Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Busy and somewhat depressed, so please enjoy Ty Templeton's Bouncing Boy origin:

Actually, that last panel may be the coolest Cosmic Boy has ever been; like it was his last week as Legion leader and he had straight-up checked out...from 1990, Secret Origins #49, "The Not-So-Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy" Story and art by Ty Templeton, and it's pretty great.

This was the second-to-last of this run of Secret Origins: they had already done the all-gorilla issue, the headquarters issue, and Ambush Bug, so what was left? DC had the class to wrap it up before going back to Batman again...well, there would be a short Batman and Robin George Perez story in the last issue. #49 also features the Silent Knight, and Karl Kesel going to town on the secret origins of the Newsboy Legion, a concept I could see getting new life on the CW or something; except that kids having adventures in the forties would now be a bit old to run around with their clones...

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

I wouldn't mind getting a hold of that All-gorilla issue, and most definitely the JLA Headquarters one. Wasn't their one for The Challengers and Batcave?
I seriously wish they had collected these in trades. Sure they're mostly outdated now, but they were still pretty damn solid overall.