Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Week of 23 May 2007

(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers. Don't read it before you've read the comics.)

"The End is Only the Beginning"

ROLL CALL: Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Boy, Element Lad, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Supergirl, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy, Wanderers

This issue has a really great surprise, which I'm not going to spoil despite the spoiler warning above.


As Mon-El departs, notice all the Legionnaires holding up their flight rings in tribute. Nice touch.

In the panel where Atom Girl says, "What about it, Shady?" -- Shadow Lass's skin is not blue. Oops.

The White Witch, a member of the Wanderers, was a Legionnaire in previous continuity.

Brainiac 5's little Coluan assistant is way cute.

Three members of the Knights Tempus appear from a thousand years in the future, inviting Rokk to join their club. This echoes the way Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, and Saturn Girl once appeared to invite Superboy to join the Legion.

Although Rokk is gone at the end of this issue, the Knights Tempus mentioned that they were inspired by his deeds "as a boy and a man." This suggests that he will return to the 31st century. Note that he appears on the advertised cover of #31 in the "next" box.

The outcome of the election is left unrevealed. Cliffhanger!

Two comics are shown in the last panel. One of them is ADVENTURE 372; an astute reader points out the the other one is LSH 296.


COUNTDOWN #49 (5/23/07)
"Stretching the Truth"

ROLL CALL: Karate Kid


Red Arrow taunts Karate Kid by saying "Wax off!" This is a reference to the movie "Karate Kid," which had nothing to do with the Legion -- but which licensed the name from DC Comics.

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Anonymous said...

I believe the 2nd is LSH 296. At least that's what I have in my head for some reason; I'd have to look at the picture again.

Don Sakers said...

Son of a gun, you're right. Thanks!

I will edit the post to include this info.