Sunday, May 09, 2010

Week of 5 May 2010

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

I did not see any Legion content in DC Comics this week. The silver lining is that the Legion has managed to avoid participating in War of the Supermen. Dodged that bullet, eh?

THE BOYS #42 (5/10)
"The Innocents Part Three"
ROLL CALL: Auntie Sis, Bobby Badoing (not-Bouncing-Boy), Kid Camo (not-Chameleon-Boy), Klanker (not-Ferro-Lad), Ladyfold, Malchemical (not-Metamorpho), Stool Shadow (not-Phantom-Girl)
CUTE BOYS: Kid Camo, Malchemical, two superheroes in a compromising position with Starlight, and Hamish is starting to grow on me

I can't say that I am at all ready to start reading The Boys, but the whole meta-commentary is fascinating. (The Boys is a meta- type of comic, with all kinds of commentary on the concept of super-heroes and the super-hero universe.) I wonder if Superduper (their Legion analog) was inspired by overhearing some know-it-all comic fan say "The Legion? They're so retarded." Is part of the meta-commentary that this is how the Legion is viewed in the wider fan community?

If so, I hope Superduper manages to kick everyone's ass.


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