Wednesday, May 12, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #10

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #10 (August 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Derec Aucoin & Mark Propst


Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: The fugitive R.E.B.E.L.S. return to the outlaw world of Raxull, seeking a way to detach their old ally Garv from their ship's mysterious mind-siphon.

Meanwhile, their leader, Vril Dox, is presumed dead - and is secretly working for the Blood Circle, a thieve's guild. His mission, to destroy the powerful Worldbank, leads him into the clutches of a hated enemy.


Monday, May 10, 2021

Valor #14

Valor #14 (Dec 1993)
title: "DOA Part Three: Yesterday's Hero"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Colleen Doran
inker: Mischa McDowell
letterer: Bob Pinaha
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Mike McAvennie
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Stuart Immonen & Karl Story (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
Lori (Valor's companion/girl friend); Triad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, and Cosmic Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes; The Flash, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Guy Gardner, Maxima, and Superman from the Justice League

Opponent(s):
lead poisoning, time-displaced army, bad writing

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. ‘95 #9

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #9 (July 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Derec Aucoin & Mark Propst

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Presumed dead, fugitive Vril Dox throws in his lot with the Blood Circle, a secret guild populated by the sort of thieves and cutthroats he opposed in his days as top cop of L.E.G.I.O.N. A mission on Circle's behalf - an assault on the powerful Worldbank - results in his capture.

Meanwhile, the R.E.B.E.L.S. seeking to avenge Dox's "murder" escape a fleet of L.E.G.I.O.N. gunships only to face the wrath of an old friend and ally.

Monday, May 3, 2021

LEGION TOYS: Batman (DC Universe Classics)


When the cold wind howls and the wild wolf growls the light of day grows dim; From the Earth's dark bowel in a cape and cowl stalks a figure solemn and grim. His visage is awesome. It's sheer terror to cross him, the evilest men blanch with fear. But the innocent praise him, no villain can faze him, 'tis justice and law he reveres. The Batman. Classic Detective Batman that is.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #8

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #8 (June 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Derec Aucoin & Mark Propst


Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Vril Dox, the super-intelligent founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., was deposed, branded a criminal, and apparently killed by agents of his power-mad infant child.

But as his comrades invade a L.E.G.I.O.N. stronghold seeking to avenge him, they remain unaware that Dox has survived and vanished into the galactic criminal underground known as the Blood Circle.


Monday, April 26, 2021

Who Drew It Better? Tales vs Baxter #25-29


By Siskoid and Russell
Completing our comparison of the covers of the Baxter version of The Legion (volume 3) and their reprints one year later in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes. This time we wrap up this series, as the reprints ended with Tales #29. The stories were exactly the same, but each issue had a brand new cover. So we go back to the age-old question: Who drew the better cover?

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #7

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #7 (May 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Scott Eaton
inker: Pam Eklund
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Derec Aucoin & Mark Propst


Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been deposed and branded a criminal by his power-mad infant child.

Now it appears that the agents of the son have slain the father, removing a formidable obstacle to L.E.G.I.O.N.'s goal of interplanetary dominion and mind-control.




Monday, April 19, 2021

United Planets Superwatch Spotlight: Vidal

Adventure Comics #260 (May, 1959)
Title: "The Kents' Second Super-Son!"
Writer: Otto Binder
Penciller and Inker: John Sikela
Cover: Curt Swan & Stan Kaye
Editor: Mort Weisinger

I decided to follow up on my post about the United Planets Superwatch from The Green Lantern by doing reviews and analysis on the first appearances of every individual member. Unfortunately, none of them had features in the Legion's Who's Who series, so I thought this'd be a good way to talk about the UPS's line-up.

I planned to start the series with Vidal but due to the bugs after the blog was updated the draft kept freezing. Thankfully it seems to have gone back to normal so I can finish this uninterrupted. Vidal, alias Alan Greene, originated as one of many superpowered boy heroes who graced the pages of the Silver Age Superboy comics. While his debut (and only appearance) originated from Adventure Comics #260, I read about him in the reprinted version from Superboy #129 (which also featured Superboy meeting Mon-El and Supergirl).

The story initially sets up the idea of Vidal acting as Ma and Pa Kent's replacement for Superboy as their son. Actually, the story's a study in tension as the Kents fear Vidal's people have done something horrible to their boy!

