Tuesday, May 5, 2009

He's Back Already?


Final Crisis:Legion of 3 Worlds #4 came out last week and brought Superboy back from the dead. Superboy died at the hands of Superboy/Superman Prime just a couple of years ago in Infinite Crisis. While fans of Connor are elated, I just wonder if he has been dead long enough. It felt too soon for him to be back.

Of course, Final Crisis:Legion of 3 Worlds also resurrected Bart Allen after he had only been cold in the ground for little over a year!

I think the turnstile on the afterworld is spinning a bit too quickly at DC for my tastes. Heck, at least Barry Allen stayed dead for 23 years .

The mini-series is a dense mess of action although it is fun to see all these Legion characters interacting with each other. And the return of Conner does nicely set up a Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes run in the upcoming Adventure Comics.


I also wondered if Connor is the person kissing Kara in her 'Origins and Omens' story from Supergirl #38. Hmmmm ...

A Superboy-Supergirl romance would be a new twist.

19 comments:

Nikki said...

Super-cest. How traditional. He's like her second cousin right? He's the love child of Lex and Clark so they are related somehow. He also called her cousin is Supergirl #2 so it would be kind of wierd. I think it looks like a black guy but I see no candidates as of yet. Henderson is too old. I just wish it was the green guy. :(

TalOs said...

Green guy as in Bainy 5? ;)

I'm just happy for all his world wide fans that they got him back. :D

Anj said...I also wondered if Connor is the person kissing Kara in her 'Origins and Omens' story from Supergirl #38. Hmmmm ...

A Superboy-Supergirl romance would be a new twist.
All due respect Anj I truly hope not. I think it would seriously do Wonder Girl's head in in knowing that her best friend is having incestial relations with her ex. Yuck.

Heath Edwards said...

aa!! connor is, and always will be, with cassie (wonder girl)!!! *breathe, phew* mmk... i'm glad superboy's back. for me, the 'infinite crisis' death never rang true. perhaps it was just over too quickly... i'll go back and read it again...

Nikki said...

Green guy as in Bainy 5? ;)

yes!!! They are perfection :(

Anonymous said...

Wait a minute didin't Conner DIE recently?

When, in Rao, did he come back?!!!!


...as for Conner being the one that kisses Kara...

I really hope that Brainy would see that in the 31st century, get jealous, and probably kick Conner's Tactile TK booty.

;)

-ealperin

Jason said...

I think it's cool that Superboy is back. What his return makes me hopeful is for Supergirl to also star in the new Adventure Comics occasionally, maybe alternating with Superboy. It's only fair and makes sense if DC truly is taking the book back to it's Silver Age roots by having Superboy be a lead character. Supergirl did, after all, take over as the lead character after Superboy in the original Adventure Comics run. I think it's fair to say that Adventure Comics is as much associated with Supergirl as it is with Superboy and the Legion.

Lisa said...

Actually, as far as I can see, Connor was dead for 1002 years, DC time. That's a lot longer than Hal or Ollie or Clark.

What makes me curious is... I thought that in the Death of Superman storyline, he wasn't actually dead. Just "almost dead". But Connor was "really most sincerely dead". I thought.

Anj said...

Super-cest. How traditional. He's like her second cousin right? He's the love child of Lex and Clark so they are related somehow. He also called her cousin is Supergirl #2 so it would be kind of wierd. Thanks so much for the post.

Eeek ...

I never even thought about the 'kissing cousins' nature of that potential relationship.

(shivers)

Now I really hope it isn't him.

Anj said...

All due respect Anj I truly hope not. I think it would seriously do Wonder Girl's head in in knowing that her best friend is having incestial relations with her ex. Yuck.Thanks for post.

Brrrrrr .....

Yes, now that I realize the familial nature, I also hope it isn't him.

I also like him with Cassie.

Anj said...

i'm glad superboy's back. for me, the 'infinite crisis' death never rang true. perhaps it was just over too quickly... i'll go back and read it again...Thanks for the post.

I did feel that his death in Infinite Crisis was done to meet some sort of death quota than an integral part of the story.

As such, I think he should have never left rather than be brought back so soon. But I am glad he's back.

Anj said...

I think it's cool that Superboy is back. What his return makes me hopeful is for Supergirl to also star in the new Adventure Comics occasionally, maybe alternating with Superboy.Thanks for the post.

Interesting point. Maybe a big cross-over event is in the future. They both will have Legion ties.

Anj said...

What makes me curious is... I thought that in the Death of Superman storyline, he wasn't actually dead. Just "almost dead". But Connor was "really most sincerely dead". I thought.Thanks for the post.

Anyone who quotes the Coroner of Munchkin City is always welcome here.

In 'Death of Superman' they thought he was dead even though he was 'mostly dead'. Maybe the same confusion happened with Connor.

Mauricio said...

'Superboy' was only gone because of copyright problems, the one set to be kill on IC was Nightwing.

Supergirl + Supergirl, it has been hinted before. We'll see how it's handled considering.. WG..

Yota said...

Anj, you answer a Wizard of Oz quote with a Princess Bride quote?

Awesome.

But, I guess all this means I have to actually go now and buy Legion of Three Worlds (I'd bought the first two issues, but lost interest; now, back I go)...

Gene said...

I agree with sentiments already stated. Wonder Girl and Kara just made up, so why take a step backward there? Rao help us if it develops into a love triangle...

Anj said...

Anj, you answer a Wizard of Oz quote with a Princess Bride quote?

Awesome.
I couldn't resist.

But, I guess all this means I have to actually go now and buy Legion of Three Worlds (I'd bought the first two issues, but lost interest; now, back I go)...It is something of a frenetic mess to be honest. But there are 2 big returns and great Perez art.

Saranga said...

I'm pleased that Connor's back. Anj, can I just make a request? Would it be possible to mark posts like this as spoilers? I saw this before I'd read the issue.
I don't mean to snark.

Anj said...

I'm pleased that Connor's back. Anj, can I just make a request? Would it be possible to mark posts like this as spoilers? I saw this before I'd read the issue.
I don't mean to snark.
OMG ...

Oh ... I am soooo sorry. That's not snark ... that's common sense. I figured that a week out was a long enough time to post without the spoiler alert. Totally my bad.

I still consider myself a novice here ... still learning.

Sorry again. Will post spoiler warnings in future for similar posts. (Reviews are obviously spoiler heavy.)

Saranga said...

I was sure I'd replied to this before..
Anj Don't worry about it, honest. I'd kind of figured Kon was coming back in this mini so it wasn't a massive surprise.