Friday, May 30, 2008

Week of 28 May 2008

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

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #42 (7/08)
"Enemy Rising Part 3: Fear and Clothing"
ROLL CALL: Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Colossal Boy, Invisible Kid, Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Ultra Boy


BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Although the Legion has visited Rimbor many times in the past, I believe this is the first time we learn the name of a city on that world ("Ta Rshish," possibly a version "Tarshish," a real-life city in the ancient world.

The alien enemies possess the ability to adapt a perfect defense to each Legionnaire's attacks. Collectively, if not individually, they are like a bunch of Nemesis Kids...but with the ability to adapt to multiple opponents. Looks like Triplicate Girl isn't going to be able to get the Legion out of this trouble.

There seems to be a "sleeping Beauty" thing going on with the Legion lately. In ACTION comics, a kiss awakened Sun Boy...now Saturn Girl's kiss brings Ultra Boy back to full consciousness...I guess another Lyle/Brainy kiss is out of the question, eh?

On that front...Lyle seems to have a crush on Giselle, and his father's reaction is interesting: "It's about time you showed some serious interest in a girl!" (emphasis not added). Hmmm.

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1 comment:

Infinity13307 said...

I may be wrong, but I thought the name Liberty City had been used at some point. Maybe when Cham went to Rimbor while investigating Starfinger II around the time of the conspiracy, or right after the 5YG while Jo was on Rimbor with Kono?

Sad to say, but that has always stuck in my mind as a rather human name for a city on an alien planet.