Monday, July 05, 2021

Legionnaires #6 annotations: An Eye for an Eye!

Annotations for Legionnaires #6


Notes:
  • As a reminder, the Legionnaires series is taking place about 6 weeks before the Legion storyline (Mordru).
  • Cover: the last part of the 5-part interlocking Fatal Five quintych


  • Page 4 panel 2: Saturn Girl tells Cham that the Emerald Empress has left New Earth for Gallan, but Cham seems to have forgotten that back in LSH v4 #39, we found out that Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proteans (among others) had been held captive there by McCauley. So you’d think that Cham might have mentioned the Emerald Eye’s earlier involvement? That was on June 7, just 9 days earlier (recall that this series is in mid-June while the LSH series is taking place in early August).
  • Page 9 panel 4: Pay attention to the interaction between Shrinking Violet and Matter-Eater Lad. Tenzil seems protective of her – recall that in ACT 381 it was revealed that he had a crush on her. That story took place only a couple years after the Legionnaires were cloned.
  • Page 20 panel 3: McCauley is revealed to be old and decrepit without the Eye. Recall that when he first met the Legion he was a child of maybe 11 years old (Sept 2981, as seen in SBOY 214), making him only about 25 years old in 2995. But you can see that the cost of owning the Eye was high, prematurely aging him (similar to Sarya of Venegar).
  • Page 22 panel 3: Janda is a world on which, according to Phantom Girl, The Shurg is the latest dance craze (ADV 342).


Here's what we know of the timeline to date, starting in 2995 (see earlier posts for pre-2995 dates). 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.
  • Sat 1/3/95 – Tenzil Kem rejoins the Legion.
  • Sun 1/11/95 – Orando falls to the Khunds (LSH v4 #15).
  • Mon 1/12/95 – The Legion agrees to team with the United Planets Militia to beat back a Khundish invasion that threatens the heart of the United Planets (LSH v4 #15).
  • Exact date unknown – Cham meets with a Khundish double agent; Venegar falls to the Khunds, who then make a deal with the Hill People of Talok VIII; the UP Militia tries to decide if Xolnar or Talok VIII will be attacked next; Valor and Shadow Lass appear on Talok VIII; Khunds attack Xolnar; Circe wants Dirk to give a pro-Dominator speech (LSH v4 #15).
  • Exact date unknown  Last stand on Xolnar; introduction of the Resistance on Earth (LSH v4 #16).
  • Fri 3/13/95 – SP Officer Roon Dvron’s police report on Sussa Paka (LSH v4 #22, 23, 27).
  • Sat 3/14/95 - Sussa Paka escape SP custody, steals Starfinger's helmet for Molock Hanscom on the way out (LSH v4 #27).
  • Sun 3/22/95 – Khund decoy fleet arrives at Talok VIII, while the main fleet attacks Xolnar, leading to the death of Jed “Power Boy” Rikane; after destroying the Talok fleet, the Legion and the UP Militia arrive at Xolnar to finish the Khundish fleet; Glorith sent to the end of time; the Khunds are driven back to pre-2995 borders, and the Legion concludes its participation in the war against Khundish encroachment (LSH v4 #17).
  • Wed 3/25/95 – Don and Dawn Allen are arrested by Earthgov (LSH v4 #17).
  • Thurs 3/26/95 – Don and Dawn Allen are put on trial (LSH v4 #17); Sussa Paka steals Earthgov Artifact J-1-WRTZ for Molock Hanscom (LSH v4 #27).
  • Fri 3/27/95 – Tensions increase on Earth with the execution of Legion friends Don and Dawn Allen. (Note that 3/27/95 is a Friday, while the comic says it happened on a Monday) (LSH v4 #17); additional riots, and martial law is instituted (LSH v4 #30).
  • Sat 3/28/95 – Daily Planet article on the Allen executions (LSH v4 #17).
  • Exact date unknown – Valor and Shadow Lass help counter a Dark Circle attempt on Queen Projectra’s life on Orando, then remove the Dark Circle cultists from Carggg; Universo and Jacques meet; holo studio bombing allegedly by one of the Resistance groups (LSH v4 #18).
