Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Legionnaires #9 annotations: A Legionnaire Falls!

     Annotations for Legionnaires #9


Notes:
  • Page 1: pretty sure that Sprouse, Story, Hughes, and Stelfreeze were all studio-mates (Gaijin I think?)
  • Page 9: Gim Allon of the SP last appeared in LSH v4 Annual 3 when they had the reunion on Winath.
  • Page 16: I own the original art of this page, I bought it on ebay in 2002 and had the seller bring it with him to the San Diego Comic Con so we could meet up and I could save on shipping. Adam Hughes was there and I had him sign it.  
  • Page 16 panel 2:  Murgador was last seen in Superboy 220. You’ll recall that was a planet saved by the Legion from the tyranny of the slave masters from planet Thargg. Its capital city is Gondra. Tharggians placed a bomb at the center of Murgador and threatened to detonate it unless the 2 billion inhabitants of Murgador mine their own planet as slaves, but Phantom Girl snuck down and disabled it (SBOY 220).
  • My best guess, after reading ahead through #12 and LSH #54 is that issues 9-11 all take place on the same day, which is 9/18/2995.


Cutting down the timeline to just the last few entries since it was getting so long. 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.
  • 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). The Legionnaires bring the fight to Mordru on Tharn, losing the Khund Firefist in the process (LSH v4 #47). The dead on Talus are defeated, but during the fight Timber Wolf returns to the 30th century with Jamm (LSH v4 Ann #4). With the help of Devlin O’Ryan and the spirit of Amethyst, Mordru and Mysa are separated and Mordru is defeated (LSH v4 #48). 
  • Mon 8/3/95: Jamm takes the Legionnaires on a prodigious trip before being returned to his own time (LSH v4 Ann #4).
  • Tues 8/4/95: The Legion leaves Tharn for Khundish space, where Flederweb and Veilmist are forced to rejoin the Khundish forces. Jan recovers on Pasnic, while Amethyst and Mysa ponder the future (LSH v4 #48).
  • Wed 8/5/95: Tenzil travels to Tartarus and with the help of Polar Boy and friends, they rescue Eve and defeat Evillo (LSH v4 #49). 
  • Thu 8/6/95: Tenzil and Eve depart Tartarus for Titan (LSH v4 #49); the Legion rebury their dead on Shanghalla, and Wildfire is resurrected there (LSH v4 #50).
  • Fri 8/7/95: the SW6 Legionnaires spend the weekend at the Atlantis Dome on New Earth (Legionnaires #7); Tenzil and Eve arrive on Titan; the rest of the group arrives on Talus from Shanghalla (LSH v4 #50).
  • Sat 8/8/95: the SW6 Legionnaires encounter the race of Devil-Fish in the Atlantis Dome (Legionnaires #7); Tenzil and Eve get married; Jan almost dies; Kono leaves; Sean arrives on Talus (LSH v4 #50).
  • Sun 8/9/95: the SW6 Legionnaires leave the Atlantis dome on New Earth (Legionnaires #7); Tenzil sends out holos of his wedding from the day before (LSH v4 #50).
  • Mon 8/10/95: Several Legionnaires leave New Earth for Colu (Legionnaires #8).
  • Tues 8/11/95: Brainiac 5 thinks of leaving the Legion and remaining on Colu (Legionnaires #8).
  • Wed 8/12/95: Brainiac 5 returns to New Earth with the rest of his team (Legionnaires #8).
  • Wed 9/13/95 (estimated): “Several weeks later” after Tenzil’s wedding, three BIONs attack the Legion on Talus; Universo convinces Relnic and King Jonn that the Legion is helping the Khunds attack UP space (LSH v4 #50). 
  • Mon 9/19/95: 
    • ME-Lad, Violet, Dragonmage, Catspaw shot down over Antares II by Khunds (Legionnaires #9). 
    • Invisible Kid and Colossal Boy find a freighter that’s been attacked by Sklarians (Legionnaires #9). 
    • Legion tryouts at Metropolis (Legionnaires #9). 
    • Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl, Livewire go to Acapulco to quell food riots, and Cosmic Boy is injured by Livewire (Legionnaires #9).

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