View Poll Results: Poll I: Who are your favorite Golden Age members of the Justice Society?

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  • The Flash (Jay Garrick)

    57 58.76%
  • Green Lantern (Alan Scott)

    48 49.48%
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall)

    35 36.08%
  • The Atom (Al Pratt)

    16 16.49%
  • The Sandman (Wesley Dodds)

    33 34.02%
  • The Spectre (Jim Corrigan)

    25 25.77%
  • Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson)

    47 48.45%
  • Hourman (Rex Tyler)

    32 32.99%
  • Johnny Thunder (and his Thunderbolt)

    14 14.43%
  • Starman (Ted Knight)

    27 27.84%
  • Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider)

    33 34.02%
  • Wonder Woman (Diana Prince / later Diana Prince Trevor)

    32 32.99%
  • Black Canary (Dinah Drake / later Dinah Drake Lance)

    41 42.27%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Kelly View Post
    I know that we're allowed to pick multiple characters, but I wanted to select the top character. And for me that was easy. Even though I like all of the original JSAers, there were only two that appeared in every story--Hawkman and the Atom. And Hawkman was the clear leader of the team. I use to have a low opinion of the Atom, but I've come around to liking his stupid ways; however, he's no Hawkman. None of the other characters fully represents the entire run of the JSA from the '40s--many members fell out early on, others came later and a few returned after a long absence. So Hawkman wins.
    Remember, Flash (Jay) and Green Lantern (Alan) were original members who only went to "honorary member" status once they earned their own solo-titles, and even that "rule" was eventually dropped, bringing them back aboard as regular, full-time members.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    Remember, Flash (Jay) and Green Lantern (Alan) were original members who only went to "honorary member" status once they earned their own solo-titles, and even that "rule" was eventually dropped, bringing them back aboard as regular, full-time members.
    But that meant they sat out most of the war and weren't actively involved with the Justice Battalion (retcons not withstanding). They only returned to active service in early '45, when Max Gaines briefly separated from DC (and the books had the AA bullet). While Wonder Woman was in every issue but purely as administrative support and only later got to take an active role again. I guess the rule preventing heroes with their own title from holding regular membership was repealed.
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    In the past couple of days since my last update,
    * The Flash (Jay Garrick) now leads with 41 votes (+7)
    * Green Lantern (Alan Scott) = has 32 votes (+5), but so does
    * Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) (+ 7) votes
    * Black Canary (Dinah Drake / later Dinah Drake Lance) = 28 votes (+6)
    * The Sandman (Wesley Dodds) = 25 votes (+6)
    * and we'll add on Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider) = 24 votes

    At last check, all other characters on the poll had 21 votes or less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    In the past couple of days since my last update,
    * The Flash (Jay Garrick) now leads with 41 votes (+7)
    * Green Lantern (Alan Scott) = has 32 votes (+5), but so does
    * Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) (+ 7) votes
    * Black Canary (Dinah Drake / later Dinah Drake Lance) = 28 votes (+6)
    * The Sandman (Wesley Dodds) = 25 votes (+6)
    * and we'll add on Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider) = 24 votes

    At last check, all other characters on the poll had 21 votes or less.
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad to see all the love for Jay.

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    Doctor Mid-Nite was another long running JSAer--but not as long as Hawkman and Atom because he didn't join until ALL-STAR COMICS 8. Starman also joined in that issue, yet he lost his membership in the JSA when they switched to all AA members. And a year later, Starman lost his spot in ADVENTURE COMICS when that book was invaded by MORE FUN rejects. Goes to show the fickle fate of so many super-heroes. And it seems as if the second banana characters like Atom and Mid-Nite were able to survive even as the big name stars were getting picked off.
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    Time for another update?
    * The Flash (Jay Garrick) = 43 votes (+2)
    * Green Lantern (Alan Scott) = has 34 votes (+2)
    * Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) = 32 votes (no change)
    * Black Canary (Dinah Drake / later Dinah Drake Lance) = 30 votes (+2)
    * The Sandman (Wesley Dodds) = 25 votes (no change)
    * Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider) = 24 votes (no change)
    * Wonder Woman (Diana Prince / later Diana Prince Trevor) = 22 votes
    * Hawkman (Carter Hall) = 21 votes
    * Hourman (Rex Tyler) = 21 votes

    Low member on the poll is currently Johnny Thunder (and his Thunderbolt) with 10 votes.

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    Too bad Johnny Thunder and his Thunderbolt don't get more love. I first read them in the Black Canary Archive and found their stories to be great fun that was reminiscent somewhat of Disney's Aladdin. I really thought he had terrific chemistry with Dinah in those early tales.

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    About three-and-a-half months later, . . .
    * The Flash (Jay Garrick) = 43 votes (no change)
    * Green Lantern (Alan Scott) = has 35 votes (+1)
    * Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson) = 33 votes (+1)
    * Black Canary (Dinah Drake /Dinah Drake Lance) = 30 votes (no change)
    * The Sandman (Wesley Dodds) = 25 votes (no change)
    * Dr. Mid-Nite (Charles McNider) = 24 votes (no change)
    * Wonder Woman (Diana Prince/Diana Prince Trevor) = 23 votes (+1)
    * Hawkman (Carter Hall) = 22 votes (+1)
    * Hourman (Rex Tyler) = 21 votes (no change)
    All other members had less than 20 votes at present.

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    BOOM!!! Let’s go Jay Garrick fans!!!! Didio said if Jay gets to 75 votes they will release him from the speed force!
    AKA= FlashFreak

    Favorite Characters:

    DC:
    The Flash (Jay, Wally, Barry), Hal Jordan,Ray Palmer, Jack Knight, Stargirl, Captain Marvel/Shazam! (Billy Batson), & Carter Hall.

    MARVEL:
    Daredevil, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Iron Fist, & The Fantastic Four.


    Current Pulls:
    The Flash, Hawkman, Daredevil, Amazing Spider-Man, Venom, ASM Renew Your Vows, Marvel 2 in One, Immortal Hulk, and Fantastic Four.

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    I voted for: Starman
    Hourman
    The Atom
    Dr Fate
    Dr Mid-Nite
    Hawkman

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    I wish DC would offer the 1940s run of Adventure Comics for sale digitally. I love Hourman, and I'm curious if in his early appearances, he was actually super-athletic, or if Miraclo only operated like some kind of enhanced steroid and is abilities went up from there? The first few issues of All-Star Comics make it a bit ambiguous, and then he was gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNewGod View Post
    I wish DC would offer the 1940s run of Adventure Comics for sale digitally. I love Hourman, and I'm curious if in his early appearances, he was actually super-athletic, or if Miraclo only operated like some kind of enhanced steroid and is abilities went up from there? The first few issues of All-Star Comics make it a bit ambiguous, and then he was gone.
    Does anybody have

    JSA: All Stars Archives - Volume 1 from 2007 available digitally?

    I believe I read somewhere that Rex's first five stories were included in that.

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    I would've picked WILDCAT and MR. TERRIFIC as well it were possible. Just saying...

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    Quote Originally Posted by M@Bowers2014 View Post
    I would've picked WILDCAT and MR. TERRIFIC as well it were possible. Just saying...
    You do realize there's more than one poll?
    (Just replying . . . )

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    My favorite is Dr Mid night. If I had to pick a to a few more I wold go with green lantern and the atom as two and three.
    Favorite teams. Avengers, West Coast Avengers, Justice Society of America, Legion of Superheroes.

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