  • Thu 4/9/95 – Valor and Shadow Lass leave Carggg on their way to some R&R in deep space (LSH v4 #22).
  • Sat 4/11/95 – Luna is destroyed, ravaging Earth (LSH v4 #19) and causing powerspheres to detonate across the globe, with a death toll in the billions and widespread environmental devastation (LSH v4 #30). The mysterious “SW6" Legionnaires awaken in an underground Dominion chamber on Earth. (LSH v4 #20, 25Earthgov authorizes executions. (LSH v4 #25).
  • Sun 4/12/95 – Jo Nah returns from an extended journey through time (LSH v4 #19) and is added to the reformed adult Legion team; the SW6 Legion encounters Devlin O’Ryan (LSH v4 #20); all outside aid to Earth is rejected (LSH v4 #30).
  • Mon 4/13/95 – Dacey and Doritt Ranzz are born to ex-Legionnaires Garth and Imra Ardeen Ranzz. Rokk recalls the events of Venado Bay as the Dominators start executing Science Police Earth officers who are revolting against the Dominators. Mysa Nal is contacted by the spirit of Amethyst (LSH v4 #20). After being exposed to the null radiation from the detonation of Metropolis' powersphere on the 11th, Devlin is getting worse. (LSH v4 #25).
  • Wed 4/15/95 – Furball meets Aria on Zuun, unaware that she’s being hunted by Darkseid; Atmos revealed to have been killed by Project Champion; the Dominators begin harsher punishment of insurrectionists on Earth (LSH v4 #21).
  • Fri 4/17/95 – Jo, Celeste, and Kent on the way to Zuun to get Brainy and Furball; on Talus, Kono reads Nura’s unanswered messages to Mysa; on Altair, Valor finds troubling news from a Dark Circle computer (LSH v4 #22).
  • Sat 4/18/95 – Disease and rebellion reported widespread on Earth; Dominators performing mass executions (LSH v4 #30).
  • Exact date unknown: members of the Dark Circle recount the history of Valor (LSH v4 Annual 2).
  • Mon 4/20/95 – Devlin is healing and appears to have powers just like Reflecto of Rimbor (LSH v4 #29).
  • Tues 4/21/95 – Jo, Celeste, and Kent arrive at Zuun (LSH v4 #22).They are briefly detained but they escape to the surface and meet up with Brainy and Furball, but Lobo captures and leaves with Aria; during the escape, Celeste generates a burst of intense green energy. On Earth, Resistance leader Jacques has Laurel and Bounty meet up with Circe, who has turned against the Dominators and Earthgov. Valor leaves Shady to go to Earth to check into what he found (LSH v4 #23).
  • Wed 4/22/95 – Lobo brings Aria to Darkseid, followed by Jo, Kent, Celeste, Brainy, and Furball. Lobo is revealed to be merely a probe and Darkseid vanishes him, and then turns Furball back into Brin. The Gemini Matrix activates and Aria turns into an adult Gemini and blasts Darkseid, per his secret wish, who then disappears. Back on Earth, BION discovers the adult Laurel Gand while looking for the SW6 version, and the SW6 Legionnaires reveal themselves to Devlin (LSH v4 #24). The SW6 Legionnaires and Devlin escape the tunnels and link up with Universo and the Earth Resistance (LSH v4 #25), and then quickly go to the Resistance HQ in New Mexico. The Subs and Universo’s Resistance team capture the Weisigner Chambers from the Dominators, while BION follows Laurel to Talus (LSH v4 #26).
  • Thu 4/23/95 – Garth and Imra decide to hold the christening of their new twins next week, on Saturday May 2 (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Sat 4/25/95 - Legionnaires in Africa with the Resistance and the SW6 Batch become aware of each other; the Subs and Grin’s resistance team discover others in the Weisinger Chambers; Rokk, Kono, and Loomis manage to subdue BION on Talus (LSH v4 #27). Dirk Morgna’s pod is discovered (LSH v4 #28).
