Wednesday, April 14, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #6

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #6 (April 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades's bloody campaign of Imperial expansion.

Their first mission, to rescure the peaceful planet Ontaeus from a L.E.G.I.O.N. takeover, has ended in failure...a failure that has convinced Dox that his small group's struggle against the far-flun organization is futile.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Valor #13

Valor #13 (Sept 1993)
title: "DOA Part Two: Future Shock"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
letterer: Pat Brosseau
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Mike McAvennie
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Stuart Immonen & Wade Von Grawbadger (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
Lori the Sidekick; Triad and Brainiac 5 from the Legion of Super-Heroes

Opponent(s):
lead poisoning, xenophobia, bad writing, bad art, bad editing

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #5

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #5 (March 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst & Pam Eklund
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. 

But while Dox has been preoccupied with studying the mysteries of the bizarre sip and motivating the team, his son has embarked on a bloody campaign to expand L.E.G.I.O.N.'s dark influence.


Monday, April 5, 2021

LEGION TOYS: Kamandi (DC Universe Classics)


His name is Kamandi! It may seem like a strange name to you - - but actually it is a sort of dramatic tribute to the people who once populated Command "D", the last section of a large underground bunker complex! Now there is only the last old man - - and his grandson - - who could well be - - The Last Boy On Earth!

When Karate Kid's Time Bubble is Time-Jacked by the Lord of Time, it sends him back to the 30th Century, only not the version he is familiar with, but an alternate future, a world populated with talking, anthropomorphic animals and Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #4

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #4 (February 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. As four of their number strike out on their own after a falling out with Dox on the L.E.G.I.O.N. planet called Crell, three are arrested for rescuing an innocent from a brutal police assault.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Who Drew It Better? Tales vs Baxter #20-24


By Siskoid and Russell
Continuing our comparison of the covers of the Baxter version of The Legion (volume 3) and their reprints one year later in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The stories were exactly the same, but each issue had a brand new cover. So we go back to the age-old question: Who drew the better cover?

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #3

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #3 (January 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. But it appears their common struggle has ended. Angered by their refusal to follow his orders without question, Dox has bitterly severed all ties with his cohorts and embarked alone on a secret mission behind L.E.G.I.O.N. lines.



Monday, March 22, 2021

Valor #12

Valor #12 (Oct 1993)
title: "DOA Part One: Prognosis: Negative"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
letterer: Bob Pinaha
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Mike McAvennie
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Adam Hughes & Joe Rubinstein (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
L.E.G.I.O.N. members Phase, Strata, Brek, Lobo, and Vril Dox

Opponent(s):
The Time Trapper, lead poisoning, Vril Dox, bad art, bad editing

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #2

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #2 (November 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N. has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. Having enlisted Green Lantern to reinstall him as L.E.G.I.O.N. commander, Dox is betrayed when fellow R.E.B.E.L. Strata leaks information that turns the powerful super-hero away from their case. This setback provokes Dox to take severe measures against her just as he has already done with Telepath.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Generations Forged #1

Generations Forged #1 (April 2021)

writers: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, & Robert Venditti
artists: Mike Perkins; Marco Santucci; Paul Pelletier & Norm Rapmund; Bernard Chang; Joe Prado; Colleen Doran; Bryan Hitch & Andrew Currie; Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan
colorist: Hi-Fi
letterer: Tom Napolitano
editors: Andrea Shea & Brian Cunningham
cover: Liam Sharp; variant by Rafael Albuquerque & Brad Anderson

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
The Time Champions from Generations Shattered #1 have been scattered all over various eras, hopeless to face off against the Big Bad to try to rectify his messing with the time stream. Fortunately for them, Dominus is too impatient to just let them die off, and sends minions against them. That eventually allows the heroes to regroup and find a way to restore the time stream. What, you thought DC would leave it broken? 
One of the Time Champions, you may recall, is the Superboy from the Bronze Age Legion of Super-Heroes, and one of Dominus' lackeys is former Legionnaire Nemesis Kid!  
If you haven't gotten a copy of Generations Shattered #1, you can read my review of it here
Spoiler Alert!