Friday, April 18, 2008

Week of 16 April 2008

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

First, one from last week...

WONDER WOMAN #19 6/08)
"Expatriate Part 2: Lifeblood"

No Legion content as such, but Wonder Woman is on the Khund homeworld. The Khunds certainly have a Legion connection.

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COUNTDOWN #2 (4/16/08)
"Darkseid Equals Death"

Again, no LSH content. Giant Turtle Olsen is there, and Darkseid. At the end of the issue, "Te Origin of Darkseid" quotes The Great Darkness Saga as one of Darkseid's "Essential Storylines."

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LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #13 (6/08)
"Back in Metropolis"
ROLL CALL: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Sun Boy, Superman

In the 21st century, Superman has a fateful encounter with Lex Luthor, while Lois Lane gets to know the Man of Steel. Through flash-forwards to the 31st century, we see how the Legion helped train Superman in using his powers.

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: There are only 3 pages of the Legion in this issue.

Saturn Girl, Phantom Girl, and Timber Wolf appear on the cover but not in the story.

Element Lad's hair is colored orange, and his costume is dark blue/black-and-white -- throughout the issue, this makes it hard to distinguish between him and Lightning Lad.

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SUPERMAN #675 (6/08)
"Shadows Linger Part Two: The Long Road"
ROLL CALL: Mon-El, Superman

Man, those Daxamite priests are a piece of work....

Superman tells Chris Kent that he can't help out: "You have the power, but not the experience...Someday, when we've had a chance to train you --" Put this together with the idea of the Legion training Superman...which is the current DC take on the Sperman/Legion relationship -- and I can see Clark and Lois sending Chris into the 31st century to be trained by the Legion. Ora Legion....

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Also out this week:

SUPERGIRL AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES: THE QUEST FOR COSMIC BOY Trade Paperback

Trade paperback collecting Supergirl & the LSH #31 - 36. Hooray, a chance to spend $15 for comics I already have! :)

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2 comments:

kenaustin said...

The Legion, or at least "a Legion," has a part to play in the "DC/Wildstorm: Dreamwar" mini. Chameleon Boy and Invisible Kid were shown scouting out a Stormwatch team in Siberia before heading back to an upside-down rocket ship stuck in a frozen lake. The page...

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x4/kenaustin2/DCWildstorm-Dreamwarpg19.jpg

Don Sakers said...

Thanks! I will definitely have to check this out.