Monday, January 18, 2021

Valor #10

Valor #10 (Aug 1993)
title: "Power Struggle"
writer: Robert Loren Fleming
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
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):
unnamed Green Lantern Corps member "Old Timer" 

Opponent(s):
The Unimaginable, bad writing, bad art, bad editing

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #64

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #64 (March 1994)
title: "The Doctor Will See You Now"
writer: Tom Peter
penciler: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Recap: Stealth observed Vril Dox with their child and witnessed the baby speaking like an adult. She immediately assumed that Dox was responsible. After discovering that Bek stowed away about their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. She became even more furious when Comet seemed to take the development in stride and made her anger clear by kissing Bek in front of him. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but got attacked by a powerful duplicate of herself. The being appeared to kill Lady Quark and leave her body floating in space as it departed for Ith'kaa to complete her mission.

The child eventually convinced Stealth that his father was not responsible for his intelligence, at least not through any sort of experimentation. Although he felt free to begin speaking at his normal level around his mother, the child continued to hide his intelligence from the rest of L.E.G.I.O.N. 

The being disguised as Lady Quark interrupted Comet and Marij'n's weekend to take Bek into custody for desertion. Quark quickly grew impatient and lashed out at Marij'n, which led to a battle with Comet. We learned that the being who replaced Quark was the alien creature that possessed a biomass created from her DNA on Argo'Prime in L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #45-47. Both Comet and Quark got caught in a cave-in and only Quark emerged alive. Assuming Comet to be dead, she returned to Cairn with Marij'n and Bek.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Generations Shattered #1

Generations Shattered #1 (March 2021)
writers: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, & Robert Venditti
artists: Fernando Pasarin & Oclair Albert; John Romita Jr. & Danny Miki; Rags Morales (Legion related pages only)
colorist: Hi-Fi
letterer: Tom Napolitano
editors: Brian Cunningham & Andrea Shea
cover: Ivan Reis & Joe Prado

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
Kamandi is rescued by Booster Gold and Skeets as something very similar to the anti-matter fields that wreaked havoc during the Crisis begins to destroy all of their Earth After The Great Disaster. When Booster is injured, Kamandi is then tasked by Skeets to take over for him. Their mission: to collect various champions from various time-zones to create an army to defeat the villain behind "the Goneness." One of those selected for this Task Force is Legion of Super-Heroes member Superboy! 

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #63

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #63 (February 1994)
title: "We Fight and Fight and Fight"
writer: Tom Peter
penciler: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Note: Okay, I lied. Last week I said I would be covering two Superman comics because Lobo appeared in them and they would lead into Superman's appearance in this issue. But after looking at them again, it was clear that those comics have no connection to the L.E.G.I.O.N. beyond Lobo's presence. For this reason, I decided not to cover them and to just move on to the next issue of L.E.G.I.O.N. My apologies for the change in direction!

Recap: Dox welcomed their newest recruit, Gigantus, and  promoted Borb to the core team. Later, Stealth observed him with their child and witnessed the baby speaking like an adult. She immediately assumed that Dox was responsible. After discovering that Bek stowed away about their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. She became even more furious when Comet seemed to take the development in stride and made her anger clear by kissing Bek in front of him. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but she is attacked by a powerful duplicate of herself. The being appeared to kill Lady Quark and leave her body floating in space as it departed for Ith'kaa to complete her mission.

Monday, January 4, 2021

LEGION TOYS: Supergirl (DC Universe Classics)



A thousand years from now, a team of teenagers - - all from vastly different worlds, all with different abilities - - have been inspired by ancient legends to create a "Super-Hero Team." Together as the Legion of Super-Heroes, they represent the single most fervent hope and dream of underagers galaxywide - - a chance to show the adults who's boss.

Sent in a rocket from the remains of Krypton as a teenager, Kara Zor-El was trapped in suspended animation before she arrived on Earth years after her cousin, Superman. Now living in the 31 Century with the Legion of Super-Heroes, Kara fights for truth, justice and the Kryptonian Way as Supergirl!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #62

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #62 (December 1993)
title: "Big Babies!"
writer: Tom Peter
penciler: Stephen Jones & Tom Tenney (18-24)
inker: Dennis Kramer
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Recap: Bek invited representatives from numerous worlds to come to a celebration on the planet Rigon to discuss how the L.E.G.I.O.N. might meet their security needs. Dox was furious because he saw it as creating a powder keg, but Bek was not around to hear his complaints because he stowed aboard Captain Comet and Marij'n's ship as they headed for a romantic getaway. 

