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I miss the JSA. It's erasure is one of the many problems I had with the DC Reboot, as it did away with the idea of a generational superteam that could act as semi-mentors to the current lot. Having there be superheroes that came before Superman and Batman that they could look up to the same way that other heroes looked up to them was a nice touch, and one lost by shuffling them all to another dimension and making them all the same age as the JLA folks.

As an example, here is a bit from their attempt at starting a combined Thanksgiving Dinner between the two teams...
From JSA 54 )
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There's this thing over in TV Tropes called "Reed Richards is useless", the idea being that despite all the overblown superscience avaliable in superhero comics, none of the spectacular advances made will ever impact regular folk due to the restraints of keeping the setting as close to reality as possible. This isn't the case in every series (the DCAU did a good job in keeping ideas around once they were invented, the process that created Mr Freeze being replicable, for example), but Marvel, with their long time ethic of being more "real" than DC's output it's particularly noticable.

One way that this presents itself is in that most stock of end goals for science: the Cure for Cancer! Thing is, there are numerous actual cures for the condition knocking about in the Marvel Universe, but unlike the Reed Richards is Useless trope, the reason why they're not available isn't because they're too impractical or expensive for the public market, it's... well, the people who discovered it are kind of tools.

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ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #636 was an epilogue of IDENTITY CRISIS, and also set up some of what would become INFINITE CRISIS. It was (also) drawn by Rags Morales with the story by Greg Rucka.

None so blind as those not wearing a blindfold? )
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After yesterday's Canonical Romances, today we celebrate the NON-Canonical Romances, those romances which never were, but perhaps should have been.... be they straight, gay, queer or whatever else your heart desires.

The only rule is that the comics can NEVER have acknowledged the romance as having existed... bromances or the equivalent female term (is there one, I have no idea to be honest) are acceptable, but they must imply something more than simple friendship (Which will pose issues with a lot of Claremont's stuff, where it was as close to text as being the subtext as could possibly be)

As for me...

Well, a few possibilities present themselves.. )
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I am apparently bad at keeping track of days. It turns out today *is* the 22nd. I don't know why I kept thinking it was on a Sunday. But yes! today is villains day! :P

While I very much don't like the New 52 version, Harley Quinn was the villainess that got me to buy my first DC Comic!

And well...who could forget that time she worked at the Daily Planet as an advice columnist? )

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