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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:54 am

Back in the days before Flashpoint, when DC still had the JSA with its Golden Age / 1940s history, DC had used an artifact known as the Spear of Destiny to explain why (Golden Age / Earth-2) Superman and the like hadn't just ended the threat of Hitler and the Nazis early during the war.
If/when DC ever gets around to bringing back the original JSA (and possibly other Golden Age heroes), and if they still have a history of publicly operating during the days of WWII, should DC also bring back Hitler's control of the Spear of Destiny as an explanation why many of DC's most powerful heroes were not overseas fighting to bring the war to an earlier end?
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:48 am

Yes, they should. I always liked that explanation.
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Post by MajorHoy on Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:12 pm

And, for the heck of it,

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:30 pm

This is why I loved the All-Star Squadron. All. Those. Characters!
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:38 am

How could any villain stand a chance?
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Post by tony ingram on Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:36 am

Lucy Ingram wrote:How could any villain stand a chance?
Well, to be fair, some of them were relatively useless against any major threat. I mean, Air Wave's thing was roller skating along telephone wires to get to crime scenes...
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Post by Lucy Ingram on Sat Aug 11, 2018 12:41 pm

You gotta admire his can-do attitude!
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Post by MajorHoy on Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:02 pm

Before the Spear of Destiny was used as part of the JSA's origin story in DC Special #29 (August - September 1977),
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the Spear appeared in Weird War Tales #50 (January-February 1977).
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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jul 12, 2020 11:54 am

I've never seen that before! I used to collect Weird War, but seem to have missed that issue...
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Post by MajorHoy on Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:03 pm

tony ingram wrote:I've never seen that before! I used to collect Weird War, but seem to have missed that issue...
I never bought a copy myself, but I had previously seen it mentioned before. And there's more to the story, too.

Also, in case you missed it, the story was credited as being written by Steve Englehart (who I always tend to associate with the expansion of the Manhunters in his Justice League of America run around that same time period).
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