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I have to say, though, that the episode did make me wonder something...

There doesn't seem to be any suggestion that there were any superheroes other than the ones in the JSA. Or, at least, the JSA were the best of the best. And there hasn't been any suggestion that crime has run rampant in the time since the JSA was killed off. So, once the Injustice Society killed off the JSA, what stopped them from going on a major, indefinite crime spree?
 
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I have to say, though, that the episode did make me wonder something...

There doesn't seem to be any suggestion that there were any superheroes other than the ones in the JSA. Or, at least, the JSA were the best of the best. And there hasn't been any suggestion that crime has run rampant in the time since the JSA was killed off. So, once the Injustice Society killed off the JSA, what stopped them from going on a major, indefinite crime spree?
I am guessing that doing so didn't fit with Icicle's long term plans.
 
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Interesting.
Hourman and Dr. Midnight were introduced together just like they were in the comics, INFINITY INC. #21.
I wish Beth was wearing her comic book uniform on the show instead of Charles McNider old costume.

InfinityInc21.jpg
 
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Interesting episode last night as we meet more members of the ISA. Just under halfway done with the season 6/13).

One thing about the episode,
I was surprised that Chuck didn't tell Beth some way to try to stop what the Gambler was doing. I guess things were just a bit busy, though.
 

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Agree with you about your spoiler.

It also occurred to me to wonder if the Dr. Mid-Nite costume auto-adjusted its size like Wildcat's, or McNider was as short as Beth is.
 

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Finally got a chance to watch Tuesday's episode.

The thing I liked the most about it was that these were four kids playing dress up and, faced with a real threat, did about as well as could be expected from four kids playing dress up. Courtney, the only one with experience fighting supervillains, did the best of the four of them. But they were all in over their heads. By contrast, Sportsmaster and Tigress had been training for decades and had years of experience fighting the original JSA besides. They dominated the fight, and it wouldn't have been believable if they hadn't.

With regard to Neil's spoiler, I think it's just a matter of Beth not thinking to ask Chuck. Despite the new JSA coming away from the fight relatively unscathed, the mission was a success for the Injustice Society and a failure for the JSA. The use of Sportsmaster and Tigress as a distraction was effective.

I wonder if Artemis Crock will be a superhero or a supervillain? She's been both in the comics. I was suprised that they used the same actress that plays young Grace on "Black Lightning" given that they're both DC shows produced by Greg Berlanti.
 
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[Vague enough to prevent spoilers.]

So...The Shining Knight, obviously.

I have no idea who she is supposed to be, though. I'm guessing she's from after my time.
 

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One of the main areas where I can tell that this show has a bigger budget than the Arrowverse shows is in the fight scenes. Not so much the choreography -- "Arrow" had excellent fight choreography, and "Batwoman" has inherited the excellent stunt team from "Arrow" -- but in the sophistication of the camera work and the complexity of the visual effects involved.

Since "Supergirl" jumped from CBS to the CW, she hardly ever has aerial battles any more; the use of flight on the show is often no more sophisticated than the George Reeves Superman, with her basically propelled off a trampoline out of frame.

By contrast, there are some really complicated physics involved with the cosmic staff, especially when it and Stargirl are moving independently of one another while interacting with one another.

Mike being jealous of all the time his dad is spending with Courtney is something I've been waiting for a while now.

I have no idea who she is supposed to be, though. I'm guessing she's from after my time.
Shiv. She was introduced by Geoff Johns along with Courtney Whitmore in the late nineties. As in the show, the comics version of the character is the daughter of the Bronze Age villain Dragon King.
 
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Shiv. She was introduced by Geoff Johns along with Courtney Whitmore in the late nineties. As in the show, the comics version of the character is the daughter of the Bronze Age villain Dragon King.
I know that I read Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. for at least a couple of years (it started in 1999, and 2002 was about when I was leaving comics for a good long while. I just checked the Grand Comics Database, and find that she was introduced in #4, which I know I read -- it was a crossover with The Power of Shazam! I'm sure I still have it in a box somewhere. But for the life of me, I've completely blanked on the Shiv character.
 

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Another good episode. Shiv is nasty.

The big question is how the conflict between The Icicle's son liking Courtney and the The Icicle's plans will play out. Or whether Shiv/Cindy will do anything she may regret not knowing who he is.
 

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