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Title: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 22, 2019, 06:13:11 PM
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No Legion since February 2014.  That's FIVE years!

Then there was the 2016 Hickman tease that never appeared.  THAT was three years ago.


WHERE IS OUR LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?


That is all.....for now.   >:(


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2019, 07:05:11 PM
It's hopeful for their return!

Hopefully not by Bendis though...


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 23, 2019, 05:12:56 AM
One of four things will (likely) be the case soon

Legion of Super-Heroes written by Brian M. Bendis - I would not be too happy as Bendis isn't a good "Team" writer to me.
Legion of Super-Heroes written by Geoff Johns - I would be fine with this, but with him being a movie head now ...
Legion of Super-Heroes written by Jonathan Hickman - What is Hickman been working on anyway? He has what ... one book coming out currently and that is hardly monthly. And while this is pretty much fan dreaming, can you imagine a more perfect writer for this group?
and
Legion of Super-Heroes written by someone else - This would be the less impactful one for me, although better than the Bendis pick for the reason stated above, but still would be happy to have the team back.

Johns WAS working on something to bring the team back before he pulled that cushy job at DC/Warner Brothers (which hey, not saying he didn't deserve, just that I was sad to see him go) so I just have to believe that something is still in the pipeline ... somewhere.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 23, 2019, 02:31:25 PM
Legion of Super-Heroes written by Brian M. Bendis - I would not be too happy as Bendis isn't a good "Team" writer to me.

Not my favorite choice for sure.  He is hit or miss.  But I would read it hoping for a "hit".

Legion of Super-Heroes written by Geoff Johns - I would be fine with this, but with him being a movie head now ...

He is a Legion fan and would likely do a good job but it would run late and go bi-monthly like Doomsday Clock.  You nailed it - he's just too busy.

Legion of Super-Heroes written by Jonathan Hickman - What is Hickman been working on anyway? He has what ... one book coming out currently and that is hardly monthly. And while this is pretty much fan dreaming, can you imagine a more perfect writer for this group?

This would be my dream writer for this series.  He's proven to be able to handle a cast this size and his run would likely be epic.  But like you, I don't think this will ever happen.   :(

Legion of Super-Heroes written by someone else - This would be the less impactful one for me, although better than the Bendis pick for the reason stated above, but still would be happy to have the team back.

This is probably most likely which means they'll put a newbie on who can't handle it.  I'm fearful it will go the way of the Titans.

Maybe we should write it?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 24, 2019, 08:59:11 AM
Maybe we should write it?

HELL YEAH!!!

I will plot and you script? Only because my writing is crap.  :D but heck, you can even co-plot of course  :)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2019, 05:26:03 PM
I've been trolling around the internet looking for Legion stuff and realized there are 49 members - 50 if you count Super-Boy.  Soooooo - I'm going to attempt to spotlight one member a week in order of appearance for the coming year in order of appearance.  Of course for those appearing at the same time, I'll just pick one.

Who knows if I can keep this up but Perry's doing a pretty good job on his weekly Avatar post so I'm feeling inspired.

Let's get started!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2019, 05:27:26 PM
(http://www.herorealm.com/images/Legion/cosmicboy.JPG)

Cosmic Boy

Real name:  Rokk Krinn   
Home world:  Braal   
Powers:  Magnetism manipulation; control and generation of magnetic fields.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958).
Revealed to be a founding member in Superboy #147 (May/June 1968).   

Origin
Rokk Krinn's parents struggling for work on the impoverished, metallic world of Braal, Rokk Krinn left at the age of 15 for the mother world of Earth to find work to assist his family. Following his flight, Krinn helped save billionaire R.J. Brande from an assassination attempt along with Garth Ranzz and Imra Ardeen. Brande was impressed by the youth and offered them work founding a team of young super-heroes. Rokk accepted and became Cosmic Boy, the team's first leader.

During his tenure as leader the Legion's first year, he took the team from a trio of nobodies to an 18-member team of intergalactic heroes. Saturn Girl was elected his replacement. He served with the Legion for years, dedicated and being a figurehead as a founding member and the first leader even when just another active member.

On your list of favorite Legionairres where does Cosmic Boy land?  Is number 1, number 50, or somewhere in between?

What's your opinion of Cosmic Boy?


*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on February 14, 2019, 06:24:57 PM
Sweet! Love it.

Are you going to throw all iterations of the members up (IE: Live Wire for Lightning Lad or Leviathan for Colossal Boy) or just keep it to the main, true line-up (Pre-third re-boot)?

I vote for the original stuff, but maybe a note with their other, not true, names  ;D, perhaps?

And as for ranking ... off hand, and knowing my list changes every year or so  ;D ... Cos has always been a top 5 Legionnaire for me, so currently, out of 50 (and man this is going to get hard keeping track) I'm going to go with #3. At least until I have to edit that number
 :D :D

And was there only 50 members? Is that a complete list? Just a list before the threeboot? I have no idea, just wondering.
 :)

EDIT - Curiosity got the best of me and it seems there were 102 "Members" total?

Although that is counting all the reboots and even some that are not in the reboot list shouldn't/cant count as they were not true members or they were busted as impostors or whatever ...
So original line-up there were 50 members?
Sounds good!!!!
 :)

Oh, another edit ... is Jimmy Olsen being counted in your list of 50?
 ;D :D
No reserve members, yeah?
 :)

And for my own benefit ...
Perry's list of remembrance
 ;D

#3 Cosmic Boy
 


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2019, 07:45:58 PM
Are you going to throw all iterations of the members up (IE: Live Wire for Lightning Lad or Leviathan for Colossal Boy) or just keep it to the main, true line-up (Pre-third re-boot)?

Nope.  Only the Pre-Crisis Legion - which was "Retrobooted" after Infinite Crisis.

And was there only 50 members? Is that a complete list? Just a list before the threeboot? I have no idea, just wondering.
 :)

Like above - the Pre-Crisis Legionnaire's and then anyone who joined after the Retro-boot.  Some of the members from the alternate earth Legion's stayed after the the Retro-boot (which is after the threeboot) and joined the "true" Legion.  I've included them in the 50 number.

Oh, another edit ... is Jimmy Olsen being counted in your list of 50?

Absolutely....NOT.   :D

No Reserve members unless they eventually joined (like Polar Boy).


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2019, 08:11:56 PM
And I need to make a correction.  Superboy was included in the list of 49, so the number isn't 50 but 49.

So if they come back - who will one day be that big member 50?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on February 14, 2019, 08:33:11 PM
For a while, I always liked Ultra Boy most. Mon El as well. Sun Boy too! Core 3 are always great, really struck gold with them!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 14, 2019, 08:53:38 PM
For a while, I always liked Ultra Boy most. Mon El as well. Sun Boy too! Core 3 are always great, really struck gold with them!

Love those guys too.  Ultra Boy and Mon-El are in my top six.  Sun Boy lands in #12 on my list.  At least as of today.   :)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2019, 01:56:14 PM
I should have also mentioned the Cosmic Boy lands at #8 on my list of favorites.  A top 10 character!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on February 15, 2019, 03:55:25 PM
I hated and at the same time loved his "open front, closed sides"costume.

It truly made no sense. Especially for a guy.
 :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 15, 2019, 04:18:39 PM
I hated and at the same time loved his "open front, closed sides"costume.

It truly made no sense. Especially for a guy.
 :D

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Oh you are not kidding there.  I prefer his current one so much better.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on February 18, 2019, 11:20:56 AM
Yeah that S&M costume really confuses me. Never read an issue that had that outfit!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on February 18, 2019, 03:18:19 PM
Yeah that S&M costume really confuses me. Never read an issue that had that outfit!

That was your boy Mike Grell's costume. He designed that puppy in the 70's. Haha, It was horrible, but I still, for some strange reason, did like it.
 ;D ;D :D :D

I think it was the color and the way it made his wrist and ankle bands pop that I liked, and it did look really cool in the action scenes, but jeez standing around ... hahahahaha, oh boy

EDIT
Oh, and I found a cosplay pic of it (or a pic that has been edited I should say) and it is so damn laughable it isn't funny.
 :)
CLICK HERE (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/72/5f/e8/725fe87bb64f9998a802bb74580592dc.jpg) IF YOU WANT TO BURN AN IMAGE IN YOUR EYES
 :o :o :o :o

 :D :D  ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 18, 2019, 03:42:10 PM
EDIT
Oh, and I found a cosplay pic of it (or a pic that has been edited I should say) and it is so damn laughable it isn't funny.
 :)
CLICK HERE (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/72/5f/e8/725fe87bb64f9998a802bb74580592dc.jpg) IF YOU WANT TO BURN AN IMAGE IN YOUR EYES

 :o

That was just SO wrong!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 21, 2019, 08:31:35 PM
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Lightning Lad

Real name:  Garth Ranzz   
Home world:  Winath
Powers:  Electrical manipulation; control and generation of electrical fields.
First appeared (as "Lightning Boy") in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958).
Revealed to be a founding member in Superboy #147 (May/June 1968).

Origin
Garth Ranzz was born on the agricultural world of Winath with his twin, Ayla. Garth, Ayla, and their older brother Mekt were joy riding when their ship lost power and came down on the world of Korbal. They devised a scheme to recharge their ship's energy cells using the electrical energy of Korbal's lightning beasts. They underestimated the beasts' power and were all bathed in bio-electric energy. After their return with new found powers, Mekt disappeared. Garth left home to look for his brother. On his journey he helped two other super powered teenagers foil the assassination of philanthropist R.J. Brande. Brande suggested they form a team - the Legion of Super-Heroes. Garth assumed the name Lightning Boy initially, but switched to Lightning Lad.

Lightning Lad is the husband of Saturn Girl and the father of two sets of twins; Sons Garridan (Validus) and Graym Ranzz and daughters Dacey and Dorrit Ranzz.

On your list of favorite Legionairres where does Lightning Lad land?  For me he wound up as #14.

What's your opinion of Lightning Lad?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on February 22, 2019, 05:32:40 AM
Yeah, this one is hard. Garth has the Cyclops feeling for me. Kinda douchy, but a good guy. Ya know? I knew this one was coming, he had to, founding member and all, but I was sure hoping he would show up real late so I could place him a little more easily.
 :D

I did really enjoy his brashness when I was younger, I still think of him and Wildfire in the Cyclops/Wolverine trope, but man, I don't know. I think I am going to put a disclaimer on this because I know he is going to be one that moves up and down my ranking as we go.
 ;D

Just throwing this out there ... for now, as I am not sure I can put him too low and I damn sure can't put him too high (although he may (probably) will land somewhere in the middle by the time this is over  ;)) but due to his founding member status, his powers and on the flip-side his attitude I have to throw him in the top dozen ... again, for now

Lightning Lad #12

So ...

#03 - Cosmic Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad

That said, I had no idea that Validus was his son!!!!!
I had to check when that happened and it seems it was during Giffen's FIVE YEARS LATER title/run, something I have yet to read. I also see where, after the threeboot that is no longer the case, but now? Who knows?
Still, wow!!!
Did not know that


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 22, 2019, 09:39:56 AM
I think I am going to put a disclaimer on this because I know he is going to be one that moves up and down my ranking as we go.
 ;D

I know the same will happen for me.  For myself, Iíve vowed that once I put them on here thatís where they are staying until Iím done.  The others might move around until I commit with their post.

But hereís what I found amazing.  I really like Lightning Lad. And yet, 13 other characters beat him on my list.  It really shows how much I love this team and all the characters in it.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 28, 2019, 04:24:55 PM
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Saturn Girl

Real name:  Imra Ardeen
Home world:  Titan
Powers:  Telepathy; ability to read and control minds.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958).
Revealed to be a founding member in Superboy #147 (May/June 1968).

Origin
Imra Ardeen was born on Titan (the largest moon of the planet Saturn) in the 30th century. All of the native inhabitants of Titan have the power of telepathy. From an early age Imra's telepathic ability was revealed to be among the strongest of her race. Due to her great talent, in her teen years Imra traveled to Earth and began training to be a Science Police officer. But fate intervened when she joined two other super-powered teens, Garth Ranzz and Rokk Krinn (later known as Lightning Lad and Cosmic Boy), in stopping an assassination attempt on billionaire R.J. Brande. Inspired by their heroism as well as the legacy of the 20th-century superhero Superboy, Brande bankrolled the three teens and they became the founding members of the team known as the Legion of Super-Heroes. Taking the code name of Saturn Girl, Imra has gone on to become one of the greatest and most dedicated Legionnaires in the team's history.

As leader of the Legion, Saturn Girl was the first female comic book character to head a group of superheroes.

After dating for almost ten years, Garth Ranzz (Lightning Lad) proposed marriage but Imra initially rejected his offer due to a Legion rule which forced married members to retire. After consulting with her mentors on Titan, however, Imra relented. However, the couple's retirement was short-lived; a few months after their marriage, war broke out in which all active Legionnaires were captured and the reserves were forced into action. Imra's telepathic skills were instrumental in the Legion's eventual victory, and as a result the rule barring married members was repealed. The Ranzzes returned to active duty until Imra gave birth to their son, Graym, after which they both retired in order to devote their energy to him. Unbeknown to the couple, however, Graym had a twin who was stolen at birth by Darkseid and transported into the past, where he was transformed into the monster Validus (Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes Annual 3). Validus fought the Legion on numerous occasions (and even killed one of the comrades, the first Invisible Kid), but was eventually returned as a normal infant to his parents by Darkseid at Imra's insistence.
They enlarged their family with the birth of daughters Dacey & Dorritt, who inherited Imra's telepathic abilities.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Saturn Girl land?  For me she wound up as #15; right behind her hubby Lightning Lad.

What's your opinion of Saturn Girl?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 02, 2019, 02:06:31 PM
I was never really a big fan of Saturn Girl, Being a Marvel guy she was like having to read about a walking, female Professor X  ;D but I still respect her starting membership role which puts her higher on my list than it should. Even though it isn't that high. Not sure where she would fall yet in the whole 49, but I think I am going to just put a place holder on her, like I am doing with most of these, until I can figure out precisely where she goes.

For now, I am going to say around the halfway point, a little better ... so #21 (that does seem low, I am sure she will climb higher than that eventually)


#03 - Cosmic Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on March 03, 2019, 02:44:33 PM
Garth is a father of FOUR?!!!!

 :o :o :o :o


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 12, 2019, 03:08:11 PM
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Superboy

Real name:  Kal-El aka Clark Kent
Home world:  Krypton
Powers:  Superboy has the same powers and abilities of Superman, including superhuman strength, superspeed, heat vision, X-ray vision, telescopic and microscopic vision, flight, invulnerability, and super-speed sufficient to travel through both interstellar space and time.
First appeared in Action Comics #1 (June 1938) as Superman.  
First appearance as Superboy in More Fun Comics #101 (January/February 1945)

Origin
The original pitch for a "Superboy" character was made by Jerry Siegel (without Joe Shuster) in November 1938. The idea was turned down by Detective Comics, Inc., and the publisher again rejected a second, more detailed pitch by Siegel two years later. Siegel's conception of Superboy was that of a comical prankster, and editor Mort Weisinger felt this would have cheapened Superman's image and presented a bad role model for younger readers. After the appeal of kid superheroes had been demonstrated by the success of Robin the Boy Wonder and similar characters, Detective Comics reversed itself in late 1944 and started publishing a Superboy feature, in an effort to expand the Superman franchise by presenting a version of the character to whom younger readers could easily relate. Superboy first appeared in More Fun Comics #101 (1944, with a 1945 cover date). Though Joe Shuster supplied the art, the Superboy feature was published without the input or approval of Jerry Siegel, who was serving in World War II. This fact increased an already-growing rift between the publisher and Siegel and Shuster.

In early 1946, Superboy moved to Adventure Comics, where he debuted in issue #103 (April 1946) as the lead feature for the anthology comic, and he remained the headlining feature for over 200 issues.  Superboy's adventures in Adventure Comics include the story of how Superboy joins the 30th-century Legion of Super-Heroes in issue #247 (April 1958).

After the Legion pushed new Superboy stories out of Adventure Comics in 1963, Superboy became the only comic book to feature original Superboy stories. Less than two years after the Legion itself left Adventure Comics, Superboy became the Legion's new home. Starting with Superboy #172 (March 1971), the Legion appeared as an occasional backup feature. Once again, the Legion feature proved so popular that by Superboy #197 (Sept. 1973), the Legion had become the lead feature, and with the next issue, the title's only feature. Although from issue #197, the cover logo read Superboy starring the Legion of Super-Heroes (and replaced starring with #222), the official title (shown in the indicia) of the comic remained Superboy until #231 (Sept. 1977), when the comic became Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes. In issue #259 (Jan. 1980), Superboy left the Legion and his name was dropped from the title altogether, which now became simply The Legion of Super-Heroes. Though Superboy still periodically appeared in the series that once bore his name, the series remained a Legion title until its final issue, #354, in 1987.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Superboy land?  For me he wound up as #32.

What's your opinion of Superboy?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 13, 2019, 04:07:35 AM
Oh, you should know my first instinct here, but I'm gonna play it safe as I am sure there will be another character that will fall in behind him. There must be, right?
 ;)


Okay, honestly, I never minded Superboy as much as Superman, he seemed to struggle a bit more, making him a tad more interesting. Even still he was way too powerful for my liking so while he may not be at the very bottom, and as I know I am going to adjust this list when the last Legionnaire hits and he could swing up a good bit ... or perhaps down a little further, I am place-holding kid Supes at #30. Just over halfway down this very open list.

Bottom line, even though I did enjoy SupesJR more than the SupesSenior, I enjoyed Legion just as much after he left.

But yeah, he could slide up, maybe even in front of Saturn Girl, when I really start to see the list play out and I get refreshed on all the members.
 :)


#03 - Cosmic Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#30 - Superboy


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 13, 2019, 10:21:14 AM
Iím assuming that ranking for Superboy is above Earthman?   ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 13, 2019, 03:17:24 PM
Iím assuming that ranking for Superboy is above Earthman?   ;D

That is one of them for sure.
 :D :D :D

Ugh.
 ::)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 21, 2019, 03:24:52 PM
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Chameleon Boy

Real name:  Reep Daggle
Home world:  Durla
Powers:  Shapeshifting
First appeared in Action Comics #267 (August 1960), already a member.
Chameleon Boy was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.

Origin
Reep Daggle was born on the planet Durla as part of a race of orange-skinned, exotic looking people. Due to the warlike tendencies of its civilization, Durla entered a civil war which culminated in the Six Minute War when Reep was a boy. The planet was left in nuclear rubble and the nuclear radiation mutated everyone on the planet, including Reep, into tentacled monsters. It also had the unusual side-effect of granting Durlans shape-shifting abilities, allowing them to morph back into their previous forms as well as that of others. Reep had a twin brother named Liggt. Reep's mother, Zhay, died when the boys were small and their father, Ren Daggle, abandoned them afterward to be raised by Ren's sister, Ji. Their widowed father had actually contracted Yorggian Fever and left Durla, trapped in the guise of an Earthman, and went on to become R.J. Brande. Due to being twins, Reep was forced to confront his brother to the death in the Durlan Right of Survival. Reep won and killed his brother for his chance of survival, much to his sadness.

Disgusted by parts of his culture, Reep left for Earth and applied to join the Legion Of Super-Heroes. Fellow applicant Colossal Boy gave him his codename of Chameleon Boy and the two were sworn in together. Cham served as a Legionnaire for many years, using his shape-shifting talents to help bust up many criminal plots. He was the founder of the Legion Espionage Squad for members with covert powers and despite the public's dislike of Durlans, was one of the best-liked among his teammates.

Years later, R.J. Brande came down ill and only a blood transfusion would save him. The Legion learned that Brande was a Durlan, and that he actually had a biological child in the Legion. Brande confessed following the transfusion that he was Reep's father and had been blessed to watch him grow up in the Legion.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Chameleon Boy land?  He is in my top 10 landing as #6 - two spots above Cosmic Boy.  Always a favorite of mine some of my favorite issues always included Chameleon Boy.

What's your opinion of Chameleon Boy?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on March 21, 2019, 04:06:18 PM
I'm gonna say...I've never really been a fan of him. Sometimes I try to think if the Brande father reveal was really cool, or just ..cheap? I'm not sure.

It felt weird with Proty and Proty II, because like, they were shapechangers as well, right? It's kind of like Goofy hangs out with Pluto. It's...weird to me.

Maybe I missed "his" story where he really got to shine, but...in my limited reading...he just never said 'favorite' to me.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 22, 2019, 01:05:01 PM
I think my biggest remembrance's of him were the Brande reveal and I like him being in the Espionage group.  I like Mystique of the X-Men world too.  I must have a thing for shape shifters.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 22, 2019, 04:44:58 PM
Crap, I knew there was something I looked at when I didn't have time to reply ... much like now.

Hpefully will remember this tomorrow


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 24, 2019, 02:44:16 AM
Yep, I fall on the side with Jeff when it comes to this guy. Maybe it is our age?  ;D I loved me some Reep when I was a young boy (or "lad", both are acceptable in Legion speak  ;D). Thought it was cool (though yes, cheesy at times) the way he would just pop up, antennas almost always showing first, after hiding in plain sight configured as a lamp or a plant ... or even a wall, while listening to confessions of guilt and the like
 ;D

However, honestly, the Brande connection was not one I liked at first. I think that could have been a personal thing that tied into what I was going through as a kid though. Some mental thing on my end? That said, I have since grown to like the idea.

Yep,Cam was always one of those characters that made my mind instantly go to that "what if I had that power ...?" thinking. Daydreaming what I would do. The trouble I would no doubt get into.  :D

Plus I think it is kinda cool that the guy that created Superman, also created this guy, as well as a lot of other legionaries that I like, including my bestest, mostest favorite one, which I hope to see soon
 ;D

As for the ranking, always tentative of course, but throwing him in the top ten seems like a safe bet and I like where Jeff put him. Seems right for me as well ...

#03 - Cosmic Boy
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#30 - Superboy


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2019, 05:09:27 AM
However, honestly, the Brande connection was not one I liked at first. I think that could have been a personal thing that tied into what I was going through as a kid though. Some mental thing on my end? That said, I have since grown to like the idea.

Iím in the same boat.  It felt like a cheat to me to have Brande ďstuckĒ in a human form when I was a kid.  But also like you, it grew on me.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2019, 11:36:12 AM
Got these in the mail Friday.  They are a lot bigger than I thought they'd be.  Looks great on the bookshelf!

(http://www.herorealm.com/images/loshomnibus.jpg)
(http://www.herorealm.com/images/bookshelf.jpg)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 24, 2019, 05:03:55 PM
Yeah man! Those Omnis are big
NICE!!!!

Edit - And I see you, Joker  ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 24, 2019, 07:21:54 PM

Edit - And I see you, Joker  ;D


 :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 28, 2019, 02:36:02 PM
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Colossal Boy

Real name:  Gim Allon
Home world:  Earth
Powers:  Ability to grow to gigantic size.
First appeared in Action Comics #267 (August 1960), already a member.
Colossal Boy was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.

