Saturday, September 20, 2008

Week of 10 September 2008

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

"Failure to Communicate"
ROLL CALL (Animated Legion): Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mordru, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, White Witch


In all former Legion continuities, Nemesis Kid was a villain. It's interesting to see him in action as a hero (and a fine job he does, if I may say so.) His powers are slightly different this time around. In the past, Nemesis Kid has the ability to gain whatever powers he needs to defeat any one opponent. (Thus, he was usually defeated pretty handily by Duo Damsel.) Now, he has the power to neutralize his opponent's powers. In this way, he's something like Neutrax.

In this issue, the Legionnaires are ignorant of Nemesis Kid's origin, but speculate that his power might be magic-based. In former continuities, he gained his ability from alchemy.

Mordru's attack is ingenious: he uses his magic to eliminate Interlac, thus turning Earth into a real-life Tower of Babel.

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