For once the doc canâ€™t claim Oedipus Complex In a world without Superman (again), heroes have risen to take his place (again).Â And as is often the case in these tales, the new heroes have a connection to the old, but what of those heroes that have a villain for a parent?Â And what happens if both parents are evil?Â And what if one of them wants to kill you real bad?
Can you believe Brendan Fraser could have been Superman, and that Lex Luthor might have been a Fox Mulder type character working for the CIA?Â That’s how the story would have played out if J.J. Abrams had his way with Superman: Flyby that was in production from 2002 – 2004. On Earth, Lex Luthor is a CIA Agent who specializes in X-Files-type cases, Clark meets Lois Lane before she’s a reporter, and the super suit is actually a living liquid contraption that sucks Clark Kent into it. Of course Kata-Zor finds Clark and sends his own son Ty-Zor to Earth
Or – “The Thirtieth Century’s Answer To Donny And Marie…” One of the unavoidable biases inherent in our Terra-centric translation of the events of the various 30th Centuries has beenÂ the fact that many more Legionnaires come from Earth than from any other planet.Â With Karate Kid, Wildfire, Sun Boy, bothÂ Invisible Kids, Bouncing Boy, Ferro Lad, Tyroc, as well as a host of shorter-lived Legionnaires, Sol III holds the record for gestating LSH members, but planet Xanthu (home of Star Boy, Monstress, Atmos, 50% of the rebooted Wildfire, and today’s dual entrants) has a strong heroic tradition of it’s own.Â Heck,
Or – “A Bright Enough Light Can Hide The Shadows Within…” The study of the history of the Legion of Super-Heroes inevitably leads to the study of many unusual superhero archetypes and attitudes. Whereas most teams consist of six or seven clearly defined characters, a group the size of the Legion has room for Wildfire’s snarkiness, for Dawnstar’s occasional narcissism, for the roguish charm of Ultra Boy, for Shadow Lass’ antisocial tendencies, even for Quislet’s complete disregard for convention. It also leaves room for your classic cocky womanizer, smart but not the smartest, charming but not the most so, certainly