Date: 2010-04-02 01:03 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kamino_neko
I'm a bit pissed Hank's back, not because of Holly (who I kind of liked, but wasn't really attached to), but because he spent more than a decade as a villain - and a barely restrained psycho for some time before that.

Hal Jordan, who went evil at about the same time, had a series where he tried to redeem himself, had a series introducing a retcon that removed, or at least lessened, his culpability, and still isn't trusted by a lot of people.

Captain Atom, who was evil for about a year - and that period was half-removed from continuity even as it was happening - required a running retcon, a brief period of re-earning trust, and even feels guilt about what he did, even with the 'not in his right mind' retcon.

Hawk...well, it's possible they'll actually deal with his time as Extant, but there's no sign of that in his scenes in this issue. He looks to be a bit angrier than usual when Don or Dawn are around, but still not outside his heroic psychopath period. The other villains are acknowledged as villains - Guy attempts to arrest Max, Captain Boomerang is about to take a shot at Flash, when he puts his lights out (distracting him from arresting Zoom). Hawk...just gets angry at not knowing what's going on.

Date: 2010-04-02 03:26 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jaybee3
I know what you're saying. Hank was a mass murderer as Monarch OK - so was Hal as Parallax so was Cap Atom as Monarch II but closer to home Hank RAPED Dawn (that's how the Hector Hall Fate baby that kicked off the Robinson/Goyer JSA was conceived) and apparently killed her and then killed Dinah's beloved "uncles" in the JSA as Extant and mocked them as he was doing it. Gail doesn't to wallpaper over continuity so unless they going to go the present Ironman route (where Tony doesn't remember anything of the bad crap he did so he's OK with everyone again) this stuff HAS to be addressed.

Date: 2010-04-02 07:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] redorion
That was already somewhat addressed in Johns' JSA run IIRC. Dawn stated that Mordru was controlling Hank or driving him crazy or something.


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