Thursday, November 27, 2008

Week of 26 November 2008

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

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ROLL CALL (Lightning Saga Legion): Starman/Star Boy

Thom takes leave from the JSA and gets a job as a gravedigger in Metropolis. He is on a secret mission, and he says, "If I don't succeed, there might not be a 31st century for me to get back to."

So what's up? The clear implication is that Thom is supposed to dig up someone's grave. But whose?

It's logicl to assume that all this has something to do with the lightning rod that Brainiac 5 still has in the future. The leading candidates seem to be Connor Kent, Bart Allen, and Barry Allen. Of the three, I'm guessing Barry. The Legion could resurrect him in the 31st century, then send him back in time so he appears right at the beginning of Final Crisis.


"The Edge of Doom: Enemy Manifest Part 3"
ROLL CALL (Teenage Revolution Legion): Atom Girl, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Colossal Boy, Element Lad,Gazelle (applicant), Invisible Kid, Light Lass, Lightning Lad, M'Rissey, Night Girl (applicant), Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Sizzle (applicant), Star Boy, Sun Boy, Timber Wolf, Turtle (applicant), Ultra Boy

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Sun Boy rejoins, and Gazelle is accepted for membership. The other three applicants become part of the newly-formed Legion Reserve.

Chameleon seems really impressed by Sun Boy's new look.

For once, we seem to have gotten through Legion tryouts without anyone becoming a supervillain or swearing vendetta against the Legion. Unless you want to count Jeckie....

SUEPRMAN #682 (1/09)
"New Krypton Part 6: Invasive Surgery"
ROLL CALL: Chameleon Boy [Control], Mon-El

You have to watch all the Superman Family titles pretty closely these days; Legionnaires and Legion references are popping up all over the place. This issue ends with Mon-El, still in the Phantom Zone, surrounded by Superman villains who have been sent there by the survivors of Kandor.


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