Saturday, February 04, 2006

BHM 4: Kid Quantum II

As long as we're in the 31st century, let's say hi to Kid Quantum II, and her publicly visible thighs. Maybe it is a black thing, and I just don't understand....

Frankly, I don't remember her name, but her brother was James Cullen (Kid Quantum I), a conceited jerk whose overconfidence got his necked snapped by a giant spider (I guess Wonder Woman doesn't make it to the 31st century). His "timefield" powers came from his belt, and when it failed the Legion passed its "member's powers must not be machine-dependent" rule. Apparently somebody had to die for them to think of that, so maybe common sense has atrophied by the 31st century (probably due to dependence on machines).

His sister internalized similar "quantum powers" after a series of dangerous and painful experiments on herself. Comic books are full of people who perform a series of dangerous and painful experiments on themselves. So are cemeteries.

I don't know much about Jazmin (that's her name: Jazmin) except: her "stasis bubble" powers are annoying vague and physics-defying, even for a Legionnaire; she was a good leader; she's from Xanthu (of course); she and Cos used to shag together (which automatically gives her my admiration); her heroclix figure rocks, with triple incapacitate.

Oh, and she has hoop earrings. Gotta love that. Visit the Museum of Black Superheroes!

3 comments:

Phillip said...

She looks like she's holding one of those giant novelty lollipops you get (at carnivals etc.) in her right hand.

rambozus said...

and she looks like a girl I used to date

Chuck T. said...

I never liked the Legion's "No external powers" rule. By that standard, they wouldn't take friggin' Iron Man, yet they had reams of kids, girls, boys, and lasses with utterly hopeless powers.
And XL seemed nicer...