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #6

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #6 (April 1995)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades's bloody campaign of Imperial expansion.

Their first mission, to rescure the peaceful planet Ontaeus from a L.E.G.I.O.N. takeover, has ended in failure...a failure that has convinced Dox that his small group's struggle against the far-flun organization is futile.


Monday, April 12, 2021

Valor #13

Valor #13 (Sept 1993)
title: "DOA Part Two: Future Shock"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
letterer: Pat Brosseau
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Mike McAvennie
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Stuart Immonen & Wade Von Grawbadger (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
Lori the Sidekick; Triad and Brainiac 5 from the Legion of Super-Heroes

Opponent(s):
lead poisoning, xenophobia, bad writing, bad art, bad editing

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #5

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #5 (March 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst & Pam Eklund
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. 

But while Dox has been preoccupied with studying the mysteries of the bizarre sip and motivating the team, his son has embarked on a bloody campaign to expand L.E.G.I.O.N.'s dark influence.


Monday, April 5, 2021

LEGION TOYS: Kamandi (DC Universe Classics)


His name is Kamandi! It may seem like a strange name to you - - but actually it is a sort of dramatic tribute to the people who once populated Command "D", the last section of a large underground bunker complex! Now there is only the last old man - - and his grandson - - who could well be - - The Last Boy On Earth!

When Karate Kid's Time Bubble is Time-Jacked by the Lord of Time, it sends him back to the 30th Century, only not the version he is familiar with, but an alternate future, a world populated with talking, anthropomorphic animals and Kamandi, The Last Boy On Earth!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #4

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #4 (February 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. As four of their number strike out on their own after a falling out with Dox on the L.E.G.I.O.N. planet called Crell, three are arrested for rescuing an innocent from a brutal police assault.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Who Drew It Better? Tales vs Baxter #20-24


By Siskoid and Russell
Continuing our comparison of the covers of the Baxter version of The Legion (volume 3) and their reprints one year later in Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes. The stories were exactly the same, but each issue had a brand new cover. So we go back to the age-old question: Who drew the better cover?

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #3

R.E.B.E.L.S. '95 #3 (January 1995) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: Mark Propst
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N., has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. But it appears their common struggle has ended. Angered by their refusal to follow his orders without question, Dox has bitterly severed all ties with his cohorts and embarked alone on a secret mission behind L.E.G.I.O.N. lines.



Monday, March 22, 2021

Valor #12

Valor #12 (Oct 1993)
title: "DOA Part One: Prognosis: Negative"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
letterer: Bob Pinaha
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Mike McAvennie
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Adam Hughes & Joe Rubinstein (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
L.E.G.I.O.N. members Phase, Strata, Brek, Lobo, and Vril Dox

Opponent(s):
The Time Trapper, lead poisoning, Vril Dox, bad art, bad editing

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #2

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #2 (November 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Derec Aucoin
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox, founder of the interplanetary security agency L.E.G.I.O.N. has been ousted and branded a criminal by his power mad son, Lyrl. Now he and a small band of loyalists flee their former comrades in a mysterious alien spacecraft from another time. Having enlisted Green Lantern to reinstall him as L.E.G.I.O.N. commander, Dox is betrayed when fellow R.E.B.E.L. Strata leaks information that turns the powerful super-hero away from their case. This setback provokes Dox to take severe measures against her just as he has already done with Telepath.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Generations Forged #1

Generations Forged #1 (April 2021)

writers: Dan Jurgens, Andy Schmidt, & Robert Venditti
artists: Mike Perkins; Marco Santucci; Paul Pelletier & Norm Rapmund; Bernard Chang; Joe Prado; Colleen Doran; Bryan Hitch & Andrew Currie; Dan Jurgens & Kevin Nowlan
colorist: Hi-Fi
letterer: Tom Napolitano
editors: Andrea Shea & Brian Cunningham
cover: Liam Sharp; variant by Rafael Albuquerque & Brad Anderson

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
The Time Champions from Generations Shattered #1 have been scattered all over various eras, hopeless to face off against the Big Bad to try to rectify his messing with the time stream. Fortunately for them, Dominus is too impatient to just let them die off, and sends minions against them. That eventually allows the heroes to regroup and find a way to restore the time stream. What, you thought DC would leave it broken? 
One of the Time Champions, you may recall, is the Superboy from the Bronze Age Legion of Super-Heroes, and one of Dominus' lackeys is former Legionnaire Nemesis Kid!  
If you haven't gotten a copy of Generations Shattered #1, you can read my review of it here
Spoiler Alert! 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #1

