Wednesday, November 25, 2020

DARKSTARS #12

Darkstars #12 (September 1993)
title: "Aftershock"
writer: Michael Jan Friedman
penciler: Mitch Byrd
inker: Ken Branch
colorist: Steve Mattson
letterer: Bob Pinaha
editor: Brian Augustyn

Recap: Several planets came under attack by mysterious, powerful beings. After Green Lantern encountered one, he returned to Oa and explained to the Guardians what happened. They recognized the name of Quarra and were terrified that it meant the return of the Triarch, a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians. Long before the Guardians or Controllers existed, the Triarch slayed their own father, Daalon. The three that made up the Triarch were Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. They departed Maltus but promised to one day return and lay waste to the planet, which would supposedly renew the universe.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack by Tzodar. Green Lantern arrived to help but did not fair well. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him. They argued and Dox ordered Lobo to subdue Hal. Eventually, Comet interrupted Lobo's battle because they received new orders and were told to leave Jordan to the newly arrived Darkstars, led by Colos. However, they were more concerned with seeking revenge on the Triarch and suggested an alliance with Jordan. Meanwhile, the Controllers learned of the Triarch's return, and since their legends said the Triarch must succeed at their mission, they sent other Darkstars to stop Jordan. The two teams of Darkstars battled as Killowag arrived with reinforcements. This was just the distraction Dox hoped for so he could have time to locate the father of the Triarch, who was imprisoned but still alive. Dox succeeds in awakening him and learns that he is not really their father, but instead their creator. He built the Triarch in a laboratory to fulfill their legends of a Holy Trinity.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #14

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #14 (
July 2008)
title: "See Me"
writer: Jack Briglio
pencils: Adam Archer
inks: Adam Archer
letterer: Sal Cipriano
colorist: Heroic Age
editor: Jeanine Schaefer
cover art: Alexandra Serra

Mission Monitor Board: Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Phantom Girl, Superman, Timber Wolf, and Triplicate Girl

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '98 #58

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #58 (September 1993)
title: "Trinity, Part 6: Split Decision"
coplotters: Barry Kitson & Mark Waid
writer: Mark Waid
penciler: Stephen Jones & Chris Hunter
inker: Robin Smith, Peter Gross, & John Dell
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson
reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Several planets came under attack by mysterious, powerful beings. After Green Lantern encountered one, he returned to Oa and explained to the Guardians what happened. They recognized the name of Quarra and were terrified that it meant the return of the Triarch, a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians. Long before the Guardians or Controllers existed, the Triarch slayed their own father, Daalon. The three that made up the Triarch were Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. They departed Maltus but promised to one day return and lay waste to the planet, which would supposedly renew the universe.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor the Sustainer and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack by Tzodar the Destroyer. Green Lantern arrived to help but did not fair well and Lobo rescued Hal by pulling him out of the battle. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him. They argued and Dox ordered Lobo to subdue Hal. Dox also ordered Lady Quark to battle Tzodar while he investigated his own suspicions. Eventually, Comet interrupted Lobo's battle because they received new orders and were told to leave Jordan to the newly arrived Darkstars, led by Colos. However, they were more concerned with seeking revenge on the Triarch and suggested an alliance with Jordan. Meanwhile, the Controllers learned of the Triarch's return, and since their legends said the Triarch must succeed at their mission, they sent other Darkstars to stop Jordan. The two teams of Darkstars battled as Killowag arrived with reinforcements. This was just the distraction Dox hoped for so he could have time to locate the father of the Triarch, who was imprisoned but still alive.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Valor #8

Valor #8 (June 1993)
title: "Red Alert!"
writer: Robert Loren Fleming
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Ron Boyd
letterer: Bob Pinaha
colorist: Eric Kachelhofer
associate editor: Eddie Berganza
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Adam Hughes

reviewers: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage and Jason "Anachronistic Kid" Knol

Guest-Star(s):
The Blasters, Green Lantern old-timer, Willa Farr

Opponent(s):
The Unimaginable; bad writing, bad drawing, bad editing

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

GREEN LANTERN #45

Green Lantern #45 (September 1993)
title: "Turf War"
writer: Gerard Jones
penciler: Gene Ha
inker: Romeo Tanghal
colorist: Anthony Collin
letterer: Albert De Guzman
editor: Kevin Dooley
cover: Gene Ha & Romeo Tangal

