Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Silver Age Comic Trivia XXVII

Name the members of the Lady Liberators.

Yesterday's Question: Bob Cobb, traveling brush salesman, was the secret identity given to Superboy's friend, Lar Gand, also known as Mon-El. Lar came to Earth suffering from amnesia, but all indications were that he was another survivor from Krypton: he had the same powers as Superboy, his ship contained some Kryptonian artifacts, and he'd been in suspended animation for years (explaining how he could be Superboy's age despite Krypton being destroyed about 15 years earlier). For these reasons, young Kal-El named him "Mon-El", made up of "Mon" to reflect that he'd arrived on Earth on a Monday, and "El" as a way to include him in the House of El. Eventually his memory returned and he recalled that his real name was Lar Gand, and he was actually from the planet Daxam, but had visited Krypton (and met Jor-El) shortly before its destruction. Daxamites, like Kryptonians, gain superpowers under a yellow sun (like ours).

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