Heh, I read this a few days back and completely forgot to post my thoughts! It’s not super fresh, but here they are.
“This story reimagines many popular characters. Which reimagining is your favorite? Least favorite? Why?”
I guess my favorite is Wonder Woman as the plucky sheriff. She’s not THAT much different than her classic self, but I think that speaks to just how iconic the character is. The idea of Guy Gardner as a Pinkerton agent going after Wally West was also kinda cool. I can’t think of any that were downright bad, most were at worst just kinda there.
“While some elements of this story are more grounded than in a typical Justice League story, there are still some fantastical elements. Do you believe that it would have benefited the story to be more grounded? Do you believe that the story would be better if it leaned more into the fantastical elements? Or do you believe it is the best it can be as is? Why?”
Ultimately I think the fantastical elements are the right choice. While it would have made things more different if they were more human, I think that would have also made it more…formulaic, I suppose? Like, after a while, why not just rename all the characters and just write a normal western story. Blending the two makes it feel both like a proper western and a proper superhero story.
“Give this story a rating on a scale of 1 to 10.”
Ultimately, I think I would give it a 6. One thing I was surprised by at first was the choice of the characters to follow. While it makes since thinking about who was in the League in the mid-late 90s when this came out, when I think of “Justice League members as cowboys,” I don’t think of the likes of Booster Gold, Blue Beetle and Guy Gardner. Maybe my inner Batman fanboy is making me biased, but I would have rather seen him in there and more of this take on Superman than those three.
But still, not a bad story, all things considered. If more was made, I certainly wouldn’t mind.