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17197Re: [The JSA All-Star Story Site] Thunderstruck, Epilogue

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  • The Time Trust
    Nov 8, 2013
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      Thanks! I appreciate that. I also wrote a follow-up Halloween tale, though that one is more of a Times Past tale in which Captain Thunder only appears in the present, listening as the tale is told to him.
      Doc Quantum of The Time Trust

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      From: Drivtaan <drivtaan@...>
      To: "theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com" <theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, November 7, 2013 9:00:31 AM
      Subject: Re: [The JSA All-Star Story Site] Thunderstruck, Epilogue

      Playing catch up and I'm glad to start with this story. I like Captain Thunder, and I think he is a wonderful addition to Earth 2. I believe you have given him a solid foundation upon which to build and hope to see more of his exploits.

      From: Doc Quantum <the_time_trust_2000@...>;
      To: <theJSAallstarstorysite@yahoogroups.com>;
      Subject: [The JSA All-Star Story Site] Thunderstruck, Epilogue
      Sent: Mon, Oct 1, 2012 6:54:12 AM

      After three months of living in Baltimore, Captain Thunder finally began to start feeling like this was his home. Sure, it was a far cry from Binderbeck City, but there was nothing he could do about that except make the best of what he still had.

      It turned out that what he now had was more than he had ever expected when he was rescued from the void. He had a family in Grandma and Uncle Rufus, he had a friend in David Knight, the current Starman, and he had an ally in Detective Bill Parker of the Baltimore Police Department. For only three months, that wasn't bad.

      But there was one thing still on the horizon that he hadn't anticipated -- a place to belong.

      One night, when Detective Parker summoned Captain Thunder with the red flare gun, a woman was with him. As the hero flew down to meet them, he took a good look at the woman, using his wisdom to see if he could trust her before she even said one word.

      The woman was a devastatingly beautiful white-skinned woman with long, lustrous blonde hair. She was dressed in a sharp green business suit with a miniskirt and light green hosiery, along with black high heels. At her side in her left hand was a black briefcase. She was smiling, but she was all business as she stood with her right hand extended out to the hero.

      "Captain Thunder!" she said, without even waiting for Detective Parker to speak. "Pleased to meet you. My name is Diana Dare, and I've got quite an offer for you..."

      There was silence for a few moments as the woman stood there with her hand extended for a few moments more, until she finally cleared her throat uncomfortably and made an awkward motion of brushing off her coat.

      "Hi, Bill," said Captain Thunder to the police detective. "What's this all about?"

      "I'm just here to make introductions, Cap," said Bill. "Diana, here, is the real deal. She may not look it in her business suit, but she's a superhero like you. She's called--"

      "Queen Arrow," said Diana, somewhat chagrined. "And I'd like to personally invite you to join a new team, called--"

      "Aren't you that lady who started up a new Law's Legionnaires team, only to quit when the original team got back together?" asked the Captain.

      "Yes, that was me," said Diana. "But I'm not talking about that team. I'd like to invite you to join a team of international--"

      "Right, right," interrupted Captain Thunder. "Whatever happened to you, anyway? I wasn't around back then, obviously, but I've done my reading about this world's superheroes, and it seemed like you were this big deal for awhile a couple of years ago, appearing almost everywhere, it seemed, until you just vanished. I haven't read anything about Queen Arrow since mid-1986 or so."

      "Look, kid, will you let me finish?" said Diana, exasperated. "I made a lot of mistakes back then, one of which was jumping the gun on using the name of an existing team. I should've known they would reunite eventually. But I've also done a lot of soul-searching, and I realized that as great as the JSA is for America, the rest of lacks its own team of heroes. I'm looking for a few good men and women to step up and create a Justice Society International, if you will. We're still working on the name, but I'd love to have you on my team."

      Captain Thunder stared at her for a few more moments before he replied. "Do I have to leave Baltimore?"

      Detective Parker looked alarmed at the possibility of losing the city's new hero. But before he could say anything, the former Queen Arrow continued.

      "No, not at all," assured Diana. "You can stay here or live wherever you want. After all, only a couple of the JSAers live in Gotham, where that team is based. And with your speed, kid, traveling to our headquarters in Europe shouldn't be a problem. So, are you in, or should I go calling on Insect Queen, instead?"

      Captain Thunder grinned, smiling at her sheer audacity. "I'm in," he said, extending his own hand.

      Diana Dare shook his hand and said, "Welcome to the team."

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