The Impostor Superboy (version 2)

Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special
Issue: 
1
08-Aug
2017

There are two identically-titled versions of this story, done in the style of two different eras of the Classic Legion. This is the shorter of the two, done in the style of the old Adventure "Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes."

The Impostor Superboy (version 1)

Legion of Super-Heroes/Bugs Bunny Special
Issue: 
1
08-Aug
2017

There are two identically-titled versions of this story, done in the style of two different eras of the Classic Legion. This is the longer of the two, done in more modern style.

A fun romp with lots of Legion humor. Of course, it's the debut of yet another alternate Legion: I'm calling this one the Looney Tunes Legion. In addition to being a lot of fun, this gives Legion fans a chance to utter words that they never thought they would: "...the Looney Tunes Validus."

Of course you know this means war....

Resist

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
221
00-other
2017

City of Lost Children

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
220
00-other
2017

Invasion of Daxamites! Whoo-hoo!

Alex

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
219
00-other
2017

They might have called him "Rick" Malverne, but in this episode he showed he's still a dick.

Mon-El didn't get much to do this episode. And whatever happened to his super-suit? I wanna see that puppy.

Ace Reporter

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
218
00-other
2017

Absolute best exchange of the episode:

Breen: Did I mention I'm a black belt?

Lena: Did I mention I'm a Luthor?

At the end, Mon-El's mother approached Lena, so I'm sure more Daxamite shenanigans are coming.

The Button Part 1

Batman
Issue: 
21
06-Jun
2017

Saturn Girl, in Arkham Asylum, freaks out at seeing a hockey games on tv. She screams, "Stop it. Can't you see? Nothing stops it. Superman won't come. Our friends will die. The Legion will die. No one will stop it...no one will save us!"

Family of Tomorrow

Supergirl
Issue: 
8
06-Jun
2017

Now the Empress is raving that Kara ruined her life. Apparently the Empress talked to Saturn Girl, and Saturn Girl told her Kara was responsible for whatever it is the Empress is going on about.

 

Okay, I've gone ahead and called it: I established a new era called "Rebirth." With Legion-related content on the Berlanti shows as well as the Rebirth era in the comics, this seems like a good time.

For simplicity, I dated the new era from the appearance of the Legion flight ring on Flash in February 2016; that allows for Mon-El's first appearance on Supergirl in March 2016, and Saturn Girl's appearance in DC Universe Rebirth #1 in July 2016.

As I post this, the nature of Legion(s) is still unknown, but it looks like they'll be coming to comics and/or tv sooner than later. Stay tuned for further developments.

Distant Sun

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
217
00-other
2017

Episode directed by Kevin Smith.

Mon-El's father dies.

President Wonder Woman is revealed to be a Durlan impostor.

As scene opens in the Fortress, the Legion Flight Ring on display fills the screen, then the camera draws back and refocuses on the background. Could this be a signal of more Legion content to come?

It occurs to me that the Legion is a perfect fit for this show: instead of the three founders coming back in time to visit Supergirl, they could draw on the first Supergirl Legion story in the comics and make it Saturn Girl, Triplicate Girl, and Phantom Girl...or really, any female Legionnaires. There are a lot to draw from. They've already mentioned Starhaven, so Dawnstar would be a natural. Can't you just see Ayla and Vi double-dating with Alex and Maggie? Yera helping Supergirl to combat rogue Durlans? Jeckie and Rhea in a showdown of Queens?

Damn, now I want Berlanti to do a Legion series.

It probably won't happen. But it sure would be cool.

Duet

Flash (tv show)
Issue: 
317
00-other
2017

This episode was pitch-perfect.

Star-Crossed

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
216
00-other
2017

Mon-El is revealed to be the Crown Prince of Daxam. His mother is Queen Rhea and his father is King Lar Gand. 

Exodus

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
215
00-other
2017

Homecoming

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
214
00-other
2017

Mon-El shines as everyone else in the show takes stupid pills. Which must contain Kryptonite, since they also work on Kara.

Mr. and Mrs. Mxyzptlk

Supergirl (tv show)
Issue: 
213
00-other
2017

Three things from this episode that made me squee:

  1. Mon-El in his undies
  2. Kara made Mxyzptlk spell his name backwards
  3. The girl who dated Winn was from Starhaven. She might be an ancestor of Dawnstar.
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