Lobo #50

Lobo #50 cover

Date:

April 1998

Title:

“Dead Heroes Don’t”
(Cover Title: “Special All-Murder Issue!”

Credits:

“Don’t” [Alan] Grant (Script) • “Can’t” [Craig] Critchlow (Pencils) • “Won’t” [Mark] Propst (Inks) • “Wouldn’t” [?] Vasquez (Colors) • “Couldn’t” Prismacolor (Separations) • “Shouldn’t” [Bill] Oakley (Letters) • “Hasn’t” Pete Tomasi (Assoc. Ed. [Assistant Editor]) • “Didn’t” Dan Raspler (Editor) • Craig Critchlow / Mark Propst (Cover)

Plot:

Lobo issues a declaration of war, to which the Legionnaires (along with a myriad of other heroes) respond.  Lobo ends up fragging the lot of them.  Then Ferro — and several other prominent DC heroes — wakes up from a shared dream.

Only scenes in which Legion of Super-Heroes characters appear are dealt with here.



CHANGE HISTORY

Date of Change
Content of Change
11/17/98
Posted
10/26/99
Tracking updates
Unified to a single file
06/30/00
Tracking updates
Notes updates to 17, 18:1, 18:5, 21:1, and 22:8
07/10/00
Tracking updates from Genesis #4
07/21/00
Typo fixes
09/01/00
Name correction
10/31/00
Tracking updates from Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #100

Character and Object Tracking

Heroes   

Villains   

Locations   

Name

Previous Appearance

Next Appearance

Heroes

Ferro (Andrew Nolan) Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #97 Superboy v3 #45
Also appears in dream sequence
Ultra Boy (Jo Nah) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Saturn Girl (Imra Ardeen) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Spark (Ayla Ranzz) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Apparition (Tinya Wazzo) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Cosmic Boy (Rokk Krinn) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Brainiac 5 (Querl Dox) No actual appearance; dream sequence
 
Argent (Toni Monetti) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Supergirl (Linda Danvers) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Steel (John Henry Irons) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Superboy No actual appearance; dream sequence
Impulse (Bart Allen) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Green Lantern IV (Kyle Rayner) Previous Legion appearance:
     Genesis #4
Next Legion appearance:
     Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #100 (story #1)
Also appears in dream sequence
Starman VII (Jack Knight) No actual appearance; dream sequence
Flash III (Wally West) Previous Legion appearance:
     Genesis #4
Next Legion appearance:
     The Flash #147
Also appears in dream sequence
Martian Manhunter (J’Onn J’Onzz) Previous Legion appearance:
     Genesis #4
Next Legion appearance:
     Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #100 (story #1)
Also appears in dream sequence
Superman (Clark Kent) Previous Legion appearance:
     Genesis #4
Next Legion appearance:
     Action Comics
#741
Also appears in dream sequence

One-shot or Untracked Characters (appear both in real world and dream sequence):
     Big Barda (Barda Free)
     Reflex (Walter Thorsson)
     Aquaman (Arthur Curry)

One-shot or Untracked Characters (appear only in dream sequence):
     Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam)
     Sentinel (Alan Scott)
     Mister Miracle (Scott Free)
     Captain Marvel (Billy Batson)
     Captain Marvel (Mary Batson)
     Atom II (Ray Palmer)
     Aztek (Uno/Dr. Curt Falconer)
     Thunderhead (Scott Tucker)
     Junior (Ben Newton)
     Plastic Man (Eel O’Brien)
     Cascade (Rhian Douglas)
     Power Girl (Karen Starr)
     Firestorm (Ronald Raymond / Professor Ed Stein)

 

Villains

Lobo No actual appearance; dream sequence
Keith Giffen No actual appearance; dream sequence

Locations

Ferro’s quarters, 20th century Legion headquarters None None
 
One-shot or Untracked Locations:
     unidentified city and warehouse
     Wally West’s bedroom
     Big Barda’s bedroom
     J’Onn J’Onzz’s bedroom
     Clark Kent’s bedroom
     Kyle Rayner’s bedroom
     Reflex’s bedroom
     Aquaman’s bedroom

Technology

One-shot or Untracked Items:
     Teddy bear (J’Onn J’Onzz’s)
     Art table (Kyle Rayner’s)
     Digital clock (in Ferro’s quarters)
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Analysis Notes

General Only pages 16:3, 17, 18:1, 18:5, 21:1, and 22:8 are dealt with here.
16:3 Note that these are the members of Team 20 (sans Brainy, Koko, Shvaughn, and Inferno), the Legionnaires with whom Ferro is most familiar.
17 The characters seen here are (left-to-right, top-to-bottom): Brainiac 5, Argent, Saturn Girl, Captain Atom, Sentinel, Supergirl, Mister Miracle, Captain Marvel (Billy Batson), Cosmic Boy, Steel, Superboy, Lobo, Captain Marvel (Mary Batson), Atom, Aztek, Thunderhead, Aquaman, Junior, Impulse, Plastic Man, Cascade, Power Girl, Green Lantern, Starman, Firestorm, Ultra Boy, and Ferro.  The boot to the left side of the page is unidentifiable.
Coloring errors: Aztec is directly below Steel’s right hand.  Ultra Boy’s chest emblem is gold instead of green, his hair is dark gray, and he has inexplicably been given a moustache.
18:1 The characters seen here are (left-to-right): Green Lantern, Sentinel, Spark, Power Girl, Firestorm, and Captain Atom.  The background characters and the boots at the top of the panel are unidentifiable.
Coloring errors: Spark is miscolored; she is using her gravity powers.  Firestorm is in the upper-right, colored like Red Tornado. Argent is below him.  Captain Atom is below her, colored like Geo-Force.
18:5 The characters seen here are (left-to-right): Lobo, Cosmic Boy, Starman VII, Ultra Boy, Cascade, Firestorm, Power Girl, Reflex, Impulse.
21:1 Bodies in the pile include Captain Marvel (arm; the upper arm should be red), Cosmic Boy (top), Sentinel (top), Impulse (left), Saturn Girl (left), Reflex (center), Argent (center, below Reflex), Firestorm (bottom), and Ferro (right); Plastic Man hangs on the building.  Other bodies are unidentifiable.
21:4 Giffen is drawn in a style aping his own, seen prominently in Legion of Super-Heroes v4.  Giffen is also the co-creator of Lobo.
22:8 Given that this shared dream involved Ferro and numerous 20th century heroes, it is assumed to occur while Team 20 is still in the 20th century.  (That Ferro’s clock uses Arabic numerals rather than Interlac ones is not proof, though, since Arabic numerals are still sometimes seen in the 30th century, and would be especially apt to be seen on devices used by a 20th century transplant.)  We will tag this story as occurring after Genesis, between Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #97 and Superboy v3 #45.
22:9 Aquaman’s comment is a reference to Welsh Rarebit, a bread and cheese concoction known to induce peculiar dreams in some people.  It was immortalized in the Winsor McCay strip Dreams of a Rarebit Fiend.
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