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DCU Vol. 12: JSA Founders by alexmax DCU Vol. 12: JSA Founders by alexmax
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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Jay1977 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Great Work.
alexmax Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
Jay1977 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
your work rules
Pikachu02 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wildcat and Dr. Fate! My favs

alexmax Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool beans! :)
FrostyWaters Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Haha, I love the Jay Garrick Golden age Flash.
alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012   Artist
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.
alexmax Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional 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.
E-Ocasio Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   Artist
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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