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Behold..Nemesis Kid!

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tomo

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While I was thumbing through the collection, looking for more odd cover appearances by D-List characters, it turns out there was another one in the wall display that I highlighted a few days ago that started me down this path.

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In Adventure Comics #346 from July 1966, we are introduced to four new recruits for Legion membership.  But alas, one of them is a traitor!

Who could it be?

Karate Kid?  Princess Projectra?  Ferro Lad?  Or err...ummm...Nemesis Kid?!

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Spoilers from here on out for anyone who hasn't read this yet, but the only worse name that Nemesis Kid could have chosen would've been Traitor Lad.  This issue ends in a cliffhanger, with all of the super-obvious clues pointing at Karate Kid as the Legion traitor.

Now I don't have the next issue yet, so I don't know for sure, but I'm going out on a limb here to say that Nemesis Kid is the actual traitor.  I mean, it's right there in his name!

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You gotta love the Silver Age!  It can be so corny sometimes, but it's earnest in its corniness.

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An anagram of 'The Nemesis Kid' is 'I deem he stinks', so he's got to be the mole. 

Then again, 'Princess Projectra' comes out as 'Prison Scrap Reject' so..... hm

 

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Anagramming the Legion member names may just be the greatest pastime ever!

And I didn't notice this before, but check out Cosmic Boy giving ole' Nemesis Kid the stink eye.  You can't tell me he didn't have his suspicions...

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14 minutes ago, tomo said:

Anagramming the Legion member names may just be the greatest pastime ever!

And I didn't notice this before, but check out Cosmic Boy giving ole' Nemesis Kid the stink eye.  You can't tell me he didn't have his suspicions...

....and Nemesis Kid is thinking "I know he's looking at me....just act cool....don't blow it now...."

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