Saturday, April 16, 2016

N: Neon


Today brings us one more letter in April's A-Z Challenge! My theme is "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters."

Neon debuted in Hit Comics #1, 1940, from Quality Comics. If I may quote from The Golden Age Heroes Directory -- an invaluable source for SO many of these listings -- Neon "has 'neonic' powers, which boil down to glowing, being able to fly, and shooting bolts of energy from his hands."

Today's Neon is Celeste McCauley, a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She first appeared in DC's Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4, #6, 1990. Her body is composed of a Green Lantern's emerald energy, and can fly and fire force blasts like a Green Lantern..


Thanks for your time.


28 comments:

  1. Made of Green Lantern's... whut now? How?... :D

    @TarkabarkaHolgy from
    The Multicolored Diary
    MopDog

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    1. It's a lonnng story. I'd recommend a read of the Wikipedia article if you're really interested.

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  2. What did she do, swallow a ring and that was her crackerjack prize?

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    1. I like your guess better than the truth.

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    2. Stupid library computer still isn't letting me comment on your blog, Pat!

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    3. Weird the stupid library would do that. Miss a day at your blog mat?

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    4. Library was closed on Monday due to a Massachusetts holiday!

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  3. More comic characters that are new to me! (Who knew there were so many?)

    Susan A Eames from
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  4. Cool. To be composed of a Green Lantern's energy would be awesome. How does she re-charge?

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    1. She doesn't need to. She's a new life form, actually composed of the emerald energy.

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  5. How cool to see a female superhero, and one who looks like she could fly without a cape at that!

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    1. Sorry there aren't many superheroines in my A to Z, but the "Golden Age Comic Book Characters with the Same Name As Modern-Day Characters" theme limits me somewhat.

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  6. Didn't know about her. Thanks for sharing. https://mhsusannematthews.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks for checking out my blog. I'll be visiting yours shortly.

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  7. I want neonic powers! How fun!
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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  8. Great choice for the A-Z, had a browse through a few others as well as this one :)
    Suzannes Tribe

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  9. She's new to me. I like that she looks more "normal" as it not too busty with a wasp waist and long flowing hair!

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    1. True. The figures of most modern female comic characters usually seem meant to appeal to adolescent male readers.

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  10. I would totally love to have 'neonic glowing' as my super power!

    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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  11. So many superheroes. So little time.

    Love,
    Janie

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  12. Wow! Not only did they do a gender-bender, they made her into a sentient ring? Very interesting. Me likey.

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  13. Now, I wish I had her superhero powers!

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