Wednesday, October 28, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #57

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #57 (August 1993)
title: "Trinity, Part 3: Police Action"
coplotters: Barry Kitson & Mark Waid
writer: Mark Waid
penciler: Barry Kitson
inker: John Stokes & Robin Smith
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Barry Kitson
reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Several planets have come under attack by mysterious powerful beings. After Green Lantern encounters one, he returns to Oa and explains to the Guardians what happened. They recognize the name of Quarra and are terrified that it means the return of the Triarch. They send Hal to the Book of Oa where he learns that the Triarch were a race of Gods from Maltus, the same homeworld as the Guardians, but they preexisted the Guardians and other ancient races. They had slain their own father, Daalon, and in their guilt fled to the stars. The three were named Quarra the Creator, Archor the Sustainer, and Tzodar the Destroyer. The promised to return one day to lay waste to Maltus and then the universe would be made anew.

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars battled Archor the Sustainer and suffered several casualties. Meanwhile, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were setting up a new base on Maltus when they come under attack Tzodar the Destroyer. Green Lantern arrived to help but does not fair well and Lobo rescued Hal by pulling him out of the battle. When Hal awakened, he found a very angry Vril Dox awaiting him.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Suprema Joins The League of Infinity

“Suprema  The Has-Been Supreme”

Supreme #52A (September 1997)

Writer: Alan Moore

Art: Jim Mooney

Colors: Reuben Rude

review by Emsley "Ultra Fan" Wyatt

Suprema is the younger sister of Supreme, who obtained her powers, like Supreme, by exposure to a Supremium meteorite (shades of Colossal Boy, eh).  

Our story opens with your typical Silver Age style splash panel, which shows Suprema arm-wrestling with a pointy eared baby while four other folks look on, snickering at her apparent weakness.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2020


Green Lantern #44 (August 1993)
Urban Renewal
script: Gerard Jones
pencils: Gene Ha
inks: Romeo Tanghal
colors: Anthony Tollin
letters: Albert DeGuzman
editing: Kevin Dooley

Recap: Green Lantern Hal Jordan is called to an emergency on the planet Scylla, where he finds a giant being terrorizing the population. She calls herself Quarra, Goddess of Creation, and departs once she thinks she has buried Hal alive. When he later reports to his masters, the Guardians of Oa, they recognize the name, and reveal that she is one of three dieties from Maltus, their planet of origin. Eons ago, she and her bothers, Archor the Sustainer and Tzodar the Destroyer, killed their father and fled the planet, promising to one day return and lay waste. 

On the planet Elyrion, the Darkstars found themselves battling Archor the Destroyer, who killed several of their members before disappearing. On the planet Maltus, the L.E.G.I.O.N. were in the process of establishing a new base when it came under attack by Tzodar the Destroyer. The battle went poorly for the L.E.G.I.O.N., but Dox hoped to turn the tide once reinforcements arrived. Unfortunately, Tzodar was soon joined by his powerful siblings.

Monday, October 19, 2020

Valor #7

Valor #7 (May 1993)

title: "Unimaginable Consequences"
writer: Robert Loren Fleming
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Ray Kryssing
letterer: B.E.M. Pinaha
colorist: Eric Kachelhofer
associate editor: Eddie Berganza
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Howard Chaykin & Eric Kachelhofer

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

The Blasters (kinda), still-unnamed Green Lantern

The Unimaginable

The Unimaginable is loose, and Valor must escape from Starlag II.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020


Trinity #1 (August 1993)
Green Lantern
script: Gerard Jones
pencils: Gene Ha
inks: Romeo Tanghal
colors: Stuart Chaifetz
letters: Albert DeGuzman
editing: Kevin Dooley
script: Michael Freedman
pencils: Travis Charest
inks: Ken Branch, Steve George, Peter Gross, Andrew Pepoy, & Mike Sellers
colors: Stuart Chaifetz
letters: Bob Pinaha
editing: Brian Augustyn
script: Mark Waid
co-plotting: Mark Waid & Barry Kitson
pencils: Barry Kitson
inks: John Stokes
colors: Stuart Chaifetz
letters: Albert DeGuzman
editing: Dan Raspler

Monday, October 12, 2020

LEGION TOYS: Ra's Al Ghul (DC Signature Collection aka Club Infinite Earths)

One of the Dark Knight Detective's greatest foes,  Ra's Al Ghul, The Demon's Head, has been revealed to be alive and well in the 31st Century of the Legion of Super-Heroes!

Disguising himself as the President of the United Planets, Al Ghul disbanded the Legion and replaced them with his Presidential Oversight Watch. Ultimately once discovered by M'Onel, Ra's al Ghul freely announced his plan to draw Earth's moon closer to Earth to supposedly accelerate the evolutionary abilities of humanity via Hypertaxis. Ra's plan almost came to fruition as he single-handedly defeats most of the Legion in hand-to-hand combat. Luckily, M'Onel and Triad were able to best the Demon's Head.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. #56

L.E.G.I.O.N. '93 #55 (July 1993)
title: "Passages"
writer: Mark Waid
penciler: Val Semieks
inker: Robin Smith
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Barry Kitson
reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: On Cairn, t
he team was forced to deal with an intruder that came to find Lydea. They presumed him to be a threat but once he was caught, he turned out to be Lydea's father, and the husband of their deceased teammate, Lyrissa Mallor. Her father told the tale of the Shadow cave on their homeworld from which her mother's family drew their power. A priest had recently arisen and demanded sacrifices, and Lydea's father fled to seek their help.

The L.E.G.I.O.N. split into two teams. Phase's team, including Lydia, headed to Talk VIII, while the recruits tracked down the planet Acheron in hopes of helping the cyborg Darrius, who had been gravely injured in their battle against Ig'nea. Lydea ultimately defeated the Shadow Beast that inhabited the cave and earned the mantle of Champion of Talok VIII.  At the same time, the new recruits find Acheron and a cybernetic population built by Mardock, a mad cybergeneticist. In the past, Darrius had tried to lead his people in rebellion but was cast out by Mardock. On this occasion, he successfully overthrew Mardock and although he did not wish it, became the new ruler of Acheron.

Meanwhile, on Cairn, a series of murders had occurred throughout the capital while at the same time a mysterious caped figure appeared.

Monday, October 5, 2020

LSH(v8) #9

Legion of Super-Heroes #9 (November 2020)

title: "The Trial of the Legion of Super-Heroes Part 2"
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artists: See list of artistic credits, shown below
colorist: Jordie Bellaire
letterer: Dave Sharpe
associate editor: Brittany Holzherr
editor: Brian Cunningham
cover: Various

reviewers: Jude "Sarcastic Kid" DeLuca and Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
The trial of the Legion continues at the United Planets head-quarters.