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #1 (November 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Arnie Jorgenson
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Dave Johnson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox's infant son, Lyrl, used his father's enhanced charisma program to brainwash most of the L.E.G.I.O.N. Using a mysterious space ship that appeared from another time, Dox escaped Cairn with fellow L.E.G.I.O.N. members Phase, Stealth, Strata, Lobo, and Borbb. They were also accompanied by Telepath, although he remains a victim of Lyrl's brainwashing. They successfully raided a L.E.G.I.O.N. freighter for supplies but Dox destroyed a patrol ship during their escape, killing all aboard. Strata was furious over his actions but Dox believed that he had no choice. Phase noticed a large number of dots on one of their screen, which turned out to be a fleet of L.E.G.I.O.N. ships headed their way.

Monday, March 8, 2021

LEGION TOYS: Robin (DC Universe Classics)


When his parents, The Flying Graysons, were murdered, young Dick Grayson was taken in and trained by The Batman! Now a student at Hudson University, Dick regularly swings into action as....Robin The Teen Wonder!

Robin
first comes to blows with Karate Kid on his sojourn throughout the 20th Century, but ultimately teams-up with the Legionnaire to defeat a bizarre evil experimentation known as Diamondeth!

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #0

R.E.B.E.L.S. '94 #0 (October 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Arnie Jorgenson & James Pascoe
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Stuart Chaifetz 
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Arnie Jorganson & James Pascoe

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: As this is the first issue of this series, and it contains a recap of L.E.G.I.O.N. as part of its story, let's just skip this section this time!

Monday, March 1, 2021

Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #2
(April 2021)
title: Future State Part Two
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artist: Riley Rossmo
colorist: Ivan Plascencia
letterer: Dave Sharpe
associate editor: Bixie Mathieu
editors: Brittany Holzherr & Jamie S. Rich
covers: Riley Rossmo (main); Ian MacDonald (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
The scattered Legionnaires come together to track down a threat, and shockingly, defeat it. (That's sarcasm, by the way.....) 

SPOILER WARNING: 
Due to the nature of this story, I couldn't review it without spoiling who the threat is. If you haven't read the story yet and don't want it spoiled, please don't continue on this page until *after* you have read the issue.  

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #70

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #70 (September 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Arnie Jorgenson & Derec Aucoin
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Barry Kitson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: After discovering that Bek stowed away aboard their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but was 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end with his death in a cave-in.

Telepath discovered that Lady Quark has been replaced but the new "Dark" Lady Quark threatened his life so he agreed to keep her secret. Marij'n tried to convince everyone that Lady Quark murdered Comet, but no one believed her and Telepath avoided her so she could not ask him to probe Quark's mind. Although they held a funeral for Comet, he was still alive and dug his way out of the cave-in, although no one is aware of that yet.

Dox revealed his infant son's super intelligence to everyone and named him as Bek's replacement as Chief Administrator. The child, who took the name Lyrl, assumed Bek's duties and began to act suspiciously. He exerted some sort of mind control over Lydia Mallor and slowly started to undermine his father's command.  After the L.E.G.I.O.N. rescued the natives of Argo-Prime, the government of Cairn agreed to let them resettle on their world. Unfortunately, tension quickly developed between the new immigrants and the native population. Dox's son, Lyrl, exploited this tension and caused a riot. He also ordered L.E.G.I.O.N. troops to shoot to kill the Argites and arranged for them to be blamed in the press. When Dox learned what happened, he immediately knew his son was responsible. Before he could take action, Lyrl used a broadcast to place most of L.E.G.I.O.N. under his control, including most of the newer recruits. 

Meanwhile, Jo Nah, also known as Ultra Boy from the Legion of Super-Heroes, appeared to take Phase back to the future. He initially thought she was Phantom Girl, but discovered that she was actually her cousin, Enya Wazzo. He still invited her to return with him so that they can learn the fate of her cousin together.

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Last League of Infinity story

Supreme #55 (November 1997)
“Silence at Gettysburg”
Written by: Alan Moore
Art: Chris Sprouse, Gil Kane, Al Gordon
 
This is the final story review in the “League of Infinity” series.  Unlike the earlier three, which were short, light tales, this story is a full book-length story in a far, far more serious vein.  

