Archive for the ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ Category

Pop Culture Within Pop Culture – Part 2


Note to self: Keep Brainiac 5 away from dead bodies in the future.

And people complain about "The Catcher in the Rye" being a bad influence...

And people complain about “The Catcher in the Rye” being a bad influence…

This disturbing revelation has been brought to you by Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #4 (June 2009) by Geoff Johns, George Pérez, and Scott Koblish.

Engineering Failures – Part 3


There’s a good reason why transporters shouldn’t be field-tested.

I'll take a sarcastic comment from my ex-girlfriend over outrage from a female supervillain over my surprise nudity anyday. :P

I’ll take a sarcastic comment from my ex-girlfriend over outrage from a female supervillain over my unexpected nudity any day of the week. 😛

Today’s revealing malfunction has been brought to you by Legion of Super-Heroes #42 (April 1993) by Mary Bierbaum, Tom Bierbaum, Tom McCraw, Stuart Immonen, Ron Boyd, and John Dell III.

Politically Incorrect Theater – Part 12


Wait a minute…your all-female, misandrist, gendercidal planet is called what? Seriously?!

I think your planet's name might be missing a couple of I's there. :P

I think your planet’s name might be missing a couple of i”s there… ^_^;

This unfortunate coincidence comes to you courtesy of Adventure Comics #326 (November 1964) by Otto Binder, Jerry Siegel, John Forte, George Klein, George Papp, and Curt Swan.

Reductio ad Hitlerum – Part 4


They transferred Hitler’s brain! :O

Ahem...the correct spelling is "Dummkopf", Dummkopf. :P

Ahem…the correct spelling is “Dummkopf”, Dummkopf. 😛

This horror of 30th century science has been brought to you by Adventure Comics #314 (November 1963) by Edmond Hamilton, Mort Weisinger, John Forte, George Klein, George Papp, and Curt Swan.

Sex and Dating, Superhuman Style – Part 7


Looks like some Kryptonian marriages begin the way that many Earth marriages end.

Dude, you suck at writing your own vows.

This display of brutal honesty courtesy of Action Comics #307 (December 1963) by Leo Dorfman and Jim Mooney.

Gridlock on the Temporal Crossroads


When the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise and the Legion of Super-Heroes encounter Vandar the First and Only – the immortal ruler of an Earth-based interplanetary empire who appears to be a hybrid of Flint from the original series episode Requiem for Methuselah and longtime DC Universe pain-in-the-ass Vandal Savage – in Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #5 (February 2012), he makes an initially cryptic comment…

Come into my parlor...

…the full implications of which soon become all too clear.

Where the Chronosphere from "Seven Days", dammit?

Now it’s time to determine your geekiness level: exactly how many of the devices and machines used for travel through space, time, and other dimensions did you recognize? From top to bottom, left to right, here’s what I was able to identify off the top of my head:

The TARDIS from "Doctor Who"

The time-travelling phone booth from "Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure"

The hot tub from "Hot Tub Time Machine"

The Flash's Cosmic Treadmill

Lazarus' ship from the "Star Trek" episode "The Alternative Factor"

The Stargate from "Stargate" and "Stargate: SG-1"

The time travel pod from the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episode "A Matter of Time"

The Aeon-type timeship from the "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "Future's End"

A Legion of Super-Heroes Time Bubble

The Time Tunnel from "The Time Tunnel"

The time machine from "The Time Machine" (1960)

The launch pod from "Timecop"

The DeLorean from "Back to the Future"

So how many did you get? 🙂

Oh, and if anyone happens to figure out what any of the ones I missed are, feel free to drop me a line. I’d be interested in knowing…

The Rudeness of Pointing


The next time you feel the urge to point at someone, remember the confrontation between Mekt Ranzz and Tenzil Kim that you’re about to witness. The digit you save may be your own.

Well, there're nine more where that came from...

Today’s lesson in etiquette has been brought to you by Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #33 (October 2007) by Tony Bedard and Dennis Calero.

“The Last Supper” in Comic Books – Part 2


Even if you haven’t read the premiere post in this new ongoing series, you should be able to guess what this is all about from the title alone. Here’s the original painting…

"The Last Supper" by Leonardo da Vinci (1495-1498)

…and here’s a panel from Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (September 1984) by artist Keith Giffen:

Oh great. "Jesus" is insane and thinks lightning talks to him while "Judas" is a mentally unbalanced Darkseid worshipper.

The character-by-character breakdown:

  • Bartholomew: Cosmic King
  • James the Less: Spider Girl
  • Andrew: Terrus
  • Judas: Ol-Vir
  • Peter: Radiation Roy
  • John: Esper Lass
  • Jesus: Lightning Lord
  • Thomas: Neutrax
  • James the Greater: Chameleon Chief
  • Philip: Sun Emperor
  • Matthew: Silver Slasher
  • Jude: Mist Master
  • Simon: Ron-Karr

Comic Book Sexual Innuendo – Part 8


I’m not sure why I’ve been picking on Luornu Durgo so much lately. Maybe because she makes it so damn easy for me.

I wonder if the poor guy ever gets any sleep at all.

This example of unintentionally hilarious back-to-back panels taken from Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5 (September 2009) by Geoff Johns, George Pérez, Nei Ruffino, and Scott Koblish.

Robosexuality – Part 1


While Cliff Steele, the second Robotman, no longer has a plug to insert into a socket, so to speak, Saturn Girl discovers that he apparently still appreciates the view:

That's not just ass. It's futuristic, jailbait ass.

This lesson on telepathic etiquette courtesy of The Brave and the Bold #34 (July 2010) by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz.

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