After the battle with the Emerald Empress, it’s time to get some down time, vote Polar Boy out, and catch up with the past. Invisible Kid takes us on a ride through the Legion’s past, to when a new fresh face named Condo Arlik contemplated his opportunity to become a Legionnaire.
Darren and Paul dig into the conclusion of the Emerald Empress story, have a little TV talk, as well as a Stump the Subs!
Darren and Paul play catch up! First, they talk about the cons they recently attended, and then they go out of the Emerald Empress story to talk about the issue before that story, one which they missed previously. Oops! It’s issue 86, we haven’t found the Empress yet, Zendak is still the Chief, and Blok is trapped, but he’s not alone!
Fresh from a day at Fan Expo, Paul returns to put right what once went wrong, and records an episode about New Adventures of Superboy issue 5, which somehow was lost to the earlier coverage of the series (thanks to the eagle-eyed Thomas Lanes of the Parliament of Rooks podcast for noticing this!). How do Superboy’s powers start to diminish, and what do Ma Kent’s prize-worthy tomatoes figure into it? Also, how does this story tie into one of Paul’s all-time favourite pre-Crisis Superman stories? Those answers, and more, lie within!
Paul takes a look at July 1980’s New Adventures of Superboy issue number 7, wherein the boy of steel is sent to yet another planet to save their civilization. Will he stay on another world, never to return to Earth? Spoilers Ahead: No he won’t. Also, which is faster, Pre-Crisis Superman’s super-brain, or a Tandy TRS-80 with its blistering 1.77khz processor and between 4 and 16 kilobytes of RAM? The answer may surprise you!
Darren and Paul get back to the Baxter Run. The Emerald Empress is up to no good, and the Legion is ready to take her on!
The Sub Squadders are joined by Stewart MacWilliam and Erik Matthews as they discuss the latest in DCTV news, as well as the Suicide Squad movie. Spoilers abound, so if you haven’t seen the movie yet, save this one for later! It’s a fiery debate, and like the best Squad stories, you’re waiting to see who gets blown up!
Darren, Scott and Paul are joined by the super-talented writer and artist Phil Jimenez for a talk about multiple universes, multiple costumes, the importance of a supporting cast, as well as many other topics. Superwoman issue 1 comes out this Wednesday, August 10th!
While Paul fights off the bugs at the campsite, let’s revisit the 5th issue of The New Adventures of Superboy, in which Inspector Henderson arrives to try and convince him to come to Metropolis.
Darren and Paul are joined in conversation over all things nerdy, with San Diego Comicon having run through the past week, by our old friend Stewart MacWilliam. They cover the things that they’re geeking out over right now, and then get into issue #55 0f the Legion!