The planet Motus sent their representative Gigantus, who appeared to be a huge, fierce warrior on screen, but turned out to be smaller than almost every member of L.E.G.I.O.N.  Nevertheless, he managed to create a huge disturbance by picking fights, including against Telepath. The festivities were also crashed by the insurgent General Zaaaq, who had a vendetta against his rival, Affr Tyunng. The team struggled in battle, but were saved when Lobo arrived to take on Zaaaq and his forces. After their victory, several worlds were interested in signing up with the L.E.G.I.O.N., and the representatives of Motus even turned over their champion Gigantus to be a new L.E.G.I.O.N. recruit as a good will gesture. 

Monday, December 28, 2020

Sarcasm Kid's 2020 Holiday Commission

 


2020 sucked, we can't kid ourselves about that. We all had the pandemic going on, some of us either had COVID or someone we knew had COVID, most of us on here genuinely cannot stand the new Legion comic, and I know I'm reeling because my grandfather recently died.

But there's still Christmas, and the holidays, so here. I commissioned my friend dklem to do X-Ray Girl, one of the newest Legionnaires created by Ryan Sook. I know most of us aren't fond of Bendis's Legion, but Sook's art has (aside from Karate Kid's racist design) been nice to look at. A lot of our speculation the past year was regarding whoever this girl was and unfortunately she still hasn't been given a chance to shine.

I felt at least she should be given her due.

I've been commissioning dklem a lot this past year and she's done a number of sketches for me through ko-fi regarding all my different interests.

Here's to Super-Bloggers and here's hoping 2021 is better.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #61

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #61 (December 1993)
title: "Ghost of a Chance"
writer: Tom Peyer
penciler: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Recap: A L.E.G.I.O.N. squad arrived on Dexll to investigate concerns over a group of phantom-like beings that had settled on the planet. They had set up a circus pavilion and welcomed the youngest inhabitants of Dexll to visit. Although they had shown no hostile intent so far, the Dexllian parents were becoming concerned over the strong bond that had developed between the outsiders and their children.

Phase noticed that the phantom-like beings had powers very similar to hers and one of them claimed to know her. He said she was one of them and had disappeared some time ago. She joined him at their encampment and found herself welcomed by everyone. Soon, children all over Dexll began disappearing. The L.E.G.I.O.N. rushed to the pavilion and saw a long line of children entering the main tent. The children appeared to be in a trance of some sort and started to transform into phantoms just like the visitors. Once all of the children entered the tent it disappeared, leaving behind the L.E.G.I.O.N., who were uncertain how to even began to follow without Phase.

Phase was at home at first, but discovered a creature, Bhargast, feeding off the energy of one of the children, which causing the child to age. She learned that all of the phantoms were children who had once been abducted and served him out of fear. She tried to rally them to help her fight Bhargast, but at first they were too scared. After witnessing her bravery, the eventually stood up to and defeated Bhargast. After they defeated the creature, the children were returned safely to their homeworld.

Monday, December 21, 2020

The Return of the League of Infinity (#3)

 

“The Perplexing Puzzle of Pilot X-U”
Supreme-The Return #4
(March 2000)
Writer: Alan Moore
Artist Rick Veitch
Review: Emsley "Ultra Fan" Wyatt

The story opens with a typical Silver-Age style splash panel. 

It tells us that the story will show us how the League of Infinity recruits new members.  The applicant we see is “Pilot X-U”, who seems to shop at the same store as the Legion member Wildfire.  It also presents itself as a “reprint” for “Advantage Comics, March 1963”.  This, of course is a total fabrication.  

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #60

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #60 (November 1993)
title: "Ghost of a Chance"
coplotters: Barry Kitson & Mark Waid
writer: Mark Waid
penciler: Stephen Jones
inker: John Stokes & Dennis Cramer
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Kevin Cunningham
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Recap: A L.E.G.I.O.N. squad arrived on Dexll to investigate concerns over a group of phantom-like beings that had settled on the planet. They had set up a circus pavilion and welcomed the youngest inhabitants of Dexll to visit. Although they had shown no hostile intent so far, the Dexllian parents were becoming concerned over the strong bond that had developed between the outsiders and their children.

Phase noticed that the phantom-like beings had powers very similar to hers and one of them claimed to know her. He said she was one of them and had disappeared some time ago. She joined him at their encampment and found herself welcomed by everyone. Soon, children all over Dexll began disappearing. The L.E.G.I.O.N. rushed to the pavilion and saw a long line of children entering the main tent. The children appeared to be in a trance of some sort and started to transform into phantoms just like the visitors. Once all of the children entered the tent it disappeared, leaving behind the L.E.G.I.O.N., who were uncertain how to even began to follow without Phase.