For those of us who are just joining us, the “League of Infinity” was (were?) the “Supreme” universe's answer to the Legion of Super-Heroes and were recruited from different times rather than different planets.  

To check out their three earlier appearances,  click on the Alan Moore label below this post. 

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #69

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #69 (August 1994) 
writer: Tom Peter
penciller: Arnie Jorgenson
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Arnie Jorgensen & James Pascoe

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: After discovering that Bek stowed away aboard their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but was 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end in his death in a cave-in.

Telepath discovered that Lady Quark has been replaced but the new "Dark" Lady Quark threatened his life and he agreed to keep her secret. Marij'n tried to convince everyone that Lady Quark murdered Comet, but no one believed her and Telepath avoided her so she could not ask him to probe Quark's mind. Although they held a funeral for Comet, he was still alive and dug his way out of the cave-in, although they do not know yet.

Dox finally revealed his infant son's super intelligence to everyone and named him as Bek's replacement as Chief Administrator. Everyone was shocked by both revelations, and seemed to be weirded out at the prospect of following a baby's orders. The child, who took the name Lyrl, assumed Bek's duties and began to act suspiciously. He appeared to exert some sort of mind control over Lydia Mallor and slowly started to undermine his father's command.

After the L.E.G.I.O.N. rescued the natives of Argo-Prime, the government of Cairn agreed to let them resettle on their world. Unfortunately, tension quickly developed between the new immigrants and the native population. Dox's son, Lyrl, exploited this tension and caused a riot. He also ordered L.E.G.I.O.N. troops to shoot to kill the Argites and arranged for them to be blamed in the press. When Dox learned what happened, he immediately knew his son was responsible.

Monday, February 15, 2021

The Legion on Super-Team Family The Lost Issues

Imagine living in a world where all comic characters were “under one roof,” where you could walk into a comic store and find a book in which your favorite characters could team up or battle without regard for who owns what. 

Well, we don’t live in that world, but we can get a tantalizing peek at what it might look like thanks to Ross Pearsall over at https://braveandboldlost.blogspot.com/.

He takes characters and situations from all of the major comic book companies, puts them in the blender and creates some pretty tasty concoctions, And he puts a new one up every freakin’ day!  Iron Man meets Green Lantern.  The Justice League battles Ultron. Adam Strange and Doctor Strange (Long-lost brothers).  And one of my personal faves, The Creeper versus The Green Goblin. 

And it isn’t just the “big boys” you’ll find here.  No character or book is too obscure to escape Ross’s treatment.  The X-Files and Swamp Thing.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Vampirella. Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Some of the covers are laugh-out-loud funny.  Others make you wish that you could actually read the darn story.  But this is, after all, a Legion of Super-Heroes site.  So let’s look at some of his Legion-related covers....starting with one from last March, which inspired this article: The Legion vs. The Avengers! I'd buy that for a dollar all right! 

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #68

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #68 (July 1994) 
writer: Tom Peter
penciller: Deric Aucoin
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Arnie Jorgensen & James Pascoe

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: After discovering that Bek stowed away aboard their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but was 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end in his death in a cave-in.

Telepath discovered that Lady Quark has been replaced but the new "Dark" Lady Quark threatened his life and he agreed to keep her secret. Marij'n tried to convince everyone that Lady Quark murdered Comet, but no one believed her and Telepath avoided her so she could not ask him to probe Quark's mind. Although they held a funeral for Comet, he was still alive and dug his way out of the cave-in, although they do not know yet.

Dox finally revealed his infant son's super intelligence to everyone and named him as Bek's replacement as Chief Administrator. Everyone was shocked by both revelations, and seemed to be weirded out at the prospect of following a baby's orders. The child, who took the name Lyrl, assumed Bek's duties and began to act suspiciously. He appeared to exert some sort of mind control over Lydia Mallor and slowly started to undermine his father's command.

