Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Week of 24 June 2009

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

SUPERMAN #689 (8/09)
"The Tourist"
ROLL CALL: Mon-El, Tellus

Mon-El goes on a tour of the world, meets many superheroes, and gets his first kiss (what, it wasn't Kal-El? Or Mitch?)

Meanwhile, Tellus bids farewell to Harper and, presumably, the 21st century. He says, "Things need to be done. I must do them...for the good of everyone." Before he leaves, he zaps Harper with some pink energy to prepare him for "the battle you'll one day fight with your enemy the Assassin."

The remainder of the issue deals with the incomprehensible Major Lane subplot and a threat to Steel. Since none of this has any connection to the Legion, I'm trying to ignore as much of it as possible.


Also of interest: In JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #34 (8/09), the League is fighting Starbreaker. Vixen calls him "a second-rate sun-eater" and Starbreaker responds, "A sun eater is but the larval form of my species. You tremble at the thought of of the infant, and yet you dare to challenge the adult?"

Interesting. The League faced a sun eater in FINAL NIGHT. In classic LSH continuity, sun eaters were manufactured by renegade Controllers in another universe, then used as weapons in this universe. I suppose it's possible to reconcile that with this revelation by Starbreaker. Still, it does seem odd to think of Controllers releasing something that could row up to be as powerful...and as independently Starbreaker.


Okay, it has nothing to do with the Legion (so far), but I have to say it: I am totally lost by what's been going on in Green Lantern and Green Lantern Corps. I get the feeling that there's a lot of information in between the lines; I just don't know what it is. I don't know if it's sloppy storytelling, or just that I'm not smart enough. Sigh.

1 comment:

Jim Drew said...

There is a separate type of "sun-eater" also in the DCU, other than the created one that Ferro Lad suicide to kill. They showed up in some old Superman story, and again in 52 as the creature that Animal Man tapped to get him, Adam Strage, and Starfire home. I take Starbreaker's comment to refer to those less-consumptive creatures.