Sunday, February 8, 2015
Happy Birthday, Matter-Eater Lad!
According to the 1976 DC Calendar, today will be the birthday of Tenzil Kem, better known throughout the galaxy as Matter-Eater Lad.
Matter-Eater Lad was the 18th member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. He served with distinction for nearly ten years before being drafted into politics on his home planet of Bismoll.
Matter-Eater Lad is an Aquarius. Friends may think he is forgetful, but that's because they don't understand how his sophisticated mind processes things. He prioritizes the important thoughts and lets the lesser details go.
As an extra bonus, here's the scene where Matter-Eater Lad defeats Calorie Queen to keep his place in the Legion, just before he leaves the team. (Legion of Super-Heroes #212 with art by Mike Grell)