Monday, February 8, 2021

Valor #11

Valor #11 (Sept 1993)
title: "Fight The Power"
writer: Mark Waid
penciller: Jeffrey Moore
inker: Mike Sellers
letterer: Pat Brosseau
colorist: Dave Grafe
associate editor: Eddie Berganza
editor: KC Carlson
cover: Jason Pearson (signed)

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

Guest-Star(s):
Green Lantern Corps members Kilowog, Alia, and three unnamed recruits; Triad and Catspaw from the Legion of Super-Heroes

Opponent(s):
Valor's power surges, bad writing, bad art, bad editing; cameo of the Time Trapper

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 '#67

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #67 (June 1994) 
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Barry Kitson

Reviewer: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: After discovering that Bek stowed away aboard their ship, Marij'n was furious that he ruined her romantic trip with Comet. Lady Quark was dispatched by Dox to retrieve Bek but was 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end in his death in a cave-in.

On Cairn, Garv was fighting crime as a vigilante named the Masked Avenger. He attempted to capture some muggers but was knocked unconscious. Fortunately, Strata arrived to help, but in disguise as a masked hero named Leather Rose so he did not recognize her. Eventually, he succeeded in taking down the criminal gang and she mentioned that she was in search of a man named Garv. He finally realized it was Strata under the mask and hugged her. He was overjoyed to see her and immediately proposed marriage, which she appeared to accept.

Dox finally revealed his infant son's super intelligence to everyone and named him as Bek's replacement as Chief Administrator. Everyone was shocked by both revelations, and seemed to be weirded out at the prospect of following a baby's orders.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 
(March 2021)
title: Future State Part One
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artist: Riley Rossmo
colorist: Ivan Plascencia
letterer: Dave Sharpe
associate editor: Bixie Mathieu
editors: Brittany Holzherr & James S. Rich
covers: Riley Rossmo (main); Ian MacDonald (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
The scattered Legionnaires come together to track down a threat. There appears to have been some cataclysmic event that broke up the United Planets AND the Legion.  

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #66

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #66 (May 1994)
writer: Tom Peyer
penciller: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gaspar Saladino
editor: Dan Raspler
cover: Arnie Jorgensen & Barry Kitson

Recap: After discovering that Bek stowed away aboard 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end in his death in a cave-in.

Several members of the core team were dispatched to the planet Nuhass to investigate a series of abductions. They themselves were taken captive and at first suspected the culprits were slavers. It turned out that those responsible, led by the Brain Bandit, were extracting chemicals from people to make drugs. The Bandit took a particular interest in Stealth because of her unusual physiology and ordered that the other prisoners be ejected into space.

Borbb teleported himself and Telepath back inside and they were able to return everyone who had been ejected to the ship. The Brain Bandit was tripping on the chemicals that he extracted from Stealth and his assistant, Doctor Kroker, used the situation to take over. When Kroker left him alone, the Brain Bandit freed Stealth, but what he did to her caused her body to transform into a monstrous creature. The team awakened Lobo, who had been sedated earlier so as not to jeapordize their undercover mission. With Lobo's help, they took over the based and returned Stealth to normal. Kroker tried to escape but did not realize that the escape pod had already been used by the Brain Bandit, and was ejected into space.

Monday, January 25, 2021

LSH(v8) #12

Legion of Super-Heroes #12 (March 2021)

title: (Untitled)
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
penciller: Ryan Sook
inkers: Wade Von Grawbadger and Ryan Sook
colorist: Jordie Bellaire
letterer: Dave Sharpe
associate editor: Brittany Holzherr
editor: Brian Cunningham
covers: Ryan Sook (main); Matt Taylor (variant)

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

Overall Summary: 
Superboy and Saturn Girl arrive on New Krypton to join the other members to stop Rogol Zaar, Mordru, and the Horraz from destroying the planet. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #65

L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 #65 (April 1994)
title: "Bad Medicine"
writer: Tom Peter
penciler: Arnie Jorgensen
inker: James Pascoe
colors: Gene D'Angelo
letters: Gasper Saladino
editor: Dan Raspier
cover: Barry Kitson

Recap: When Stealth observed Vril Dox with their child and witnessed the baby speaking like an adult, she 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. She arrived and demanded Bek's return. Although they agreed, she lost patience with how slowly they were moving and ended up in battle with Comet, which appeared to end in his death in a cave-in.

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 core team was dispatched to the planet Nuhass to investigate a series of abductions. They themselves were taken captive and at first suspected the culprits were slavers. It turned out that those responsible, led by the Brain Bandit, were extracting chemicals from people to make drugs. The Bandit took a particular interest in Stealth because of her unusual physiology and ordered that the other prisoners be injected into space.