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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!
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?!!!
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.
I regard the whole Pulsar Stargrave thing as the BIGGEST disappointment following the MOST AWESOME build up ever in comics.
In short: ARRRRRRGGGHH!
I forgot Pulsar Stargrave had the power of disco.
He should start singing “Jailhouse Rock” now.
Silly Stargrave, a cape goes over BOTH shoulders.
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.
The outline of underwear thru superdrawers. They don’t even render that TODAY with modern coloring and printing techniques.
“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!!!!
In my mind, he’s definitely more prog-rock than disco, e.g. http://youtu.be/hYJuGoc3oUE
Saturday Night Fever had a very profound effect on the Martian Manhunter, huh?