Thursday, August 16, 2007

Week of 15 August 2007

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

BOOSTER GOLD #1 (10/07)
"52 Pickup Chapter One: Secret Origins"
ROLL CALL: Brainiac 5 (cameo), Cosmic Boy (cameo), Lightning Lad (cameo), Saturn Girl (cameo)

Booster Gold, under the supervision of Rip Hunter, sets out on a mission to repair time anomalies across the multiverse. Meanwhile, something called "the Great Disaster" seems to be on the way.


Among the scribblings on a greenboard in Rip Hunter's lab are "Superman & the Legion of Super-Heroes" and "Thom Kallor = Traveler?"

Since Booster Gold has Brainiac 5's force shield belt and a Legion flight ring, some Legion completists maintain that an LSH collection should include all appearances of Booster Gold. Even Get-a-Life Boy doesn't go that far.

"The Lords of Luck Chapter Six: The Girl Who Knew Too Much"
ROLL CALL: Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Colossal Boy, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy (all Teenage Revolution version)

The Luck Lords are defeated by the Challengers of the Unknown. Along the way, Supergirl reads the entire Book of Destiny; overwhelmed, she mutters, "...New Gods...Great Disaster...Eartthfall..."

COUNTDOWN #37 (8/15/07)
"Forbidden Fruit"
ROLL CALL: Karate Kid, Una (both Lightnnig Saga Legion)

Karate Kid has a virus that is either of alien origin, or from the future. (Since Karate Kid is from the future, and has been on plenty of alien planets, all I can say is: Duh.)

Yup, the Great Disaster is definitely on its way.

Unless...maybe "the Great Disaster" refers to DC's current treatment of Legion continuity?

"Lightning Strikes"
ROLL CALL: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl

BITS Of leGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: A text page lists "lesser-known Legionnaires...some you've met, some you'll see soon, and some just may remain a legend." These lesser-known Legionnaires are: Blok, Calamity King, Chameleon Boy, Dawnstar, Dream Girl, Ferro Lad, Fire Lad, Invisible Kid, Monstress, Polar Boy, Princess Projectra, Quislet, Reflecto, Shadow Lass, and Sun Boy.

Visit Get-a-Life Boy's LSH page at

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