Friday, March 13, 2009

Week of 11 March 2009

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

"Emerald Eclipse Part Two"

There's not actual LSH content here, but Daxamite Green Lantern Sodam Yat and his mother Mrs. Yat are major characters in the continuing story of Mongul's invasion of Daxam.


R.E.B.E.L.S. #2 (5/09)
"The First Recruit"
ROLL CALL: Amon Hakk, Brainiac 2 (Vril Dox), Brainiac 5, Getorix, Skwaul, Supergirl, Tribulus, Wildstar, a bunch of Legion silhouettes

Okay, this is getting interesting. Vril Dox (I'll never get used to calling him "Brainiac 2") now has complete personnel files of the Legion, and he's going to use that info to build up his own Legion. There's a side-plot involving the Omega Men that I don't completely get, then it's off to Starhaven to recruit Wildstar, who is probably one of Dawnstar's distant ancestors.

BITS OF L.E.G.I.O.N. BUSINESS: Skwaul is a telepath from Hepvestus, not Hykraius...but what do you want to bet that he's an ancestor of Tellus?

Tribulus, who has "super-strength" and "mental lightning," is listed as having an unknown homeworld. He is obviously meant to recall Validus, but the exact connection is as unknown as his homeworld.

In the old days, Starhaven was an Earth colony that was settled sometime between the 20th and 30th centuries. This time around, it was founded "centuries ago" by "Athranian gene farmers" who abducted the Anasazi people. When the Athranians were conquered by the Spider Guild, Starhaven was left to develop along its own path.

Wildstar is Starhaven's resident crazy woman, with rudimentary tracking powers and stunted wings, and she joins Dox. Notice how her name is a subtle combination of Wildfire and Dawnstar.

The Brainiac 5 who appears here is an AI construct designed to mimic Brainy. He looks like the Brainiac 5 from the Teenage Revolution version of the LSH. But the most interesting thing is the Legion templates behind him...silhouettes that represent Brainy's personnel files. Why silhouettes, instead of actual Legionnaires?

I'm guessing that we're seeing a post-L3W Legion. They're silhouettes because DC doesn't want to tip their hands about the conclusion of L3W.

So okay, let the speculation begin...whose silhouettes are these?

1 comment:

adriana said...

actually, i just read that as "artist doesn't want to kill himself by drawing a bunch of legionnaires"...

but the bun = night girl, eh?