For this week’s Legion of Super-Heroes Club weekly reading fun, the Time Bubble has arrived in the year 1973. Our main selection are these 4 early 70’s classics, featuring early art from Dave Cockrum (of X-men fame) and Mike Grell (Warlord etc), either inking or drawing.
Superboy (1949-) #195 (Legion story in the back)
Superboy (1949-) #200
Superboy (1949-) #222
Superboy (1949-) #223
Superboy (1949-) #195 (Legion story in the back) (art by Bob Brown, Dave Cockrum)
In the Legion of Super-Heroes backup, newcomer Erg-1 applies for Legion membership, but refuses to show his unique power!
Superboy (1949-) #200 (pencils by Dave Cockrum) (black and white)
When Bouncing Boy discovers his powers are gone for good, he decides to ask Duo Damsel’s hand in marriage. But when Starfinger shows up demanding possession of the heroine, it’s up to the Legion and Superboy—and a powerless Bouncing Boy
DC Universe save the day! Contains pages reproduced in black and white.
Superboy (1949-) #222 (art by Mike Grell and Michael Netzer)
The Legion of Super-Heroes go after Tyroc, who has apparently been using his voice power to tize Metropolis, in “This Legionnaire Is Condemned!”
Superboy (1949-) #223 (Jim Shooter, writer. Mike Grell Artist)
When the Time-Trapper learns that he can only rule the universe in possible futures where five Legionnaires do not exist, he brings Superboy, Karate Kid, Chameleon Boy, Saturn Girl and Sun Boy to his lair to kill them.
Her are questions to use as a guide to your reflection on this story: (these could be spoilers, so maybe read this part after you are done with the 3 comics):
Are you a fan of Bouncing Boy and Duo Damsel as a couple? Why or why not?
Which of the 4 issues Legion member line ups did you enjoy most and why?
Team 1 (Saturn Girl, Chemical King, Colossal Boy, Shrinking Violet,Phantom Girl, Princess Projecta, Mon-el, Chameleon Boy, Bouncing Boy, Lightning Lad, Erg)
Team 2 (Superboy, Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel, Brainiac 5, Chameleon boy,Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy,Shadow Lass, Mon-el,Saturn Girl )
Team 3 (Superboy, Brainiac5, Cosmic Boy, Chameleon Boy, Mon-el, Shadow Lass, Star Boy, Tyroc, Ultra Boy)
Team 4 (Superboy, Karate Kid, Sun Boy, Saturn Girl, Chameleon Boy)
Which of the 4 issues had the best art? Why?
Which issue did you feel was the best-written story, and why?
Posting of first part of this particular storyline series, if you missed it:
Our “extra credit” reading this week: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1973-1973) #2
Published just a few months prior to the main reading for this week, The Legionnaires travel to the past to find out the story behind an ancient artifact that refers to a war between Earth and Krypton.
In part two, while the Atlanteans and Kryptonians fight, Brainiac 5 discovers why Earth’s air irritates the Atlanteans and helps them adapt to life under the sea.
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Next week for real:
(Legion Club Second Wednesday of the Month 9 pm EDT Watch a Long week due to July 4th holiday) we also use the Time Bubble to go forward a little to a very very special 2 or 3 issue event in Legion history that CHANGES EVERYTHING FOREVER, one that by the DC Universe rule book should not even be here (don’t look this way, Kelex)!!!