"Greetings, Legionnaires! The time has come for you to meet...
"My power will ASTOUND you! Observe as I detach my limb -- and transform
it into a deadly weapon!"
D.C. Comics' Legion of Superheroes took a strange turn in
1989. "Legend has it that "Arm-Fall-Off Boy" was kind-of an in-joke among
Legion fans for many years," remembers one
fan, "a kinda generic
reference to some of the laughable Legion rejectees over the years..."
"Can you imagine a comic book artist coming up with this idea?" writes
"Discussing it with the guys down at the office? Isn't it majestic that someone
actually gave the go-ahead for this character to appear?
"Life is more
wonderful than we can ever imagine."