Friday, August 23, 2019

LSH v4 #7 annotations: "Five Years Later" (part 7)

Annotations for Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #7

  • Page 1: Vrykos is a vampire. The green woman is one of Mordru's other wives, the one who told Mysa that none of the other wives liked her.
  • Page 2, panel 2: from what I remember reading online in the 90s, this is how this Daxamite woman Laurel Gand got the name “Flying Buttress”. Hmm, “Gand”?
  • Page 6: Rokk is having dinner with Mordru, making this a slight flashforward to night, where the Laurel/Rond/Vrykos stuff is going on in the daytime. Callback to previously when Rokk says he hates elvabird.
  • Page 7 panel 9: notice Jo calls him “Wolf” instead of “Furball”
  • Page 16 panel 3: I guess this is why we've never seen Vrykos's face before, they wanted a big reveal
  • Page 19: “and there’s always Glorith” – we haven’t yet seen how she fits into the post-Mordruverse/post-Time Trapper world yet, though we know she takes the place of the Time Trapper in some way
  • Page 20: Celeste, Bounty, and Devlin convince Jan to leave Trom with them, but he suggests they go to Winath to both pay their respects to Blok and to start looking for his killer
  • Page 21: Mordru has magically banished the ex-Legionnaires on Grocz, “days from civilization”. Grocz was once listed on the Legion's interplanetary clock: when it's 1:27 on Earth, it is 8:49 on Grocz (ADV 312)
  • Page 22: Planet J586 is where the Green Lantern Medphyll was from, back in the 20th century, but it doesn't look like it's ever been seen in the 30th before. Some sort of energy signature appeared headed to Trom, then changed course for Winath, suggesting it could be following Celeste, Bounty, Devlin, and Jan. Yucatan VII was seen in LSH v2 289 as the place where Blok and Sun Boy go to try to find the missing Legionnaires, who are actually on an icy asteroid.
  • Page 28: Earthgov President Mojil Desai first appeared in LSH v3 #10 was later revealed to be under the influence of Universo prior to the Universo Project. Last seen in LSH v3 #56.

Here's what we know of the timeline to date. I'm color coding them based on whether the date appeared in the 2995 Sourcebook (yellow; text in yellow is as written in the Sourcebook), it's a confirmed date that was given in the comic (green), or an estimated date based on keeping track of events and days (cyan). Bold text is something new added this issue. Italics are unknown dates.
  • 6/23/89 – Magic Wars end (LSH v3 #63)
  • 10/89 – the Great Collapse
  • 4/90 – Validus Plague ravages Winath; former Legionnaire Brainiac 5 helps (LSH v4 #3).
  • 4/13/90 – Communique from Earthgov President Wellington, trying to legally disband the Legion, with Imra, Rokk, and Cham “currently out of the picture” (LSH v4 #1).
  • 4/12/91 – Tinya goes missing (LSH v4 #2)
  • 5/8/91 – Search for Tinya called off; Sun Boy is leader (LSH v4 #2)
  • 6/9/91 – Planned date of wedding of Tinya and Jo (LSH v4 #2)
  • TBD 2991 – Garth and Imra, having left the Legion, start the Lightning Ring Plantation (LSH v4 #3)
  • 1/21/92 – Rebirth Summit (LSH v4 #1)
  • 7/6/92 – LSH leader Polar Boy disbands the Legion, mentions Black Dawn which “cost” the Legion (LSH v4 #1).
  • 7/6/92 – LSH leader Polar Boy disbands the Legion, mentions Black Dawn which cost the Legion (LSH v4 #1); Mordru coronated as the Supreme Teacher of Sorceror’s World (LSH v4 #6)
  • Wed 10/22/94 – Raid on anti-government terrorists, but ringleader Vidar (aka Universo) is not captured; Cham tells Marla he’s leaving (LSH v4 #1).
  • Thu 10/23/94 – Cham begins to recruit members for the new Legion, first approaching Rokk; Vi leaves the Imsk army for Winath; Dominator agents help someone escape from Labyrinth (LSH v4 #1).
  • Fri 10/25/94 – Attack on Jo and Kono on Rimbor; Loomis and Lydda en route to Kathoon (LSH v4 #2).
  • Mon 11/17/94 – Article in InterFaces magazine about the Lightning Ring Plantation (LSH v4 #3)
  • Fri 11/21/94 – Blok is killed by Roxxas the Butcher (LSH v4 #3).
  • Thu 11/27/94 – Mordru crushes Rond Vidar’s ring; Rokk and Cham finally meet up with Jo and decide to go to Tharn to rescue Mysa; Dominators and Shvaughn Erin watch the tape of Roxxas and Blok, whose body is delivered to Winath; Mon-El resurrected (LSH v4 #3).
  • Fri 11/28/94 – Mon-El goes to Talok VIII, then Shadow Lass and Mon-El visit Brainiac 5, then Mon-El destroys the Time Trapper (LSH v4 #4)
  • Sat 11/29/94 – Cham, Rokk, Jo, Kono, and Furball arrive on Tharn and are captured by Mordru; after being hired by Earthgov to find Blok’s killer, Celeste, Devlin, and Bounty leave for Trom (LSH v4 #6)
  • Sun 11/30/94 – Celeste, Devlin, and Bounty meet Jan on Trom (LSH v4 #6); with the help of Laurel Gand, Rokk’s crew rescues Mysa and Rond from Mordru but are teleported to Grocz; Celeste, Devlin, Bounty, and Jan leave Trom for Winath (LSH v4 #7)
  • April 2995 – Imra & Garth’s twins due (LSH v4 #3)
Unknown dates, presented in the order they were revealed in the comics:
  • Black Dawn: something big and bad happened. Polar Boy says “you know what that cost us”. Sun Boy was a previous leader. By the time it happened, Chameleon Boy had left the Legion and “watched everything fall to pieces” (LSH v4 #1). 
  • Rokk and Loomis are injured in the Braal/Imsk War at Venado Bay, and Rokk lost his powers. Salu was somehow involved on the Imsk side, which did some questionably legal things. Imsk won, as the army is occupying Braal. (LSH v4 #1)
  • At some point, the Science Police Earth splintered off from the main Science Police (referred to as Science Police Proper) (LSH v4 #2)

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