(SPOILER ALERT: This post contains spoilers. Don't read it before you've read the comics.)
COUNTDOWN #40 (7/25/07)
No LSH content in this issue, but it looks as if Karate Kid is going to be on the cover next week.
COUNTDOWN seems to be revisiting the Karate Kid storyline about every other issue, although whiny little Mary Marvel seems to be in every issue.
SUPERGIRL & THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #32 (9/07)
"Lord of Lightning: The Quest for Cosmic Boy Part 1 of 2"
ROLL CALL: Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon (cover only), Cosmic Boy, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Mekt Ranzz, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Supergirl, Tenzil Kem, Timber Wolf
Tenzil and the team on Winath run afoul of a hooded figure called the Lord of Lightning.
Hmmm...new art, from the "murky/shadowy/brooding/make-everyone-ugly" school. Mekt's now-you-see-it-now-you-don't stubble is interesting. And somebody sure likes to draw lightning, don't they? Perhaps the art will improve with time....
BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: DC continues its fixation on linking the LSH and lightning in this issue. Perhaps there's a connection to the Lightning Saga?
The backstory of the Ranzz siblings remains substantially the same as in the classic Legion, with the addition of the connection to Validus the storm god.
In classic continuity, Validus (of the Fatal Five) was the child of Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, sent back in time and physically transformed by Darkseid. This time around, "Validus" is the name of a Winathian storm god; perhaps Validus of the Fatal Five took his name from that god.
The hooded figure on Winath is called "the Lord of Lightning." In classic continuity, Mekt Ranzz took the name Lightning Lord.
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