||The issues published the same
month as this - Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #108 and Legionnaires
#64 - have not yet been analyzed. For the moment, consider
this story to fall between those issues and the next months.
||Recall that Ferro is a creative type,
doing both drawing and costume design/sewing.
||Brainiac 5 could probably have produced something
very akin to paper and pencils for Ferro, if he had been asked
- and as Brainiac 5.1, he would have. Ferro is too shy
to ask, however, and he did bring the existing equipment
with him, so it might as well get used.
||Peachfuzz Seaport? Please!
If a faked up name must be used, try something that doesnt
|This would presumably be where 20th century
Savannah is. Note that in the Tangent universe, much of
the southeast was destroyed in the mid-20th century, leaving
little more than islands behind. Old Georgia
could be a nod to similar destruction occurring at some point
in the DC Universe, although Miami is known to survive in some
||In the preboot, the lack of impenetrability
(and Grimbor the Chainsmans taking advantage of that) is
what lead to the polymer screen being erected.
|That is a poorly drawn Omnicom in Saturn Girls
||This pod has some similarities to a pokéball
from Pokémon. That the creature inside evolves
during the fight is also a hallmark of Pokémon,
but perhaps this is all coincidental.
||The second word balloon should be from Saturn
Girl, not Kid Quantum.
|Silhouetted characters are Ferro on the left,
Cosmic Boy on the right.
||It isnt clear what phrase would have finished
Saturn Girls sentence. Small minds doesnt
||Early on, Imra wouldnt even try to read
the thoughts of something even slightly alien, much less something
like this blob.
||One by one, it is experiencing the attacks of
the Legionnaires, countering them with standard defenses.
The only Legionnaire who succeeds is the one who doesnt
attack it directly.
||Winded? Perhaps affected
would be a better term.
||Garth appears to be zapping Ferros arm
with his lightning, but he is really just dancing low voltage
around his own hand, like St. Elmos Fire.
|Ferro certainly seemed to be in pain in 46:4,
so his iron form didnt seem to protect him all that much.
His scream in 46:4 must have been more from surprise than real
|Hmm. Major hatred of the Legion plus a
protoplasmic life form? Sounds like the work of Mantis
Morlo, who is allegedly imprisoned on Takron-Galtos. However,
the security on Takron-Galtos apparently isnt all its
cracked up to be, given Dr. Savants post-imprisonment deployment
of the Dr. Deacon robot from there. As well, although Morlo
has been seen on Takron-Galtos, it is possible that he managed
to replace himself with a Protean or other construct before he
was captured, and he thus may be free, plotting against the Legion.
||It may now be immune to Imras powers,
||Ferro is still new to both heroing and the Legion,
and he thinks he needs to try to prove himself.
|The foot on the right is Saturn Girl.
||Heres the problem with nifty art effects:
sometimes you screw them up. The blob should have been
in front of the left leg and behind the right (since it was attacking
from the front), not the other way around.
||Despite Ferros attitude, Lori is right,
based on the evidence. Ferro probably would have been overwhelmed
by the blob, and she saved him from attack, if not from injury.
||If we had any clue what he fields do - slow
things down? - it would help!
||Recall that the Time Trapper is behind Lori
having the H-Dial. He subtly manipulates her and her actions
(and sometimes those of the other Legionnaires); his hand may
be at work here to make Lori make a mistake which actually saves
||Of course it could be that easy.
If your opponent is geared to defeat your powers, trade
opponents with a teammate is one of the first items in
the Team Work chapter of the superhero manual.
||This story is obviously crammed into too few
pages. Ferros statement is far too stern for Blips
|The blip effect indicates that Blip
||Lori ends up not being careful enough.
It is Saturn Girl (with Monstress) who discovers her with the
H-Dial in Legionnaires #69.