Monday, September 22, 2008

episode 9 - Adventure Comics 290

Hi again! This time Superboy gets an extended visit from Sun Boy, that guy we saw for a panel back in Action Comics 276. Marvel at the soft noise of adriana drinking a slurpee! Some stats!

Cover by: Curt Swan and Stan Kaye
Writer: Robert Berstein
Penciller: George Papp
Inker: Ira Schnapp

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Super Future Friends Episode 9 Adventure Comics 290

Legionnaire origin story: Sun Boy
Number of Times Sun Boy Mentions His Plan: 6
Tunneling? Yes
Casualities: one robot murder, one boy lobotimized

Music used in the intro/outro is Simian - We Are Your Friends

==This podcast contains explicit content... and by that we mean foul language. lots.==


RIP roboto-kun.

this is from mark waid and barry kitson's run on the Legion of Superheroes #3, April 2005.


Kate said...

Apparently they were fond of the word "boner" back then. I think it meant "mistake," or something.

Anonymous said...

I always assumed it meant bone-headed ness and/or a bone headed action.

Fat Cramer said...

Here's one origin of the term "pull a boner" going back to 1908, but doesn't get into where "bonehead" comes from. Got an Oxford English Dictionary?

Re: secret handshakes - you don't think they'd show the REAL secret handshake in a comic that just anyone could read, do you?

On to the Superpets! Yay! Some of the funniest stories in Legion history. But they reveal a lot about the legionnaires, who, for the most part, treat them with appalling callousness.

Johnathan said...

Man, there was an old issue of Detective comics where the Joker decided to base a crime spree on historical screwups. Batman, Robin and the Joker say the word 'boner' more than I would have thought possible.

Jeffrey Scott said...

Does it strike anyone else funny how Superboy can create a multitude of lifelike robots, yet by the 30th century the robot the 'BRILLIANT criminal scientist' makes looks like it was designed and constructed by 2nd graders? No wonder he died shorty after making it. He was probably 100 years old and seriously senile.

XantesFire said...

Probably the scientist didn't care what the robot looked like, he just wanted it functional.

The reason Superboy's robots are more human like is because he uses Kryptonian science to make them. Which brings up another reason Superman is a dick. He has access to all this futuristic tech. Flying cars, interplanetary spacecraft, robots, durable metals, phantom zone, etc, but he won't share any of it with the people of Earth.