Friday, March 23, 2012
Superboy - Orange Sun
This is my second orange sun Superboy universe in my roads not taken story lines. This time Kal-El crashes in a field and a couple from the big city who are on vacation happen upon him. They take him in and raise him in a similarly loving family environment as the Kent's had done in other realities. At first it's a little difficult to determine if some of the powers Kal is beginning to manifest are just greater strength and abilities than most or truly superpowers because he is not as powerful under the orange sun. They eventually realize there is something more and he adopts the Superboy persona in order to fight crime and evil. The family also adopts a Latino girl who was the orphaned daughter of neighbors who died in an accident and she becomes fully integrated into the family. She's about three years younger than Kal-El and he's very protective of her, which is a good thing because she seems to always be getting herself into trouble. Also there's a female criminal who dresses all in tight black, carries a whip and calls herself Lash who bedevils him and he has conflicted feelings about - sort of a cross between Catwoman and Marvel Comics Black Cat. The figure is a Mego Pocket Superheroes Batman with the head from a Battlestar Galactica Starbuck and the cape from a Toy Biz Superman figure. I liked the idea of gauntlets on this one.