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Last ish of the rebooted Adventure Comics, following the travails of the Legion Academy's newest class. Four pages, in which the rookies find out just what it takes to even be considered for Legion membership.

When last we left our wannabees heroes, Legion Academy instructors Duplicate Girl, Night Girl and Bouncing Boy found Legion of Super-Villians charter member Cosmic King (analogue to Chemical King or Element Lad, not Cosmic Boy) invading the empty Legion HQ, and were soundly trounced. Rookies Comet Queen, Chemical Kid and Dragonwing caught the takedown and moved in for the rescue...



Meanwhile, back at the Academy...



Variable Lad is also the nephew of Legion physician Dr. Gym'll, if you recall that old sour apple. He tells Gravity Kid no one's there, a quick computer check informs them of the fight at LOSH HQ, and they gather up Glorith and head for a cruiser.

Glorith asks if the Science Police won't get there faster, and Gravity Kid says yes, but Brande forced through the "Legion Law," which requires the SPs to cordon off HQ and give the Legion time to fix it on their own.



Fighting fighting fighting more fighting, nobody making much headway, Cosmic King threatens to transmute them all into vapor.

But!!!!!!11!!1!





The three teachers go on cleanup and mourning duty. Bouncing Boy tells the kids they did good, and their chances of making the Big Team just went way, way up.

Gravity Kid says thanks but no thanks, life's too short, and he's taking the "trailing spouse spot" the SPs have for him to be with last ish's graduate Power Boy. He wishes them all luck finding their destinies too, and the outro box says the rooks' story will pick up again in Legion of Super-Heroes #1, on sale Sept. 21.

Wonder if he'll get a statue? It's the done thing for dead teen heroes ever since the wayback, I gather...

Date: 2011-08-04 12:20 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
I have the comics, but I am having trouble following the story. They're introducing new members of the Legion... but with the Reboot, does it matter...

Date: 2011-08-04 12:39 am (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
Levitz has said that the Legion is barely being changed at all. The only major change is that Superboy is no longer a Legion member. But his storylines are continuing unchanged, sort of like Grant's Batman stuff.

Date: 2011-08-04 12:44 am (UTC)
shanejayell: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shanejayell
Superboy's out? AGAIN?

*sigh*

Date: 2011-08-04 01:28 am (UTC)
silverzeo: (Default)
From: [personal profile] silverzeo
Which Superboy? Superman Superboy? Pocket Universe Superboy? Kon Superboy?

Date: 2011-08-04 12:58 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
I don't think Superboy's membership has been taken out. I know Morrison said that there's an allusion to him being part of the team in his first issue of Action if you look close enough.

Date: 2011-08-04 02:26 pm (UTC)
turtlefu: (Default)
From: [personal profile] turtlefu
Well, they made it seem like Clark isn't going to be a superhero until he gets to Metropolis, so that means no Superboy in Smallville, so no Superboy in Legion.

Date: 2011-08-04 02:31 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
Well, it looked like Johns did a similar thing in the past few years--Clark didn't go around in the present as Superboy, but when he would hang out with his friends at the Legion, he would put on the Superboy costume.

Date: 2011-08-04 02:09 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I forgot... Is Gravity Kid gay?

Date: 2011-08-04 07:20 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Given the fact that so many Legion stories are teen romance/soap-opera-ish, I don't think Gravity Kid's romantic inclinations are getting that much more attention than a hetero equivalent would have done.

Date: 2011-08-04 02:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
So...Variable Lad died? Huh.

Date: 2011-08-04 04:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] nemryn
Well, 'died'. I'm not entirely sure what's happening there, but it looks like he had some kind of shapeshifting ability, maybe? If so, being transmuted into vapor might not be such a big deal.

Date: 2011-08-04 04:48 am (UTC)
midnightvoyager: Just Middy (Default)
From: [personal profile] midnightvoyager
Actually, I see shards of metal, and he was a metal snake before that. It looks like he was shattered.

Date: 2011-08-04 07:16 am (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
He appears to be very dead, and everyone reacts as if her were dead.

He was in metal snake mode and was transmuted to death, though seems to have reflected enough of the transmutative energy back onto Cosmic King so he died too.

Date: 2011-08-04 04:20 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
You get what everyone gets. You get a statue.

Date: 2011-08-04 04:23 am (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Titan Statues Incorporated exists even in the 31st century.

Date: 2011-08-04 05:19 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Apparently Lobdell is ending that practice with the reboot. Of course with the reboot we don't know if there's ever been a Titans team before or if any of them have ever died.

Date: 2011-08-04 08:25 am (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
Honestly I can see ending the practice. It was getting morbid, how much space the grave-wing of the tower had to have.

Date: 2011-08-04 11:30 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] biod
"Teenaged, heroic, and dead? Then come to the Titan's Mausoleum! Get there fast, because space is running out! Book your tomb now and we'll even throw in your statue free of charge! Because at Titan's Mausaleum, we put the T in "Toast"."

Date: 2011-08-04 02:53 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Wembley Fraggle)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I giggled more than I should have at that...

Date: 2011-08-04 08:39 pm (UTC)
q99: (Default)
From: [personal profile] q99
I mean, you'd want to remember them, of course, but maybe in some general Superhero mausoleum... in the tower itself, when a recruit looks at them and says, "Hey, there's several times the number of heroes there than the entire active team... and the Titans aren't all *that* old a group!" That's just scary :)

Date: 2011-08-04 10:13 pm (UTC)
shobogan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shobogan
Yes, he asked what kind of teen would keep monuments of their dead friends.

The answer to that, sir, is Tim Drake.

Date: 2011-08-04 10:30 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
I find it kind of telling that he would even bring it up.

It means that post-Reboot there may have been Teen Titans before them (Wally and Donna maybe?) and that they're now dead and they don't have statues. Or someone will die early on in the new Teen Titans series and they won't be getting a statue.

Date: 2011-08-04 10:35 pm (UTC)
shobogan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shobogan
I think the original Titans still existed? But I'm just...generally confused about everything.

Date: 2011-08-04 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] long_silence
Maybe. Dick's history still seems to be intact. but they seem to be reverting Starfire. I don't think Lian has ever existed, but on the bright side Roy didn't go through Cry For Justice. Wally and Donna are appearing in some capacity in Teen Titans #2 (I'm not sure if Wally was ever even the Flash or if he still has his kids). Cyborg is a member of the Justice League, but I'm not sure if he's going to be a founder or if he was ever a Titan.

No news on Beast Boy, Raven or Garth.

Date: 2011-08-04 11:13 pm (UTC)
shobogan: (Default)
From: [personal profile] shobogan
I would think they'd keep the Titans for Dick's sake, considering how formative they were. I'd say the same for Kory herself, and I do believe they mentioned her knowing him.

Lian definitely doesn't exist, and Roy's de-aging means I don't know where he fits in with anyone.

It'd be nice if Garth, Dolphin and Cerdian came back, but I'm not holding my breath.

Date: 2011-08-04 02:54 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
A shame, I liked Variable Lad and his powers were nifty, but then I tend to like the non humanoid Legionnaires; Tellus, Quislet, Gates, Sensor etc...

Date: 2011-08-04 04:29 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
IIRC Dr Gym'll was always secretly very proud of being affiliated with the Legion and woe betide anyone who would badmouth them in his presence (That was HIS job and he'd do it to their face! Actually he and Bones McCoy would probably have gotten along very well (I wonder if they'll meet in the crossover).

He knows that Oaa died doing what he wanted to do, and saving Legionnaires, and probably countless innocent, lives. I can see him being surprisingly supportive of the Legion and the surviving cadets in particular.

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