Saturday, March 29, 2008

Week of 26 March 2008

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

COUNTDOWN #5 (3/26/08)
"End Times"
ROLL CALL: Una (Lightning Saga Legion)

Una perishes fighting a bunch of rats, and Buddy Blank's grandson becomes Kamandi.

"Enemy Rising Part One: Headlong Into Darkness"
ROLL CALL: Atom Girl, Chameleon, Element Lad, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy

Lightning Lad seems to be getting accustomed to his role as Leader, although there's still trouble with government bureaucrats. Projectra is sued by Orando's creditors, And meanwhile, monsters are attacking all across the Galaxy.

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Projectra's full name is "Wilamena Morgana Daergina Annaxandra Projectra Velorya Vauxhall."

Saturn Girl's invasion of Timber Wolf's mind leads to great dissension in the ranks and furious arguments among the Legionnaires. And without Wildfire around, either.

Lightning Lad has various sportsl posters hanging up in his room, including one of Magno Ball champ Rokk Krinn. (Another is a Rollerball poster, doubtless a reference to the awful movie.)

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY: Tomorrow's Heroes trade paperback

(This actually came out last week, but I missed it.)

Trade paperback reprinting the first seven issues of the comic. With all the attention paid lately to the Lightning Saga Legion and the Jim Shooter's version of the Teenage Revolution Legion, I've seen very few comments on the third current version of the LSH. Coupled to the cartoon, this comic is doing some really nice things, while being pretty faithful to the history fo the classic Legion. Definitely worth a look.

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

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