The Subs finally wade their way into Legionnaires 3. There’s Captain Marvel talk (spoiler free), Doomsday Clock, Star Wars, some Mailbag feedback, including the Amalgamation of the Subs and the Great Lakes Avengers!
The Subs dig into part 2 of the Booster Gold story, as Booster joins forces with the Legion to save President Reagan and Vice President Bush. Along the way, Paul does some truly awful impressions.
The Subs learn how Booster Gold came to get a Legion Flight Ring, and a Force Field Belt. Proto-90s costume designs, and the odd Oscar Live Blog (if a superhero movie wins an award, you will have heard it here first, if we had been casting live…) round out the proceedings, as well as This Week in Legion History!
Paul takes a look at New Adventures of Superboy issues 36 and 37, in which a meek and mild schoolteacher takes on the Boy of Steel, and wins!
The Subs delve once again into the stories of the Legion of Super Pets and the Space Canine Patrol Agency! Stories from Superman 176 and Superboy 136. Bad animal puns ensue, as well as news of Mike Grell’s next project, a Sun Boy sighting and a round of Stump the Subs!
We often celebrate fandom on this show, now let’s celebrate a fan. As we mentioned on last week’s show, we recently lost Legion fan Pete Vandeneng. This week, we represent episode 42 of the show, on which Pete was one of our guests.
Long Live the Legion!
Rounding out our coverage of the Legion’s Secret Origins, we bring you the Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy from Secret Origins issue 49. Then, we realize that it’s only a two page story, so it’s time to watch Jimmy Olsen battle the Legion of Super Villains in Jimmy Olsen 63 and 87.
The Subs look at the last of the Secret Origins stories, in issue 42, and it’s a great one with Phantom Girl. Tom and Mary Bierbaum script, with Dave Cockrum on art and we learn a lot of new elements of Tinya’s story, many things that would continue into other continuities!
It’s Paul’s Birthday, so he gets to take a break, but that’s okay, because we’ve been doing Secret Origins issues, and the Dead Legionnaires issue has been off the feed for quite some time. So here it is, episode 165 from wayback in December 2011! The Subs dive into the past for a bit. Well, the past of the future, that is. It’s a look at the origins of some dead Legionnaires, some of whom have died a few times! Secret Origins is the book, and it’s a look at Ferro Lad, Chemical King and Karate Kid.
The Subs begin the year by inviting James Purcell back to discuss the Secret Origin of the Legion. Additionally, there’s a Stump the Subs, actual Legion News, and This Week in Legion History!