  • Sun 4/26/95 – On Talus, Brainiac 5 studies BION, and Valor suggests that the adult Legionnaires may be clones. Monica Sade is released from the Weisinger chambers, and then Dominator troops temporarily gain control of the Chambers. Circe and Bounty plan to take out Pinnacle Command, while the Dominators prepare mind-wiped agents to attack the Subs (LSH v4 #29).
  • Thu 4/30/95 – Tensions on Earth reach the breaking point when President Tayla Wellington is assassinated by the Dominion during a live broadcast (LSH v4 #29, 30). Aria tries to take the dying Brin Londo back in time to prevent his father from administering the first Zuunium injection, but accidentally dumps them both in the 20th century (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 1). Legionnaires begin to arrive on Winath for a reunion to attend the christening of Dacey and Doritt Ranzz (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Fri 5/1/95 – On Earth, the Subs battle mind-wiped Dominator agents; the Dominators and UP fleets meet up in orbit around Earth (LSH v4 #30). More Legionnaires arrive on Winath for the christening; the Naltor Dreamers defeat the Winath Jaybirds 6-1, clinching their first pennant since 2980 (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).
  • Sat 5/2/95 – Dacey and Doritt's christening; Pol Jath Krinn is born to Rokk Krinn and his wife Lydda; Ayla Ranzz learns that Garth is really Proty I, inhabiting her brother's re-animated body (LSH v4 Ann 3 part 2).On Earth, Jan helps Shvaughn Erin and sees his SW6 self, while in space the adult Valor meets his SW6 counterpart (LSH v4 #31).
  • Wed 5/6/95 – Cham begins a search for R.J. Brande; on Earth, Circe and Bounty capture Spider Girl; the Subs escape from the Weisinger chambers with the help of the SW6 Legion, but Grinn sets off a self-destruct mechanism that destroys all the chambers; SW6 Chameleon Boy, Karate Kid, and Princess Projectra are killed fighting Dominion troops (Note: the Sourcebook says this happened on 5/15, but that's too much time since the christening) (LSH v4 #32).
  • Thurs 5/7/95 – Cham arrives on Yal and finds Brande; the Dominators get intel on the Soul of Antares (LSH v4 #33).
  • Fri 5/8/9 – Adam Orion arrives on Yal to capture Brande, but fails; the Antareans are hijacked by someone using the Emerald Eye; the SW6 Legionnaires find Crystal Kid still alive, along with Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo (LSH v4 #33).
  • Fri 5/15/95: The battle for Earth begins, with fighting on the ground and in the skies. SW6 Laurel Gand and the UP capture Pinnacle Command. King Jonn declines the adult Legion’s offer for help from off-world, but asks them to be prepared to defend the UP from other outside threats (LSH v4 #34).
  • Sun 5/17/95: The crippled Dirk Morgna encounters his SW6 counterpart; the Dominion fleet is defeated by the U.P. militia with the aid of the SW6 Valor; Pinnacle Command orders his troops to surrender; Earth is liberated and Jacques Foccart is named the new acting President of Earth; on Gallan, Universo and Leland McCauley raise a toast to their imminent conquest of Earth (LSH v4 #35).
  • Tues 5/19/95: Circe kills Dirk Morgna and then takes her own life; Bounty is badly wounded in a fight with Sade; the Bounty entity leaves its host body, who the Legionnaires realize is Dawnstar (LSH v4 #36).
  • Wed 5/20/95: Jan Arrah takes his leave from Jacques now that the fighting is over (LSH v4 #36).
  • Fri 5/22/95: Nura propositions Thom on the eve of the Galaxy Series finale; Saturn Girl is kidnapped (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sat 5/23/95: Naltor Dreamers beat the Toonar Pilots to win the Galaxy Series; SW6 Brainiac 5 arrives on Earth and sends SW6 Valor back to 2978 (LSH v4 #37).
  • Sun 5/24/95: The Tokyo sinkhole opens up (LSH v4 #38).
  • Tue 5/26/95: The two Brainiac 5s report that the Earth is doomed (LSH v4 #38).
