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Andrew Bitner
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Posted: 10 August 2020 at 10:34am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Spoilers, dude!
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Posted: 11 August 2020 at 7:09pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

That was... a decent ending.  Will opine further when the spoiler warning is lifted.
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Enjoyed the finale. Strong wrap-up to a very strong first
season.
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I went coo coo for Coco Puffs just over the movies playing at the Blue Valley Cinema. I suspect "Prez" might have been as stinky as the comic was, but "The Unknown Soldier"? "The Haunted Tank"? Good heavens, I'd go see those IRL! And that was just the very beginning!

Now SPOILERS if you haven't seen it yet.

I thought the battle royale was great. That seemed like a lot of deaths in the ISA.* Dragon King killed by his bratty daughter... I wonder what her future is going to be. She sure doesn't seem about to reform! And Brainwave... lovely. Yolanda is going to have a lot to work through, but I'm okay with that. There were a couple of Brave and the Bold stories where Ted Grant had to deal with killing someone in the ring. Yeah, I know, it's Earth-B. But I expect some similarities.

The wife and I damned near fell on the floor when Icicle got it. Mike: "Can I join the JSA now?" Hey kid, you keep coming to the rescue - you're okay with me! Perhaps not as Dr. Fate or Green Lantern, but hey - they can always use a new Atom.

I was hoping for a little more from Sir Justin, but that's a nice setup for next season. "Going to look for my horse"... it's gonna be great.

I was a tiny bit disappointed in that Stargirl didn't seem a touch more prominent in this episode, but I willingly admit that it was the JSA starring Stargirl. And what she did do was plenty good enough. Double that for S.T.R.I.P.E.S. Man, that fight between him and Grund was sweeet!

Did I say Solomon Grundy? What a job they did on him! He reminded me a bit more of the Skulk from the Amalgam books, but the imagery was great, and that beating Hourman laid on him was plenty satisfying.

Yes, we were VERY satisfied with that episode. Even the decision to NOT throw in a commercial after the "clash of the Societies" moment.

All in all, a damned good time, and I really regretted that it was only an hour. But it was a fine culmination to this season, and a swell set up to next season. And thank God it wasn't Eobard Thawrne at the very end.

And yes, I had a couple of tears at the dedication. Geoff Johns seems a good guy.

*Okay, that IS a lot easier to say than ISW. Right, Wonder Woman?
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Posted: 12 August 2020 at 11:16am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

ISA is still a silly name. I would've preferred "Secret Society of Super-Villains." And yes, SSOV is one letter more than ISA. But it sounds much less silly when you actually say the whole thing.
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Dave Kopperman
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Posted: 12 August 2020 at 11:19am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

I think Injustice Society of America works perfectly in the context of this show, since as was made clear in the last two episodes, they thought of themselves as fighting against American injustice.
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OK. But it still sounds silly without a clear explanation of that sort.
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Posted: 12 August 2020 at 3:50pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

So, as I said upthread, I really enjoyed the episode, but the scene with Yolanda killing Brainwave was... weird? I mean, I had no issue with her killing Brainwave—he was too powerful for her to stop him any other way, so it was arguably self-defense, and it was in-character for her to do something impulsive like that—but it just played out so weird. First she was telling Rick that killing was wrong, and then she kills Brainwave, and then Courtney walks in and they both kind of throw their hands up in the air and move on without dealing with the ramifications of taking of life.

I'm guessing this might be dealt with next season, given that Eclipso has been teased and both Yolanda and her cousin's history with Eclipso in the comics?

Meanwhile, I had no problem with Mike smashing Jordan into ice cubes, because offing the bad guy in that manner is such an 80's kids' action movie move.


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Solomon Grundy is a favorite villain of mine but I hate it
when anyone makes him even remotely Hulk-like.

My first Grundy story was an ALL-STAR COMICS reprint in
SUPER-TEAM FAMILY where the JSA encounters him. He was much
lankier and more Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster without
the pathos. I found him chilling and nightmarish. I wish DC
creatives would remember this and run with it. Not every
villain needs to be redeemable and sympathetic.


Anybody else get the feeling that Mike is gonna be serving
in a capacity much like Pat did for the original JSA as
Stripesy?
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 Eric Sofer wrote:
"I went coo coo for Coco Puffs just over the movies playing at the Blue Valley Cinema. I suspect "Prez" might have been as stinky as the comic was, but "The Unknown Soldier"? "The Haunted Tank"? Good heavens, I'd go see those IRL! And
that was just the very beginning!"


Hey, don't forget "G.I. Robot"!

Those were some nice easter eggs!
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Posted: 13 August 2020 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Marc F. - That was the one I couldn't read. Sure, I'd go see that...

But the real humdinger would have been "Challengers of the Unknown" for me. WOOOOOO! I'm still waiting for that one IRL!
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Posted: 13 August 2020 at 12:40pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

The marquee has had other movies featured during the season too, IIRC. 
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