Monday, March 31, 2008

RIP: Jim Mooney

Mark Evanier has the sad news today that Jim Mooney has passed away.

Among the many books he's known for is his Supergirl work in the Silver Age, and that means he worked on many Legion stories as well. If we assume that the writer and artists co-created characters within their books, Mooney shares creator credits for:

  • Chameleon Boy, Invisible Kid, Colossal Boy (Action 267)
  • Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Brainiac 5, Shrinking Violet, Sun Boy, and Bouncing Boy (Action 276)
  • Comet the Super-Horse and the teaming of the Legion of Super-Pets (Adventure 293)
  • Whizzy the Super-Cat (Action 287)
  • Command Kid (Adventure 328)
  • The Legion of Stupor-Bizarros (Adventure 329)
  • Dynamo Boy, Eyeful Ethel, and The Mess (Adventure 330)
  • Golden Boy, Polecat, Animal Lad, Tusker, and the Adult LSV who appeared with the teen Legion (Adventure 331)
  • the Dominators (Adventure 361)

Here's one of the most bizarre panels in Legion history (from ADV 330):


pvandeneng said...

does he take a feeble old man with him everywhere he goes?

Michael said...

No, he was just lucky that a feeble old man happened to wander through the Legion auditions. Maybe it's like on American Idol, they've got an upper age limit, but every now and then they let someone older through so they can get some laughs.

MaGnUs said...