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Who’s Who in the DC Universe (1990) #5
Remember this series?! DC took the who’s who/directory series and turned it on its ear by giving us pages that we could tear out and rearrange ourselves. While I didn’t actually care for this format all that much (The paper was too thin. How do I store it with my collection? How do I organize it? I guess I’ll have to buy the special three-ring binders that DC also put out…), I still love the directory idea and wish DC & Marvel would do it again.
This issue was, as you can see, a “special” collection of bat-villains, but there are some old favorites of mine included, such as Cyborg, Jo Nah (Ultra Boy), and Martian Manhunter.
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Man, I love me some DC Who’s Who. Add in the Legion of Super-Heroes, my second favorite super-team, and I am loving it even more! This particular issue starts off with the “Wonders of Metropolis”, i.e., a tour of the most famous areas of the city that takes up over a third of the issue, including a page each devoted to the Legion Academy and the Time Institute. The rest of the book is filled, among other entries, with Legion characters, including Sensor Girl through Shrinking Violet and Superboy through Timber Wolf, with others in between (including Size Lad, who would go on to put the 30th century equivalent of the maker of Viagra out of business). ;) As far as villains, we get entries for the Servants of Darkness (probably the best storyline during the Levitz-era), Starfinger, and the Sun-Eater (which is really just a force of nature, but now I’m picking nits). The issue ends with an inside back cover reprint of the Legion Constitution, part 8, Voting. The only thing that mars my enjoyment of this issue is Ultra Boy’s costume: everyone else looks just fine, but that vest thing on Jo looks horrible!