Origin
Gim Allon was born the only son to Wynn and Marte Allon of Earth. He was raised in a patriotic and Jewish family. As a young man, Gim enrolled in the Science Police Training Academy to become a member of the Science Police. While on vacation on Mars with fellow cadet and childhood friend Gigi Cusimano, a strange meteor crashed into the soil near him. The meteor's radiation altered his body's RNA, giving him the power to grow to giant sizes at will. For a short time he used this power to aid him as a Science Police cadet, nearly apprehending the villain who would go on to be the second Starfinger, but his parents encouraged him to pursue justice in other avenues. He joined the Legion of Super-Heroes as an early recruit, alongside fellow applicant Chameleon Boy, whom Gim gave his codename as the other boy reminded him of a chameleon that Gim had as a boy for a pet. The pair were sworn in together and Gim took the name Colossal Boy.

He had an unrequited crush on fellow Legionnaire Shrinking Violet; this crush was only returned when Violet was replaced by a shapeshifting impostor, a Durlan named Yera. The two were married; when the deception was exposed, he discovered that he was still in love with Yera, and they remained married. For a time, Colossal Boy's mother Marte Allon was the President of Earth.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Colossal Boy land?  For me he has landed at #25.

What's your opinion of Colossal Boy?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on March 28, 2019, 02:41:44 PM
NOTE:  I have changed the First Appearance information for Chameleon Boy.  I must have pasted it from the wrong field.  It is now correct as he and Colossal boy both appeared in Action Comics #267 (August 1960) as their first appearance.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on March 28, 2019, 05:39:30 PM
I always kind of dug Gim. I mean, name similarity, I was always a big, tall, large kid, and still stand at 6'4 now. I call him my kindred spirit. ;D
He also fulfills my childhood wish fulfillment to be bigger and smash all others that piss me off. 8)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on March 29, 2019, 08:57:38 AM
I always kind of dug Gim ... I call him my kindred spirit. ;D

 :D 8)

And Jeff, I didn't even notice anything out of sorts, my bad!!

Man! Where do I place this kid? I enjoy him most when he is grabbing stuff out of the air. Like all the times he has grabbed the front of the Legion Cruiser or a Space Police cycle to save it from some disaster  ;D but what else ...? Not sure. Going to do another total toss of the dice, putting a place holder here for I know I don't place him in the top 10, but not quite sure how far below that he goes. So, near the midway point for now, I guess, around 23? ... close to Saturn Girl for now I think.
And that is no reflection on our Earth bound and HR's own "Colossal T _ _ _"
 ;)


#03 - Cosmic Boy
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#30 - Superboy



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on April 04, 2019, 05:56:43 PM
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Invisible Kid

Real name:  Lyle Norg
Home world:  Earth
Powers:  Invisibility
First appeared in Action Comics #267 (August 1960), already a member.
Invisible Kid was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.

Origin
Lyle Norg was a a genius and prodigy in biochemistry. He created a serum that allowed him to turn invisible, and earned a place in the Legion of Super-Heroes as one of its earliest members shortly after Colossal Boy and Chameleon Boy.  His scientific aptitude meant he got along well with the super-intelligent Brainiac 5. His abilities made him a valuable asset to the Legion Espionage Squad, of which he was a permanent member.  Though he often served covertly in the background, Lyle's peers recognized his accomplishments and he was eventually elected the Legion's fourth leader in the team's fifth term.

Lyle was instrumental in helping the Legion win back Earth from its possession by Universo. Following his stint as leader, Lyle began to aid Legion cadet Chemical King in the use of his powers and the two became fast friends. After several years of service, Lyle began to be haunted by a ephemeral girl named Myla. Despite her intangibility, the two got along well and Lyle became romantically interested in her.

When the villain Validus attacked Legion Headquarters to steal a device, Lyle was on invisible guard. He destroyed the device to prevent it from falling into enemy hands, but in the process was caught and crushed by Validus, killing Lyle. Myla then appeared to the Legion, revealing herself a ghost and promising to take care of Lyle in the afterlife. He was mourned by the Legion, especially Chemical King and Brainiac 5.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Invisible Kid land?  For me he has landed at #35.

What's your opinion of Invisible Kid?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on April 05, 2019, 01:16:20 AM
Sadly this poor kid was born in the wrong era. Much like Invisible Girl during her early years, he was a victim of early Silver Age writing. Most of their panels were either of little consequence, too passive or just boring as hell and made little to no impact on me during the early years of their life, or mine. But while one grew over time, in power and stature, to become a hero that I place easily into my top 10 favorite characters of all time, my beloved Invisible Woman, the other never had time to become anything to me but a heroic sacrifice to the gods of the floppy.

Therefor, with not so great sorrow, I put his place holder way down the list at 41

#03 - Cosmic Boy
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on April 05, 2019, 05:36:17 PM
I just remember reading about his history, and just 'knowing' it. It's far more tragic in the remembering of this (pretend) person and the affect he had on others, I would guess. Just reading this? Man, tugs on the heart strings, honestly.

But it sounds like his tales just really weren't that good though, either. *shrugs*


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on April 11, 2019, 06:29:38 PM
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Starboy

Real name:  Thom Kallor
Home world:  Xanthu
Powers:  Ability to increase the mass of objects
First appeared in Adventure Comics #282 (March 1961), already a member.

Origin
Thom was born on a orbital satellite over the planet Xanthu in the 30th century. His parents were astronomers and Thom was born with the meta ability to control gravity. After crashing his parents' space cruiser through the tail of a comet, Thom also gained abilities that rivaled that of ancient Kryptonians. Feeling heroic, he adopted the name Star Boy and joined the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Star Boy fell in love with a beautiful new recruit named Dream Girl. Dreamy joined the Legion under false pretenses and ultimately resigned, but Thom still had feelings for her. Dreamy's biggest fan, Kenz Nuhor, was rejected by her because she reciprocated Star Boy's love and so Kenz set out to kill Star Boy. He lured Thom into a trap and would have killed him had Star Boy not shot and killed Kenz in self defense. Having violated the Legion code against killing, a trial was held and Star Boy was found guilty and expelled from the Legion.

Upon his expulsion, Thom was met by Dream Girl and recruited into the Legion of Substitute Heroes. The pair later left the Subs and donned suits of armor to hide their identities as they joined the Legion as Superboy and Supergirl's replacements, per their request. The Legion elected to bring Star Boy and Dream Girl back onto the team despite their past actions. Star Boy served on the Legion for many years and continued his relationship with Dream Girl, even during a strained part of their relationship years later when Dream Girl was elected Legion leader.

While traveling through time, Star Boy became unhinged and came to reside on Earth-22, the Kingdom Come reality. He later used his powers on his costume again to travel to New Earth proper. Shortly upon arriving, Thom discovered that the ancient medicine of that era wasn't enough to keep his schizophrenia in check and he had to cope with his mental illness. This made him lucid enough that he forgot his initial mission, instead taking on the name "Danny Blaine" from a Xanthu pulp hero and deciding to defend Opal City like the Starmen before him. He even took on their codename.

Homeless, he was quickly taken in by Opal's Sunshine Sanitarium to help with his mental confusion. It was there he fell in love with sloppy joes. Shortly thereafter, his heroic efforts in Opal caught the attention of the reformed Justice Society of America and Thom was recruited. He left the JSA after participating in the Lightning Saga crossover then digging up the body of Connor Kent.  With his last mission in the past finally complete, Starman was presumed to return to the future.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Starboy land?  For me he has landed at #9.  I'm sure a lot of that is in no small part because of his adventures with Justice Society.

What's your opinion of Starboy?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on April 12, 2019, 03:12:06 AM
Darn, I actually have no idea about this one. I mean where I would place him. I think I would, on first impulse, place him in my top ten as well, but ... trying to remember more legionnaires that may bump him out and I just can't think right now  :D This is going to be the one character that I move around the most.
 :D

Another place holder. I guess (I need to sit down and list them all and place them so I know where to put them here)
 ;)
And is he and Supes the only male characters with "boy" merged into their name and not a separate word? Just noticed that.
 :D

#03 - Cosmic Boy
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#11 - Starboy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on April 14, 2019, 09:03:31 AM
I do so love reading these. ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on April 18, 2019, 07:54:03 PM
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Duplicate Girl (Formerly Triplicate Girl and Duo Damsel)

Real name:  Luornu Durgo
Home world:  Cargg
Powers:  The ability to create numerous duplicates (Originally, the ability to split into three bodies.)
First appeared in Action Comics #276 (May 1961), already a member.  Revealed in Superboy #147 (May/June 1968) to be the Legion's fourth member.
Triplicate Girl (now Duplicate Girl) was created in 1961 by writer Jerry Siegel (the co-creator of Superman) and artist Jim Mooney.

Origin
Luornu Durgo was born on Cargg, a planet with three suns, which grants its Carggite inhabitants the ability to split themselves into three identical bodies. She left her homeworld after hearing of tryouts for the Legion of Super-Heroes, and she had each of her bodies demonstrate her power to the Legion's three founders (Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, and Lightning Lad) separately. Luornu then surprised them when they gathered to find they had each been approached by the same girl simultaneously. This convinced them to make her their first new Legionnaire recruit, and she joined the team under the code name Triplicate Girl.

After successfully completing many missions as Triplicate Girl, she suffered tragedy when Brainiac 5's robot Computo went rogue and killed one of her three bodies. To the surprise of the Legionnaires and in defiance of traditional Carggite physiology, Luornu's other two bodies managed to survived the loss of the third. She adopted the codename Duo Damsel, with the ability to split into two forms.

When Bouncing Boy lost his powers (temporarily as it turned out), he decided to propose marriage to Luornu, they became the Legion's first married couple. At the wedding, Luornu's second body was kidnapped by Starfinger and she temporarily lost her duplication power due to the villain coveting it for himself. But his plan was foiled by the Legion and Luornu's two selves were reunited. After the ceremony, both Chuck and Lu resigned from active duty and became Legion reservists (due to Legion bylaws, married Legionnaires could not serve full-time).

Luornu also joined the Legion Espionage Squad, a special branch of the Legion that handled covert missions. She also decided to become teacher along with her husband and ran the Legion Academy, a school designed to train prospective Legion members. They enjoyed running the Academy so much that when the Legion Constitution changed its bylaws to allow married couples, they opted to remain reserves

Years later, Luornu and Chuck helped form a new Legion of Substitute Heroes with the retired Cosmic Boy and Night Girl. When the Superboy from the Pocket Universe was killed by the Time Trapper, Duo Damsel was devastated, realizing that she still loved him. She joined a conspiracy with other Legion members, including Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5 and Mon-El, to made a pact to break the Legion code and kill the Time Trapper. In the ensuing battle, Duo Damsel lost another duplicate (the one that wore purple) and was left powerless with a single body. She continued on as an instructor at the Legion Academy but decided her fighting days were behind her after losing two of her selves, rejecting Brainiac 5's gift of a force field belt so that she could continue being a heroine.

The "Retroboot" returned the Legion to a close approximation of the original team prior to the Five Year Gap. Luornu was once again Duo Damsel and wore her classic DD costume. During the Lightning Saga, one of Duo Damsel's two bodies traveled to the 21st century to join Karate Kid on an assignment. Because her other body was still in the 31st century she couldn't duplicate, so while on the mission she called herself "Una." Tragically, both Una and Karate Kid were killed in action in the 21st century. But when Una died, Luornu's single remaining body in the 31st century somehow received a major power upgrade, gaining the ability to split into any number of bodies. Luornu changed her name to Duplicate Damsel and later to Duplicate Girl.  So far, Luornu has opted to remain an instructor at the Legion Academy rather than rejoin the Legion with her greatly enhanced powers.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Duplicate Girl land?  For me she has landed at #23.  

What's your opinion of Duplicate Girl/Duo Damsel/Triplicate Girl?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2019, 03:08:49 PM
No love for poor Duplicate Girl.   :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2019, 03:31:03 PM
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Phantom Girl

Real name:  Tinya Wazzo
Home world:  Bgztl
Powers:  Intangibility
First appeared in Action Comics #276 (May 1961), already a member.
Revealed in Superboy #147 (May/June 1968) to be the Legion's fifth member.
Phantom Girl was created in 1961 by writer Jerry Siegel (the co-creator of Superman) and artist Jim Mooney.

Origin
Tinya Wazzo was born in the 30th century on the extra-dimensional world of Bgztl. While its people are able to pass through walls and other solid objects at will, she was the only member of her race with the ability to pass fully through the Phantom Zone and onto Earth, which shared dimensional space with Bgztl. After the death of her father and disagreements with her mother, Tinya was looking for an escape and found it on a newscast of the newly formed Legion of Super-Heroes. Tinya left her mother Winema and brother Gyma behind and smuggled herself onto Earth with all of her savings. After doing so, Tinya impressed the Legion by showing them how easily their defenses could be breached by a phantom and imploring them to induct her. She was promptly made a member and given the codename Phantom Girl.

Tinya was sworn in alongside Luornu Durgo (Triplicate Girl) and the two became friends as well as the Legion's first recruits following the three founding members.  Phantom Girl became a founding member of the Legion Espionage Squad and became best friends with Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass), and Tinya and Ultraboy would often double-date with Tasmia and her boyfriend Mon-el.  Tinya eventually became the most senior Legionnaire, and has served in the Legion without any absences longer than anyone else in history. As a founder of the Legion Espionage Squad, Tinya displayed remarkable leadership qualities. Despite this, she remained the longest-serving Legionnaire never to be elected as Legion leader (until very recently).

Phantom Girl's original costume consisted of white tights and a cape, with a stylized black 'P' on her chest. Like many Legionnaires she underwent a sexy makeover in the 1970's, losing the cape and wearing a white jumpsuit with wide sleeves, bell-bottom pants, bare shoulders, and revealing rectangular openings down the front of her chest. This "portholes & bell-bottoms" costume became her signature look, and is the basis for her current costume.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Phantom Girl land?  For me she has landed at #11.  

What's your opinion of Phantom Girl?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2019, 03:36:13 PM
With Phantom Girl's addition we now have the first 10 Legionnaire's.  This is how my list is flushing out.

6.  Chameleon Boy
8.  Cosmic Boy
9.  Star Boy
11.  Phantom Girl
14.  Lightning Lad
15.  Saturn Girl
23.  Duplicate Girl (Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel)
25.  Colossal Boy
32.  Superboy
35.  Invisible Kid

Three of my top 5 will be joining in the next wave of 10 members!  And my #3 is coming up next!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on May 02, 2019, 03:51:07 PM
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 ;D ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 02, 2019, 06:44:42 PM
 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on May 02, 2019, 07:24:55 PM
Weird as it is to say, I always considered her the ' hot' one. Rowr!

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 09, 2019, 03:02:05 PM
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Brainiac 5

Real name:  Querl Dox
Home world:  Colu
Powers:  12th level intelligence.  Force field belt.  Creator of the Time Travel bubble and the Legion Flight Ring.
First appeared and joined in Action Comics #276 (May 1961) with Supergirl.
Brainiac 5 was created by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.
Action Comics #276 is currently for sale at mycomicshop.com for the low price of $935.00!!!!  :o

Origin & History
Brainiac 5 is a green-skinned, blond-haired teenage native of the planet Colu, who claimed to be descended from the original Brainiac, one of Superman's deadliest enemies. He wished to join the Legion as atonement for his great-great-grandfather's misdeeds. When Brainiac 1 was revealed to be an android created by the Computer Tyrants, Brainiac 5 "discovered" he was actually descended from Brainiac 2, the leader of the rebellion against the tyrants, as well as being the clone of the original Brainiac. Brainiac 5's ingenuity led to the invention of, amongst other things, the Legion flight ring (perfecting an invention of the original Invisible Kid based on a metal discovered by Mon-El), the anti-lead serum that allowed Mon-El to leave the Phantom Zone and the force field belt which became the signature device of the character. Another of Brainiac 5's creations had less beneficial effects: the super computer Computo, which attempted to take over the world, killing one of Triplicate Girl's three selves in the process. He successfully destroyed his creation with "an anti-matter force", but this highlighted one of his major flaws: a habit of initiating projects without considering the dangers. A much later example was his transformation of fellow scientist Professor Jaxon Rugarth into the psychotic, all-powerful Infinite Man in conjunction with honorary Legionnaire Rond Vidar.

As time went on, Brainiac 5 began to be portrayed as unstable. Long attracted to Supergirl, Brainiac 5 created a robot duplicate of her in his sleep, convincing himself this was the real Supergirl.[2] A few years the Legion encountered Pulsar Stargrave, a villain who convinced Brainiac 5 that he was the Coluan's long-lost father.[3] Brainiac 5 joined Stargrave to battle the sorcerer Mordru, but the android's influence would haunt him long after that. It was claimed in Superboy #225 that Stargrave was actually the original Brainiac android, but the truth of this is uncertain.

When Stargrave murders Ultra Boy's ex-girlfriend An Ryd, Brainiac 5 frames Ultra Boy for the murder. Chameleon Boy, who suspected Brainiac 5 from the beginning, finds proof when Brainiac's madness leads him to an attempt to destroy the universe using the Miracle Machine, a device that turns thoughts into reality. He is stopped by Matter-Eater Lad, who eats the machine, and both are committed to a mental institution (the energies of the Machine having driven Matter-Eater Lad insane). Brainiac 5 eventually recovers his sanity and rejoins the group. Shortly afterward, however, he is accused of having murdered Ultra Boy's ex-girlfriend himself. To prove his innocence, he finds Stargrave and defeats him. He later manages to cure Matter-Eater Lad's insanity.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Brainiac 5 land?  For me he is a solid #3.  One of my all time favorite characters!  

What's your opinion of Brainiac 5?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on May 09, 2019, 06:09:16 PM
My number 1!!I love Brainiac 5!

I mean, his name became part of our language lexicon! How cool is that?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on May 10, 2019, 06:22:44 AM
I instantly thought, without looking at my list of whom I had where, he was also, like Jeff, going to be falling into the #3 spot on my list. Of course that position is already filled, so I had to think if I wanted to adjust my list now, well before I wanted to, or would I slide him in at a later or an earlier spot in the rankings.

I also know there is a certain non-corporeal member that I believe is going to go into the 2nd spot, so it looks like, for now, until I do a final adjustment, he fits in nicely at #4, because I do tend to like Cosmic Boy a tad more... and I honestly don't know why. Brianiac is a "better" character, but for some reason I feel really good about Cos being in the 3rd spot. If I had it my way there would be two #3's  ;D but really it is just nit picking as both are easily in my top 5.

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#11 - Starboy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 10, 2019, 12:22:05 PM
My number 1!!I love Brainiac 5!

I mean, his name became part of our language lexicon! How cool is that?

That is indeed VERY cool!!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 16, 2019, 02:37:46 PM
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Supergirl

Real name:  Kara Zor-El (a.k.a. Linda Lee Danvers)
Home world: Krypton
Powers:  Supergirl has the same powers and abilities of Superman, including superhuman strength, superspeed, heat vision, X-ray vision, telescopic and microscopic vision, flight, invulnerability, and super-speed sufficient to travel through both interstellar space and time
First appeared in Action Comics #252 (May 1959)
Joined the Legion with Brainiac 5 in Action Comics 276 (May 1961).

Origin & History
Supergirl was a resident of the doomed planet Krypton, who at the time of its explosion was a teenager who was often left in charge of her infant cousin Kal-El (who would become Superman on Earth). She was sent in a separate spacecraft to Earth to look over her cousin while he reached maturity. Due to an error in the trajectory of the spacecraft (and because she was traveling close to the speed of light) she arrived many years later the same age as when she'd left while Kal-El had already grown to adulthood, reversing the intended role of child and guardian.

After arriving on Earth Kara soon found her cousin and the two determined that they shared a familial bond and he vowed to protect her. After discovering her powers she agreed to keep her identity secret for a time, taking up residence in the Midvale Orphanage while attending Stanhope College. During her evenings she would fight crime as her alter ego, Supergirl. During this period as well she would travel to the 30th century to meet the Legion of Super Heroes though it took some time for her to be admitted as a member.

Graduating from high school in 1965, Linda Lee goes to college on a scholarship and stays in Stanhope College until she graduates in 1971. During this era, she is helped by her pet cat Streaky, her Super-Horse pet Comet, and befriends Lena Thorul, who had first appeared in the Lois Lane series. Kara is also a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, where she becomes close to Brainiac 5.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Supergirl land?  For me she is at #26.    

What's your opinion of Supergirl?

*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 23, 2019, 07:01:01 PM
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Sun Boy

Real name:  Dirk Morgna
Home world: Earth
Powers:  Heat and light generation.
Sun Boy was created by by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.
First appeared in Action Comics #276 (May 1961).
Joined prior to Adventure Comics #290 (November 1961).

Origin & History
Dirk Morgna's father owned a nuclear power plant, where Dirk worked as a helper. While he was delivering supplies to one of the plant's scientists, Dr. Zaxton Regulus, the machine the scientist was working on exploded resulting in the death of fellow worker Zarl Hendricks. Dr. Regulus blamed the accident, and his subsequent dismissal, on the interruption. He tried to gain revenge on Dirk by throwing him in an atomic reactor; however, due to Dirk's "one-in-a-million genetic structure" instead of killing him, the radiation gave him the power to generate heat and light. 

Dirk took on the name Sun Boy and applied for the Legion, but was rejected in favor of Brainiac 5 and Supergirl for that year's membership slots. He was accepted the next year when he developed his powers of heat generation.

As Sun Boy, Dirk had a dramatic Legion career. Early on he lost his powers and was sidelined, but they recovered. He became space happy on an extended mission in space where he was leader and locked up his teammates, who eventually saved him. Dirk was hit in the head during a press event and suffered amnesia just as Dr. Regulus returned to seek revenge. Dirk regained his memories in time to defeat his rival, doing so again years later when he returned after Dirk's 11 solar year (17-18 years) birthday party. His powers were instrumental in weakening the Servants of Darkness in the Great Darkness Saga but Darkseid continuously knocked him out. During an encounter with the Emerald Empress, she broke Dirk's jaw for his back-talking. He recovered shortly thereafter. Dirk, notorious for quick relationships, had a steady one for a period of time then with Gigi Cusimano, an old friend of Dirk's buddy Colossal Boy. However Dirk ended that relationship as well.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Sun Boy land?  For me he is at #12.    

What's your opinion of Sun Boy?


*Above info found on Wikipedia and Comicvine.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on May 28, 2019, 05:22:49 AM
Dang, how'd I miss the Supergirl post?

Okay, obviously she is down on my list, although I do want to read that last series that had the title "Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes". Will get to it at some point, I guess
 ;D

Man, this is getting harder.

I do remember as a kid really enjoying Sun Boy, thought he was "cool", but not sure I feel the same now though. And that is not to say I don't like him, I do, but I wouldn't/won't put him in my top 3 like I would have when I was 9 or 10
 :)

Looking over my temp list ... I have to put them in at #28 (Supergirl) and #9 (Sun Boy) for now. Yes, I like Supergirl with the Legion more than Superboy.
 :)

And just like I missed the Supergirl post, I also missed this ...

