Fair enough. I do think that not having a proper start so it mostly comes out as something that is stated to be important.
Huh, couldn't remember. I'll have to check (I should re-read it sometime soon).. but I do think that in general the ensemble was pretty isolated.
I downloaded them from the wiki to begin with :p.
Its not that I didn't like it. Just that I think its kinda overrated. And didn't play to Cass's strengths as a character too much.
Most of the 50s ones came out as really negative caricatures of their countries, while originally they were honestly pretty clean ones (for the 50s). The french one being a murderer and a fame hungry fuck, or the Italian being a glutton come to mind. I also don't think the concept fits Batman that much, since there's nothing all that American about the identity itself.