Sunday, January 11, 2015

Happy Birthday, Ferro Lad!

According to the 1976 DC Calendar, today will be the birthday of Andrew Nolan, better known throughout the galaxy as Ferro Lad.
Ferro Lad was the 23rd member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and served with distinction for nearly a year. He made the ultimate sacrifice to save Earth, when he delivered an Absorbatron Bomb into the core of the Sun-Eater.
Long-time Legion fans will know that today is also the birthday of Ferro Lad's twin brother, Douglas Nolan.
Because Ferro Lad is no longer with us, he doesn't have a horoscope. Instead, let's look at how each of the Legion artists illustrated this brave young man...

Jim Shooter and Sheldon Moldoff drew his debut appearance
(Adventure Comics #346)

Curt Swan and George Klein drew the rest of his initial apperances
(Adventure Comics #347-355, 357)

Mike Grell drew Ferro Lad in a special guest appearance
(Superboy/Legion #204)

James Sherman drew this memorial statue for his Legion Profiles
(Collector's Edition C-55

Steve Lightle drew Ferro Lad on the cover to a flashback story...
(Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #31)

....interior art by Greg LaRocque and Mike DeCarlo
(Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #31)   

Keith Giffen drew a "ghost" of Ferro Lad during the Magic Wars
(Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #61)

Dave Cockrum drew the cover to this special Legion issue
(Curt Swan drew the interior)
(Secret Origins #47)

1 comment:

  1. Let's not forget it's also Douglas Nolan's birthday ...