Weird as it is to say, I always considered her the ' hot' one. Rowr!
 :D :D :D

When I was younger, I often thought that THAT was one of the top reasons why she is always my number one! Throw in that white outfit with that multiple Power Girl window ... yeah ....
 ;D ;D
Now that I am older however, I KNOW that is the reason
 :D :D :D :D



#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 29, 2019, 05:26:59 PM
#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Looks like you missed Duplicate Girl also.  She was posted before Phantom Girl.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on May 30, 2019, 05:54:49 AM
Looks like you missed Duplicate Girl also. 

 :o

Well then ....

Okay, I was sitting here for a few seconds thinking about her and I found it hard to separate her from her husband. I hope that doesn't come across as misogynistic, haha, not what I mean at all, just funny that I think of them as such a pair. Kinda like her "Third" self back when she was Triplicate Girl. It is now two of her and Bouncing Boy.
 ;D

Man, I am still having trouble thinking about where I would put here. As a team I do really enjoy them both (Luornu and Chuck), but yeah, hard to separate for me. Or at least hard to separate her from him. I can more easily separate him from her, but only because I think I remember more of his "bouncing" and being part of the action, even when retired, more than I can remember her being two (or three) copies and doing stuff I remember?
 :-\

I suppose as I am having such trouble concentrating on just her as a solo character says it all. Not very impactful to me. Don't hate her, don't love her, just a "shes okay". I think the "Shes okay score" is set around or near the half point so ... we are going to throw her in a tad below Colossal Boy (for now) and place her at a warm, but not hot, #25

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 30, 2019, 09:25:07 AM
Like me, you mainly remember her as Duo Damsel.  As Duplicate girl she now has no limits to the number of times she can generate another body.  Much like Jamie Madrox of the X-Men.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on May 31, 2019, 04:24:37 AM
You sir, are correct. I don't remember her being able to do that!!

I do remember her being a three piece band  ;D, but I truly can't remember knowing that she could have lots and lots of herself copied.

So when her third one died she lost that ability?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2019, 04:44:46 PM
You sir, are correct. I don't remember her being able to do that!!

I do remember her being a three piece band  ;D, but I truly can't remember knowing that she could have lots and lots of herself copied.

So when her third one died she lost that ability?

It's a new thing from the Geoff John's revival.  As Duo Damsel there were only two of her.  After the Lightning Saga one of her was killed along with Karate Kid.  When that one died it somehow triggered a explosion of power in the remaining body and enabled her to make unlimited duplicates.

LOL.  After getting no discussion on her original post she gets a plethora.  Just like her power eruption.   :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on May 31, 2019, 04:47:47 PM
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Shrinking Violet

Real name:  Salu Digby
Home world: Imsk
Powers:  Ability to shrink to microscopic size.
Shrinking Violet was created by by Jerry Siegel and Jim Mooney.
First appeared in Action Comics #276 (May 1961).
Joined prior to Adventure Comics #290 (November 1961).

Origin & History
Salu Digby aka Shrinking Violet was born on 30th Century Earth to Imskian parents, inheriting their native ability to shrink to microscopic size. Salu grew up a very quiet and shy young girl. Despite this, she decided to attempt to join the Legion of Super-Heroes. Salu tried out for membership at the same time as Bouncing Boy and Sun Boy.

At that very same tryout, Supergirl and Brainiac 5 joined the Legion, admitted right away for their impressive powers. Due to her lack of confidence Salu failed in her first attempt to join. Triplicate Girl saw something special about this miniature applicant and convinced her to try again. Salu proved her mettle and became thirteenth member of the Legion.

After a few years of service to the Legion, she was abducted by Imskian radicals led by Micro Lad who wished to replace her with a Durlan named Yera who used her native shape shifting abilities to assume her identity.

Element Lad who at the time was the Legions appointed deputy leader, and Science Police liaison Shvaughn Erin became suspicious of the fake Salu when Yera fell in love with Colossal Boy, who had unrequited crush on the real Salu for years. The Durlan's charade was exposed and Salu was rescued from the Imskian radicals by the team.

When she recovered from her abduction, Salu resumed her position as a Legionnaire. The incident changed her personality making her more cynical and more violent to criminals. This lead her to learn various fighting techniques making her one of the skilled Legionnaire's in hand-to-hand combat. It was also after she had recovered from her confinement that she broke up with Duplicate Boy, who had known that her replacement was a Durlan and not her, but didn't let anyone in the Legion know about it.

Violet began to pursue men she had previously considered "unattainable," such as Sun Boy. But she soon realized the shallowness of such dalliances and started building close friendships with other female Legionnaires instead, especially with Ayla Ranzz (Lightning Lass), who had also broken up with her boyfriend and endured a kidnapping ordeal. The two women grew so close that they entered a romantic relationship (one of the first same-sex romances in mainstream comics) that lasts today.

I have to admit, I did not know she and Lightning Lass had become a couple.  The Shrinking Violet I remember is the shy one.  I think I might have ranked her higher had I been more in tune with the changes she went through after her abduction.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Shrinking Violet land?  For me she is at #22.    

What's your opinion of Shrinking Violet?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on May 31, 2019, 06:28:18 PM
I always thought that Sun boy should be one of the most powerful Legionnaires that they ever had. He's got the power of the sun!

I guess I never really cared for the idea of Supergirl being in the Legion since Superboy was already a charter or rather founding member?

I think I remember reading some of my mom's issues where triplicate girl or maybe it was duo damsel at the time had different dating partners? That was weird!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 01, 2019, 12:52:27 PM
I actually loved the double meaning to her name. She really was a "shrinking Violet". Both mentally and physically, power wise (and that is twice in the last few minutes I have made the "physical and mental" metaphor connection to something...
 :-\

Still, I always liked her look, as well as her power. I think for now, again this is going to be edited in the final draft as I am not listing these prior to ... um ... listing them ...  :D but I am gonna throw her in at #14 for now. It just feels right for some reason.

That design in her "V neck" or "Swoop V" always reminds me of Dormammu or some mystic arts thing.

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 03, 2019, 07:39:33 PM
I believe...Dawnstar is your second list choice, isn't it Perry? ;)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2019, 06:16:19 PM
I believe...Dawnstar is your second list choice, isn't it Perry? ;)

I don't know if it's his, but I know someone else who has her there........


We've got a big event at work tomorrow night so I'm going to post this week's Legionnaire a day early.

So here is Legion member #15........


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 05, 2019, 06:19:19 PM
(https://cafart.r.worldssl.net/images/Category_30262/subcat_191050/XJ7fFR6i_200618210030lola.jpg)(https://foxhugh.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/bbgrp1.jpg)(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTDyJWzNeCSqvmVIE0D7FZGV_IXEiAwkUpw8qFjDltkIsmr1t67)

Bouncing Boy

Real name: Chuck Taine
Home world: Earth
Powers:  Super-bouncing.
Bouncing Boy created by Jerry Siegel & Jim Mooney.
First appeared in Action Comics #276 (May 1961).
Joined prior to Action Comics #287 (April 1962).
 

Origin & History
Chuck Taine was born on Earth with no powers. He received his ability to inflate when he accidentally drank a super plastic formula which he thought was soda pop. He applied for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes, but was at first rejected. However, after he used his new power to defeat a robber using electric weaponry (which did not affect him because his bouncing kept him from being grounded), he was admitted and took the codename Bouncing Boy. With his good humor, wit and charm, Taine appointed himself the Legion's "Morale Officer".

Bouncing Boy became a teacher at the Legion Academy, and had a solo victory against The Hunter. This boosted Chuck's confidence, and once again losing his powers, he proposed to Duo Damsel (formerly Triplicate Girl). The two quickly married on Mars at Nix Olympia, and they both retired from the Legion due to the rule that Legionnaires could not be married. That rule was later overturned, but the couple decided to stay as Legion reserves.  Chuck now had the happy life of being legally married to two women.  :D

Once again, Bouncing Boy's powers returned and he and Duo Damsel settled on the colony world of Wondil IX. After helping the Legion on a few occasional missions, the pair returned to Earth to become the headmasters of the Legion Academy. 

Infinite Crisis restored a close analogue of the original Legion to continuity, shortly after the Magic Wars. Chuck is once more an instructor alongside his wife Luornu at the Legion Academy and a Legion reservist. After his wife's second body was killed this time, she developed the power to duplicate an unlimited amount of copies of herself. They discovered this ability while the Taines were on their third honeymoon and then quickly came running when the team sent out a distress call for help against Superboy-Prime and his Legion of Super-Villains. Bouncing Boy is currently helping to train the next class of students at Legion Academy.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Bouncing Boy land?  For me he is at #34.  As much as I like the character, I can't rank him very high because...well...his power is ridiculous.    

What's your opinion of Bouncing Boy?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 06, 2019, 04:25:35 AM
I believe...Dawnstar is your second list choice, isn't it Perry? ;)

A very good choice for second, so I don't blame Jeff for having her there  ;), but no, that spot has been held for another member of the Legion  ;D And no, I don't think it would be the next character you would think of either
 ;D
Of course I think I already need to change something a little further down. I am doing this on the fly, with only a general idea where I am placing them, so that shouldn't be too surprising nor should the fact that I would probably do it any even if I knew right where I wanted them
 :D

But reading the issues I have been reading lately, does have me wanting to make a move, but I will wait until it is over and get a finalized version up and leave this alone for now. Who knows, maybe it will change back to this when all is said and done.
 8)

And Jeff, I also see I missed your replay on Triplicate Girl
What the heck is going on that I keep missing the Legion posts
 >:(

Anywho ... for good 'ole Chuck, well I can certainly understand why Jeff would place him so far down the list, and like Jeff, I have always thought of him as a good character and heck a lovable sort. Plus, to me, kind of a Mr. Fantastic that only stretches one way ... OUT!  ;D I still have images of him slamming into people in his round damn ball shape, bouncing this way and that, knocking people's jaws out of socket  ;D and yeah, that is laughable, it was also a very cool part of the fights. You could always count on those motion lines zooming across the panels when Chuck was in action.
 ;D
But yeah, come on, he is a nice guy that can become a beach ball, soooooo

I think I like Jeff's spot just fine.
#34 it is

And I can certainly see, looking ahead, where I am going to have to redo this list once it is done
 :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid

OH, and thinking of Chuck just now, thinking of how DC went double letter alliteration with his name BOuncing BOy, for some reason brought this character into my head.
A Legionnaire who's power is his ability to mimic any sound while singing Karaoke ...
"BeyoncŤ Boy" 
 ;D
I know, I know, but it has Boy in the first name as well
 ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 06, 2019, 07:15:43 PM
I always loved how goofy Chuck was...until I found out that my favorite hero name and power EVER existed!!--

MATTER-EATER LAD!!!!!


I swear, he's my totem spirit!!!  :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 07, 2019, 10:00:28 AM
 ;D ;D

I always thought it would be cool if his real code name was Matter Eater Adolescent Lad - M.E.A.L  ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 13, 2019, 02:09:12 PM
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Ultra Boy

Real name:  Jo Nah
Home world: Rimbor
Powers:  Super-strength, super-speed, flight, invulnerability, flash vision, and "penetra-vision" (all approximately at Kryptonian power levels), only one of which can be used at a time.
Ultra Boy was created by Jerry Siegel and Curt Swan.
First appeared and joined in Superboy #98 (July 1962).  


(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/4/42/Superboy98.jpg/220px-Superboy98.jpg)

Origin & History
Jo Nah (his real name was derived from the biblical figure Jonah by his creators) was a young man born on the seedy world of Rimbor. He used to run with a gang called the Emerald Dragons. Jo was traveling in his space-speedster when he was swallowed by an energy-beast. Fortunately, a Galactic Patrol Cruiser saw this and rescued him by slicing the creature open with a ray. Jo escaped, but his body was charged by the radiation of the monster. He discovered that he could see through anything, even lead. Later, he found that the energy could be used for many different powers, but he could only use it for one super-power at a time. He decided to use these abilities to help law enforcement, earning him the name UItra Boy and a recommendation to join the Legion of Super-Heroes. As part of his initiation, Jo traveled with Marla Latham to the 20th century to learn Superboy's secret identity. Upon success, Ultra Boy was inducted into the team.

As a Legionnaire, Ultra Boy proved to be one of their cleverest members. He purposefully planted a criminal record for himself to be expelled by the Legion, so that he could gain the trust of space thieves and then turn around and bring them into custody. Legionnaire Phantom Girl was his biggest defender. The two began a long-term romance shortly thereafter. Ultra Boy often worked alongside Mon-El and Superboy as the Legion's "big three" for their power levels.

Ultra Boy served two terms as Legion leader. He campaigned for a third term as Legion leader but became the deputy to Dream Girl. Their leadership styles were incompatible and he resigned from the position.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Ultra Boy land?  For me he is at #7.    

What's your opinion of Ultra Boy?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 15, 2019, 05:44:17 AM
Before I get to this one, I want to interrupt the polling and talk about the new Legion series that is ready to semi-start (well, start with a two issue mini) in September.

First off and I have no idea why this didn't hit me as soon as it was announced that Bendis was aging Jon, but yeah, he is going to be in the new Legion, filling the roll as Superboy. Of all the reasons that could have been the case for aging that character, this could be the only one I will, as a fan, accept. As much as I love/loved the partnership and dichotomy of Damien and Jon, I think it is a great idea. If you are restarting the legion, you need a Superboy. Okay, sure, you don't NEED one, but it sure makes sense given the history. So yes, sorry Bendis, even though I will miss young Jon more than I can express, I apologize. This is smart. (Having him and his mother go off with his "Grand-father" in order to age him was crazy stupid and something Clark would've never done, but means to end and all that I suppose)
 ::)

Anyway, if you guys have seen the cover to Superman #15 you can see some of the Legionnaires making their appearance  ... seen below, in the middle of the group


(https://i.postimg.cc/13HQ6LcV/supes-15.jpg)



My question about the pic (other than why oh why the crazy ass hair styles!!!??), is who is that last character coming through behind Wildfire? A closer look ...


(https://i.postimg.cc/D0yC9M4H/supes152.jpg)

Is that the aforementioned Ultra Boy? Timberwolf? Some new character? Anyone recognize that chest pattern?
_________
SEMI-EDIT (thought of this right before I posted :D) - Could that be Booster? It kinda looks like him, yeah? Or at least his colors and something he would/could look like?
_________

We can already tell some changes to the core three as Cosmic Boy now appears to be Latin. But anyone want to take odds on if Lightning Lad ... or Saturn Girl will be gay? Ya know, got to keep up with the times and all. If they do the entire Legion roster, at least two members will be gay, three Latin, 3 Black. Much like when James Robinson introduced Alan Scott as gay when he reset the JSA in Nu52, now is the time to do it. As long as they don't change Dawnstar. Man, would they get pummeled
 :D

Here is some more pics of the new designs ... nothing on the one character I asked about above though  >:(


(https://i.postimg.cc/9MMCWVSY/Legion-Millennium-1-spoilers-concept-art-1-Brainiac-5-1.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YjcHfFSd/Legion-Millennium-1-spoilers-concept-art-6-Shadow-Lass-1.jpg)

(https://i.postimg.cc/G2V2VH2y/Legion-Millennium-1-spoilers-concept-art-2-Chameleon-Boy-1.jpg)


Wildfire looked a little too skinny for me at first, but I also think that makes sense. An energy cloud doesn't need to look super buff.
 ;D

One first glance, I hated Chameleon Boy. Change is hard darn it. But the more I looked at it, the more I felt it was perfect. He now LOOKS like someone that would be a changeling
 :)

Shadow Lass is great, Brainiac 5 is ... okay, Lightning Lad looks about the same (which is good, his look is perfect) and Saturn Girl's outfit is ... gonna take some time to get used to. I get it, Rings around Saturn, but ...
 :-\

~~ Also, posting this and thinking about the Legion reminded me that I forgot to reply to a post from Jimmy a couple days ago, I had to run out right when I saw it and then I forgot all about it, so while I am thinking about it, while I am here in the Legion thread, while I don't feel like searching for his original post and before I forget again, I am going to reply here -

Yes Jimmy, that cover of Millennium #1 is really F'n cool the way it looks like the Legion Flight Rings!!!
 :)

(https://i.postimg.cc/K87wKwhk/legion-mil.jpg)


Now, I guess that is all for now ... other than replying to Jeff's poll.
 :)

Well I can already see my list is jacked up. I have a pretty good idea who I want to fill the top 10, or I did, but now? I guess I forgot about him or ... something. Anyway, I will fix it at the end
 ;D

I believe Ultra Boy to be one of the most used Legionnaires. I am just thinking back to all the Legion stories I remember and it seems he was in everyone of them using "one" of his powers to help out. I know that is not the case, but man, it seems like it and that often used to help factor alone makes him a valuable member, so he just has to go in my top 10 ... which means someone has to fall out ... UUUGGGHHHH

Okay, again, I will finalize later but for now, I'm sliding him in at one spot below Jeff. I think that is close to where he would end up, so yeah ... that sounds good. For now
 :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 -
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 15, 2019, 11:17:46 AM

 (Having him and his mother go off with his "Grand-father" in order to age him was crazy stupid and something Clark would've never done, but means to end and all that I suppose)
 

No.

That is where I have always had a big issue with Bendis. I can't stand his continuity/history ambivalence/ignorance/ignoring just to tell the story he wants. THAT is a huge issue I have with Bendis. That drives me crazy. That's just lazy writing.

But your joy is infectious, Perry! Carry on. ;)

*also, I bet Reep is going to be that blathering rookie idiot dialogue character for Bendis. You know? Spidey from Avengers, Iceman from X-men, Star Lord from GotG. I'd bet money on it. Also, I would bet money that at some point, first issue even, that Imra does that stupid stilted 'uh huh?' 'uh huh' 'yeah?' yeah but'  conversation "dialogue" of his, but with her being the only one answering, since she's reading Rokk's mind and just answering out loud the question's he's thinking.

Also, will the Durlan's be his Skrulls here for an invasion? Will he turn Brande's focus on his head as a spy for the Durlan's, and that the Legion was meant to foster good will and allegiance to him, only to be turned as a weapon on the United Planets?

How obnoxiously snarky and one-linery only will Lightning Lad be? (ala Bendis' Iron Man, Spider-woman, etc).

Wow...I will stop. I'll leave it here, but I'll apologize.

And maybe I should just leave.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 15, 2019, 01:11:23 PM
Joy? I was being snarky about means to an end, brotha!!
 ;D

And sure all those things are gonna happen. Those are his tropes. Each and every writer has them. It is just that Bendis' tropes aggravate you more than other writers.

And no way you should leave. Who will be are curmudgeon if you leave?
 :D

Still hope this starts off with a bang. If it is anything like his run on Action Comics I will be very happy. If it like his Superman title, I will be less so.
 ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 15, 2019, 06:19:01 PM
"Your Honor? Request to have my statement stricken from the record."
"Granted."

Sorry there Perry. I totally misread that. 8) ;)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 16, 2019, 03:32:30 AM
Sorry there Perry. I totally misread that. 8) ;)

 ;D
Perfectly fine, buddy. As long as you miss it when I do stupid stuff like this from time to time ...

And no way you should leave. Who will be are curmudgeon if you leave?

 ::)
Man, it's getting really bad now. The brain is a slippin'

"Their" is no way to get around it and "they're" is nothing "worst" "then" making those simple spelling mistakes "are" grammar errors. It "effects" me a lot, but I beg "you're" forgiveness
 ;D



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2019, 11:15:33 AM
First thing I said when I saw the Legion pictures was "What's with the shitty haircuts?"

I see Perry thought the same thing but voiced it more tactfully than I did.

When reading through your thoughts on PCing up the Legion, don't forget - Shrinking Violet and Lightning Lass are already in a lesbian relationship.  So it wouldn't be unprecedented to make some changes.  Of course I hate changing current characters when it doesn't make sense.  I fully believe you can introduce new characters that are of diverse backgrounds and that they can become popular and hold their own in the current universe.  I wish they would do more of that.

I'm pretty confidant that other character is Timbor Wolf.  I need to look up his symbol but I think it looks like him.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 16, 2019, 01:23:42 PM
My thought was for Timber Wolf, if for nothing else the seemingly apparent orange hue of his suit, and the goatee he's sporting (for the mysterious character).

And Ultra Boy! Back to topic, I love Ultra Boy! The weird green phoenix bird on the chest; solid red shirt with GREEN pants! (okay, to me, Robin pulls it off, but not Ultra Boy so much), but still a big favorite of mine! In the top 5 of my unwritten list!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 16, 2019, 02:33:26 PM
See, Jimmy? You see Orange and I see Gold
 ;D
You are probably right though. Heck, you and Jeff both think it is Timberwolf and are probably correct.

And Jeff, yes, LL and SV do indeed fill two spots. Didn't even think about that. I guess that knocks out Lightning Lad as being the third, no way the do the brother sister both gay, I don't see that happening, but it would be wild. Cosmic Boy did have that pink uniform, I hope they don't go that route either. And please, not Matter-Eater Lad
 :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 16, 2019, 07:43:13 PM
With everything going on in Doomsday Clock to fix the time line, I donít think theyíre really going to erase decades of continuity after just bringing the Silver age Legion back.  That would be a mistake.  Weíll just have to wait and see.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 17, 2019, 02:27:35 AM
With everything going on in Doomsday Clock to fix the time line, I donít think theyíre really going to erase decades of continuity after just bringing the Silver age Legion back. 

I agree for the most part, but we are already seeing a difference from the Silver Age Legion with Cosmic Boy and he is one eighth of the group we have seen. I am sure there will be more than that.

And I am not saying that is a bad thing, merely that it will be a thing
 ;D
And just to clarify, not that it needs it, but just want to do it  ;D the comment about Cosmic Boy wearing pink was only a reference to how stupid it would be if, because of that, they decided to turn his sexuality. I don't care if everyone in the Legion turns out to be gay (although that would probably stir a hell of a lot of turmoil  :D :D), but I don't want the only male character that once wore pink to be one of the ones they choose. ya know, don't be that company. Don't be that anything.
 :)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Gay Titan on June 20, 2019, 12:03:25 PM
I hated and at the same time loved his "open front, closed sides"costume.

It truly made no sense. Especially for a guy.
 :D

Appealed to the gays.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 20, 2019, 04:01:11 PM
(https://static.comicvine.com/uploads/scale_small/10/101435/2120240-mon_el__4_.jpg)

Mon-El

Real name:  Lar Gand
Home world: Daxam
Powers:  Same powers as a Kryptonian, but with vulnerability to lead instead of Kryptonite; see Powers and abilities of Superman.
First appeared and sent to the Phantom Zone in Superboy #89 (June 1961).
Joined in Adventure Comics #300 (September 1962). Freed from the Phantom Zone after more than 1000 years in Adventure Comics #305 (February 1963).

