Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Week of 8 May 2013

One Legion comic today, and an unusual one: Smallville Season 11 #13.
If you haven't been following Smallville Season 11, it's a continuation of the TV show in comic format. As such, it's outside standard DC continuity (whatever that is).
I'm calling this as a distinct alternate Legion, albeit one that's an offshoot of the one in the Smallville TV show.
This is the first part of a three-parter, and it's got some interesting twists. Earth is in conflict with New Krypton, formerly the Kryptonian colony Argo. Earthgov, represented by Minister Kirt Niedrigh, views the Legion as collaborators with the Kryptonians. There are plenty of hints of the xenophobic "human supremicist" theme in this version.
Booster Gold is there, too, and has a Legion ring just like he's supposed to. Brainiac 5 is caucasian and looks like the actor who played him in the series. Clark and Garth are just plain cute. When the two of them meet once again, there's a definite sexual charge in the air. (Plus there's the fact that for much of the story, Garth is holding onto one of Clark's balls, and no, I'm not making that up.)
All told, it's a refreshing take on the Legion, and a fun little comic. I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue.

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