Thursday, August 30, 2012

Week of 29 August 2012

No Legion appearances again this week.

From the back issues bin I got Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen 45 (1960/06), which features the adorable super-powered Tom Baker, aka Power Lad.

Not only is Tom gorgeous, but he's also obviously gay. Let's start with the introduction:

What Superman actually said: "Jimmy, while I'm out of town I know you'll miss my sweet lovin'. Go find Tom Baker, and he'll keep you satisfied. Tip: Ask to see his 'power coil.'"

Power coil...right. I've never heard it called that before.

There's an explosion, and Tom gets super-powers, which he promptly demonstrates to Jimmy: super-blowing ability, super-bending-over, and super-massaging-balls. (I am not making this up.)

Tom quickly gives Jimmy "a ride" that leaves the young reporter breathless and in need of repair. Ahem.

"Super-experiment"...right. Call it whatever you want, Jimmy. (Notice how Tom's shirt is ripped? That was some super-experiment.)

Oh come on now, who but a gay boy would run out to see top fashion designers and get not one, but three different outfits? (I swear, I am not making this up.)

Again with the super-blowing. 

With repeated super-pile-driving thrusts, Tom widens the tunnel. I suppose this explains why Jimmy needed repair.

Oh, Lucy, delude yourself all you's not you Power Lad is looking at lustfully. He's using his x-ray vision to check out Jimmy.

Superman returns from out-of-town, and...

A "big thing," eh? I'll bet.

This pose pretty much speaks for itself.

It turns out (surprise!) that Tom Baker is not who he claims...

He is, in fact, an exchange student from Kandor, pinch-hitting for Superman care of Jimmy's needs while the Man of Steel was away. (That's the way Kandor looked in the old days.)

And this is the clincher...his name is Dik-Rey. Obviously, this lad is a Kandorian gay porn star, which is why Superman chose him to keep up with Jimmy's insatiable sexual appetite.

So there it is, Jimmy's gay Kandorian boyfriend. I don't know about you, but I think Dik-Rey should travel to the 31st century and apply for Legion membership. Or, I don't know, maybe he and Dev-Em could get some hot Kryptonian action going?

I'll leave you with one last picture of good ol' Dik:

Week of 22 August 2012

I didn't see any LSH appearances this week.

For those who need a fix of good-looking super-powered teenagers, conspiracies, and even some teamwork in action, America's Got Heroes 3 was out this week. A pity this is only a 6-issue series. If they did an ongoing series and kept up this quality, I'd buy it.

Week of 15 August 2012

LSH Comics This Week:

Legion of Super-Heroes 12 (2012/10) - So why did Comet Queen (apparently) turn traitor? My guess is that it had something to do with her missing memories: perhaps the Dominators offered a way to restore them, or maybe they've had her under control ever since Saturn Queen erased her memories. (That story was in Adventure 527.)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Week of 8 August 2012

Legion Content:

Legion Lost 12 (2012/10) - Why does Gates look human in the clinic, but looks normal when he's teleporting and when he's in the fight? Is the rule that he only looks human when Oz is in the same panel with him?


Kevin Keller gets to carry the Olympic torch in Kevin Keller 4 (2012/10); there's a variant cover that pictures Kevin as a "super-teen." Who else wants to see a LSH/Kevin Keller crossover -- maybe a retelling of the Dream Girl origin story, and this time all the boys can swoon over Kevin?

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Week of 1 August 2012

I did not see any Legion content in comics this week.

I did get the new Warlord of Mars, in which Carthoris is looking mighty fine in his skimpy little harness and little else. The new Smallville Season 11 didn't have anywhere near enough skin showing.

And World's Finest, about the only other DC title I'm reading, continued to sparkle and fizz with a comprehensible plot, clever writing, good characterization, and wit.