Friday, November 18, 2005

LSH 15: Guess who's back! (wrong?)

Lightning Lad points me to a couple of hint-dropping posts on various message boards.

Over on Millarworld, LSH 15 co-writer Stuart Moore drops these hints about the Dawnstar, Blok, and Tyroc cover:

And it's a CRISIS tie-in by yours truly...but maybe not the CRISIS you think!

Maybe not THAT one, either!

(One of the most fun scripts I've ever written, by the way.)

On the Comicbloc forums (message #23), Moore says:

Originally Posted by Dokhou
>With Dawnstar must come Wildfire! (please)

Your wish is granted!

Sensor Girl, too. But even she's not my favorite character in this insane story.

In post #34 on that thread, Moore explains what his role is on this (and other) issues:

I've written backups for LEGION #12 & 14, and the lead story for #15. Mark Waid, whom I've known for years, has been involved at every stage.

Issue #15, as you've probably guessed, is kind of a CRISIS tie-in. But only kind of. And which CRISIS? Or which CRISES?

I can't say much more without giving too much away, except that it was tremendous fun to write. Hope people like it.

"Kind of" a Crisis tie-in?

Hmmm... I wonder if these are not the Levitz-era heroes time tossed (as temporarily as you can get when dealing with time-travel and parallel world-spanning stories like the original Crisis), but maybe another parallel Earth's Legion? Or the current Legion's Earth just happens to have applicants like the ones we used to know (too much of a coincidence, I think)? After all, there are subtle clothing cues, like Dawnstar never had her star emblem like that on her forehead, and Blok was in red and blue, not yellow and blue.

And there's been lots of speculation that the Earth-Prime Superboy could leave the 21st century post-Infinite Crisis DC Universe (or DC Multiverse) and travel to the 31st century to join the Legion (if he doesn't die, that is). That way you'd have your original Superboy/Mon-el analog in the Legion.

1 comment:

naladahc said...

Hey. They are all a part of the fabric of the Infinite Man anyway.

Or so I like to think.

I wish a Legion character like Infinite Man was behind the new Crisis or vital to it. Perhaps he will be but Geoff Johns hasn't really ever shown much inclination for the LSH from what I've seen.

In not Infinite Man, I really wanted Mr. Nobody from the Brotherhood of Da Da (Morrison Doom Patrol) to be behind the return of these pre-Crisis characters.

Since Mr. Nobody stated that everything that everyone ever lost ends up with him it would be a funny twist that all of these "lost" continuities would end up with an obscure DC villain who himself was retconned out by John Byrne.

Crisis of Infinite Reboots would then be ideal for us 30-something fans who can't forget the 80s.