DC History Club: Crisis On Infinite Earths "Vote and Defend"

Yessir.

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Everything you mentioned is why I believe Kara’s was more impactful. The Flash continued. To the general public following the event at the time, Flash was still there. Supergirl was just gone. Her presence was huge and then she was just gone. Supergirl’s death was what people were talking about at the time. I remember watching an interview or a documentary where people that were following Crisis back then all said Supergirl’s death was the big event. I’m also answering the question about the impact their deaths had in the greater scheme of pop-culture and not in the pages of the comics. I feel like we’re answering different questions because of how we interpreted them :sweat_smile:

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Yep, that’s the fun of it.

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I think I voted for Captain Marvel and then forgot to Defend, so: A lot of these characters ended up being pretty minor players. Like, don’t get me wrong, I love the Charlton stable and the Freedom Fighters. The Question, Captain Atom, and Blue Beetle are all in my top fifteen DC heroes. But none of them really have the significance Captain Marvel did. He was Superman’s oldest rival, so being able to put them together was a big moment. But then subsequently, I think Captain Marvel has also been a bigger presence in adaptations. Since, y’know, I hear he got a movie or something recently.

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Since Silver Age Flash may be next topics, I am starting to read first three trades.

I have inly two problems with this Flash. He is boring. Legacy Wally and Bart are not.

His super speed should cause him to win against his adversaries in three panels top. I will be interested while reading how the Silver Age writers prevent him from doing just that, especially if he can see and act as if he is slow motion. That should prevent him from going into.walls, slipping and evading traps

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What’s this movie you’ve heard about?
But, the Big Red Cheese is important, but Blue Beetle really had a heavy impact on the comics for about a 20 year stretch were Captain Marvel was one underwhelming series after another until just very recently.

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I’m deep into the Silver Age already as prep. You do simply have to ignore the “fast enough to run to Gorilla City in 2 seconds” vs “caught by large rubber bands” dichotomy. And yes, these are actual examples.

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I didn’t vote for the big red cheese because he had a series of his own plus a running one in World’s Finest. comics.
I went with the Blue Beetle because I just love the rich history of Dan and the scarab, and how that came to fill out Ted’s story. I love Ted’s character, his suit, the BUG especially.
Ted is one of my favorite heroes From the 80’s. There was a fantastic story about a henchman who wanted to go clean to support his family, but because he was an ex-con no one wanted to hire him.
He applied to work at Kord industries and Ted wanted to give him a job but they didn’t have any openings so he wasn’t able to hire the guy. So the henchman had to go back to stealing to feed his family. Well he ended up getting busted by Blue Beetle, but he had a change of heart and helped stop the bad guy. Ted recognized him and went up to the guy before he got taken to jail and told him “When you get out, you have a job at Kord industries waiting for you…guaranteed”
Then there is the relationship with Booster. As foolish as they acted you rooted for them.
You kind of want them to screw up AND THEN save the day. They were an integral part of what made the BWAHAHAHAHHAHA Justice League so much fun.

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Bwahahahahaha gets him points right there. Also really like his series. Acquired Tastes book club is doing some this week and I’m going to jump in for a few issues

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I voted flash cause I felt with the impact he had in the comic event and what happened to him that he’s more influential

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Had to go Flash as well. That one stuck with me as an 11 year old.
I also went with Blue Beetle. He went from obscure to mainstream after this

To me, Blue Beetle was the breakout character of the series. Flash was a shock at the time because after Supergirl’s death I thought we were safe. Shocked 21 year old me.

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