Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Week of 17 March 2010

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

BOOSTER GOLD #30 (5/10)
"The Tomorrow Memory Part Three"
ROLL CALL: No Legion appearances, but Booster's Legion flight ring is much in evidence
CUTE BOYS: Drew, Rip Hunter


SUPERGIRL #51 (5/10)
"Superman: Last Stand of New Krypton Part Two: Leaders"
ROLL CALL: Chameleon Boy, Element Lad, Matter-Eater Lad, Mon-El, Quislet, Sensor Girl, Starman/Star Boy, Tellus -- also: Superboy (Conner), Supergirl
CUTE BOYS: Conner, Mon-El, Assorted Kryptonian Cannon-Fodder

Zod's Kryptonian guards got the drop on the Legion. What's up with that? They knocked out Sensor Girl and Element Lad,...huh? Tellus was groggy...I repeat, huh? They even knocked out Quislet, although exactly how that's possible is a puzzler.

Come on, folks. Those last four Legionnaires could defeat just about any small number of Krytponians with their hands (or whatever) tied behind their backs. As I said last week, Element Lad could turn the surroundings to Kryptonite and/or Sensor Girl could put them into instant sensory deprivation and/or Starman/Star Boy could make them all so heavy they couldn't move and/or Quislet could do enough extreme damage to keep the Kryptonians very, very busy. And Tellus is a telepath who has already demonstrated the ability to make Mon-El ineffective. And don't tell me they could apprehend Chameleon Boy, or keep Matter-Eater Lad in confinement.

Ah, well, it's all so that Supergirl and Conner can have their turn in the spotlight.

You know, I don't think I care for these Kryptonians much. Supergirl's mother is a bitch, General Zod and his people are just plain bad, and the rest of them are pretty uninteresting. Put them all back in the bottle, I say.


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ROLL CALL: not-Brainiac-5, not-Ferro-Lad, not-Lightning-Lad, not-Phantom-Girl, not-Saturn-Girl, not-Star-Boy, not-Sun-Boy, not-Superboy (in his not-Mon-El costume), not-Timber-Wolf, not-Tyr, not-Ultra-Boy, a whole bunch of cameos by other not-Legionnaires
CUTE BOYS: Nuh-uh.

They do stuff, they fight, they shout stuff, there is much overblown dialogue, one of them dies (and wow, have a lot of them died), and it's over. Whew.



THE BOYS #40 (2010)
"The Innocents Part One"
ROLL CALL (Superduper): Auntie Sis, Bobby Badoing (not-Bouncing-Boy), Kid Camo, Klanker (not-Ferro-Lad), Ladyfold, Stool Shadow (not-Phantom-Girl)
CUTE BOYS: Black Hole isn't bad-looking, and neither is Kid Camo

Another take on the Legion by a non-DC comic company, in this case Dynamite. Check out what Legion Omnicom has to say about this one.

Warning: The universe of the Boys is not a pretty one. Definite adult language and content here.

The story continues in THE BOYS #41, due in two weeks.

1 comment:

Brainy Pirate said...

I had the same reaction to the Legion's defeat by the Kryptonian police >> Hunh???? How convenient that by leaving the fight scene to fall between books, the writers don't have to explain how the Kryptonians gained the upper hand -- like you said, those heroes should have easily made their escape!

Boo for bad writing!!! This isn't "Smallville"!!