Saturday, February 16, 2008

Week of 13 February 2008

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

BOOSTER GOLD #0 (4/08)
"Blue & Gold Chapter 1: The Secret Origin of Booster Gold"

There are no Leigon appearances as such, the year 2462, Booster Gold and several Blue Beetles visit the Space Museum. There, prominently displayed, are a Legion flight ring and Brainiac 5's force shield belt. Booster's flight ring is also in evidence on his finger throughout the issue.

In previous continuity, this ring and belt were left in the 20th century by Brainiac 5 (Booster Gold #8 [9/86] and #9 [10/86]). In several subsequent reboots, there has never been an explanation of the origin of Booster's ring and belt. However, the current multiverse seems to include the original Legion/Lightning Saga Legion -- so perhaps the events of Booster Gold 8/9 really occurred after all. (Is "after all" an appropriate expression? This whole time paradox thing is still making my head hurt.)


COUNTDOWN #11 (2/13/08)
"Eye of the Beholder"
ROLL CALL: Karate Kid, Una (Lightning Saga Legion)

Everybody's on Apokolips now (except Buddy Blank and his grandson), Val gets to kick some butt, and Luornu gets taken over by Brother Eye and turned into an OMAC (albeit one with fashionable boots).

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Apparently the air on Apokolips agrees with Val; he's feeling a lot better now. A remarkable recovery, considering he was near death just a week or two ago....

Karate Kid consistently calls Luornu "Una." She, OTOH, consistently calls him "Val." Casual readers are going to get the idea that everyone from the 31st century has a three-letter name.


ROLL CALL: Blok, Brainiac 5, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl

The comic is now consistent with the second season of the show (i.e. Brainy looks different, Garth has facial hair). The main story, though, is a flashback to the first season era.

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: J'onn J'onzz has a history with the Legion -- in the post-Giffbaum era, a 1,000-year-older Martian Manhunter worked with the Legion on several cases.

It's already been established that Brainy misses the end of the issue, it appears that Garth is also smitten. Do all the Legion boys have crushes on Kal-El? (Erase and correct...Luornu also has also been shown fancying the Boy of Steel. Maybe it's all Legionnaires, regardless of gender?) (I dunno...given the choice between Kal-El and Mon-El, I'd go with the boy from Daxam any day...)


SUPERMAN #673 (4/08)
"Insect Queen Part Three: Moonlight & Victory"

No actual Legion content, but the Insect Queen story concludes -- and it certainly has a Legion connection of sorts.

Besides, the whole Chris Kent subplot is sweet.

Moreover, the issue ends with these words: "Next: PARAGON! MON-ELl! DAXAM! and MORE!" Definitely Legion-related.


By the way, I finally got ahold of LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #10. (Thank goodness for subscriptions!) I've updated the listing in my entry for the week of 16 January 2008.

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