Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Week of 19 December 2012

Legion comics this week:

Legion of Super-Heroes #15 (2013/02)

The coolest part of this issue, from a drooling fanboy perspective, was getting to see the monitor board symbols for three of the four newest Legionnaires (albeit backwards). Chemical Kid's is a chemistry beaker. Dragonwing's is a...dragon's wing. And Harmonia's is the Chinese characters for "Harmony." Pretty cool, eh? (See addendum below.)

Oh, and the story is pretty good too. Some being of great power has an interest in Glorith, and there's a time storm...and some purplish-pinkish radiance...looks awfully Time Trapper-ish to me. (but maybe that's what we're supposed to think).

Salu seems to be rather bitchy to Reep -- maybe she still has a bug up her butt about Durlans.

(There's an interesting bit of reverse parallelism that I never really caught before. Colossal Boy and Shrinking Violet have powers that are opposite one another. And Gim loves Yera, while Vi hates her.) (Or did Vi and Yera have a tearful reconciliation? That was in the Giffbaum Legion, wasn't it? I must be getting old...)


Once I looked back, I saw that we've been shown the symbols for the four newbies before. In addition to the ones mentions, Glorith's symbol is a tree.

There's also been a change in Comet Queen's symbol -- or maybe this is Chronicler's Error. In the old days, her symbol was a swooping comet; now it's an Interlac capital C. The Interlac letter also appears as a a chest emblem on her costume. I'm going to choose to interpret this as a function of her psychological rebirth, a deliberate choice to recognize that she's not exactly the person she was before.

(Of course, Chemical Kid is a completely different person from Chemical King, but the same symbol is used for both. I don't think there are hard-and-fast rules about these symbols.)

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