Saturday, November 22, 2008

Week of 12 November 2008

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

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ROLL CALL: Starman/Star Boy

Thom is there, on page 16, in a flashback to KINGDOM COME.

"Metallo 3000"
ROLL CALL (Cover): Blok, Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy, Colossal Boy, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Nemesis Kid, Phantom Girl, Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet, Star Boy, Sun Boy, Superman, Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl, Ultra Boy
ROLL CALL (Animated Legion): Bouncing Boy (cameo), Brainiac 5, Chameleon Boy (cameo), Colossal Boy (cameo), Cosmic Boy (cameo), Dream Girl, Lightning Lad, Matter-Eater Lad (cameo), Phantom Girl (cameo), Saturn Girl, Shrinking Violet (cameo), Sun Boy (cameo), Superman, Superman X (cameo), Timber Wolf, Triplicate Girl (cameo), Tyroc (cameo), Ultra Boy (cameo),
ROLL CALL (Classic Legion): Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad, Mon-El, Saturn Gril, Superboy

Last issue of a really fun comic. Brainy witnesses some alternate universes, including the cover of Adventure 247 and Mon-El floating in the Phantom Zone. And on the last page, we see that Brainiac 5 from the Classic Legion has been watching the events of this issue on a monitor. Apparently, in the Legion's timeline, the LSH animated television series was never cancelled (or perhaps was started up again on a different network?)

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: On the last page, in the Classic Legion sequence, Lightning Lad has his artificial arm, an he's also wearing a white-and-black version of his original costume. It's difficult to place this sequence in Legion history. By the emotional logic of the story, this ought to be the three founders setting out to recruit Superboy in the first place -- but Garth's robot arm is an anachronism. I'm willing to overlook that as a simple mistake, and give them credit for a nice tribute to the Legion.

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1 comment:

Matthew E said...

The writer, Jack Briglio, confirmed in a comment to my review of this issue on Legion Abstract that Lightning Lad's robot arm was a mistake. It was, indeed, intended to portray the first trip of the founding Legionnaires to go back and meet Superboy for the first time.