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Subj: Re: Ultra Boy question for Legion experts
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 at 11:33:35 am EDT (Viewed 244 times)
Reply Subj: Ultra Boy question for Legion experts
Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 at 09:15:29 am EDT (Viewed 280 times)

    Who is the older guy with an outfit similar to Jo Nah's costume?

That was Marla Latham. He served as the Legion's 'Senior Advisor' for a period of their early history.

He accompanied Ultra Boy during his initiation test (A trip to 20th century Smallville) and posed as his father.

As to why he wore a costume similar to Ultra Boy's, I have no idea*. But Marla's appearances have been few and far between. After Ultra Boy's initiation, it would be 15 years or so until he shows up again.

*There is an explanation given in the comic (Sort of), but it never made any sense to me. While in Smallville they communicate with the Legion via video screen, and Marla says 'These costumes will convince the others we're not imposters'.

Although why the Legion wouldn't recognise the faces of a candidate for membership AND their adult advisor is beyond me.

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