Origin & History
When Superman was still just young Clark Kent, a rocket containing a boy with powers much like his own crash landed in Smallville. The boy awoke with no memories of who he was, but he spoke Kryptonian. Believing the boy to be a survivor of Krypton like himself, Clark gave him the name Mon-El which means "Mon" because he landed on Earth on a Monday and "El" from Clark's Kryptonian family name. Mon-El adopted a human secret identity Bob Cobb to integrate into Superboy's hometown of Smallville. However, when Mon-El failed to experience pain during an unnoticed inadvertent exposure to kryptonite, Superboy suspected Mon-El was deliberately pretending to be a Kryptonian for some nefarious purpose.

Superboy created a fake kryptonite meteorite made of lead, when Mon-El is exposed to lead cause him collapsed in pain and he also regains his memories. Mon-El explained to Clark that he was from the planet Daxam. Clark found out that unlike Kryptonite poisoning, lead poisoning could not be reversed. To save his friend's life, Clark placed Mon-El in the Phantom Zone until a cure for him could be found.

Clark never found a cure and Mon-El remained in the Phantom Zone, that was until the 31st Century when he is released by Legion of Super-Heroes. Saturn Girl created a temporary antidote Serum XY-4, which allows Mon-El to be released from the Zone for brief periods of time. During this period, he was considered an honorary Legionnaire. Later Brainiac 5 created a permanent antidote, based on Saturn Girl's serum, with the addition of Kryptonite.

He stayed with the Legion for many years and serving several terms as leader. He also found the love of his life with his teammate, Tasmia Mallor (Shadow Lass). He stayed away from Daxam for the most part, until the evil Darkseid transformed the entire planet into his "Servants of Darkness." The Servants completely destroyed the planet and after they were freed, Mon-El took responsibility for helping his people return to normal.

When last seen, Mon-El was chosen to become a Green Lantern by Dyogene. Before leaving, he told by Shadow Lass that even though he is a GL, the Legion, Earth and his friends will always be his family.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Mon-El land?  For me he is at #5.    

What's your opinion of Mon-El?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 21, 2019, 09:11:18 AM
I hated and at the same time loved his "open front, closed sides"costume.

It truly made no sense. Especially for a guy.
 :D

Appealed to the gays.

 :)
Did it? Or was it just you?  ;D
It still made no sense, I mean, he had to use that spray to hold the thing up!!
"Come on Cos, there is an emergency!"
"Okay, but let me first spray my sides so my costume will stay on"
 ;D

And while I'm not gay, I also did admit that the stupid ass thing appealed to me too
 ;D 

Now, as for Mon-El, and this might be a big shocker to you guys, but yeah ...

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 21, 2019, 12:08:05 PM
A pure unfiltered Superman analog, and he's your second favorite?!?! :o


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 21, 2019, 01:30:04 PM
Now, as for Mon-El, and this might be a big shocker to you guys, but yeah ...

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El

 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

But I ranked him a lot higher than Superboy/man also so I'm not THAT surprised.   ;)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 22, 2019, 05:04:36 AM
A pure unfiltered Superman analog, and he's your second favorite?!?! :o

 :D
I knew that would blow your mind a tad, Jimmy, but he is so much better than Supes, to me. I liked his Phantom Zone origin/struggles, I love that his kryptonite was something as common as lead (a lead alergy? ha) and back when I was a kid reader, he actually had a personality.
 ;D
Plus, for some reason, he always looked cooler when he used any of his eye power beams. Maybe it was the red backdrop of his uniform, but whatever the reason he always looked real cool blasting, say, heatvision.
Of course I went looking for an image of him doing just that and I couldn't find any.
He does have the "___" Vision powers, yeah?
Tell me I am not misremembering that badly
Tell me I did not just type misremembering!!!
 :D ;D



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 22, 2019, 08:39:04 AM
No, he's an exact duplicate of Superman.

Not that they could have known 60 years ago that making a planet of exact Supermans-that wasn't blown up!!!-wouldn't be something to be worried about.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 22, 2019, 01:24:06 PM
 ;D
Sure, he started out that way, other than the Phantom Zone time and the Lead poisoning, but he did get a much better "character" with personality long before your silly man with an "S" did ... at least in the order I read them both
 ;)
EDIT
But I am now enjoying Superman (well, in Action Comics anyway) so what do I know?
 ;D ;D
  :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2019, 02:59:21 PM
And now for Jimmy's #1............

 :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2019, 03:01:00 PM
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Matter-Eater Lad

Real name:  Tenzil Kem
Home world: Bismoll
Powers:  Can eat any substance.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #303 (December 1962).
Matter-Eater Lad was created by Jerry Siegel and John Forte.

Origin & History
Matter-Eater Lad was the fifteenth member to join the Legion of Super-Heroes. When his homeworld of planet Bismoll found that microbes had made all their food inedible, the population evolved their ability to eat all matter as a survival mechanism to overcome that problem. Tenzil had such an ability and used it to gain admission to the Legion.

He was constantly being drafted into his planet's political system due to his fame as a Legion member. He did have one major moment of heroism as a Legionnaire, when he saved the universe by eating the "indestructible" Miracle Machine, though the energies of the device left him insane for several years.

His insanity would eventually be cured by Brainiac 5, and he would become a free spirit who reveled against his planet's virtual enslavement of him as a senator by becoming a multi-media celebrity. He eventually came into conflict with former Legion villain Prince Evillo, founder of The Devil's Dozen, and was sent to a Hades-like dimension. Having been technically "dead," Kem was voted out of office by the opposition party.

The events of the Infinite Crisis miniseries have restored a close analogue of the Pre-Crisis Legion to continuity. Matter-Eater Lad is included in their number but is MIA.

In Superman #694, Matter-Eater Lad is revealed to have been masquerading as Mon-El's friend Mitch, owner of a local cafe. He reveals his identity by stepping in to save a woman trapped in a burning car, allowing Mon-El to continue fighting the larger threats.

As revealed in Adventure Comics (vol. 2) #8, Matter-Eater Lad is part of a secret team sent by the late RJ Brande to the 21st century to save the future in the Last Stand of New Krypton storyline.

Beyond this...we don't know what has happened to Matter-Eater Lad!


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Matter-Eater Lad land?  For me he is at #37.    

What's your opinion of Matter-Eater Lad?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 27, 2019, 03:03:59 PM
I have to admit, I had forgotten all about his story of going insane while saving the world and then getting cured by Brainiac 5 in order to save the world a second time.  I had him at 43 but bumped him up after getting my memory jarred while researching this one.  Like Perry, I may have to re-do my list once I finish this!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 28, 2019, 05:36:46 AM
Where you had him is almost where I am placing him. If 43 is the last, MEL falls into spot #42. Not much more to say about that
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on June 28, 2019, 06:45:09 AM
Where you had him is almost where I am placing him. If 43 is the last, MEL falls into spot #42. Not much more to say about that
 ;D

Actually - there are 50 spots.  On my list #'s 45-50 have six legionnaires I've never read about so I put them there and am not considering them really listed on my list.

So at 43 on my list he would have been second to last, like yours.

And I suspect my last place spot is reserved for the exact same member as yours.  In fact, I'd bet the farm on that.   :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on June 28, 2019, 08:18:27 AM
I don't know ... Maybe?  ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on June 28, 2019, 07:11:52 PM
There's my boy- MATTER EATER JIM, er, LAD!!!

Love this power! LOL

OH man, I had no idea he went crazy and all that.

I bet he's been forgotten in the past now. :(


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2019, 03:40:49 PM
Since Thursday is the 4th of July, I'm going to post this week's Legionnaire early. 

And since I'll be on vacation next week, I may not be able to post one for next week.


So enjoy this next one for awhile.   ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 02, 2019, 03:42:00 PM
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Element Lad

Real name:  Jan Arrah
Home world: Trom
Powers:  Elemental transmutation.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #307 (April 1963).

Origin & History
In his first story he is briefly known as "Mystery Lad" as the Legionnaires try to guess his superpower. Jan is the last survivor of Trom; with all of the planet's natives sharing Jan's abilities, the other Trommites had been massacred by the space pirate Roxxas for refusing to transmute valuable elements for him. Jan had only survived this genocide because he had been in space at the time.

With the aid of the Legion, Roxxas is brought to justice and Jan joins the Legion, using the codename Element Lad. He is a member of the Legion for many years, serving terms as leader and deputy leader. He is eventually linked romantically to Shvaughn Erin, the Science Police's Legion liaison, who herself first appeared in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #241 (July 1978).

Element Lad has always been one of the most powerful members of the Legion, yet one of the most withdrawn. His mental discipline, which guarded him from accidentally killing people with a stray thought, allowed few people to get close to him. This changed when he met the Science Police liaison to the Legion, Shvaughn Erin. Their relationship grew at a pivotal time in Jan's Legion career. After serving as the team's deputy leader, he was appointed to the post by Lightning Lad, who resigned. He was angered to lose the ensuing election to Dream Girl, (coming in second for the fourth time) but bounced back after that to win two full terms for himself. Jan and Shvaughn made a good team. They worked together to investigate suspicious things surrounding the Legionnaire Shrinking Violet and eventually uncovered the fact that she'd been replace by a Durlan spy.

After Infinite Crisis, Element Lad's original history has more or less been reestablished. He was a member of the team that went back to the 21st century to help Mon-El fulfill his destiny, during which time he posed as one of Superboy (Kon-El)'s teachers in Smallville.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Element Lad land?  For me he is at #4 and I always preferred the green and blue uniform even though the arrow made no sense.    

What's your opinion of Element Lad?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 02, 2019, 07:58:06 PM
I remember thinking why does this guy play second fiddle to anyone? Arguably one of the most powerful people in existence, I guess he would only be limited in his power scope and abilities. I mean, he's a walking fusion reactor! He doesn't wield sun powers like Sun Boy, he can create the entire process at any given time!

I guess I always found him lacking in what he did with his powers. I always thought he should be unstoppable, ala the Molecule Man from Hickman's Secret Wars.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 05, 2019, 06:49:28 AM
I am placing him at #7, but I already know I am moving him up when I re-do this list of mine. I should place him in that opening at #5, but I just can't move him ahead of the character that I have set for that spot yet. However, if I continue to re-read/read more of the 80's Legion I am currently/occasionally going through, he may just jump ahead of that character anyway.

I had honestly forgotten how important Element Lad was to the Legion. If nothing else, I am glad I have gone back to read the issues I recently did to find that I need to acknowledge that fact. This guy is not just a typical member, he is an important one. I agree with Jimmy about the use (of lack of) of his powers, but his mental side, his leadership is top notch and the issues I am into now really show that fact. But yes, he should have been shown to be a lot more powerful than he was shown in the issues I remember ... and the ones I don't. Haha


#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 08, 2019, 02:34:31 PM
What a time for this preview to come out ...

NOooooo


(https://i.postimg.cc/gJ6rNdvP/D-2-Zrf-W4-AEt-BAp.jpg)

I mean, come on.

Ridiculous. Zombie dude? or worst ... Zombie Surfer?
Crap
Please not my prize leader!!

Others and sneak preview of pages HERE (https://www.dccomics.com/blog/2019/07/08/long-live-the-legion-legion-of-super-heroes-millennium-2-cover-revealed)

I also don't like Blok. Didn't care for Dawnstart either, at first, but slowly growing on me. At least she looks more age appropriate now I guess? They certainly didn't shy away from the Native American type history. Matter-Eater Lad is another whiff in my eyes, but DreamGirl, while totally different, does look pretty cool. Is that a big black bouncing boy I see inside the ring of cover #2? Also trying to think who the girl with the slot-glasses could be?
Most seem okay, I guess, but ...
But still, Element Lad?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 08, 2019, 03:26:47 PM
WHAT in the F***ing HELL?!!!

That's an ...abomination! M-E Lad is...not a LAD!!

Ugh. I know it's Sook's designs, but I still spread that filth of poor design to ...BENDIS!!!

;) 8)

But seriously, what the hell.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 08, 2019, 07:45:47 PM
 >:(


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 09, 2019, 03:20:17 AM
Still trying to figure out that girl in pink, but now I am wondering if that guy I was talking about inside the ring circle could actually be Polar Boy. His hair looks a little "icy". I guess I went the body shaming angle and just assumed a chubby dude would be Bouncing Boy?
 ;D
EDIT - And only going off the green outfit here but, could that be the new Shrinking Violet behind Super Boy's left shoulder? And is that Queen Projecta in the pink? With slotted Glasses? Not sure how that connects ...  ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 13, 2019, 08:49:01 AM
I may not be able to read this.  I donít want another retcon.   :-\


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 13, 2019, 11:12:00 AM
right, isn't this the 30th century, or the 32nd century instead?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2019, 05:05:48 PM
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Lightning Lass

Real name:  Ayla Ranzz
Home world: Winath
Powers:  Electrical manipulation; control and generation of electrical fields.
Later gravity negation, then regained her original powers.
First appeared First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #308 (May 1963).

Origin & History
Ayla Ranzz was the twin sister of a founding member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Garth Ranzz (Lightning Lad), and the younger sister of the villainous Mekt Ranzz (Lightning Lord). While traveling from their home planet of Winath, all three siblings became stranded on the 'lightning world' of Korbal, where they were attacked by powerful creatures known as lightning beasts. Rather than being killed, the Ranzz's somehow survived the attack and gained formidable lightning powers themselves. Ayla originally joined the Legion of Super-Heroes disguised as Lightning Lad, claiming to be her brother back from the dead after his apparent death at the hands of the villain Zaryan. Ayla's impersonation of her brother was soon discovered, but she proved her worth to the team and was admitted into the Legion as Lightning Lass.

For many years she was called Light Lass, after Dream Girl used the science of her homeworld Naltor to change Ayla's lightning powers with the ability to make objects super-lightweight, or anti-gravity powers (The Light Lass powers were explained both ways over the years).

In original continuity, Ayla had two major romantic relationships: first with Timber Wolf, and later with a female teammate, Shrinking Violet, which lasted all the way to the end of original continuity.

The event known as Infinite Crisis brought together the Legions of all three continuities. Afterward, the current Legion of Super-Heroes has returned to being a close approximation of the original Pre-Crisis team prior to the Five Year Gap. Ayla Ranzz has returned to her Lightning Lass identity and possesses her original lightning powers along with a variation of her original blue and orange costume. In the Lightning Saga (which chronicled Legion events leading up to Infinite Crisis), it was mentioned that Ayla had reconciled with Timber Wolf, implying that the two may have gotten back together. However, more recent events ended that speculation; Ayla is currently in a steady romantic relationship with Shrinking Violet, just as they were at the end of original Legion continuity.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Lightning Lass land?  For me she is at #24.  In hindsight, I should have swapped her out with Colossal Boy but all well, close enough.   

What's your opinion of Lightning Lass?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 15, 2019, 05:51:44 PM
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Believe it or not, with Lightning Lass above, we have made it through the first 20 Legionnaires and we're still in the Silver Age!

Here is how my favorite list is shaping up with the 20 we have already discussed.

3   Brainiac 5
4   Element Lad
5   Mon-El
6   Chameleon Boy
7   Ultra Boy
8   Cosmic Boy
9   Star Boy
11   Phantom Girl
12   Sun Boy
14   Lightning Lad
15   Saturn Girl
22   Shrinking Violet
23   Duplicate Damsel
24   Lightning Lass
25   Colossal Boy
26   Supergirl
32   Superboy
34   Bouncing Boy
35   Invisible Kid
37   Matter-Eater Lad

Twenty down and three of my top 10 are still out there somewhere!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 16, 2019, 02:49:44 AM
Man, a tough one.
Not sure where I want to place her yet ... certainly low as from what I can remember she is so derivative of her brother, especially early on, but then she does get some character development later that separates her from the mold ... but ... wasn't really a fan of hers, but I am just now relearning a lot of the legion now that I am reading them again, for the first time as an older reader. Still, eh ... as she is a sibling, how about between the two cousins at #29, for now?

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 22, 2019, 06:00:06 PM

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Dream Girl

Real name:  Nura Nal
Home world: Naltor
Powers: Precognition.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #317 (February 1964).

Origin & History
Nura Nal was born on Naltor in the thirtieth century. Naltor's native denizens are genetically inclined to be precognitives, with the ability to see into the future. At a young age, Nura became recognized as the most powerful precog among her people, more able to dream with peculiar accuracy, or see a few moments into the future while awake, than any other. Nura's exceptional beauty often hid the fact that she was also exceptionally bright, and once she reached adulthood, she had already mastered advanced Naltorian science, putting her among the galaxy's intellectual elite. Nura eventually left Naltor to act on one her visions in which she foresaw the death of several members of the Legion of Super-Heroes on a mission in space. Determined to prevent their deaths, she introduced herself to the Legion using the code name of Dream Girl.

Though Nura continued to receive constant attention from the unattached male Legionnaires (and even some of the attached ones), Star Boy (Thom Kallor) was the one who eventually managed to capture her heart. Nura became very close to him and she was romantically involved with Star Boy for many years. Dream Girl spent several years as someone who needed to be rescued, partly due to her effective but non-combative power. Not wanting to be a liability she trained intensively in hand-to-hand combat in order to better serve the team on the field. She was a quick study and became a highly skilled martial artist, second on the team in unarmed combat to only Karate Kid. Her precognitive power to foresee an opponent's moves before they even made them further enhanced her effectiveness as a fighter.

Dream Girl soon rejoined the Legion and continued serving as a highly valued member. After Lightning Lad's term as Legion leader went horribly awry, the team decided it was time to elect a new leader, and Dream Girl announced that she was officially running for the position. The other candidates initially scoffed at the idea of the Legion's glamor girl winning the job, until they realized to their dismay that she would not have announced her candidacy had she not already foreseen herself winning. Sure enough, Dream Girl was elected leader, becoming only the second female Legionnaire ever to do so (after Saturn Girl).

Shortly after she assumed leadership the Legion was faced with one of the most dire challenges in their history -- the Great Darkness Saga. The ancient super-villain Darkseid attempted to conquer the whole of the United Planets. He very nearly succeeded, but the Legion, with Dream Girl's able leadership, finally managed to thwart him after an epic and costly struggle.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Dream Girl land?  For me, as one of my all time favorites, she is at #10.     

What's your opinion of Dream Girl?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 23, 2019, 06:35:31 AM
Constantly on the move, as far as where she would land on a list of my favorite Legion characters, is how I would describe her  ;D She really does move up and down my mental list quite often (relatively speaking of course) so of course this will probably change when I finalize my list, but for now I am going to throw here in at #16. Only because I know who will be taking the two remaining spots in my current top 10 for now and I want to leave a couple more spots for someone I might be forgetting.
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 27, 2019, 07:21:09 AM
Ugh.  I need to keep replying to this thread so that this page fills up and a new page starts so I can stop seeing that gawd awful Element Lad at the top of the page.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 27, 2019, 12:43:32 PM
Lightning Lass and being derivative of her brother always threw me off. Even explaining away that their society/culture/peoples typically always are born twins, it still felt weird that Lightning Lord was their brother without a twin, hence why he's 'evil.'

At least as far as character's are developed through their personality, and not just their powers, she really did get a lot of good work. So, I like her for that.

Dream Girl was always just so weird I never got into her much. But I think I missed alot of her best stuff, which is on me, not her.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 27, 2019, 12:44:00 PM
And here I thought my response would put us over into page 9 and get past that awful M-E Lad redesign!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2019, 01:23:19 PM
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Ferro Lad

Real name:  Andrew Nolan
Home world: Earth
Powers: Ability to transform into iron, which also provides him with superhuman strength and invulnerability.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966) and was created by Jim Shooter.
Died destroying the Sun-Eater in Adventure Comics #353 (February 1967).

Origin & History
Ferro Lad attended the Legion open calls and demonstrated how strong he really was by turning himself into Iron and having Lightning Lad blast him with one of his thunderbolts, then he bent steel to show strength and informed the legion that his costume turned into iron with him. After being accepted he was sent on a mission to ask Mano of the Fatal Five team to help fight against the Sun-eater.

Later he agreed to be apart of Tharoks plan to increase the superheroes abilities with a intensifier that took its power from a Antimatter Universe. Unfortunately the power up wasnít strong enough to have any effect on the Sun-eater. As the Legions many attempts failed Ferro Lad threw himself at the sun-eaters core to discover a massive energy as the heart of the sun-eater. Ferro lad believed that if he destroyed the core the sun eater would die, but failed in the attempt as he was blasted away. Ferro Lad told the legion of his discovery and Tharok made a Absorbatron Bomb that would absorb all the sun eaters power defeating it if the bomb could be introduced onto the core.

As they had no time Tharok didnít build a timing device or driving force pack which meant someone was going to have to take the bomb to the sun eater and detonate it dying in the process. As the heroes stayed silent Superboy said that he would take the bomb seeing as he had invulnerability which meant that he might have a chance of survival. Ferro Lad saw that Superboy was weak and his survival was slim so he sucker punched Superboy, took the bomb, and escaped the ship with it while propelling towards the Sun-eater.

As he reached the core of the Sun-eater, Ferro Lad was successful in detonating the bomb and killing the Sun-eater. Meanwhile the Legion watched as the Absorbatron Bomb tore the cloud apart absorbing the energy and sent lighting across the silent cold black space.

When the legion returned safely they had a funeral was made in Ferro Lads honor for making the biggest sacrifice that saved the galaxy and the millions of lives who live in it. His self-sacrifice to save the galaxy made him legendary, despite his short tenure as a Legionnaire, with many later Silver Age stories featuring references to his death, both the event itself and a statue erected in his memory was often visible in the Legion's headquarters.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Ferro Lad land?  For me he is at #16.  It may seem odd to you that someone who was on the team for so short a time would land at a ranking this high.  But his death and the impact it made on the team has always made him one of my favorites.  A timeless, self sacrificing story that really stuck with 12 year old me.    

What's your opinion of Ferro Lad?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 29, 2019, 06:14:24 PM
I unfortunately, don't have much to say. I don't know his stories, just of his stories, as I have never had the opportunity to read it.

Love how dorky, wrong, and weirdly fun and cool his suit is though!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on July 29, 2019, 07:25:08 PM
I unfortunately, don't have much to say. I don't know his stories, just of his stories, as I have never had the opportunity to read it.

Love how dorky, wrong, and weirdly fun and cool his suit is though!

And with that comment we are finally away from that dreaded picture of the new Element Lad!!!  Hoorah!

There was much rejoicing.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on July 30, 2019, 07:21:03 PM
Yaaaaaaay........

(I get the reference! 😎


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on July 31, 2019, 06:08:23 AM
He never did anything for me, even though I think his death was an impactful for the Legion, it never hit me. Not sure why.

Going to leave a little room for others I may or may not be forgetting, so for now ... well ... he is at the bottom
Going to run now before Jeff throws stuff at me
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on August 05, 2019, 03:50:18 PM
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Karate Kid

Real name: Val Armorr
Home world: Earth
Powers: Mastery of all known martial arts.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966).
Created by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan.
Died from the Morticoccus virus in Countdown to Final Crisis #7 (March 12, 2008).

