Tuesday, December 12, 2006


Comics Continuum reported Sunday that Khary Payton (the voice of Cyborg in the Teen Titans cartoon) will be doing the voice for Tyr in the upcoming animated episode that has the battle with the Legion of Super-Villains. The site also has more images of Tyr vs. Lightning Lad.

Update: the've confirmed over at Legion World that the six members of the Legion of Super-Villains will be (in alphabetical order) Esper Lass, Hunter, Lightning Lord, Ron-Karr, Tyr, and Wave. The original site, STX Superhero Report, has updated pictures.

  • Esper Lass was originally a telepath from Titan who tried to take Saturn Girl's spot in the Legion.
  • Hunter was the son of a guy who tried to hunt down the Legionnaires, but it eventually resulted in his death. The son tried to take revenge.
  • Lightning Lord was last seen as Garth's brother Mekt in "Champions" (1.05).
  • Ron-Karr's ability was to be flat, but it looks like now he's a true shape-changer.
  • Tyr is a badass who has a gun on his hand.
  • Wave was the "Legion on the Run" identity of Spider-Girl (think Medusa of the Inhumans, same powers), she's now an acrobatic menace with whip-like hair.

It would be poetic justice if Timber Wolf fights Tyr. That would hearken back to Superboy #197, the issue where the Legion took over Superboy's book. Dave Cockrum created Tyr and redesigned Timber Wolf (whose look was later adopted for some guy named Wolverine). I think the show's creative staff has shown themselves to be Legion geeks of a high enough order to pull this battle off.

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