Stargrave Saturday #1.

§ December 29th, 2012 § Filed under saturday § 10 Comments

NORMALLY A JOKE OR COMMENT WOULD GO IN THE CAPTION HERE

BUT WHAT COULD I ADD TO THIS, REALLY

Superboy #224 (February 1977) – reprinted in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 13
by Jim Shooter, Mike Grell and Bob Wiacek

10 Responses to “Stargrave Saturday #1.”

  • Abberation, The says:

    AWESOME ENERGY is the best energy! Try some today!

    IIRC, Stargrave turned out to be a certain Legionnaires’ ancestor to absolutely no reader’s surprise, what with the green skin, pinkish-purple motif, super-intellect, and what not. But you have to admit bell bottoms and a dash of Jim Starlinism makes an…interesting…disguise!

  • Dave-El says:

    OMG,little Dave-El was absolutely freaked OUT by this issue of S/LSH. Stargrave was menacing, powerful and just tossed around the Legion like so many playthings. He whalloped Superboy into freakin’ orbit! And that ending? WOW! Lots of foreboding as a BIGGER threat awaited! And then? AND THEN?!!!

    Nothing.

    This was the last issue for both Jim Shooter and Mike Grell. Paul Levitz took over in his first (and not quite as good as later) run on LSH and this plot was ignored for a couple of issues until it was hastily resolved in a fill in by Gerry Conway & Joe Staton.

    What th-?

    I regard the whole Pulsar Stargrave thing as the BIGGEST disappointment following the MOST AWESOME build up ever in comics.

    In short: ARRRRRRGGGHH!

    Thanks, Mike.

  • Tom Cherry says:

    I forgot Pulsar Stargrave had the power of disco.

  • Teresa says:

    He should start singing “Jailhouse Rock” now.

  • Frowny says:

    Silly Stargrave, a cape goes over BOTH shoulders.

  • Jason L says:

    Every time I see that panel, I hear “aaaah-AHHHHH” in a huge chorus in my mind. Sort of like in the Flash Gordon theme song, by Queen.

  • rockiebee says:

    The outline of underwear thru superdrawers. They don’t even render that TODAY with modern coloring and printing techniques.

  • Snark Shark says:

    “I hear “aaaah-AHHHHH” in a huge chorus in my mind. Sort of like in the Flash Gordon theme song, by Queen.”

    FLASH!!! HE’LL SAVE EVERY ONE OF US!!!!

  • MrJM says:

    In my mind, he’s definitely more prog-rock than disco, e.g. http://youtu.be/hYJuGoc3oUE

    – MrJM

  • Boosterrific says:

    Saturday Night Fever had a very profound effect on the Martian Manhunter, huh?