If you're a comic book reader, you may know about the current cross-over storyline going on in DC's Justice League of America and Justice Society of America books, involving perhaps my favorite super-group of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes! I'm not sure where this story's going, but it's exciting to see that the Legion I grew up with, the one that inspired me on many levels, appears to be coming back in the form I remember them. The recent issue of JSA, # 5, features a gorgeous double-page spread of the Legion, (what are actually Legion statues), and it shows thirty members, almost every member who ever meant anything to the team. Except for one. Chemical King! They left out Chemical King!!! Once again, the man in green gets shafted! If you know about Legion history, (I can imagine many people reading this right now are thinking, "Damn, I had no idea that Greg Fox was such a comic book ultra-geek!"), you'll know that Chemical King's death was...how shall I put this? Not handled well. What had been an interesting, though under-used character, was suddenly portrayed as a strange malcontent with an inferiority complex in his final appearance, (and his death scene, miscolored by a careless colorist and shoved into a rushed, abbreviated ending to the story, was insulting to fans who cared about the character). I'm sure Breyer of Kyle's B&B would agree, as we saw he is a big fan of the character, which he discusses with Brad in episode # 187, (a portion of which is shown below):
So, all I can say is....I'm happy that DC appears to be bringing back the Legion in a form that I love, but....please....lets not forget about CK, OK?