Origin & History
When the Japanese superhero The White Crane killed Black Dragon in battle, he decided to raise the crimelord's orphaned son as his own. Retiring from his superhero career, he became known as The Sensei. Residing in the 31st century in the Japanese sector of a united Earth, The Sensei trained Val Armorr in all Martial Arts techniques as well as peaceful creative practices such as meditation, sculpting, and painting. Val became a master of all martial arts forms taught to him, many having their origins on different worlds. He left his Sensei in search of new forms of fighting to master. In his travels he developed his own style known as Super-Karate. When Val returned to Earth, he found that the Legion of Super-Heroes was in need of new recruits to help fight a creature of great power known as Sun Eater. He applied for the Legion and although he had no superhuman powers, he was accepted when he challenged Superboy to single combat. His skill, strength, and speed impressed Superboy greatly.

Val fell in with his fellow Legion recruit Princess Projectra, he follow Projectra to her homeworld of Orando. Val marries Princess Projectra and retires from the Legion with her to Orando. But he and the Princess, now Queen, were taken prisoners by the Legion of Super-Villians. He was able to escape and help the other Legionaries who were captured also. At the end of their escape Val sacrificed himself to save his love, her world and end the villains plot to destroy the Legion.

Val reappeared in the 21th Century as the villain Trident working for Solomon Grundy.  Black Lightning revealed Trident as Val Armorr and under the control of a robotic Starro, Black Lightning takes Val to Batman in the Batcave.   Karate Kid and Starman are two of seven Legionnaires in the present. Starman mentions that Val once died, which is consistent with the character's pre-Crisis history. When being interrogated by Batman, Karate Kid is still disoriented and identifies himself as "Wes Holloway, a member of the Trident Guild." After the remaining Legionnaires are found, they use Lightning Rod to bring back Flash and his family to Earth. While the rest of the Legion returns to the 31st Century, Karate Kid and and one of Triplicate Girl's bodies stay behind on a secret mission. Val dies from the "Morticoccus" virus during this mission.

Months after the events of Legion of Three Worlds, Karate Kid mysteriously reappeared outside of the Legion Academy and reunited with Sensor Girl, who had sensed his return.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Karate Kid land?  For me he originally landed at #20 although I may need to rethink that.  As I re-familiarize myself with these legionnaires each week, I find that there's a lot I had forgotten and at the end my list might need a re-do.      

What's your opinion of Karate Kid?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on August 07, 2019, 01:07:23 PM
Looks like no one stuck around for Karate Kid's funeral.   :'(


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on August 09, 2019, 09:56:16 AM
Looks like no one stuck around for Karate Kid's funeral.   :'(

 :D :D :D

Sorry buddy, been kinda under here lately.

Man, my rankings are all tore to hell.  :D :D :D This isn't going to help. No idea where to place him now. Going to have to re-do this soon I think.
I like him, I do, but going to leave a little room for others that may jump him.
Placing him as #20 for now. The Iron FIst'esgue costume alone.
 :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on August 12, 2019, 02:10:28 PM
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Sensor Girl (Formerly Princess Projectra)

Real name: Projectra Wind'zzor
Home world: Orando
Powers: Generation of illusions.  As Sensor Girl, control over all five senses of herself and others and some super-vision powers.
First appeared and joined in Adventure Comics #346 (July 1966).
Created by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan.

Origin & History
Wilimena Morgana Daergina Annaxandra Projectra Velorya Vauxhall (more commonly known as Projectra or "Jeckie") was a princess of the royal family of Orando, a planet culturally very similar to Earth's Europe during the Middle Ages. As such, she was also the wielder of a hereditary magical ability to create convincing multi-sensory illusions merely with the power of her mind. When Projectra heard that a galactic team of super-teens called the Legion of Super-Heroes was being formed on Earth, she naturally felt that she deserved to be a member. She traveled to Earth for the Legion's tryouts, bringing a certain confidence -- bordering on arrogance -- with her. Projectra's powerful illusions impressed the Legionnaires and she easily won membership. She joined the Legion alongside fellow recruits Ferro Lad and Karate Kid (who became her boyfriend and eventual husband). As a Legionnaire, Jeckie took the codename Princess Projectra.

In addition to her powers of illusion, Projectra's knowledge of politics and galactic society made her a valued member of the Legion. Early in her Legion career she fell in love with fellow recruit Val Armorr (Karate Kid). When Projectra's father King Voxv died, Projectra's cousin Pharoxx and his grandmother Hagga challenged her right to the throne. Projectra, along with Val and the Legion, defeated Pharoxx and Hagga in trial by combat, securing her place as ruler of Orando. She married Karate Kid and they became Legion reserve members, since Legion bylaws of the time would not allow married members.

Princess Projectra's original Legion costume was essentially a blue one-piece bathing suit, accessorized with white boots & gloves and a purple cape. Like many Legionnaires she underwent a sexy makeover in the 1970's, changing to an elaborate yet skimpy red and gold costume with a neckline that plunged past her navel, sleeves with revealing openings down their length, and thigh-high boots. She wore this costume until she resigned from the Legion and returned as Sensor Girl years later.

After their wedding and retirement from active Legion membership, Projectra and Karate Kid hoped to enjoy years of married bliss on Projectra's home planet. But this idyllic time was rudely interrupted when the Legion of Super-Villains attacked Orando, wreaking widespread havoc and destruction. Their leader Nemesis Kid (whose power gave him the ability to fatally exploit the weakness of any foe) then challenged Karate Kid to single combat, claiming that the devastation would cease if Val could defeat him. Understanding Nemesis Kid's deadly power, Projectra begged her husband to decline the challenge and wait for the rest of the Legion to arrive. But declining a duel went against Val's strict code of honor, so he accepted and was brutally killed by Nemesis Kid. In a grief-stricken rage, Projectra attacked and killed Nemesis Kid to avenge her dead husband. The rest of the Legion finally arrived and defeated the other super-villains, but Projectra, acknowledging that she had violated the Legion's code against killing, resigned from the team completely. She absorbed herself in rebuilding and governing Orando as its sole ruler.

Years later, Projectra returned to the Legion in a new costume and with a new code name: Sensor Girl. Her powers had increased with age, making her illusions more potent and extending her abilities into the metaphysical realm. This was a decided penance for her killing of Nemesis Kid and the trouble she had wrought on Orando as its queen. She hid her true identity from her former teammates by wearing a distinctive mask; only the telepathic Saturn Girl was privy to her true identity. This caused much debate among the Legionnaires. Some thought perhaps she was Supergirl or a Supergirl clone, others thought she was the villainous Saturn Queen, and some even speculated that perhaps she was Saturn Girl. After causing so much dissension, Sensor Girl left the Legion to follow the trail of the new Fatal Five. Using the Emerald Eye of Ekron, the Emerald Empress revealed Sensor Girl's true identity to the Legion and the Fatal Five. Projectra as Sensor Girl was the re-added to the Legion roster. Her violation of their code against killing was declared in self defense of Orando, and she was able to regain their trust and became the leader of the Legion in time for the Magic Wars.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Sensor Girl land?  For me she landed at #17.  I always liked the sexy '70's costume on her.  But that's probably not surprising for a pre-teen boy in the late 70's & early 80's.  It's funny how her costume of today covers almost every inch of her body.   :D    

What's your opinion of Sensor Girl?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on August 15, 2019, 05:22:49 AM
UGH .... and that is NOT for the character, but for the fact I forgot all about her when I was thinking of how to list these characters. Yes, when this is all said and done it will be fun to see how much my current order will have changed as I am about to screw it up again.
 ;D

But before I throw my number in ...

... But that's probably not surprising for a pre-teen boy in the late 70's & early 80's

 :D Too true!!!

okay, looking over my (now defunct) list, I am going to throw her in pretty low. And not only because I have more room on the back-end then I thought I would have at this point, when this darn thing started  ;D but I also think it may be where she ends up anyway. I think she could be one of the most artistic characters, I mean on the page creations, but for the life of me I just keep thinking of her only creating a dragon ... all the time. Odd that, as I don't think that is factual at all, but just something my brain has put there
 :-\ ;D

Looking at my list, I honestly want to put her right below 30, in the 29,28 area, but as all those immediate spots are taken, and shockingly all by women, meaning she would be the third woman in a row near that spot (I really need to re-do this list) I am going to go lower ... but then she is behind Pooperboy, which is not right on my list at all, but only proves the fact that I need to do another list at the end.

Sadly, and most likely unfairly, she is going in at #31

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#21 - Saturn Girl
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad

And I agree Jeff, I think I like the look of P.P so much more, obviously, and for mostly the same reasons you discussed ;) but if I was voting on just Projectra alone, I think she would be higher ... I mean in better position no higher in number.  :D I just don't like the Sensor Girl look at all.





Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on August 18, 2019, 07:28:36 AM
I have no thoughts on Karate Kid or Sensor. I've only read little of them, and nothing resonated with me. That fully body costume of hers is assful.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2019, 05:36:44 PM
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Shadow Lass

Real name: Tasmia Mallor
Home world: Talok VIII
Powers: Shadow-casting.
Alternate version (known as "Shadow Woman") first appeared as a future deceased member in Adventure Comics #354 (March 1967).
Canonical version first appeared in Adventure Comics #365 (February 1968).
Joined in Adventure Comics #366 (March 1968).
Shadow Lass was created in 1968 by writer Jim Shooter and Curt Swan.


Origin & History
Tasmia Mallor is the latest in a line of hereditary shadow champions of her desert homeworld of Talok VIII, as were her ancestors before her for the past thousand years. Tasmia possesses the blue skin and pointed ears typical of her race, and as the Talokian champion she has the power to create and manipulate darkness.

When the team of super-villains known as the Fatal Five attacked and conquered Talok VIII, Tasmia was off-world and unable to defend her people. But she seized the opportunity to request the aid of the Legion of Super-Heroes and led them to her homeworld. The Legion made Tasmia a temporary Legionnaire during the ensuing battle, and together they defeated the Fatal Five. Afterward Tasmia was offered full membership into the Legion and she accepted, taking the code name of Shadow Lass. She became the first Legionnaire in history to win membership directly through battle.

She became romantically involved with Mon-El and eventually married him after he was mortally wounded fighting the Time Trapper as part of the conspiracy to avenge Superboy's death at the Trapper's hands. Their marriage was rocky for many years despite their strong feelings for each other, and Tasmia went into mourning when Mon-El died. The mourning was temporary, as he returned to her, inhabited briefly by the Time Trapper's essence, until a cataclysmic battle erased the Trapper from existence and completely rewrote reality.

At the start of current continuity (Post-Infinite Crisis) Shadow Lass appeared to have broken up with Mon-El, with no reason truly given. Tasmia's close friend Phantom Girl later caught Tasmia in bed with the reformed xenophobe Earth-Man. When Tasmia found out that Mon-El was chosen to be a Green Lantern, she felt a bit uneasy about it. However Mon-El told her that even though his part of the Corp, the Legion and Earth will always be his family. Earth-Man was later killed in action, and by the end of the latest Legion title it appeared that Tasmia and Mon-El were taking steps to patch up their relationship.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Shadow Lass land?  For me she landed at #13.    

What's your opinion of Shadow Lass?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on August 22, 2019, 05:44:08 AM
I actually expected her to be higher up, but the more I thought about it, I think she is somewhere in the middle for me.
Not that that is a bad thing, but I really thought, at first, she would be in the teens at least.

I will say that she has one of the better Legion names. Both here real name and her hero name.  :)

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on August 27, 2019, 03:17:07 PM
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Chemical King

Real name: Condo Arlik
Home world: Phlon
Powers: Control over the rate of chemical reactions.
First mentioned as a future deceased member on the cover of Adventure Comics #354 (March 1967).
Joined in Adventure Comics #372 (September 1968).
Died preventing World War VII in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes#228 (June 1977).
Created by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan.

Origin & History
Chemical King's name is first mentioned in the "Adult Legion" story in Adventure Comics #354, where it is engraved on a memorial statue which read that Chemical King had died sacrificing his life to prevent World War VII. The adult Legion stories were believed to be true glimpses of the Legion's future, and it was not until years later that they were revealed to belong to a different possible timeline.

Condo Arlik was born to a normal pair of colonists on the planet Phlon, His birth was uneventful, until the hospital started rusting around him. The doctors quickly discovered the newborn was responsible for the oxidation, and isolated Condo. The began a strict education regimen for the young boy, subjecting him to lesson after lesson in science and chemistry so that Condo could will the objects around him to act normally, despite his power.

Condo spent his life up until his mid-teens in nearly complete seclusion, making him a very lonely individual. Eventually, a brilliant young biochemist named Lyle Norg, the Legion's Invisible Kid took an interest in Condo's case. Lyle managed not only to concoct a formula to help Condo with his powers, but also reach out and deeply befriend the isolated teenager, taking him out and showing him many of the things he'd missed in his isolation. With his newfound control over his catalyst abilities, and the help of a new mentor and friend, Condo tried out for and was accepted into the newly founded Legion Academy under the alias 'Chemical King'.

After he and fellow Legion Cadet Timber Wolf managed to infiltrate the Legion of Super-Villains, they were granted full membership in the LSH. Chemical King served honorably, though he did seem to suffer from a slight inferiority complex throughout his tenure. After the death of Lyle at the hands of monstrous Validus, Condo became even more withdrawn from his teammates and peers.

When the Australian leader Deregon turned out to be a mole for the villainous Dark Circle, the Legion tried to apprehend him before his machinations began World War VII. When Deregon armed an extremely powerful explosive, Chemical King rushed forward into the bath of radiation the device was giving off, to disarm it. While managing to render the device inert, Condo had also absorbed too much radiation, and died in the line of duty. He was buried a hero of the Legion, and laid to rest next to his best friend.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Chemical King land?  For me he landed at #41.    

What's your opinion of Chemical King?


*Above info found on Wikipedia, Comicvine, and DC.Fandom.com.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on August 27, 2019, 07:46:08 PM
Who?!

That's how he rates to me. ;D

And Shadow Lass I figured would be higher up my list, ya know, because of sex appeal.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on August 30, 2019, 06:11:38 AM
What is the last place number? Two above that!
(Just to give me room in-case I am forgetting someone ... which I sure I am)
 ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 03, 2019, 04:21:36 PM
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Timber Wolf

Real name: Brin Londo
Home world: Zoon
Powers: Superhuman agility and strength.  Later claws and fangs, super-senses, and accelerated healing.
First appeared (as "Lone Wolf") in Adventure Comics #327 (December 1964).
Joined in Adventure Comics #372 (September 1968).


Origin & History
Brin even at an early age was active and displayed extraordinary tracking abilities. Brinís father, Dr. Mar Londo used the Zuunium ray device he created to give his son, Brin Londo, partial super-powers. As there was only enough of the element to use on his son, Dr. Londo died soon after from the strain of overwork, but happy that he succeeded in his dream. Dr Londo's super strong android, Karth Arn, was jealous of the love Dr. Londo gave his son instead of him, and tormented Brin who was suffering physically and mentally from the treatment, believing himself doomed to eternal loneliness, Brin wandered his planet and took on the name Lone Wolf.

Karth was upset that Dr. Londo gave Brin the powers of the ray or Zuunium and that he was left as head of the Londo household. Being that he was the one that retrieved the element he felt that he should have gotten this honor. This caused Karth use a stun gun on Brin which gave him amnesia. He led Brin to believe that he was Karth and the Karth himself was Brin Londo the son of Dr. Londo. Soon afterward, Brin, believing himself to be Karth, ran away so he could go someplace where he could pass for human, leaving the android to carry on posing as Brin Londo. The android feared Brin's return and so began to build powerful weapons to deal with him should that day come. Wandering the world for a year he made it to Earth where he attended the interplanetary circus. Brin managed to save to audience of the circus from a stampede of wild animals by lifting a spotlight, scaring the animals away before anyone could get hurt. Legionnaires Light Lass and Brainiac 5 were at the circus and saw it all happen. Light Lass was impressed by his heroics and invited him to apply for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Believing he was still the android Karth Arn he declined saying he was more of a "Lone Wolf". After a series of crimes were made to be believed that Brin "Lone Wolf" was the thief. The Legionnaires went to investigate, and saw that there were no fingerprints. When a second team arrived, their cruiser was hit by a strange blue ray, which began to pull them into another dimension. Seeing their peril, Lone Wolf rammed his ship into theirs, knocking them out of the ray's path. In the aftermath of the crash, Light Lass awakened "Lone Wolf" with a kiss, and after revealing to her that he wasn't human he ran away at super-speed. The Legionnaires uncovered information regarding Dr. Mar Londo's android experimentation from years ago and questioned "Brin Londo" - actually Karth Arn - regarding Lone Wolf. When the real Brin Londo approached the building, Ultra Boy jumped him. After Brainiac 5 found the stolen space crystals and inter-dimensional ray in Londo's lab he was convinced that Karth Arn was the real android thief and cured Lone Wolf of his amnesia.

A few years later he entered the Legion under the codename Timberwolf. Shortly after, Brin was thought dead for six months, but had actually been kidnapped by the villain Tyr. During his captivity, Brinís body evolved and even when fully human, he gained some animalistic traits like clawed fingernails, slightly elongated canines and enhanced strength and speed.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Timber Wolf land?  For me he landed at #18.    

What's your opinion of Timber Wolf?


*Above info found on Comicvine.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 11, 2019, 03:58:40 PM
Next up - we are now leaving the Silver Age of the Legion of Super-Heroes and entering the "Bronze Age".

And the first person to join is also my pick for #1 Legionnaire!!!

Hold your breathe because here he comes!!

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Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 11, 2019, 03:59:34 PM
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Wildfire

Real name: Drake Burroughs
Home world: Earth
Powers: Energy blasts and manipulation, flight.
First appeared (as "ERG-1") in Superboy #195 (June 1973).
Joined in Superboy #202 (May/June 1974).


Origin & History
Wildfire was originally Drake Burroughs, an astroengineer. While he was working on a new propulsion system, the unit's safety valve snapped and discharged a blast of anti-matter energy. Burroughs was engulfed and his body disintegrated instantly. However, his consciousness somehow survived, and he found himself transformed into a being of pure anti-energy. His colleagues had on hand a "containment suit" that could be used to keep Drake's anti-energy from dispersing. Once confined to a specific area, Drake's energy form stabilized and became self-regenerating. He again possessed a semblance of humanoid form; however, he had no true human form and lacked most human sensory functions, such as taste or touch.

Drake's new form had vast super-powers, the most potent of which was the power to fire energy blasts. He was originally reluctant to use that ability due to an accident in which he nearly killed his former girlfriend. Calling himself ERG-1 (Energy Release Generator 1), Drake decided to petition for membership in the Legion. To his surprise, he was turned down because the abilities he demonstrated simply duplicated those of other members such as Mon-El, Colossal Boy, and Chemical King; at that time, Legion's by-laws required that each member possess at least one superpower no other active member had. Drake had not demonstrated his energy-blasting or manipulation abilities because he was afraid he could not control them safely. Still, anxious to prove his abilities, he followed several Legionnaires on a mission to the planet Manna-5, during which Colossal Boy was knocked unconscious by an enemy machine and none of the other Legionnaires present had the power to save him. ERG-1 destroyed the machine, but expelled all his energy from his containment suit. Because his energy form was invisible, the Legionnaires assumed he had been killed in saving Colossal Boy and that his power could only be used once.

However, ERG-1 was alive. By now, his energy form was stable enough so that he could survive without his suit, though he could neither take humanoid form nor communicate with anyone. He followed the Legionnaires back to Earth where they put his containment suit on display. Upon reaching the Legionnaires' headquarters, he managed to regain the suit and save the Legion from another menace. He was then admitted to the team and adopted the name Wildfire.

Initially, Wildfire and Superboy were rivals and actually fought over the position of team leader. Wildfire acquitted himself well in that battle, establishing that his raw power was comparable to a Kryptonian's. As leader, Wildfire got mixed reviews. Though he was decisive and a gifted tactician, his poor people skills swiftly alienated many of his fellow members (though not, ironically, Superboy; at the conclusion of a particularly rough crisis, he told his one-time rival that he had become "one hell of a Legionnaire.") He led the Legion through the Earthwar and Omega crises but was defeated for re-election by Lightning Lad.

Shortly after becoming leader, Wildfire recruited a young Amerindian mutant, Dawnstar. He soon became enamored of her, but for years theirs was a love-hate relationship. It was clear to their teammates that they were extremely fond of each other, if not actively in love, but Dawnstar would not admit to her feelings. Wildfire, in return, was often passive-aggressive in his treatment of her. It was eventually revealed that Dawnstar did reciprocate his feelings. However, she feared that she would never know physical love since Wildfire did not possess a physical body.

He was, for a while, able to control his energy-form without the containment suit, thanks to the help of Quislet, but his touch burned Dawnstar and the two of them agreed that their love would never be complete. In addition, Quislet was soon forced to leave the Legion, and Wildfire was unable to keep his physical form without Quislet's help.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Wildfire land?  For me he lands at #1!    

What's your opinion of Wildfire?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on September 12, 2019, 05:28:37 AM
No shock there  ;D

But damn, how did I miss another one?  >:(

Be back soon!!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Gay Titan on September 15, 2019, 03:03:12 PM
Always saw him as a Superman-lite with a bland costume. His portrayal on Supergirl was good, though.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2019, 04:06:52 PM
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Tyroc

Real name: Troy Stewart
Home world: Earth (Marzal Island)
Powers: Sonic screams that create unusual effects.
First appeared in Superboy #216 (April 1976).
Joined in Superboy #218 (July 1976).
Tyroc was created by writer Cary Bates and artist Mike Grell.
He was the first Legionnaire to be of African descent.


Origin & History
Tyroc first discovered his abilities while saving his playmates from an approaching demon from neighboring dimensional space. Tyroc's home of Marzal was like the fabled Brigadoon, a piece of land which vanished from Earth to another dimension for extended periods of time. Marzal would spend several years on Earth as an island off the coast of Africa before vanishing for several more years, only to reappear again. As he became an adult, Tyroc served as his people's champion being the only one with powers to help ward off visitors and other trespassers. Troy took the name Tyroc as it fit his sonic scream abilities, being a Marzalian translation of "Scream of the Devil."

During a period of time that Marzal had returned to Earth, Tyroc met several Legionnaires who were responding to an emergency on the island. Tyroc was initially unwilling to let the Legionnaires help, but eventually he was able to work out his differences with the newcomers and together they were able to save Troy's homeland. The Legion was very impressed with his power-set and offered Tyroc membership to their team. Tyroc declined the offer, even though he was fond of the Legion's open-mindedness and bravery. After another encounter with the Legionnaires, Tyroc ultimately accepted and joined the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Racist character?
According to Mike Grell, who co-created Tyroc with Cary Bates, the character of Tyroc was "sort of a sore spot with me."  He had previously tried to introduce black characters into the series, but had been prevented by then-editor Murray Boltinoff.  "I kept getting stalled off...and finally comes Tyroc. They might as well have named him Tyrone. Their explanation for why there were no black people [in the Legion] was that all the black people had gone to live on an island. It's possibly the most racist concept I've ever heard in my life...I mean, it's a segregationist's dream, right? So they named him Tyroc, and gave him the world's stupidest super-power."

