Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Who's Who: Energy Boy

Energy Boy
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Sharles Gluck
Super-Power(s): Energy projection by way of a Nuclo-globe which requires concentration to manifest
Planet of Origin: Ventura
Relationship to Legion: Rejected Legion applicant

Legion Log
Energy Boy came to Earth from his native planet, Ventura, in order to answer the Legion's Open Call for new members.

Energy Boy passed the initial interviews and was one of the final eight applicants. However, when he was asked to demonstrate his Nuclo-Globe in front of the Legion, he was distracted by Polar Boy. Due to his inability to respond well to this surprise, Energy Boy was rejected.

Sometime between the time he got in line for the initial interviews and the time he demonstrated his powers, Energy Boy decided he looked more professional wearing pants.

Energy Boy never reappeared, in any continuity. After Infinite Crisis, his original history has presumably been more or less restored.

Important Energy Boy stories:

Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #13
Energy Boy was one of the dozens of hopefuls 
to respond to the Legion's call for try-outs (pictured on far right)

Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) #14

Energy Boy, although enthusiastic, is distracted and upstaged by Polar Boy

1 comment:

  1. It's funny, he barely registered when I read this story. Except for a) the slow application of his power, and b) the sound effect when Polar Boy knocked Energy Boy out of the running -

    Polar Boy's finally getting his due, the non-humanoid Tellus as a new member, and that image of Blok have always been my favorite parts of this membership drive.