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    Default Ultra Boy Appreciation Thread 2021

    Welcome to the 2021 Appreciation Thread for ULTRA BOY!

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    Definitely in my Top 5 favorite Legionnaires. And I love that they kept his uniform basically the same for several decades (with some exceptions).

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    Why does he wear a bird symbol?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    Why does he wear a bird symbol?
    Well, it's in honor of his mentor, Marla Latham. Now, where Latham picked up the bird costume is another story (that I don't know).


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    Thanks for the panels, caj.
    [Quote Originally Posted by Thor-El 10-15-2020 12:32 PM]


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenixx9 View Post
    Why does he wear a bird symbol?
    I'm sure it's a retcon, but it's been referred to as a dragon in the past -in the reboot, he ran with a gang called "the Emerald Dragons" which I believe was a reference to the monster ("space whale") that gave him his powers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j9ac9k View Post
    I'm sure it's a retcon, but it's been referred to as a dragon in the past -in the reboot, he ran with a gang called "the Emerald Dragons" which I believe was a reference to the monster ("space whale") that gave him his powers.
    Oooh. Strange that the symbol does not look like a dragon nor a whale. It always looked like a bird of some sort to me (?), almost like that and the belt were a male version copy of Wonder Woman's look.
    [Quote Originally Posted by Thor-El 10-15-2020 12:32 PM]


    "Jason Aaron should know there is already a winner of the Phoenix Force and his name is Phoenixx9."

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    Quote Originally Posted by caj View Post
    Definitely in my Top 5 favorite Legionnaires. And I love that they kept his uniform basically the same for several decades (with some exceptions).
    Also one of my favorites, because he somehow manages to take one of the most iconic and common power combos, the basic 'Superman' flying brick package, and turn it around into something that requires some real tactical use, and with a powerful limitation that can leave him vulnerable all too regularly. It kind of forced him to think (something that, admittedly, he wasn't always the best at, although he's certainly street-smart and competent, in most iterations), rather than just fly head first into everything, confident in his unstoppability.

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    Ultra Boy is one of my favorite Legionnaires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Shaw View Post
    Ultra Boy is one of my favorite Legionnaires.
    He's up on my list as well. I liked his relatoively early "bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks" persona which was unusual for Early Silver Age superheroics.

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    Jo tops my favorite Legionnaire list. Speaking of his chest symbol, I remember as kid trying to replicate the symbol using a magic marker on a white t-shirt

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    My favorite Legionnaire of all.

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    How does everybody feel about how he is in the current rendition of the Legion?
    Where is my damn Tactile Telekinesis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperX View Post
    How does everybody feel about how he is in the current rendition of the Legion?
    Bendis's interpretation of Ultra Boy was one of the less offensive ones, but it still wasn't great. Either way it probably won't matter, as we'll likely never seen any of Bendis's Legion again...
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    Ultra-Boy is my - no other pretenders need apply - favorite Legionnaire. I'd love for him to have a limited or even ongoing series set in the modern present continuity. Start with your usual Legion Stuck In Time trope and take it from there.

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