2009-07-14 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] neotoma.insanejournal.com
I love this run of JSA. They're getting into their stride with the legacy heroes being mentored by the Old Guys, but the series isn't overwhelmed with too many characters for the writers to keep track of.

And the art is so very pretty here.

Date: 2009-07-14 11:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smarmyimp.insanejournal.com
I'm kinda curious why the superfoam for cracked ribs and bleeding hasn't been made standard issue in every single utility belt of everyone vaguely connected to the Bat-family.

(And it's not like Mid-Nite would really have any say in the matter, as "Wow, the design was good enough Batman stole it" attests!)

Date: 2009-07-14 11:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smarmyimp.insanejournal.com
Well, just the fact that you routinely see them bandaged up rather than squirting on this stuff, but good point I s'pose.

Date: 2009-07-14 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] magus_69.insanejournal.com
Short answer: Alfred Forbids It.

Longer answer: If the Batclan could just use a magic foam for this sort of thing, most of them (ie. BRUCE!) would learn to disregard their physical condition even more than they already do. They are confronted with a second opinion of their physical health every time Alfred gives them the post-mission once-over, and he knows how to make sure that they at least think about it. The foam would take away from that, and it could conceivably cover up the symptoms of greater damage. Therefore, Alfred decided that it would be best if the foam stayed with a fully qualified, highly gifted physician and out of the hands of an exceedingly stubborn individual who knows better than to excessively jeopardize his health but does so anyway.

Date: 2009-07-14 11:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smarmyimp.insanejournal.com
Now see, there's an answer that reaches down to my deep inner nerd and touches it in inappropriate but exciting ways. Well done!

Date: 2009-07-15 12:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
Forget the batfamily. Why hasn't Pieter taken out a patent and got it supplied to every EMT, paramedic, military field medic, sport doctor, etc. It'd help keep his clinics funded, as well as making all of the above's jobs easier.

Date: 2009-07-15 12:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] smarmyimp.insanejournal.com
Ssssssshhhh, you're not supposed to ask questions like that. It makes superheroes look like total dicks.

Date: 2009-07-15 12:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thandrak.insanejournal.com
Who says he hasn't? I could swear I've seen something like it pop up a few places.

Date: 2009-07-15 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thanekos.insanejournal.com
same reason why, apparently, will magnus can build a device that can fully simulate the functions of the inner ear (how hartley rathaway got not deaf) and yet not be selling that shit.

(I mean, if it's expensive to build, you'd think he'dve atleast filed a patent or something.)

Date: 2009-07-15 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamino_neko.insanejournal.com
That stuff really bugs me...while I don't mind Reed Richards is Useless (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/ReedRichardsIsUseless) on a grand scale, little things like this won't shift the world excessively away from the real world...

DC's been better about this lately - we've been seeing signs of use of smaller bits of supertech showing up, in medicine and communications, at least, though these two particular (small) examples haven't, that I've seen. Marvel may have, as well, but I don't read much Marvel.

Date: 2009-07-15 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] broblawsky.insanejournal.com
Cochlear implants actually exist in the real world - they're just expensive. They cost USD 45000 to 105000, generally, including the surgery. I assume Will Magnus' more sophisticated device is even more expensive. The Pied Piper's parents were wealthy, but most people couldn't afford something like that.

Date: 2009-07-15 03:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katzedecimal.insanejournal.com
Also Hartley's implants attach directly into his brain, highly risky (and they did this to a child...) They're more like Jaimie Sommers' bionics than like an IRL cochlear implant, really. It was stated that Hartley's parents spent millions on giving him hearing, so yeah, not likely to be a mass market item. Additionally, they were probably an experiment, and given how Hartley apparently went O/C and mental (to onlookers), the good doctor may have decided that going from full deaf to super-hearing was more than the human brain could handle.

Date: 2009-07-15 12:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] volksjager.insanejournal.com
This was such a cool run on the book. Before Marvel family in festation ect. I can't wait to see the new issue with Bill Willingham !!

Date: 2009-07-15 01:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] masterofmidgets.insanejournal.com
All I can think, after that last page, is that Jay bears a very strong resemblance to my Grandpa Chuck (and I'm pretty sure if my grandfather had superpowers, that is exactly the kind of costume he would design). It makes me inclined to think well of him :D

Date: 2009-07-15 01:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] katzedecimal.insanejournal.com
Wow, Metron's..... packin' o.O

...wouldn't mind catching him with his literal pants down.

I like how Dinah mentions visions of Ollie and Alan immediately concludes "nightmares."

Date: 2009-07-15 02:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comicoz.insanejournal.com
He is happy to see them, isn't he?

Date: 2009-07-15 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lieut_kettch.insanejournal.com
Mortals with the sheer brass balls to defy a New God get him hot.

Too bad it was stolen, or else he'd offer Jay a free "Mobius Chair Ride."

Date: 2009-07-15 06:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluefall.insanejournal.com
I like how Dinah mentions visions of Ollie and Alan immediately concludes "nightmares."

Her uncles know what's good for her. (I still can't get over the subtext of Ted wanting "to meet this hunk of genius" of Dinah's that is Oracle.)

Date: 2009-07-15 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lurkslikefox.insanejournal.com
Dinah and Ollie together is surely the nighmare of any right thinking person.

Date: 2009-07-15 02:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comicoz.insanejournal.com
I really love the current Dr MidNite, but I'm happy he stays in the background. I didn't enjoy his solo series like I expected to.

Date: 2009-07-15 09:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
How about Dr. MidNite and Red Robin -- their costumes even match.

Date: 2009-07-15 03:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightbrigade.insanejournal.com
Possible NSFW if Wildcat in a bathtub or towel counts as such for your place of employment

I read this as 'place of enjoyment' and thought, god yes. Yes it does.

Date: 2009-07-15 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lightbrigade.insanejournal.com
this artist was very well aware of exactly how much to show

Agreed, agreed. It's the reason why I was absolutely ded from squeeing when I bought the book XD

he is picking his teeth with the corpse of one of them. THAT is hardcore!

This *is* Wildcat!

Date: 2009-07-15 08:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] red_cyclone.insanejournal.com
So did I, and motto, I couldn't say why I'm attracted to Wildcat, but oh I am.

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