Grell's dislike of Tyroc was strong enough that he deliberately made him look ridiculous, saying, "I gave him a silly costume. It was somewhere between Elvis' Las Vegas costume and something you would imagine a pimp on the street corner wearing."

Grell notes that physically, Tyroc is based on the football player Fred Williamson. "I modeled him somewhat on Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, who was a movie star at the time...and gave him this "Elvis Presley goes to Las Vegas" kind of a costume, and that's pretty much it. That was the extent of my contribution to Tyroc."

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Tyroc land?  For me he lands at #30.    

What's your opinion of Tyroc?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on September 16, 2019, 04:09:26 PM
Crap. Forgot to get back to this ... I will get to it tomorrow  :o >:(


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2019, 04:24:30 PM
Crap. Forgot to get back to this ... I will get to it tomorrow  :o >:(

Lol.  Your three behind now.   ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on September 16, 2019, 06:32:37 PM
Have not liked Tyroc in anytthing ive read


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 16, 2019, 07:54:29 PM
Have not liked Tyroc in anytthing ive read

I remember buying the actual issues he debuted in off the spinner rack.  I didn't care for him then either.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on September 17, 2019, 05:18:35 AM
Crap. Forgot to get back to this ... I will get to it tomorrow  :o >:(

Lol.  Your three behind now.   ;D

HAHAHA, I suck!!!!

Have not liked Tyroc in anytthing ive read
I remember buying the actual issues he debuted in off the spinner rack.  I didn't care for him then either.

FOR SHAME!!!
No, just kidding. I have no love for him either, but I have to admit loving his look back in the day. Looked like Iron Fist and Cage melted into one  ;D ;D But no, not a great character for me either so I feel comfortable (as much as I can be  ;D) throwing him in at #33

Now, catching up ...

Jeff, you and I are pretty close on most of these characters. Maybe not now because I screwed my list so badly so early  :-\ and of course I have another difference coming right after this one that separates us a tad further, but for Timber-Wolf, I agree wholeheartedly with your spot and am taking it.

Now ... this one is a recent change. Wildfire, from the time I first saw him about 40, was my uber favorite Legionnaire. Bar none!
But ... BUT ... after reading some of the Legion of Super-Heroes Baxter issues and really seeing what I didn't see before, Drake Burroughs is a DICK!!!!!

I hope when (if ever) I get further away from the writing of Levitz, whom I just recently discovered while reading this run that I have to be in a very specific mood to halfway enjoy, I will regain the love I have for the character, but ugh, he is writing so much like a high-school prick in what I am currently (not in awhile) reading.
It sucks really
 :-\
He drops from an easy top 5, perhaps my number two or three, to #10

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2019, 12:41:57 PM
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Dawnstar

Real name: Dawnstar
Home world: Starhaven
Powers: Interstellar tracking, flight, unaided space travel.
First appeared in Superboy #226 (April 1977).
Joined in Superboy #229 (July 1977). 
Created by writer Paul Levitz and artist Mike Grell


Origin & History
Dawnstar is the daughter of Mistrider & Moonwalker and was born on the planet Starhaven a planet colonized by Amerinds from Earth. Early on in the colonization of Starhaven the colonist were bio-engineered with wings and the ability to survive in space without oxygen or protection from the rigors of space.

Thus like all the native inhabitants of Starhaven, Dawnstar was born with a pair of large feathered wings with a wingspan of 16 feet from wingtip to wingtip that allow her to fly at supersonic speeds in an atmosphere and faster than light speeds in space. Also like the rest of her people Dawnstar is able to fly in space without the need of protection from the rigors of space and without the need for oxygen. However unlike the rest of her people she was born a mutant with the unique ability to track any life form light-years from her own location. Dawnstar also had two younger brothers, Greybird and Greatfire.

When Dawnstar reached adolescence her mutant tracking ability kicked in and her parents built a thriving business having Dawnstar guide star ships through hazardous areas of space.

Legion Academy
Dawnstar later received an invitation to attend the Legion Academy, which she reluctantly accepted at the age of 16 years of age. Her tracking and navigation talents earned her membership on her first mission. Dawnstar used her Legion stipend to pay for enhancing her home world's defenses.

Crisis on Infinite Earths
Dawnstar has served in many missions with the Legion, contributing her often-underrated talents at tracking and high-speed travel to perform many rescues of her colleagues, as well as investigations of personal disappearances and similar mysteries. During the early days of the Crisis on Infinite Earths, Harbinger recruited her among others as the first line of defense.

Legion of Super-Heroes
Dawnstar had a lengthy romance with fellow Legionnaire Drake Burroughs (Wildfire). But because of the fact that Wildfire unique circumstances the romance never really went very far. However they each respected the other's defiant, outspoken personality, although they each counseled each other on working with their talents as part of a team instead of acting as individuals. Wildfire was an anti-energy being in a containment suit, and thus had no physical body. When he briefly was able to partially reverse this, they attempted a physical relationship, but were unsuccessful.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Dawnstar land?  For me she lands at #2.    

What's your opinion of Dawnstar?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on September 23, 2019, 01:01:06 PM
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Believe it or not - we have just hit the number 30!  Thirty of Forty Nine Legionnaires!  And the end of the 1970's.
The top of my list has filled out nicely and except for a couple left, we will soon be getting into members I don't know or know very little about.

Anywho...here is my ranked list so far!

1   Wildfire
2   Dawnstar
3   Brainiac 5
4   Element Lad
5   Mon-El
6   Chameleon Boy
7   Ultra Boy
8   Cosmic Boy
9   Star Boy
10   Dream Girl
11   Phantom Girl
12   Sun Boy
13   Shadow Lass
14   Lightning Lad
15   Saturn Girl
16   Ferro Lad
17   Sensor Girl
18   Timber Wolf
20   Karate Kid
22   Shrinking Violet
23   Duplicate Damsel
24   Lightning Lass
25   Colossal Boy
26   Supergirl
30   Tyroc
32   Superboy
34   Bouncing Boy
35   Invisible Kid
37   Matter-Eater Lad
41   Chemical King


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on September 24, 2019, 01:38:14 AM
Now this character has remained in the top five for me back to when I first remember seeing her so many years ago. An easy one as I have held this slot open for her since this thread started  ;D Slides right in at #5.

Still going to have to redo this list, as I am sure I will want to raise one or two of the newer legionnaires up, while sliding a couple down further, but I can wait it out until the end to do that ... I think
 :D

Of course looking at these characters above and then looking over their current redesign ... it makes me sad. Not trying to be part of ComicsGate or anything.  :D I'm still gonna try to love the newest incarnation, but some of the new character looks, or redesigns I should say (whether it's the "I totally understand the change, but I don't like it" look of the new Dawnstar costume and head paint to the overall look of F'n Element Lad), combined with a writer that I feel writes better solo or duo characters than groups (and the Legion is one LARGE ASS GROUP), then yeah, I am worried. Hopeful, but worried
 :-\

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 01, 2019, 05:46:08 PM
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Blok

Real name: Blok
Home world: Dryad
Powers: Superhuman strength and physical resistance; energy absorption.
First appeared as a villain in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #253 (July 1979).
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #272 (February 1981).
Blok created by Gerry Conway and Joe Staton.


Origin & History
Blok is a silicon-based life-form from the planet Dryad with a naturally high density and strength. Carbon based humanoids had come to settle the planet, not realizing that the world was already inhabited by the silicon natives. Blok's people watched the carbon humanoids for a time, and once they determined that they meant no harm, revealed themselves. The two species helped each other and shared the planet. An undetermined time later, Dryad's core became unstable and eventually was destroyed. Blok and his friends misinterpreted the Legion of Super-Heroes' rescue efforts and assumed the heroes had destroyed their world. They swore revenge.

Blok first appeared as a member of the League of Super-Assassins, where he was manipulated by the Dark Man, a clone of Tharok, into attacking the Legion of Super-Heroes. Blok, possibly the last native to the planet Dryad, had been convinced by Tharok that the Legion was seeking to destroy his home world, when in fact the Legionnaires were working to save it. When he learned that the Legionnaires were not his enemies, he turned on the Assassins and eventually joined the Legion. He knew very little of the rest of his race; it was not even clear to him whether his form was that of an adult or a child.

Blok was relatively slow to acclimate to life in the Legion, though he eventually forged a close bond with two of his teammates, Timber Wolf and the White Witch, the latter with whom he eventually fell in love. Blok spent a great deal of leisure time perusing the Legion's voluminous archives, seemingly becoming the teams unofficial historian.

Upon Earth's salvation from Earth-Man, Blok's focus was to find his love interest, the White Witch. She had become prisoner of Mordru and the rescue mission was nearly foiled until the noble sacrifice of Green Lantern Rond Vidar allowed Blok, White Witch, and their teammates to escape.

During a battle with the Legion of Super-Villains, Blok sustained serious damage from Mordru's shadow demons, nearly shattering his form. The White Witch got revenge by absorbing Mordru's black magic essence and becoming the Black Witch. Black Witch took the throne of the Sorcerer's World after, leaving Blok behind. Blok, suffering from his grave injuries, escaped from Brainiac 5's care. He took a Legion cruiser to the Sorcerer's World, where he and the Black Witch admitted their love for one another. When they touched, the Black Witch's dark tendencies subsided and his stone shell became whole and smooth. He chose to remain with her on the Sorcerer's World as her guardian.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Blokland?  For me he lands at #21.    

What's your opinion of Blok?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 02, 2019, 05:16:50 AM
This is another example of my list being screwed  :D Forgot all about him when I was trying to "Blok" off certain numbers for characters that would be upcoming from Jeff.

I am throwing him at #13. the highest open spot, but I think he will end up in my top ten, once all is said and done. I think he will anyway.

On second thought, looking at the list, I don't think he will.
 :D
Nevermind

(And stop telling me "nevermind" is spelled incorrectly, Microsoft or HR spell checker! I use it the way it should be used!!! I suck at spelling, I know, but "never mind" is a felling - I never mind taking the dog for a walk. DAMN YOU. It is now "added to dictionary"  :P)
 :D :D
 

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad
#44 - Ferro Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 08, 2019, 04:23:53 PM
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Invisible Kid II

Real name: Jacques Foccart
Home world: Earth
Powers: Invisibility and Teleportation.
First appeared and joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, Annual #1 (1982).
Invisible Kid II created by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen.


Origin & History
Jacques Foccart grew up in the 31st century on Africa's Ivory Coast with his two sisters. He is a native of Earth from what was once the francophone African nation of CŰte d'Ivoire. One day, his younger sister got a thought incurable disease that caused electrical dysfunction in her brain.

Jacques brought him to the Legion to help save her, and luckily Brainiac 5 took an interest in her case. Brainiac realized that the only way he could save the girl was to release Computo into the girl. The sentient, but evil Computo then attacked the Legion using their own headquarters as a weapon and almost destroyed them. Brainiac 5 remembered that Jacques, whom Computo had ignored, was still free in Legion headquarters. Using the Legion's telepathic plugs, he instructed Jacques to find a vial of the Lyle Norg's invisibility serum and drink it. This enabled Jacques to sneak up on Computo and inject his sister with a tranquilizer that neutralized Computo.

For his bravery, Jacques was rewarded with Legion membership as the second Invisible Kid.  Jacques found that not only could he turn invisible, but he could also teleport. He found this out when he teleported a Wharlik Khund and himself into space.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Invisible Kid II land?  For me he lands at #36.    

What's your opinion of Invisible Kid II?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 10, 2019, 05:07:36 AM
On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Invisible Kid II land?  For me he lands at #36.    

Ya know what, I have not true hate for the guy, Kinda like him, I guess, but nothing special either. Oh why not, I have that spot open. I am going to use your number.
 :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#36 - Invisible Kid II
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2019, 04:25:59 PM
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White Witch/Black Witch

Real name: Mysa Nal
Home world: Naltor
Powers: Spellcasting.
First appeared (as "The Hag") in Adventure Comics #350 (November 1966).
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #294 (December 1982).
The White Witch was created in 1966 by writer Jim Shooter and artist Curt Swan. Though introduced to the Legion back in the Silver Age, she did not actually become a Legionnaire until 1982, during the Great Darkness Saga.


Origin & History
Mysa Nal was the younger daughter of the High Seer of Naltor. Unlike her fellow Naltorians who have precognitive powers, Mysa was born "blind" in that she could not see into the future. This made Mysa an outcast among her people, resulting in an unhappy and lonely childhood. After her mother died, her older sister Nura Nal (who later became Dream Girl) promised to protect her from persecution. But Mysa refused the offer and instead traveled to the Sorcerer's World, where she studied the mystical arts. Mysa demonstrated a remarkable aptitude for magic and soon became an accomplished sorceress. She excelled in her studies to the point where even the evil sorcerer Mordru grew envious of her abilities, setting the stage for his later attempts to harness her power for himself.

Before mastering the magical arts Mysa originally had red hair and blue eyes, but as a side effect of her continued immersion in magic, her hair and skin gradually became chalk white and her eyes turned a bright red.

Mysa's first appearance was as the aged and ugly Hag, an evil witch. She was a member of the villainous Prince Evillo's Devil's Dozen. When the Legion Of Super-Heroes fought Evillo, two mysterious new Devil's Dozen recruits revealed themselves to be the Legionnaires Star Boy and Dream Girl (Mysa's sister) in disguise. Dream Girl then cast a spell that restored Mysa to her beautiful true form. It was later revealed that Mysa's transformation into the Hag was the work of the villainous wizard Mordru, who had long coveted Mysa's power for himself. Mysa later reappeared to aid the Legion as the White Witch during the Great Darkness Saga. She managed to summon the spirit of Darkseid's ancient enemy Izaya, who in turn brought about Darkseid's defeat. In return for her help the White Witch was offered Legion membership, so she joined the Legion of Super-Heroes and soon became close friends with fellow new Legionnaire Blok.

She helped Brainiac 5 to call in other Legionnaires from different realities to fight against Superboy-Prime and his Legion of Super-Villains. When Prime killed Kinetix, Mordru gained all of her magical powers (and all magic of Earth-247 with in her). Mordru then gravely injured fellow Legionnaire Blok, who was trying to protected Mysa. Enraged she used her most powerful spell "Aufero Magus Infusco" which caused all Mordu magical powers and his physical form to be absorbed into Mysa, causing her to transform into the Black Witch.

After the battle with Superboy Prime LOSV. Mysa and seriously injured Blok returned to Sorcerer's World, where she became the new ruler of the world. Mysa and Blok later proclaimed their love for one another, which caused the darkness within her to be more easily controled and she magically repaired Blok rocky body. Black Witch sent her apprentice Glorith to Earth to become a member of the Legion Academy.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does White Witch/Black Witch land?  For me she lands at #27.    

What's your opinion of White Witch/Black Witch?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.


EDIT: Fixed number.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 15, 2019, 10:31:34 AM
Now that I have 5 minutes ....  >:( ::)

Another Legionnaire that I like, but don't really enjoy.

On the list she would fall near the bottom, but probably not as far as I am putting her. I can't help but think there is someone else coming that I enjoy much less, but still she is going to land in the last open spot as, yeah, I can't think of anyone worse that is coming up off hand, well One of them for sure, but I think the list is 43 spots long, right? If not, my 42nd and those close to that will move up at the end of this anyway. Eh, better leave room just in-case.
 :D

And Jeff, is your no answer a hidden one, one you just don't know yet or one that means she ranks so low she is off scale?
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#36 - Invisible Kid II
#39 - White Witch
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 15, 2019, 02:53:44 PM

And Jeff, is your no answer a hidden one, one you just don't know yet or one that means she ranks so low she is off scale?
 ;D

Oh Dangit!  I use a template to help me with these and I forgot to change out the xx's for the actual number!!

I'll go fix it but to clear up the drama, her number is.....drum roll, please.....

#27


...I think the list is 43 spots long, right? If not, my 42nd and those close to that will move up at the end of this anyway.

LOL.  There is 49 total spots.  But of those, there are 5 I don't know anything about because they joined in 2011 as recruits from the Academy.  I'm still including them but they will be at the bottom of my list just because I don't really know them.  I should go back and read those issues just so I can learn about them though, before they show up for the list.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 21, 2019, 03:24:48 PM
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Magnetic Kid

Real name: Pol Krinn
Home world: Braal
Powers: Magnetism manipulation; ability to generate and control magnetic fields.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #335 (August 1965).
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #14 (September 1985).
Killed by the Arch-Mage in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #62 (July 1989).

Origin & History
Pol Krinn is a native of the planet Braal, where all of its natives are born with the ability to manipulate and generate magnetism. Pol Krinn's brother is Rokk Krinn, and known to the world as Cosmic Boy, the founder of the Legion Of Super-Heroes. The Krinn family moved from Braal to Earth to be close to Cosmic Boy. Three criminals use an old extortion scheme known as 'fireballing' and decimate a couple of neighborhoods including where Rokk's family lived. Pol and their father barely survive and the mom dies from the radiation. After recovering, Pol Krinn decides to enter the Legion Academy to follow in Cosmic Boy's footsteps, even donning his brother's old costume. In the Legion Academy, Pol Krinn developed his magnetic abilities and took on the name Magnetic Kid, as was tradition in the Legion Academy to take on a superhero name. While in the Legion Academy, Magnetic Kid formed close friendships with Tellus and Shadow Lad.

During a recruitment drive when the Legion of Super-Heroes was found wanting new members, Magnetic Kid applied for membership and was accepted. During this time period, Cosmic Boy took an extended leave from the team, so the brothers never served on the team together. Magnetic Kid was killed in the line of duty, sacrificing himself, when the Legion of Super-Heroes were involved in the Magic Wars, where magic prevailed over science. Pol Krinn sacrificed himself so that the Sorcerer's World could be opened and all the Legionnaires could fight the source of the problem. A statue has been erected in his honor along with other fallen Legionnaires in Shanghalla.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Magnetic Kid land?  For me he lands at #44.  He is the first of the legionnaires who are unknown to me which is why I can't really rank him anywhere else.  He is at the top of my unknown list simply because he has the same powers as Cosmic Boy.    

What's your opinion of Magnetic Kid?


*Above info found on Comicvine.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2019, 07:39:07 AM
Yeah, don't remember him at all. I like the costume ... haha, that is about all I can say.
Not the worst but pretty low I guess. Dropping him in at #40

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#36 - Invisible Kid II
#39 - White Witch
#40 - Magnetic Kid
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 26, 2019, 05:16:08 PM
49!!!!!!!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 27, 2019, 09:02:06 AM
49!!!!!!!

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 29, 2019, 06:47:59 PM
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Polar Boy

Real name: Brek Bannin
Home world: Tharr
Powers: Cold manipulation; ability to absorb heat and produce cold.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (March 1963).
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #14 (September 1985).


Origin & History
Brek Bannin grew up on the planet Tharr, in the 30th Century. Tharr is considered one of the hottest inhabited planets in the galaxy. Brek's family live in the hottest valley of the planet where the inhabitants developed the power to create super cold, snow, and ice as a way to combat the persistent heat. He first tried out for the Legion, but was unable to control his powers. He was rejected because members felt his powers might interfere in missions. He became a supporting character as leader of the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Bannin then started the Legion of Substitute Heroes with other rejected applicants, and was their first leader, a role he held until they disbanded years later. He was the youngest person to ever try out for the Legion. He and the Subs aided the Legion numerous times mostly as local law enforcement while the Legion was off-world. Because of the success of the Substitute Legion, the regular Legion waived the age restriction, when he eventually disbanded the Subs and he joined the regular Legion and was inducted along with Sensor Girl, Magnetic Kid, Tellus, and Quislet.  Polar Boy eventually was elected Legion leader (by readers).

After the Magic Wars, Brek stay on as Legionnaire when the Legion found itself more harassed by Earthgov (who was secretly controlled by the alien Dominators). The team being to fell apart, which lead Sun Boy who was the leader to step down. Brek unofficial took over as leader of the Legion. He even brought in his old pals from the Substitute Heroes into the Legion. But the Earthgov forced the Legion to end, Polar Boy didn't lose his idealism of Legion dream. He continued to fight the good fight which lead to him to be arrest for ďinsurrectionĒ

Post-Infinate Crisis
In Action Comics #860, Polar Boy is seen in a torture camp, captured by the anti-alien society of 31st century Earth. His arm had been ripped off, but upon his release by Superman and the Legion, he created a replacement out of ice.

In Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, Polar Boy is among the Legionnaires assembled against Superboy-Prime and the new Legion of Super-Villains. To combat this threat, Brainiac 5 sends Ryan, Dawnstar and Wildfire on an undisclosed mission to the 21st Century. Returning to present with a strand of Lex Luthor's hair (which the Legion use to revive Conner Kent), Polar Boy engages Superboy-Prime, trying to hold him off long enough for Brainiac 5's experiment to work. He is nearly killed by Prime, but is saved by Sun Boy.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Polar Boy land?  For me he lands at #19.      

What's your opinion of Polar Boy?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 30, 2019, 05:34:49 AM
Another prime example of why I need to redo my list. I think, at the very least, I would have to switch Polar and Ultra Boy. I have always liked Polar and his drive to become a legionnaire. His actions were not always the best, but his drive was a way to tell my young self to keep going.
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#15 - Polar Boy
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#36 - Invisible Kid II
#39 - White Witch
#40 - Magnetic Kid
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2019, 09:39:26 AM
Another prime example of why I need to redo my list. I think, at the very least, I would have to switch Polar and Ultra Boy. I have always liked Polar and his drive to become a legionnaire. His actions were not always the best, but his drive was a way to tell my young self to keep going.
 ;D

I totally agree.  I liked having that character that never stopped trying and eventually got rewarded for all his efforts.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 30, 2019, 09:41:57 AM
One of these days, Perry, Iím going to point out the legionnaire in your list that has been misspelled since day one.  But I just canít do it because Iíve been picking on you so much lately.   ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on October 30, 2019, 07:12:32 PM
I love Polar Boy! His no quit attitude, with a power that wasn't anything to sneeze at, made me a fan!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 31, 2019, 06:09:37 AM
One of these days, Perry, Iím going to point out the legionnaire in your list that has been misspelled since day one.  But I just canít do it because Iíve been picking on you so much lately.   ;D

 :D
HA! Me? Misspeell something?  ;D
Bendis has nothing on me!!

Of course now I have to go through the damn thing because I can't let things go, damn it
 >:(

...
..
.

I see nothing wrong on that list. It is a little known *fact that Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel when by Dublicate Girl for a good two hours before being talked out of it by "Satnur" Girl.
 ;D







*"Fact" being what facts are today
 :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on October 31, 2019, 07:03:08 AM
I see nothing wrong on that list. It is a little known *fact that Triplicate Girl/Duo Damsel when by Dublicate Girl for a good two hours before being talked out of it by "Satnur" Girl.


