Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Week of 9 July 2008

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

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31ST CENTURY #16 (9/08)
"The Untold Legend of Arm-Fall-Off Boy"
ROLL CALL: Arm-Fallp-Off Boy, Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Phantom Girl


BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Arm-Fall-Off Boy has appeared before in previous Legion continuities, notably in SECRET ORIGINS #46 and LEGIONNAIRES #43.

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BOOSTER GOLD #1,000,000 (9/85,271)
"Blue & Gold Conclusion: Holding Back the Years"
ROLL CALL: Brainiac 5 (cameo)

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FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM (9/08)
"Caretakers of Mars"
ROLL CALL: Starman/Star Boy (Lightning Saga Legion) (cameo)

Thom appears (from the neck down) at the funeral of J'onn J'onzz.

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JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #17 (9/08)
"One World, Under Gog Part II: Wish Fulfillment"
ROLL CALL: Starman/Star Boy (Lightning Saga Legion)

Gog gives Thom his sanity back. But Thom says, "I'm thinking clearly, for the first time in quite a while. But, trust me, that's a bad thing." Personally, I like the rational Thom better.

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Starman/Star Boy has spent the last few years out of his mind. Other Legionnaires have gone mad in the past: offhand, I can recall Brainiac 5 (several times), Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, and Mon-El. Who else can y'all think of?


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2 comments:

peter vandeneng said...

rokk went off his chump at the end of v4/5YL, when, as 'lodestone', he got his powers back with something that looked a lot like adam warlock's nega-bands. needless to say, this sent him over the edge.

poor jan spent an eternity in the void and became the (totally batsh*t) progenitor, for which i'll never forgive the creative team.

Don said...

Good work, Peter. I had forgotten both of those.

And I agree with you about poor Jan. That and killing off Monstress.