||Carmela Merlo is Roger Sterns wife; she does some
plotting/scripting work with/for him.
||This story occurs before the second story in this issue.
||Star Boy is using his ring to fly, but it isnt clear
why Sparks ring is highlighted.
|XS has a tendency to speak way too fast when she is excited.
Why the prospect of the Legion Outpost has her so thrilled isnt
clear; perhaps she sees it as a Legion equivalent to the JLA satellite
used by her grandfather, Barry Allen?
|The text on the side of the device Chuck is holding says
GENE, obviously short for Generator.
||Star Boys powers give him super strength. He
is a little brought down by the fact that Ayla can effectively duplicate
his power in anyone.
||The shakiness is psychological. When Spark uses her
gravity powers, she is reminded that her powers are now different from
her brother, and that bothers her.
||Although a first glance might lead us to think this is
Earth, the nearby asteroid moons and the view in 55:4 indicate otherwise.
||Despite the speech on page 67, note that the Outpost has
already been named for Leviathan.
||The design of the cape is influenced by that of Captain
Marvel. Perhaps Zoe has been doing some research into 20th century
||Monstress tortured the Athramites
with her incessant costume changing in < >.
||The logo icons on the call board are Cosmic Boy, Brainiac
5, Chameleon, Element Lad, Saturn Girl, Star Boy, Ultra Boy, Live Wire,
|The space at the top of the Outpost must be the Mission
|57:4 This counts for an appearance by Triad-Orange,
Triad-Purple, and the joined Triad.
||Is Imra merely encouraging Kinetix, or is she subtly influencing
|Vi isnt normally that much shorter than the others.
She is using her powers ever so slightly to reduce her height and hide.
(Gim Allon did similar but opposite things with his powers as far back
as Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #62.)
||Triad only met Impulse in Legion of Super-Heroes
||Assuming these stories occur chronologically, it has been
days, maybe even a couple weeks since Team 20 returned. Perhaps
Violet has been intentionally avoiding a large group setting and thus
having to deal with the issue. The flashback in the second story
in this issue involved her with Ferro, Triad, Gates, and Ultra Boy, so
she should have processed some of those feelings already; this
indicates that the flashback (and thus the entire second story) occur
after this one.
||Saturn Girl is especially cognizant of this issue, between
her own control problems and the events of Sovereign Seven Plus
||This supports the idea that it has been days or weeks since
Team 20 got back. Of course, just the idea that Tinya was alive
and solid again would be quite a bit for Winema to process; no need to
shove her daughters marriage and her own Carggite lover on her,
|Leviathan is to Apparitions left, and the two Triads
are Triad-Orange and Triad-Purple.
||Note that these five are the early female
members of the team. They well remember Winema interrupting their
Girls Night Out in Legionnaires #< >.
|The laughter counts as dialogue for XS and Triad-Purple.
||Chuck is singing the old song Ive Been Working
on the Railroad, although it has been updated in the intervening
millennium, as seen in 59:3.
|In Legionnaires #59, Triad-Neutral goes out on a
date (of sorts) with Chuck Taine. That is presumably to whom she
refers (see 59:7).
||Note that Chucks physique runs contrary to standard
notions of male beauty (gotta be buff and blond, tan and trim!).
While this scene indicates that such limited focus has shifted over the
years (thankfully), it also echoes the comments of many female (and some
gay) fans, as well as playing into the fan-favorite status of Bouncing
Boy, Chucks preboot identity.
|| Triad-Neutral is next to Saturn Girl, and Triad-Purple
(based on the expression) is between XS and Kinetix.
||From Ferros comment, this story must come before
the flashback in the second story in this issue.
|Ferro will eventually get used to XS and her fastspeechpatterns.
Everyone else has.
||Gates originally considered the Legion a Teenage
||The first Leviathan: Salu
adopted that codename in Legionnaires #<52>, but vaccilated
between using it and Violet for a while; she uses Violet
in the flashback in the second story in this issue. Based on this,
she is tracked as Leviathan II here.
||Douglas Nolan briefly used the codename Ingot.
||Magno lost his powers during the battle with Mordru, in
Legionnaires #50; that battle also took the lives of AtomX
and Blast-Off (sort of: they eventually will return, their energies fused
into what will become Wildfire).
||Jan, stop trying to be so deep.
||It is good to see Legion friendships arising, especially
between characters of different genders (or different displayed genders,
anyway; Durlans may not really have male and female
||And they say superhero comics arent really just soap
||XS has a crush on MOnel.
||Since Triad-Orange (miscolored) appears in 63:1, this is
||XS is the granddaughter of Barry Allen. He was always
||Coloring error: Triad-Orange is the one with a crush on
MOnel, so it is surely her in this scene, not Triad-Purple.
||This holo-projection facility of the rings is new, and
hasnt been seen since. Perhaps it was an experimental piece
of technology which was later removed. Alternately, it might be
a facility of the Outpost itself rather than the rings, creating holo-projections
in the vicinity of sensed rings.
||But they wont quit. In fact, three more would
be added within the next dozen issues: Kid Quantum II, Karate Kid, and
Thunder. Maybe you could force some of them out, claiming it is
for tax reasons?
||And 5) if Garth doesnt get together with Imra, Ayla
will go for it?
|The exchange in the background was presumably meant to
make the readers believe that Dyrk was leaving altogether, possibly because
Cosmic Boys return would negate the Legions need for him even
if his powers were to be restored.
||Sensors image is supposed be of a stained glass window.
||Part of Gates commentary that he and Jeka
have something in common by being non-humanoid is quite pointed,
and Chameleon should know better. Its no better than saying
All blacks look the same to me. (The royalist
line, though, is pure Gates.)
||Just to be clear: Invisible Kid, Cosmic Boy, and Chuck
Taine are on the platform. On the ground are Gates, Ferro, Star
Boy, Apparition, Umbra, Ultra Boy, Triad, MOnel, XS, Monstress (apparently;
undersized vs. other appearances in this story), Saturn Girl, Kinetix,
Live Wire, Brainiac 5 and Koko, Leviathan, Spark, Chameleon, Dyrk Magz,
and Sensor. Element Lad is in the air.
|| The yelled dialogue cannot be tracked.
||Only 5 meters (15.5 feet)? Back in Legionnaires
#0, he was said to have caught someone climbing 40 meters up the side
of a building. Perhaps 5 meters was simply a favored height that
Gim used, but he could push beyond that.
|| The yelled dialogue is attributed to everyone present