 ;D :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on October 31, 2019, 11:21:57 AM
 :D :D :D

And yes, I screwed up in the joke even more by typing "when by" rather than "went by"
JEEZ!!!!!

 >:(




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 04, 2019, 03:45:53 PM
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Quislet

Real name: (an unpronounceable glyph)
Home world: Teall
Powers: Energy being possessing the ability to inhabit and animate inanimate objects, which then disintegrate after Quislet's consciousness vacates them.
First appeared and joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #14 (September 1985).
Quislet created by Paul Levitz and Steve Lightle.

Origin & History
Quislet, whose real name was an unpronounceable glyph, was a microscopic energy-being from the alternate dimension of Teall who flew around in a tiny spaceship. Hailing from a dimension of energy beings with a hive mind, Quislet broke the mold and loved to have fun in stark contrast to his serious brethren. The Teallian civilization had devoted all its resources into building a ship with which to explore reality; although Quislet was often referred to as "he" despite lacking gender, or indeed, physicality, he told the Legion that he was an explorer selected by his people, though the truth is that Quislet stole the ship and fled through an inter-dimensional portal.

He happened upon the Legion just as they were holding membership auditions, having already made contact with the Science Police. Quislet's power levels impressed the Legionnaires and he aided them in bringing in city bombers. Despite being a relative unknown, he was voted into the Legion of Super-Heroes alongside four others. Quislet enjoyed being a Legionnaire and in fact practically any activity on Earth. He could often be found flying around in clubs and causing mischief with his teammates. Quislet helped fellow Legionnaire Wildfire form a solid corporeal body, eliminating his need for a containment suit for a short time. The pair even journeyed to Teall together once when Quislet's people kidnapped him, attempting to destroy him for his individuality.

Quislet and his ship later resurfaced as part of the post-Infinite Crisis continuity of Legionnaires. Since the Magic Wars, which took place after Quislet departed, are considered canon in that continuity, it is likely Quislet's ship was still destroyed but he was somehow able to return in an as-of-yet untold story.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Quislet land?  For me he lands at #39.      

What's your opinion of Quislet?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on November 06, 2019, 06:36:56 AM
LOST MY ENTIRE POST AGAIN.


Be back later


#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Mon-El
#03 - Cosmic Boy
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Dawny
#06 - Chameleon Boy
#07 - Element Lad
#08 - Ultra Boy
#09 - Sun Boy
#10 - Wildfire
#11 - Star Boy
#12 - Lightning Lad
#13 - Blok
#14 - Shrinking Violet
#15 - Polar Boy
#16 - Dream Girl
#18 - Timber-Wolf
#21 - Saturn Girl
#22 - Shadow Lass
#23 - Colossal Boy
#25 - Dublicate Girl
#28 - Supergirl
#29 - Lightning Lass
#30 - Superboy
#31 - Sensor Girl
#33 - Tyroc
#34 - Bouncing Boy
#36 - Invisible Kid II
#39 - White Witch
#40 - Magnetic Kid
#41 - Invisible Kid
#42 - Matter-Eater Lad


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on November 11, 2019, 08:35:30 AM
Okay, so in my last post above I had written a good little piece about the little micronaut in the little ship and somehow erased it all before posting, so instead of going over all of that again, I decided to spend the time making my list as accurate as possible, seeing as how it got all screwed up before it got half way finished
 >:(

So for the question, I have place the little dude in at a respectable spot of 22.

Below is my "updated" and more accurate list of my favorite Legionnaires and I went back to a more favorable view of Wildfire and some others. I will not let my recent realization that Wildfire was written as a real ass at times, because the more I thought about it, most of the characters were written in that manner, depending on what was needed at the time. Hahaha.
I also enjoy the couple aspect so I seemed to think as Wildfire and Dawny, even though not a true romantic couple, as a piece of a whole.

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 -
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 -
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 -
#35 -
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 -
#42 -
#43 -
#44 -
#45 -
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -

And yes, 49!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 12, 2019, 05:48:37 PM
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Tellus

Real name: Ganglios
Home world: Hyrakius
Powers: Telepathy and telekinesis.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #9 (April 1985) as a student at the Legion Academy.
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #14 (September 1985).

Origin & History
In the latter half of the 30th Century, Ganglios was born on the gigantic water world of Hykraius. Despite poisonous methane elements in the atmosphere and water of Hykraius keeping contact with humans to a minimum, Ganglios learned of the existence of the Legion of Super-Heroes. His people were very new to the outside galaxy, having only recently made contact with other worlds thanks to the Gil'Dan. He was one of the first Hykraians to venture off-world.

Traveling to Earth, he was accepted into the Legion Academy and took the codename Tellus. Tellus was hoping to learn more about the Legion so that he could start a similar organization on his home world. Due to his unique physiology and breathing needs, Tellus wasn't the most social student and would often spend time in his room. Coupled with his unfamiliar race, it gave him an air of mystery among the Academy. When the first open auditions in years came for the Legion, the relatively new Tellus tried out with several of his classmates. He was advanced to the second round of auditions and when it came time for the Legionnaires to elect members, most heroes felt that either Tellus or another applicant named Mentalla should be chosen as they were telepathic and could replace the departing Saturn Girl. The Legionnaires opted for Tellus and he was sworn in alongside his classmate, Magnetic Kid.

While he and the other new recruits were captured on their first mission, Tellus quickly proved himself by aiding in apprehending terrorist platform bombers and defending a team of Legionnaires against the new Fatal Five. His xenological training with his telepathy meant many foreign creatures to human telepaths were easy for Tellus to manipulate. This training coupled with his telekinesis made Tellus a worthy Legionnaire even after Saturn Girl, the Legionnaire he was supposedly replacing, rejoined.

Tellus is the last member to join in the Bronze Age of Comics.  The Legion won't get another new member until 2008 our time.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Tellus land?  For me he lands at #38.      

What's your opinion of Tellus?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 18, 2019, 08:12:57 PM
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Night Girl

Real name: Lydda Jath
Home world: Kathoon
Powers: Super-strength when not in direct sunlight.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #306 (March 1963).
Legion membership first mentioned by Starman in Justice Society of America vol. 3, #6 (July 2007) and confirmed in Action Comics #860 (February 2008).

Origin & History
In the 30th-century heroine called Night Girl was a native of the planet Kathoon which belonged to the United Planets Federation. Her world which was in perpetual darkness, the natives having adapted by having it heated by an internal power source. Lydda was the only child of one of Kathoon's leading scientists, and grew up given his utmost attention and Lydda was very close to him. When Lydda became a teenager the newly debuted Legion of Super-Heroes entered the galactic scene, welcoming new recruits from all U.P. planets. Lydda idolized the Legionnaires (particularly Cosmic Boy, on whom she harbored a secret crush) and longed to become a member, so Lydda's father devised a brilliant idea to grant his daughter meta-human powers and have her join the Legion as Kathoon's representative. He took almost a year to perfect a serum that once ingested would change the living beings D.N.A. to its core, effectively giving its user superpowers. Lydda was more than eager to please her dedicated father, and although at first scared, she took the vial of serum from her father and ingested its liquid. She successfully exhibited the unique and powerful meta-human ability of great super strength, however only at night or in deep shadow. Her powers were negated by the presence of ultra-violet energy and as a result she unsuccessfully tried out for the Legion of Super-Heroes, who rejected her on the basis that a power that only worked in darkness was considered impractical. Devastated by the rejection, Lydda left the tryouts, trying to figure out how to tell her father.

Lydda soon met fellow Legion reject Polar Boy, who told her of his idea to form a secret reserve Legion team composed of other rejected heroes like themselves. As Night Girl, she became one of the founding members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. The five-member Subs voluntarily took on lesser tasks that the Legion was too busy to handle, at first suffering failures, followed by mixed results. The team was often the butt of jokes and comic storylines, with Night Girl the only member that managed to keep her dignity throughout. The Substitutes were finally recognized by the Legion as a valuable asset after the Legion regulars were defeated during the assault on the Citadel of Throon. Night Girl and Polar Boy successfully led the Substitutes to a victorious attack on the fortress, lifting the siege. The Substitutes were granted Legion flight rings and official reserve status shortly afterward. During her time with the Substitutes, Night Girl worked hard to offset having powers with such a drastic limitation. She extensively developed her combat skills and soon became a highly-skilled martial artist. As a Sub, Lydda still harbored a major crush on Cosmic Boy. Eventually Cosmic Boy noticed her as well the two began a long-term romantic relationship.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Night Girlland?  For me he lands at #28.      

What's your opinion of Night Girl?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on November 19, 2019, 08:18:42 AM
 :D :D :D

As for Night Girl, you read my mind. Exactly the same spot
#28

And I forgot to come back for Tellus, we have different thoughts on him
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 -
#35 -
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 -
#42 -
#43 -
#44 -
#45 -
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 19, 2019, 01:08:07 PM
And I forgot to come back for Tellus, we have different thoughts on him
 ;D

#24 - Tellus

You put him way above others than I would have expected.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on November 19, 2019, 02:42:31 PM
I think he and Quislet were a good pairing. I seem to remember that. But I could be wrong
 :D :D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 19, 2019, 03:13:00 PM
I think he and Quislet were a good pairing. I seem to remember that. But I could be wrong
 :D :D

I don't remember much about them so you could be totally right.  I need to get around to re-reading them one of these days.  Especially since I bought those giant Omnibus' last year!


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on November 25, 2019, 05:11:17 PM
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Chameleon Girl

Real name: Yera Allon
Home world: Durla
Powers: Shapeshifting.
First appeared (impersonating Shrinking Violet) in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #286 (April 1982).
True form and identity revealed in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #305 (November 1983).
Legion membership first revealed in Action Comics #861 (March 2008).
Chameleon Girl created by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, and Pat Broderick .

Origin & History
Yera is from Earth, in the 30th century. Yera's family had migrated to Earth early on so Yera was actually born on Earth and not on Durla. This was enough to alter her perception of identity. Yera was an aspiring actress who saw her races' repulsion of artistic expression as a failing and so chose to continue an education in the arts. But due to Yera being of Durlan heritage she was barred by law from taking acting jobs. The reasoning behind this law was that their natural shape-changing abilities would both provide an unfair advantage over actors of other, non-shape-changing races, and moreover, would not require true acting talent to emulate a character, a requirement that students of the art find necessary for a show's value. All Yera ever managed to find were small, out-of-the-way jobs, where she got no exposure and her true acting talents, leaving her to land only a few minor parts in less than favorable Holo-Vids, she soon wound up with the wrong crowd.

Sometime later, Yera was approached by the Imskian rebel Micro Lad and told that Legionnaire Shrinking Violet would be working with them on a secret mission. It would be so secret that even the Legionnaires wouldn't know she was gone. He hired Yera to imitate her and take her place in the Legion. Yera was excited knowing that if she could fool the Legionnaires into believing she was one of their own, no actor's guild would bar her. The switch was made while the real Shrinking Violet was vacationing on the asteroid home of Legion financier R. J. Brande. Yera impersonated Violet for months, along the way entering into a relationship with Colossal Boy and secretly marrying him. Suspecting something was odd about Violet early on, Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin reveal to Brainiac 5 and Chameleon Boy that "Shrinking Violet" is an impostor. Brainiac 5 sprays "Violet" with Cancelite, an invention of Supergirl's that freezes Durlans temporarily in their form. When Violet is unable to size change once sprayed, her ruse is revealed. The Legion rescues the real Violet from Micro Lad and a group of terrorists operating on Imsk with Yera's intel. Despite what happened, Colossal Boy realized he loved her and not Violet, so they decided to stay togethor as husband and wife.

The events of Infinite Crisis brought together the Legions of all three continuities. Afterward, the current Legion of Super-Heroes returned to being a close approximation of the original Pre-Crisis team, once again set on New Earth. It is revealed that sometime in the interim Yera has joined the Legion either as a full or honorary member and adopted the codename Chameleon Girl. When planet Earth decides to galvanize their support for the Legion and Superman's true legacy, Yera and other aliens are deported. Brainiac 5 contacts Yera and hires her to infiltrate the new Justice League of Earth who organized the coup against alien life. Yera discovers that Sun Boy is being used to turn the sun red, but is beaten and captured herself by Earth Man. She is later freed and the Legion reforms. Yera returns to acting work, but resumes Legion duties as Chameleon Girl when called upon.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Chameleon Girl land?  For me she lands at #33.      

What's your opinion of Chameleon Girl?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on November 26, 2019, 06:05:40 PM
Yeah, we are getting into the weeds now.
 ;D
I threw her in at #44.
Around this time it all kinda jumbles in my mind/head/heart, apart for two that I have a little higher than Magnetic Kid.
But then again, if I'm completely honest, anything/anyone after Bouncing Boy is on either the "I don't like them" scale or the "irrelevant" scale for me
 ;D.
Okay, only one on the "I don't like them" scale really  :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 -
#35 -
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 -
#42 -
#43 -
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 -
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 03, 2019, 12:43:24 PM
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Karate Kid II

Real name: Myg
Home world: Lythyl
Powers: Mastery of all known martial arts.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #13 (August 1985).
Joined as a replacement for Val Armorr, as revealed in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1 (October 2008).
Killed by Radiation Roy in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3 (April 2009).
Karate Kid II was created by Paul Levitz, Steve Lightle, and Larry Mahlstedt

Origin & History
Myg grew up on the lawless world of Lythyl, where one is either a slave or a master, depending on his or her ability to fight. Myg learned quickly, and by his early teens had become a martial arts master. He was then asked to become one of Lythyl's ruling council known as the Three Judges.

After Val Armorr, the first Karate Kid, died, Timber Wolf and Sensei Toshiaki, who was one of Val Armorr's teachers traveled to Lythyl to fulfill a stipulation in Karate Kid's will. Intrigued by this honorable concept, Myg became their guide to Lythyl and learned about their way of life. After sparring with Myg, Sensei Toshiaki saw the potential for good in Myg, and decided to get him away from Lythyl. Timber Wolf and Sensei Toshiaki then knocked Myg unconscious, and brought him to Val Armorr's grave on Shanghalla. There they told him of Karate Kid's legend. Myg was inspired by the respect that others paid to Val and he vowed to become worthy of Karate Kid's name.

Myg then enrolled in the Legion Academy, where he learned teamwork from the instructors there in addition to more martial arts training under Sensei Toshiaki. While at the Academy, Myg went on a mission with Cosmic Boy, Night Girl, Comet Queen and Bouncing Boy to stop a threat from the Dominators. This group, along with Duo Damsel, then became a short-lived lineup for the Legion of Substitute Heroes.

Some time later Myg became an official Legionnaire and remained with the team until Val Armorr returned to life. He then went back to Lythyl and tried to bring about positive changes, becoming a diplomat and Lythyl's liaison to the United Planets.

When the Legion of Supervillains attacked the United Planets Council, Myg fought against them, defeating Tusker before being killed by Radiation Roy.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Karate Kid II land?  For me he lands at #48.      

What's your opinion of Karate Kid II?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 03, 2019, 12:50:57 PM
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And with Karate Kid II we have reached 40 Legionnaires!  Only nine more left to go!

Here's where I'm at with my list.
 
1   Wildfire
2   Dawnstar
3   Brainiac 5
4   Element Lad
5   Mon-El
6   Chameleon Boy
7   Ultra Boy
8   Cosmic Boy
9   Star Boy
10   Dream Girl
11   Phantom Girl
12   Sun Boy
13   Shadow Lass
14   Lightning Lad
15   Saturn Girl
16   Ferro Lad
17   Sensor Girl
18   Timber Wolf
19   Polar Boy
20   Karate Kid
21   Blok
22   Shrinking Violet
23   Duplicate Damsel
24   Lightning Lass
25   Colossal Boy
26   Supergirl
27   White Witch/Black Witch
28   Night Girl
29
30   Tyroc
31     
32   Superboy
33   Chameleon Girl
34   Bouncing Boy
35   Invisible Kid
36   Invisible Kid II
37   Matter-Eater Lad
38   Tellus
39   Quislet
40
41   Chemical King
42
43
44   Magnetic Kid
45
46
47
48   Karate Kid II
49




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on December 03, 2019, 01:31:20 PM
40 and 9 more to go? I thought there were only ....  :D

Man, Double K Double I almost claims the last spot on your list and 45th on mine? Poor guy
 :D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 -
#35 -
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 -
#42 -
#43 -
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 - Karate Kid II
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 03, 2019, 04:57:07 PM
Man, Double K Double I almost claims the last spot on your list and 45th on mine? Poor guy
 :D

Right?  Poor guy.  It's like they put him on the team just to kill him.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 09, 2019, 04:45:29 PM
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Green Lantern

Real name: Rond Vidar
Home world: Earth
Powers: Possesses a Green Lantern power ring.
First appeared in Adventure Comics #349 (October 1966); granted honorary membership in Adventure Comics #360 (September 1967).
Rond Vidar created by Jim Shooter, Mort Weisinger, and Curt Swan
Revealed as a Green Lantern in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 3, #50 (September 1988). 
Last remaining member of the Green Lantern Corps, as revealed in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2 (November 2008).
Killed in the same issue by Superboy-Prime.


Origin & History
Rond Vidar is the son of Universo, a longtime enemy of the Legion of Superheroes. Rond was sent to live with a family on Earth where he would be safe. He proved to be a genius with the concepts of Temporal Theory, even winning a prize for his invention of the time cube. The time cube later proved indispensable to the Legion as they used it to stop Universo from taking over the world. Shortly afterwards the Legion made Rond an honorary member. Rond continued his research and continued to influence the many advances in Temporal Science.

At some point during his career Rond was secretly recruited by the Guardians to serve as the Green Lantern of 2814, a fact closely guarded due to Earths ban against members of the Corps at the time. Rond kept this information to himself, not even sharing it with his friends among the Legion. Universo, who considered his son a threat to his plans because he was immune to his powers, eventually killed Rond. Though he managed to survive, he allowed everyone to believe him dead because the illusion made his mission easier. He continued to serve the corps, until his survival and identity were revealed when he helped to save Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, Duo Damsel, and Mon-El during an attack on the Time Trapper. Due to Earths ban on Lanterns he was forced to leave the planet, never to return.

Rond Vidar was called upon for aid by the Legionnaires Dawnstar, Wildfire, and Blok as they rescued the White Witch from the clutches of Mordu. As they were preparing to make their escape Mordu arrived and attacked them, demanding that they return the White Witch to him. Rond was able to block the majority of his assault which led Modru to use necromancy to call upon his fallen foes to assault them. Rond attacked him with Knight Constructs, leading to a battle of wills. Mordu distracted them long enough that Superboy-Prime was able to arrive with his Legion of Villains.

Rondís ring, presumably for the first time by his reaction, warned him to flee explaining escape from Prime as the only viable option. The Legionnaires were left trapped between Mordu. Rond constructed a barrier to keep Prime and his Legion at bay, and managed to buy enough time for Dawnstar and White Witch to create a star gate to the Legionís base. Knowing that Primeís Legion could not be allowed to follow Rond elected to stay behind, even going so far as to force the others through the gate when they protested.

After waiting for the gate to close, he lowered his shields and faced off against Prime and his Legion. He managed to fight his way through and defeat a number of his enemies; He used a prism to refract Lazon, blasted Emerald Empress and Storm Boy, used the construct of a mace to pummel Black Mace, a fist to knock out Titania, place a muzzle on Validus and blast Beauty Blaze with a cannon. He was preparing to face Earthman when Saturn Queen attacked him mentally. Using her powers of telepathy she disrupted his willpower which gave Prime an opportunity to capture him.

The villains pause for a moment to defer to his father Universo, who had no problem with his sonís death, simply stating his desire of the power ring. After telling his father heíd never have the ring, and spitting in his face, Rand was killed by Prime. Yet Rand was able to offer assistance to the Legion one last time. Later under direction from Brainiac 5, Mon-El returns to retrieve his body. He takes it to Oa as a sign of good will and to hopefully help in seeking the aid of Sodam Yat, the final member of the Green Lantern Corps, the last Guardian of the Galaxy.

Upon their arrival, Mon-El and Shadow Lass were surprised by the revelation of Sodam Yat. They were the only non-Corps to witness a Green Lantern Funeral. Sodam gathered his power, and used it to turn him into pure willpower. As his friends from the Legion lamented about him, Sodam himself did the same. Stating that Rond reminded him of the original Torchbearer, Kyle Rayner, it was his death, along with Mon-El's words that helped to inspire Sodam to re-start the Corps.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Green Lantern land?  For me he lands at #40.      

What's your opinion of Green Lantern?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 17, 2019, 04:32:36 PM
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XS

Real name: Jenni Ognats
Home world: Aarok
Powers: Superspeed.
First appeared in Legionnaires #0 (October 1994); granddaughter of Barry Allen and first cousin of Bart Allen.
Native of the same universe as the post-Infinite Crisis team, as revealed in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3 (April 2009).
Joined the Earth-247 team in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #62 (November 1994).
Joined the post-Infinite Crisis team in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (September 2009).
XS was created by Tom McCraw and Jeff Moy.

Origin & History
Jenni Ognats is the granddaughter of Barry and Iris Allen from their time in the 30th Century, and her mother is Dawn Allen, one of the Tornado Twins. Jenni and her cousin Bart Allen were raised to adolescence, a short span of time for Bart who aged rapidly. Eventually, the Tornado Twins were killed in battle and Jenni's Grandma Iris took Bart back to the 20th century for his safety as he had manifested speed powers. This left Jenni alone with her father, having not developed any abilities of her own. She was captured by the Dominators, an alien race with a long-standing interest in metahumans who knew of Jenni's heritage. Knowing that stress was likely to bring latent superpowers to the four, they forced Jenni to watch as they tortured her father. This had the desired effect and her super-speed kicked in. She used it to rescue her father and escape from the Dominators.

She worked with the United Planets scientists to gain some control of her powers and was thus drafted into the Legion of Super -Heroes as the representative from Aarok. She became a valued member of the team, her super speed saving the whole team early on when she single-handedly rescued them from the funeral bombing of Kid Quantum.

XS joined Star Boy and Dreamer on the planet Xanthu, where they succeeded in rescuing countless people from the Robotica invasion. She and Star Boy stayed behind on Xanthu while the planet evacuated and single-handedly staved off Robotican forces for sometime. They were eventually rescued by a reformed Legion of Super-Heroes who recruited them back into the fold. XS served with the team until an encounter with the Teen Titans and her cousin Bart and the Fatal 500 left the Legion trapped in the timestream. Eventually, Earth-247 was destroyed and being stuck in the timestream was the only thing that saved Jenni's existence. Her team of Legionnaires was plucked to New Earth to team with two other Legions in stopping Superboy-Prime. During this encounter, Jenni learned that she was originally born on New Earth. She finds out that her family escaped to Earth-247 because Professor Zoom was after them. Soon after they arrived on Earth-247, her mother and uncle killed under unknown circumstances. After suffering the loss of her father when Earth-247 collapsed, Jenni opted to stay on New Earth following the mission to try and seek out estranged family members. Gates elected to accompany her, while the rest of her team of Legionnaires returned to the Multiverse.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does XS land?  For me she lands at #29.      

