I am not trying to start anything, but did Robinson say that the Trinity for Earth 2 is Superman, Batman and Green Lantern? Even with Jay's connection to a mythological god from Diana's pantheon, he is still the sci-fi GL of the group?
Maybe I am just over analyzing this interview. It does not really bother me, but it seems like he had an out. When the interviewer asked if Jay filled Diana's role, the only thing Robinson needed to say was, yes. But then again, that would probably be dishonest. Whatever, I just thought that part of the interview was interesting. Not flame worthy, just, interesting.
Oh and to end on a positive note I cannot wait to read more about Alan Scott. What could be cooler than a superpowered Ted Turner?
Pre-DCnU, the big three for the JSA had become Jay, Alan, and Ted Grant (GA Wildcat).
I'm not sure where you'd be getting Superman, Batman and Green Lantern from, except maybe those are the three main DCnU Earth characters that have their own "family" of related titles.
I though this part was interesting:
"Alan Scott will step up and become, in his own way, the Superman of Earth 2 in terms of his power and in terms of the fact that he is going to stand and watch over the planet in Superman's name."
I wonder if Alan's origin will tie into the Superman mythos in something like the way Jay's ties into the Wonder Woman ethos. For example, maybe on this earth the GL ring is made of kryptonite. Robinson did say the laws of "science" work differently on Earth 2; maybe green k, instead of or as well as hurting and depowering kryptonians, can actually give powers to humans.
And to complete the pattern, maybe Al will be connected to Batman by having gained powers form being near the tower when Batman blew it up.
Or maybe Hawkgirl, as "world's greatest detective," will have an indirect Batman legacy in some way?
I wonder if there'll be a new Batman. Dick Grayson could be in the picture somewhere--or maybe he's Dick Wayne, Helena's adopted younger brother, in this world. Could be why they were vague about which Wayne was under the cowl: the answer after #1 is different form the answer in #1.
Last edited by slvn; 05-03-2012 at 01:53 PM.
I think Robinson just means that in the absence of a Superman, Jay will become the de facto ‘face’ of the metahuman community, and be the powerhouse of the lot of them.
It’s basically the same thing that Robinson did with him in Golden Age. Since the original Crisis removed the GA Superman, when Robinson wrote Golden Age he sort of turned Alan into the Golden Age powerhouse and elder statesman for the heroes, and the one guy who was more boy scout than the rest of them.
So Alan going to be a big time hero:)!! Sweet
Huh. Was anyone really surprised by the death of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman? I like the story but Robinson is patting himself a bit too hard on the back about his verbal sophistication... I assumed that when he talked about them being an inspiration, the easiest way to do that is if they died in service to the world. I was hoping that this time around the JSA would include active participation by the Trinity, which has never really been the case in any ongoing fashion. Oh, well. Not a criticism, at all, just that it wasn't a surprise to me that the Earth 2 trinity were dead.
With the formal connection between Flash and Mercury, I am eager to find out what's the new origin of the Green Lantern and what powers, if any, Al Pratt will have as the Atom.
I still miss the Earth-2 from the JSA/JLA team-ups but this is its own world that I am interested in finding out more about.
My idea is definitely a longshot--but the solicit for #3 does promise a GL origin like none before. I wouldn't like Alan to have a Kryptonian connection if Superman were still around. since it would tend to make Alan a secondary character. But with Clark gone, as long as they're not calling Alan "Super-Green Lantern" and plastering a big green S on his chest, I think a Kryptonite power ring could be OK; it could cement Alan's position as the new "face" and powerhouse. Maybe in the Earth Two universe there are no Guardians, and the Green Lantern Corps was a long forgotten project of Krypton--and a little more than five years ago, Superman came across the last Kryptonian power ring and programmed it to find a worthy successor as protector of earth if he ever died. Something like that?
I really liked the issue though. As somebody who hasn't read much JSA, I'm excited to follow this book. It's just so different from anything I'm reading now, or have read in the past. I just recently finished the entire "52" run, and that really sparked my interest in some of the more obscure DC characters.