  • Wed 6/3/95: Seismic disturbances spur Foccart to order the takeoff of the cities equipped for it. Of the 480 cities with escape domes, only 94 make it to safety in the Bgztl Buffer Zone (LSH v4 #38).
  • Thu 6/4/95: The Great Terran Disaster – the Earth explodes, killing the two billion people who could not be evacuated in time. The cities that were saved joined together in the moon's former orbit as New Earth (LSH v4 #38).
  • Sat 6/6/95: After Jan gives a speech to the evacuees, the adult Legionnaires head back to New Earth (LSH v4 #39).
  • Sun 6/7/95: Several SW6 Legionnaires rescue the kidnapped Cham, RJ Brande, Kid Quantum, and the Proties from Leland McCauley IV (LSH v4 #39).
  • Tue 6/9/95: SW6 and Adult Legionnaires battle mind-wiped Dominator agents from the Weisinger Chambers; Nura enlists the help of J’onn J’onzz to help Mysa; and the old and young Legions finally get together (LSH v4 #40).
  • Thu 6/11/95: Sean Erin becomes Chief of the Science Police for New Earth. Reep Daggle resigns from the reformed adult Legion to organize and lead the youthful Legionnaires. Jacques Foccart resigns as president of New Earth to rejoin the reformed adult Legion and names vice president Troy Stewart to succeed him. Catspaw, Dragonmage, and Computo II join the SW6 Legion (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/13/95: The new group, "The Legionnaires," is deputized, with its membership consisting of the youthful versions of the original Legion and several new recruits. Computo stops the Djakarta dome from colliding with the Melbourne dome, Cosmic Boy is elected leader and names Computo deputy, and then the Espionage Squad encounters Mano (Legionnaires #1). The Legionnaires capture Mano (Legionnaires #2).
  • Sun 6/14/95: The Legionnaires hold tryouts, while Leland McCauley IV and a green-haired woman steal the Persuader’s Atomic Axe (Legionnaires #2). The Legionnaires confront Mordecai in the tunnels below Metropolis, Persuader breaks out of prison, and Cera Kesh becomes the new Emerald Empress (Legionnaires #3).
  • Mon 6/15/95: Some Legionnaires fight the new Emerald Empress while others try to prevent Persuader from breaking Mano out of prison. The two men meet Mordecai and Leland McCauley, who reintroduces them to yet another Empress as well as Tharok (Legionnaires #4).
  • Tues 6/16/95: The new Fatal Five attacks the Earthgov capital building in Metropolis Dome (Legionnaires #5), but are soon captured. The new Emerald Empress takes control of a second Emerald Eye from McCauley and breaks the other four out of prison (Legionnaires #6).
  • Sat 6/20/95: "The Lore of the Legion" timeline printed in "Our Times: A Review of Contemporary News"
  • Fri 6/26/95: Luornu, Rond, Laurel, and Brainiac 5 are all captured by Glorith, who has returned from the End of Time, with the assist of the previously-thought-dead Luornu’s second body. They defeat Glorith and bring Luornu-2 back to Talus (LSH v4 #41).
  • Sat 6/27/95: Back on Talus, Brainiac 5 reveals that he gave Luornu a force field power. She reunites with Chuck and accesses her personal journal (LSH v4 #41).
  • Wed 7/29/95: Jacques and Drura join the team; Mysa is possessed, and goes to Tharn to confront Mordru (LSH v4 #43), but she is defeated and is absorbed into Mordru. Using this power, he raises armies of the dead in a number of worlds in both UP and Khund space. The Legion agrees to help the Khunds, but they insist that the Legion take on four new Khundish members (LSH v4 #44).
  • Sun 8/2/95: The Legion fights Mordru’s zombies on Sklar, Talus, Trom, and in space (LSH v4 #45). On Talus, the Legionnaires fight their own dead, and new Khund Legionnaire Bloodclaw is killed before the team halts Mordru’s magics on the planet. Jan fights the dead Trommites on Pasnic (LSH v4 #46).

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