Friday, August 21, 2009

Week of 19 August 2009

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

SUPERGIRL #44 (10/09)
"Codename: Patriot Part 3"
ROLL CALL: Chameleon Boy [Control], Mon-El, Sensor Girl [Wilcox]

Kryptonian cutie Ral-Dar escapes from Project 7734, but it's all part of General Lane's nefarious scheme.

Meanwhile, Mon-El and Supergirl go after Nightwing and Flamebird, and Mon-El is pleased to see how Chris has developed into a gorgeous young man. Only trouble is, it isn't really Chris, but only a magical simulation.


"The Secret Origin of Mon-El and His World"
ROLL CALL: Mon-El, Tellus (fingers only)

An issue that proves Mon-El came by his good looks honestly. First there's Dax-Am, the Kryptonian who discovered and settled Daxam (and who was apparently sent on his way by the Jedi Council). Then Lon-Am, who started interbreeding with Daxam's aborigines. Zax Vane and his boyfriend Van Toth were the first to leave Daxam to explore the galaxy. Mon-El's direct ancestor Bal Gand bore a child to a tall, hunky Earth Aztec named Juyu. And Lar left a cut boyfriend, Van, behind when he fled Daxam.

BITS OF LEGIONNAIRE BUSINESS: Lar's great-great-etc-grandmother Bal Gand visited several planets besides Earth. One of them was Imsk, later to be the homeworld of Shrinking Violet. Other Daxamite explorers are shown making friends with inhabitants of Dryad, homeworld of Blok. Kryptonian invaders are visible on Imsk and Durla.

When Mon goes to the gay porno theater, he prefers comedies to action pix.

The Damamite vulnerability to lead was apparently due to genetic manipulation by the Kryptonian entity called the Eradicator.

It is strongly implied that Tellus was the source of the mysterious bottle of anti-lead serum that Supes found to save Mon-El after the Phantom Zone collapsed.



brainypirate said...

I'm not sure if I think the Inca connection was a great idea or a silly one.... though at least they didn't use Daxam to explain the Egyptian pyramids.....

Meerkatdon said...

I think I agree. At least they put in the bit about sacrificing babies, so it didn't seem so much like the "noble Native American ancestors" cliche.

Didn't Chameleon Boy once have an adventure in Inca times? (The first Universo story, maybe?) I wonder if he met Mon's great-to-the-nth-grandmother?

Or...could Cham be Mon's great-to-the-nth-grandpappy? :)