||The Justice League Adventures comic (and television
show) does not share continuity with the main DC universe, although it
tends to share the same continuity as the other “animated”
comics and shows. (Exception: the Legion issue of Adventures
in the DC Universe meshed with the normal DC Universe continuity
and diverges from that of the animated appearance of the characters.)
As such, while there are Legion-related events and characters in the shows,
analysis of those tends toward how they contrast with the main continuity.
||The cover is uncredited, but it is by Tom Fesiter. Fesiter
and Tony Harris were doing the covers of The Legion at the same
time as this issue, using a similar style.
||In the main DC Universe, Kilg%re was originally a Flash
villain, an alien electro-mechano-organic intelligence. It did not
have a human face like this.
||Fort Bridwell is named for comics writer E. Nelson Bridwell.
||Flying a load of nuclear missiles into the sun? Wasn’t
this the plot for Superman IV: The Quest for Peace?
||Batman’s comment must imply that there’s more
missiles and other equipment than Superman would actually be able to handle,
that some of them would end up hitting Metropolis. That is, that
Superman failing poses too large of a risk for anything but a final gambit.
||Well, the kid wanted “faster”, didn’t
||Spell it? How do you pronounce it?!
||In the preboot, Kent Shakespeare was a doctor infected
by a supervirus which gave him superpowers, and he joined the Legion as
Impulse. (No relation to Bart Allen.) He also, as in 8:2,
bore a strong resemblance to Clark Kent.
||Interlac: “kent shakespeare”
||Interlac: “legion of super-heroes”
|This “Legionnaire for a Day” contest echoes
the preboot “Legion’s Biggest Fan,” so we will dub this
character to be Flynt Brojj.
|Brainiac 5 is holding an Omnicom.
||These four Legionnaires – Phantom Girl, Kid Quantum,
Andromeda, and Brainiac 5 – were all seen in a still image in the
animated Superman episode “New Kids in Town,” but
have not otherwise appeared in the animated continuity.
|Note that Flynt is wearing an outfit similar to that of
the Silver Age Colossal Boy. Since Colossal Boy is not seen in the
grouping in 10:3 (nor is Shrinking Violet, who gained his powers in the
postboot), Colossal Boy may be dead as in the postboot, and Flynt’s
outfit is intentional on the boy’s part.
||Note that Flynt’s reflection in the holovid camera
lens isn’t reflected (reversed). That must be part of the
nature of the holovid camera itself.
||In the main DC continuity, Apparition gained the Kitty
Pryde-like power to short out technology after her encounter with Deadman
(while she was dead), in Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #87.
||Seen here, starting in the lower left, are Chameleon Boy,
Phantom Girl, Ultra Boy, Saturn Girl, Andromeda, Cosmic Boy, Dream Girl,
Kid Quantum, Shadow Lass, Lightning Lass, Lightning Lad, Bouncing Boy,
Triplicate Girl (name confirmed in 13:3), and Brainiac 5. All have
been seen before now in the animated continuity (although Shadow Lass
was only in a cameo); codenames for a couple of the characters are presumed.
||The Justice League met the Daxamite freedom fighters in
Justice League Adventures #3.
||Encyclopedia Galactica has a long history as the
premiere reference guide to the 30th century.
||Hawkgirl’s comment is a reference to Brainiac 5 making
comments just like Spock would on Star Trek.
||This is Shvaughn Erin, Science Police liaison to the Legion.
(“Shvaughn” is an Anglicized spelling of the name “Siobahn”.)
||The postboot Brainiac 5 had issues with being called by
the nickname “Brainy” for a while, too, but he got over it.
||C.O.M.P.U.T.O. uses the appearance of the Silver Age Computo
the Conqueror, but the spelling of the postboot version.
||In the preboot, Computo did kill one of Triplicate Girl’s
bodies. In the postboot, C.O.M.P.U.T.O. possessed one of Triad’s
|In the preboot, Brainiac 5 tried to reprogram Computo.
The first attempt failed (and Computo possessed Danielle Foccart for a
while), but a later attempt succeeded.
||Titan being the homeworld of Legionnaire Saturn Girl.
||These are, of course, Wonder Woman and Hawkgirl, in the
costumes of the preboot Laurel Kent (a Manhunter robot posing as a descendant
of Superman) and Dawnstar (a winged mutant). The coincidence is
too great that these random costumes would just happen to get put together,
so Laurel and Dawnstar must exist in this continuity, probably as students
at the Legion Academy. (In fact, in the preboot, Laurel and Dawnstar
were roommates at the Academy, making this that much more plausible.)
||The proscription on Green Lanterns is another holdover
from the preboot, caused by the Green Lantern Vidar (who later became
Universo) using the Time Institute in an attempt to reproduce Krona’s
experiment to view the origin of the universe, and the havoc that caused.
In the postboot, the Green Lantern Corps no longer exists, but a band
of pirates uses the name.
||At the time this issue came out, in the main DC Universe
we were seeing the edges of a potential romance between Batman and Wonder
||Does Hawkgirl’s reaction to love relate to why she
is on Earth alone, with no Hawkman to accompany her?
||It’s not clear whether Kilg%re sees through the disguises
or whether he is just assuming that any heroes he faces must be attached
to the Justice League. Per 15:6, he is definitely aware of those
present as individuals on some level.
||“Sin against nature” (usually rendered as “crime
against nature”) would refer to the “unnatural” pairing
of man (Kilg%re) with machine.
||Glowing green things always give Superman a major headache.
||Keep him from going back the way he came…
||Keep him from escaping anywhere else…
||…And hit him hard.
|Phantom Girl’s phasing power must created a localized
||Like when they serve the story? Actually, Brainy
has told them a very limited piece of info: he hasn’t said what
the disease is, what the technology is, or how long before it will be
used to save Ella. Could be days after her diagnosis, could be years.
||If anyone could physically put his hand on Kilg%re’s
shoulder like this, it would be the Flash, with his vibrating powers.
||Kilg%re isn’t actually creating a physical CD to
give to the Flash. Rather, he must be using Brainy’s equipment (or
Green Lantern’s power ring) to put the necessary code onto the physical
||Trophies in the background are the Starfinger armor, Lightning
Lad’s robot arm, and a jetpack (used by the Legionnaires before
the creation of flight rings). And a statue of Superboy, which the
Justice League members seem to be completely ignoring.
|It’s a good thing Brainy has made improvements, because
the original Cosmic Treadmill acted by setting up internal vibrations
in those who used it, and when those vibrations were stopped, the person
would “snap back” to their original time. Which would
mean the Justice Leaguers would return to the 30th century, since that’s
where the vibrations would have been set.
|Time travel being illegal is an invention of the postboot
continuity, where President Chu wanted to prevent anyone from using time
travel to depose her from office in the past.
|| Fortunately, the Flash can use his superspeed to hasten
along other physical actions, such as mounting and reading from a CD.
Otherwise, the amount of time it would take to get the antivirus running
would allow the missiles to be launched.
||This presumably is not Marla Latham and Saturn Girl, although
the character designs are close.
||The text on this screen emulates Interlac, but it doesn’t
seem to readable words.
|Recall Ludwig’s dream vacation from 1:6