What's your opinion of XS?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on December 18, 2019, 07:25:45 AM
Okay, we are certainly getting to the bottom of the pile here. Lots of peeps that I know very little about or just don't care for and with XS (coming in at #35) taking one of the last two remaining spots in the 30s, it is looking pretty bleak going forward
 :D
Rond Vidar ... just an honorary member and just another smart guy. You, sir can slide into the 40's no problem. He goes slightly higher than he deserves at #41
 ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 -
#35 - XS
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 - Rond Vidar (GL)
#42 -
#43 -
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 - Karate Kid II
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on December 21, 2019, 08:34:17 AM
Yeah...once you were past all the primary players...I didn't have as much thought towards anything.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Gay Titan on December 21, 2019, 12:31:47 PM
What are your thoughts on this week's issue?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 21, 2019, 09:07:53 PM
What are your thoughts on this week's issue?

Check out the weekly reader thread. Thereís a lot of discussion there on this weeks issue.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2019, 05:19:23 PM
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Gates

Real name: Ti'julk Mr'asz
Home world: Vyrga
Powers: Creation of teleportation "gates".
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #66 (March 1995).
Joined the Earth-247 team in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #76 (January 1996).
Joined the post-Infinite Crisis team in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (September 2009).
Gates was created by Mark Waid, Tom McCraw, and Lee Mode

Origin & History
Ti'julk Mr'asz was born in the Earth-247 universe on the planet Vyrga, a jungle world of sentient insects. He was one of the planet's few free-thinkers among an otherwise conformist, hive-mind. He was also one of the few members of his race who manifested their latent power of teleportation. Ti'julk was given the names Gates and was "drafted" into the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Gates survived the Blight invasion of Earth. He went with the Legion to stop a tear in the space-time continuum where several Legionnaires were ultimately lost. Gates, passed out from the strain of teleporting survivors, was lost in space and kidnapped by Leland McCauley's forces. His teammates erroneously believed he had been lost in the rift with the others. For the next year, Gates was experimented on by Ra's al Ghul, who was posing as McCauley. Gates was instrumental in activating the repressed teleporter genome among other test subjects of his people. With little strength left, a power outage allowed Gates to escape and reunite with a reformed Legion of Super-Heroes. Gates joined back up, eager to help fix the government that Ra's al Ghul had corrupted. He once accidentally teleported the villain's arm off in battle, which Ra's later tried to extract revenge for. Ultimately, Earth-247 was destroyed in Infinite Crisis, but Gates and his fellow Legionnaires survived as they were lost in the timestream at the time.

The Earth-247 Legionnaires were eventually rescued and worked with two other Legion incarnations on New Earth to defeat Superboy-Prime. Upon Prime's defeat, Gates' team of Legionnaires elected to re-enter the timestream and push into the multiverse. Gates opted to remain on New Earth, which had recently gone through a period of xenophobia and figured an invertebrate's point of view on that team would be crucial. He also wished to stay to keep XS company, who has since taken a leave of absence.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Gates land?  For me he lands at #31.      

What's your opinion of Gates?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on December 30, 2019, 05:25:04 PM
Sorry I missed last weeks update as I was out of town for Christmas.  But I'm back and ready to finish out this list starting with today's Legionnaire "Gates".

But next week.....Oooooooo next week.  It's the one you've ALL been waiting for!!!   ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on December 30, 2019, 09:44:32 PM
Actually, as a 'newer' Legionnaire to me; I like Gates! :)


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on December 31, 2019, 06:37:29 AM
I have him filling my last spot in the 30s. Coming in at 34 makes him better than a lot of 'em  ;D

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 - Gates
#35 - XS
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 - Rond Vidar (GL)
#42 -
#43 -
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 - Karate Kid II
#46 -
#47 -
#48 -
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 06, 2020, 05:14:15 PM
Up Next.......

The Legionnaire you've all been waiting for! 

Well at least, the Legionnaire you all knew was coming eventually........


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 06, 2020, 05:39:15 PM
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Earth-Man

Real name: Kirt Niedrigh
Home world: Earth
Powers: Super-power absorption and duplication.
Pre-Crisis version first appeared (as "Absorbency Boy") in Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #218 (July 1976).
Joined in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #2 (August 2010).
Died battling the Adversary in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011).

Origin & History
In his youth, Kirt Niedrigh applied for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes and called himself Absorbancy Boy. Kirt had the power to absorb the powers of any metahuman being, but was rejected because his powers were limited. Further, Saturn Girl had analyzed his mind, and discovered his tendencies toward evil.

Angered by being rejected, Kirt found the "Zoraz" costume, which the Legionnaires used as a test for new Legionnaires. As "Zoraz", Kirt attacked the Legionnaires. After defeating them, Kirt revealed his identity, believing he had earned his place. The Legion did not agree, and Superboy attempted to take the suit from him. Kirt used the suit to project red sun radiation at Superboy, and absorbed his powers. He defeated Superboy, but Kirt himself was beaten by Legion applicant Tyroc.

The being known as the Time Trapper planted a crystal tablet in the Arctic that faked evidence that Superman was from Earth and not Krypton. Later, Kirt became known as Earth-Man, and he had claimed to have discovered the crystal artifact in the Arctic which proved that Superman was not an alien, but a human who was given abilites to protect Earth from alien invaders. Earth-Man used this information to cause distrust of aliens among the Earth people. Earth-Man was successful, as Earth seceded from the United Planets. All remaining aliens living on earth were deported or sent to prison camps. Other human Legion rejects joined Earth-Man's cause, including Spider Girl, Golden Boy, Storm Boy, Eyeful Ethel, Tusker and Radiation Roy. They formed the Justice League of Earth, a group dedicated to uphold Superman's beliefs. Many Legionnaires went on the run or captured by the Justice League. Earth-Man kept many Legionnaires held prisoner in the Justice League's satellite headquarters, and he absorbed their powers for himself. Using Sun Boy, he turned Earth's yellow sun into a red one.

Brainiac 5 sent for Superman, and brought him to the 31st century through the use of a Time Bubble. Together with other free Legionnaires, and the Legion of Substitute Heroes, they attacked the Justice League's satellite headquarters. Earth-Man took on Superman one on one, and with Superman powerless, was beating him easily. However, Brainiac 5 freed Sun Boy, and with Earth's sun yellow, Superman could fight Earth-Man equally. With Superman's powers returned, and the people of Earth viewing Earth-Man's actions, it convinced the people of Metropolis that they had been fooled. Earth-Man was doing well against Superman, but when all the freed Legionnaires arrived, he did not have a chance. Earth-Man and the Justice League of Earth were sent to Takron-Galtos.

The JLE, along with Earth-Man later joined forces with the Legion of Super-Villains, Fatal Five, Universo and Mordru. Since they had the same goal of destroying the Legion, Earth-Man agreed to join with them temporarily. With the combined might of the Legions of 3 Worlds (Earth-0, Earth-247 and Earth Prime) Superboy and Kid Flash, the villains were defeated and Earth-Man was sent back to prison.

Earth-Man still had pro-human supporters, and the government of Earth forced the Legion to accept Earth-Man into its ranks or be forced to leave Earth. Begrudgingly, the Legion offered Earth-Man membership, however, Brainiac 5 put certain 'controls' in Earth-Man's Legion Flight Ring. As Earth-Man was considering the Legion's offer, the being known as Dyogene of Oa, offered Earth-Man a Green Lantern Power Ring so that Earth-Man could be the new Green Lantern of sector 2814. Earth-Man accepts both offers, but uses his power ring to secretly disable most of the failsafes the Brainiac 5 put on his flight ring.

Earth-Man's first mission was to help the Legion in stopping an anti-alien riot. Back at headquarters, he asked the ring how it works. The ring told him, and produced the power battery for him to recharge. Earth-Man then revealed his power ring to Colossal Boy, while the power ring was prompting him to rescue sentients on the planet Ozifer. Earth-Man tried to aid the planet, but was overcome by the native creatures. He is saved by Sun Boy, and, with Element Lad's help, restores Ozifer's atmosphere to normal. Earth-Man throws the power ring into the swamp, and said he would not be a slave to it. He then journeyed back to Earth with the Legionnaires.

Earth-Man was later confronted by pro-human supporters, accusing him of not supporting their cause. Earth-Man assured them that he was going to save the Earth his way, and for them not to contact him again.

When the Legion face off against an ancient being known as the Bringer of Chaos, Earth-Man absorbs the powers of both his Legionnaires and the villain himself. Earth-Man kills the Bringer of Chaos, but dies himself in the confrontation. Shadow Lass takes his body back to Earth, proclaiming him to be a true champion

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Earth-Man land?  For me he lands at #49.  Dead last.  Worst Legionnaire EVER!!      

What's your opinion of Earth-Man?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 06, 2020, 06:00:25 PM
Ugh, hate that guy, but ... I need to find my list, but I think I have him at #47 actually. I have to double check


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 13, 2020, 03:07:32 PM
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Comet Queen

Real name: Grava
Home world: Extal Colony
Powers: Space flight, comet gas extrusion.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 2, #304 (October 1983) as a student at the Legion Academy.
Joined between Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011) and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1 (November 2011).
Comet Queen was created by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen


Origin & History
A teenager from the planet Quaal-III, Grava was starstruck by the Legion and hoped to join by replicating the original powers of Star Boy. Taking her star-ship on an intercept course with the closest comet, Grava jumped through its tail naked and came out mutated with different powers than she had hoped for. This did not detour her and Grava bid her time, and built up some credits, to fly off to Earth and set out to prove herself worthy of Legion membership.

Many years before, Bouncing Boy appeared as part of a good will tour at the Spiral Arm Colony. There, he met a strange alien girl calling herself Comet Queen. Comet Queen wanted to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, but Bouncing Boy had difficulty understanding her unending use of slang terminology. To prove herself worthy of Legionnaire status, Comet Queen took off towards the Lava Seas in search of the mythical remains of the alleged natives of Quaal-III. Bouncing Boy bounced off after her, afraid that the region would be too dangerous for the overzealous girl. He eventually caught up with her, but the two became trapped inside of an active volcano. Bouncing Boy tried to stop her before she hurt herself, but they both ended up stuck in a volcanic vent. Bouncing Boy told Grava to use her powers to emit fumes and short out the vent's circuits. After this incident, Bouncing Boy invited Grava to join the Legion Academy, and she accepted exuberantly, taking the moniker Comet Queen.

After the events of Legion Lost, the Legion found itself severely shorthanded. Seeking to fill ranks, the Legion pulled the entire senior class out of the Legion Academy and brought them into the Legion proper. Comet Queen was one of these inductees, along with Chemical Kid, Dragonwing, Glorith & Harmonia. After a couple issues she betrayed the Legion to their enemies the Dominators. The book got canceled before the story line got resolved.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Comet Queen land?  For me she lands at #42 and is the last member I really know anything about.  The last four I only vaguely recognize.      

What's your opinion of Comet Queen?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 21, 2020, 02:20:05 PM
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Chemical Kid

Real name: Hadru Jamik
Home world: Phlon
Powers: Catalyze chemical reactions.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #6 (December 2010) as a student at the Legion Academy.
Joined between Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011) and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1 (November 2011).
Chemical Kid created by Paul Levitz and Phil Jimenez


Origin & History
Hardu Jamik's father, a wealthy businessman on his homeworld of Phlon, synthesized the abilities of the deceased Legionnaire known as Chemical King. Mr Jamik used his own son as a guinea pig with successful result in order to allow his son to play super-hero and become famous. Chemical Kid enrolled at the Legion Academy with the goal to become a famous Legionnaire. He quickly garnered a reputation amongst the staff for being spoiled and a troublemaker for constantly disobeying orders to go out and spend his father's money.

On a joyride back home to Phlon, Hadru and his classmates helped rescue his father from the villain Black Mace and defeated another Phlon resident who had stolen Mr. Jamik's work to give herself Chemical King powers as well. He is closest to fellow student Dragonwing and has used his abilities in conjunction with the mystical Glorith to actually remove the aforementioned super villainess' powers.

Following the presumed death of seven Legionnaires, Chemical Kid and his remaining classmates in the Legion Academy are bumped up to active Legionnaire status with little notice.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Chemical Kid land?  For me he lands at #43.  For me, he lands toward the bottom only because I know very little about him and have not read the stories he was in.      

What's your opinion of Chemical Kid?


*Above info found on Comicvine and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 22, 2020, 06:02:08 AM
Had to look for it, but I found it!

Okay, its all pretty much a jumble from here. I've got so many crossed out names and numbers moved on this sheet of paper that I can't make anything out clearly.
 :D
They are all, from #41 and down just a crap shoot anyway. Only reason Earth-Man isn't last on my list is there is a costume I hate more
 :D
Hell, Chemical Kid is only so high because I can picture Perez drawing him.
 :D

So ...
Earth-Man #48
Comet Queen #42
Chemical Kid #43
(Hey!! these last two exactly the same as Jeff)

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 - Gates
#35 - XS
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 - Rond Vidar (GL)
#42 - Comet Queen
#43 - Chemical Kid
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 - Karate Kid II
#46 -
#47 -
#48 - Earth-Man
#49 -


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jimmy T on January 22, 2020, 10:19:07 AM
If not Earth-Man, who is your least favorite, if not reviled, legionnaire Perry?


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 22, 2020, 01:51:13 PM
Well, I suppose he is my least favorite that I have read, I guess, in truth, but I really, really hate ... and spoilers ...  :D ...  that whole idea and look of Dragonwing. Despise it. I know nothing of her, but I even hate her "real"' name. Blah!! But splitting hairs from 40 down, really, as I don't remember too much of anyone from that number and below. I mean I "remember" some of them, barley, but I either never read a story with them or I have forgotten all about most of them.
 :-\


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on January 28, 2020, 05:26:27 PM
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Glorith II

Real name: Glorith
Home world: Unknown
Powers: Manipulation of mystical energies.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #6 (December 2010) as a student at the Legion Academy.
Joined between Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011) and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1 (November 2011).


Origin & History
The current Glorith is a young woman whose background remains a mystery. She has said that she was "chosen as a babe to serve the light" and has no memory or images of her parents, but due to her magical abilities was apprenticed on Sorcerer's World. The Black (formerly White) Witch took her under her wing and aware that she had a destiny to fulfill, sent her to study at the Legion Academy.

Glorith, a simple girl who had not extensively traveled, marveled at Earth's technology, but disliked the lack of ritual and courtesy. When her fellow cadets went to Phlon to fight Black Mace and his cronies, she followed, and was helped remotely by the Black Witch with extra magical energies. Coming home, the Academy was attacked by Chemical King and her fellow cadet Variable Lad was killed. One of Glorith's magical creations killed the villain in turn. These events would haunt her for a long time.

Under still unknown circumstances, Glorith was one of the cadets awarded full Legion membership when several Legionnaires were lost to the time stream and presumed dead. Brainiac 5 immediately put her magic to work trying to break the time barrier, to no avail. She was last seen fighting the Fatal Five, collaborating with her mentor to take Validus out of the equation.

In the fourth volume of the Legion, Glorith was a powerful time manipulator who screwed with the Legion (and their continuity). So when this character showed up in volumes six and seven, timid and unsure, it seemed the groundwork was being laid for her to grow into the platinum haired meglomaniac LSH fans knew and (sorta) loved. That is, until the Legion's comic was cancelled.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Glorith II land?  For me she lands at #41.  She's at the bottom for me because I really know nothing about her other than she was raised by Blok and Black Witch, two of my favorite legionnaires.      

What's your opinion of Glorith II?


*Above info found on Legion of Super-bloggers and Wikipedia.




Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on January 29, 2020, 07:29:45 AM
Again, not really much to say here ...
She slides in at #47
 :-\

And heck, as I already gave up my #48 in an earlier post and only one of this era's Legion remains after that, I am going ahead and filling in my list now with Harmonia coming in at the #46 spot, above Glorith only due to the look!  ;D
(Now I need to decide if I am going to get the current Legion, issue #3 ... from last week or a week ago ... or not  :-\ I do miss the Legion and I hear this issue was a little better than the first two, but ... maaaaannnnn  :-\)

#01 - Phantom Girl
#02 - Cosmic Boy
#03 - Mon-El
#04 - Brainiac 5
#05 - Wildfire
#06 - Dawny
#07 - Chameleon Boy
#08 - Sun Boy
#09 - Star Boy
#10 - Element Lad
#11 - Polar Boy
#12 - Shrinking Violet
#13 - Ultra Boy
#14 - Blok
#15 - Lightning Lad
#16 - Timber-Wolf
#17 - Shadow Lass
#18 - Duplicate Girl
#19 - Colossal Boy
#20 - Saturn Girl
#21 - Karate Kid
#22 - Quislet
#23 - Dream Girl
#24 - Tellus
#25 - Light/Lightning Lass
#26 - Supergirl
#27 - Princess Projectra/Sensor Girl
#28 - Night Girl
#29 - Superboy
#30 - White Witch
#31 - Invisible Kid II
#32 - Tyroc
#33 - Bouncing Boy
#34 - Gates
#35 - XS
#36 - Magnetic Kid
#37 - Chemical King
#38 - Invisible Kid
#39 - Matter-Eater Lad
#40 - Ferro Lad
#41 - Rond Vidar (GL)
#42 - Comet Queen
#43 - Chemical Kid
#44 - Chameleon Girl
#45 - Karate Kid II
#46 - Harmonia
#47 - Glorith II
#48 - Earth-Man
#49 - Dragonwing


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 03, 2020, 02:33:59 PM
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Dragonwing

Real name: Marya Pai
Home world: Earth
Powers: Fire breath and acid absorption.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #6 (December 2010) as a student at the Legion Academy.
Joined between Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011) and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1 (November 2011).
Dragonwing was created by Paul Levitz  and Phil Jimenez


Origin & History
Little is known about Dragonwing's origins. She once mentioned that she "stole her fire from the Imperial Dragon's horde," which suggests her powers were not inborn, and she is native to China. At some point, she joined the Legion Academy, hoping to one day make it into the Legion, but dubious it would ever happen. She befriended Chemical Kid early and the two were prone to rebellion - joyriding, breaking curfew, shopping on the Kid's dad's account - and though grounded, they nevertheless went to Phlon to help Chemical Kid's father against Black Mace, then fighting Cosmic King upon their return to save their teachers.

So it was perhaps less of a surprise than Dragonwing thought when, under still unknown circumstances, she was one of the cadets awarded full Legion membership when several Legionnaires were lost to the time stream and presumed dead. On her first mission, she was required to pretend to be Chemical Kid's lover, and was more game than he was. She held her own as well as any veteran, even though their foe turned out to be a Daxamite.

Upon coming home, Dragonwing discovers her missing sister has joined the criminal Red Dragon Clan. She clashes with their leader, Phoenix, and with the help of other Legionnaires, defeats him. Her sister is sent to jail. After this, Dragonwing served her Legion term without particular distinction.


On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Dragonwing land?  For me she lands at #47.  She's at the bottom for me because, like Glorith II, I don't know anything about her.  She also doesn't seem very interesting.      

What's your opinion of Dragonwing?


*Above info found on Legion of Super-bloggers and Wikipedia.



Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Perry on February 04, 2020, 12:07:58 PM
Okay big guy, only one more remains, lets see that list of yours!
 ;D


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 10, 2020, 01:47:36 PM
And here she is....the last member of the Legion of Super-Heroes!  (The real one).......

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Harmonia

Real name: Harmonia Li
Home world: Earth
Powers: Elemental.
First appeared in Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #1 (July 2010).
Joined between Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 6, #16 (October 2011) and Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 7, #1 (November 2011).
Harmonia Li was created by Paul Levitz and Yildiray Cinar.


Origin & History
Harmonia Li is originally a resident of Earth, specifically from China. Her true age is unknown, though she tends to speak of herself as if she is centuries old. At some point in the past, Harmonia's wisdom allowed her to live in a place called "Utopia" where the wisest and immortal lived. Her elemental powers originated from an unknown source or perhaps she was born with them.

She has been a professor of temporal mechanics for some time, having taught Cicadia Senius who in turn was the teacher to Legionnaire Brainiac 5. For reasons unknown, she has high disregard for the Guardians of Oa and by extension, the legacy of the Green Lantern Corps. Harmonia Li is working at the newly established Time Institute on Titan when foolish coworkers of hers tried to view the dawn of creation, creating an energy backlash that destroyed Titan. Harmonia fled with the survivors, arriving on Earth and affiliating with them. Due to this alliance, Harmonia was able to enlist the Legionnaires in helping save her compatriots on "Utopia" from being destroyed by Saturn Queen and her Legion of Super-Villains. Upon their defeat, Harmonia elects to join the Legion and is approved in the wake of several Legionnaires believed dead.

On your list of favorite Legionnaires where does Harmonialand?  For me she lands at #47.         

What's your opinion of Harmonia?


*Above info found on Legion of Super-bloggers and Wikipedia.


Title: Re: The Legion of Super-Heroes
Post by: Jeff on February 10, 2020, 02:55:57 PM
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I can't believe it's already been 49 weeks since we started this.  Seems like just yesterday and here almost a year has gone by.  And somewhere in there we got the New Legion series that we were asking for.  Well, we got A Legion series.  It certainly isn't the one we were asking for.  Especially true to me as I've gone through this re-acquaintance  with one of my favorite teams from yesteryear.

Here is how my list finalized out.  I'd probably move some around now that my memory has been jarred but still, this is pretty close to perfect.  I'd love to see everyone else's list (Perry's is already posted here).

Here's to hoping someone good brings this Legion back someday and retcon's Bendis' version out.   ;D

1   Wildfire
2   Dawnstar
3   Brainiac 5
4   Element Lad
5   Mon-El
6   Chameleon Boy
7   Ultra Boy
8   Cosmic Boy
9   Star Boy
10   Dream Girl
11   Phantom Girl
12   Sun Boy
13   Shadow Lass
14   Lightning Lad
15   Saturn Girl
16   Ferro Lad
17   Sensor Girl
18   Timber Wolf
19   Polar Boy
20   Karate Kid
21   Blok
22   Shrinking Violet
23   Duplicate Damsel
24   Lightning Lass
25   Colossal Boy
26   Supergirl
27   White Witch/Black Witch
28   Night Girl
29   XS
30   Tyroc
31   Gates
32   Superboy
33   Chameleon Girl
34   Bouncing Boy
35   Invisible Kid
36   Invisible Kid II
37   Matter-Eater Lad
38   Tellus
39   Quislet
40   Green Lantern
41   Glorith II
42   Comet Queen
43   Chemical King
44   Magnetic Kid
45   Chemical Kid
46   Harmonia
47   Dragonwing
48   Karate Kid II
49   Earth-Man