Recap: Several planets came under attack by mysterious, powerful beings. After Green Lantern encountered one, he returned to Oa and explained to the Guardians what happened. They recognize the name of Quarra and were terrified that it meant the return of the Triarch, a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians. Long before the Guardians or Controllers existed, the Triarch slayed their own father, Daalon, on Maltus. The three that made up the Triarch were Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. They departed Maltus but promised to one day return and lay waste to the planet, which would supposedly renew the universe.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor the Sustainer and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack by Tzodar the Destroyer. Green Lantern arrived to help but did not fair well and Lobo rescued Hal by pulling him out of the battle. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him. They argued and Dox ordered Lobo to subdue Hal. Dox also ordered Lady Quark to battle Tzodar while he investigated his own suspicions. Eventually, Comet interrupted Lobo's battle because they received new orders and were told to leave Jordan to the newly arrived Darkstars, led by Colos. However, they were more concerned with seeking revenge on the Triarch and suggested an alliance with Jordan. Meanwhile, the Controllers learned of the Triarch's return, and since their legends said the Triarch must succeed at their mission, they sent other Darkstars to stop Jordan. The two teams of Darkstars clashed while Dox located the mountain range that each of the Triarch were heading towards. His investigation led him to the father of the Triarch, who still lived, buried deep underground.

Monday, November 9, 2020

LEGION TOYS: Superboy Prime (DC Universe Classics)



Whether you love him or hate him, Superboy-Prime is arguably one of the greatest enemies of not only the Legion of Super-Heroes, but the entire DC Comics Multiverse! One of the possible secret identities for the Legion's oldest foe, the Time Trapper, the Superboy of Earth-Prime was the leader of the pack when the Legion of Super-Villains went head to head with the Legion of Super-Heroes in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds mini-series!

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

DARKSTARS #11

Darkstars #11 (August 1993)
title: "Escalation of Hostilities"
writer: Michael Jan Friedman
penciler: Mitch Byrd
inker: Ken Branch
colorist: Steve Mattson
letterer: Albert De Guzman
editor: Brian Augustyn

Recap: Several planets came under attack by mysterious, powerful beings. After Green Lantern encountered one, he returned to Oa and explained to the Guardians what happened. They recognize the name of Quarra and were terrified that it meant the return of the Triarch, a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians. Long before the Guardians or Controllers existed, the Triarch slayed their own father, Daalon, on Maltus. The three that made up the Triarch were Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. They departed Maltus but promised to one day return and lay waste to the planet, which would supposedly renew the universe.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor the Sustainer and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack by Tzodar the Destroyer. Green Lantern arrived to help but did not fair well and Lobo rescued Hal by pulling him out of the battle. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him. They argued and Dox ordered Lobo to subdue Hal. Dox also ordered Lady Quark to battle Tzodar while he investigated his own suspicions. Eventually, Comet interrupted Lobo's battle because they received new orders and were told to leave Jordan to the newly arrived Darkstars.

Monday, November 2, 2020

LSH(v8) #10

Legion of Super-Heroes #10 (December 2020)

title: (Untitled)
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
penciller: Ryan Sook
inker: Wade Von Grawbadger
colorist: Jordie Bellaire
letterer: Dave Sharpe
associate editor: Brittany Holzherr
editor: Brian Cunningham
covers: Ryan Sook (main); Darko Lafuente & German Garcia (variant)

reviewers: Jude "Sarcasm Kid" Deluca, Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage and Jason "Anachronistic Kid" Knol

Overall Summary: 
Superboy and Saturn Girl go out on a date to Gotham that involves trying to track down Mordru. Gold Lantern and a team goes to Oa and asks about The Great Darkness. Ultra Boy on Rimbor ends up becoming the leader of the planet. Light(ning) Lass and Brainiac 5 talk diplomacy. Chameleon Boy and a team go to New Krypton to track down Mon-El. And on Xanthu, Mordru (?) meets up with Rogol Zaar (?). 

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #57

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #57 (August 1993)
title: "Trinity, Part 3: Police Action"
coplotters: Barry Kitson & Mark Waid
writer: Mark Waid
penciler: Barry Kitson
inker: John Stokes & Robin Smith
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Barry Kitson
reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Several planets have come under attack by mysterious powerful beings. After Green Lantern encounters one, he returns to Oa and explains to the Guardians what happened. They recognize the name of Quarra and are terrified that it means the return of the Triarch. They send Hal to the Book of Oa where he learns that the Triarch were a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians, but they preexisted the Guardians and other ancient races. They had slain their own father, Daalon, and in their guilt fled to the stars. The three were named Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. The promised to return one day to lay waste to Maltus and then the universe would be made anew.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor the Sustainer and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack Tzodar the Destroyer. Green Lantern arrived to help but does not fair well and Lobo rescued Hal by pulling him out of the battle. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Suprema Joins The League of Infinity


“Suprema  The Has-Been Supreme”

Supreme #52A (September 1997)

Writer: Alan Moore

Art: Jim Mooney

Colors: Reuben Rude

review by Emsley "Ultra Fan" Wyatt

Suprema is the younger sister of Supreme, who obtained her powers, like Supreme, by exposure to a Supremium meteorite (shades of Colossal Boy, eh).  

Our story opens with your typical Silver Age style splash panel, which shows Suprema arm-wrestling with a pointy eared baby while four other folks look on, snickering at her apparent weakness.