Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Week of 16 June 2010

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

THE BOYS #43 (6/2010)
"The Innocents: Conclusion"

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: Hamish, Kid Camo, Malchemical (totally evil, but cute), Guy-with-Star-on-Cape

The Super-Duper storyline is over. Which means I don't have to buy this comic any more. And not a moment too soon....


R.E.B.E.L.S. #1 (8/10)
"What Happens in Vega... Conclusion"


Adam Strange, Amon Hakk, Captain Comet, Lyrl Dox, Pulsar Stargrave, Starfire, Tribulus, Vril Dox, Wildstar, Xylon

CUTE BOYS: Adam Strange, Lyrl Dox (new hairstyle, hooray!), Shreegar Val, Vril Dox, assorted Tamaranian and Rannian cannon fodder

Dox, for once, brings about peace. Tamaranians and Rannians will share the planet New Rann, also L.E.G.I.O.N. headquarters. Meanwhile, Lyrl Dox turns a pulsar into a sapient being.

BITS OF L.E.G.I.O.N.NAIRE BUSINESS: In a previous continuity, Pulsar Stargrave was a Legion villain who claimed to be part of the Dox line (possibly Brainiac 5's father, possibly the original Brainiac). This time around, it looks like we're witnessing the birth of Pulsar Stargrave as Lyrl turns Pulsar LGM-1 into a sapient construct. We don't know if Pulsar Stargrave exists/existed in the Retro Legion's timeline, but I'm betting he does/did, and this is his origin.

The Pulsar LGM-1 actually exists, and the story they tell is essentially true. Discovered in July 1967, it is now known as PSR B1919+21 (previously CP 1919, aka PSR J1921+2153). It's located about 2300 lightyears form Earth -- which means that even if Lyrl destroyed it today, the light from that destruction won't reach Earth until 1300 years after the Legion's time. Good work!


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