Saturday, July 18, 2009

Week of 15 July 2009

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

ACTION COMICS #879 (9/09)
"The Sleepers Part 5"

Chris Kent is looking pretty fine, but the star of the comic is Mon-El. At Lois's request, he uses his x-ray vision to inspect the skeleton buried in her father's grave. It turns out, based on dental evidence, that the body was not Major Lane's. As we already knew, Major Lane is still alive.


"Blackest Night"
ROLL CALL: Starman/Star Boy

At least, I think that's Starman, in the upper-right corner, just over the statue of Dr. Midnight. Take a look:

Here's an enlarged view:

Many JSA members are in evidence in this panel. This figure isn't Atom Smasher or Damage (they both wear hoods, but their costumes are more colorful). And Thom was last seen hanging around a cemetery in 21st century Metropolis. I am reasonably satisfied that this is him.

If so, it certainly qualifies for nomination in the "Most Obscure Legion Appearance of the Year" award contest.

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