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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2006, 05:43:05 PM »

BTW, who is that long haired guy Supes is looking at?

That'd be Arion, the "Lord of Atlantis"---some (apparently arrogant but good-looking :-) ) wizard-type who ruled ancient Atlantis and had his own short-lived series in the mid-80's; came into play in the Superman comics during the Byrne years, as supposedly being the father of Power Girl (in that stupid "she's from Atlantis" retcon of her Earth-2 origin).

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« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2006, 07:06:36 PM »

Singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos. He stayed for a long period of time at the court of Periander in Corinth. When he traveled from there to Italy, the sailors of his ship decided to kill him in order to steal his possessions. Arion, noticing the peril he was one, requested to sing one final song. He moved to the stem and sang his most beautiful song, after which his threw himself into the sea. A dolphin, attracted by his voice, took Arion upon his back and brought him safely to the Cape Taenarum, the southernmost point of the Peloponnesus. From there he traveled back to Periander where his ship arrived some time later. The sailors told the story that Arion had stayed behind in Italy, but they were exposed through the sudden appearance of Arion.

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/arion.html
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« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2006, 10:35:12 PM »

Singer and poet of Methymna on Lesbos. He stayed for a long period of time at the court of Periander in Corinth. When he traveled from there to Italy, the sailors of his ship decided to kill him in order to steal his possessions. Arion, noticing the peril he was one, requested to sing one final song. He moved to the stem and sang his most beautiful song, after which his threw himself into the sea. A dolphin, attracted by his voice, took Arion upon his back and brought him safely to the Cape Taenarum, the southernmost point of the Peloponnesus. From there he traveled back to Periander where his ship arrived some time later. The sailors told the story that Arion had stayed behind in Italy, but they were exposed through the sudden appearance of Arion.

http://www.pantheon.org/articles/a/arion.html

Interesting, though don't think the DC version of Arion is anything like this (or has this as part of his backstory)...

What Wikipedia says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arion%28comics%29
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« Reply #27 on: October 23, 2006, 12:03:29 AM »


Interesting, though don't think the DC version of Arion is anything like this (or has this as part of his backstory)...

What Wikipedia says:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arion%28comics%29

Yes, but that is where the name and idea came from.
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http://www.socrates.org.pl/socrates2/attach/arion/gfx/sign.gif
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« Reply #28 on: October 23, 2006, 01:18:16 AM »

The picture of Arion and Superman at the top of the default forum theme is taken from a recent issue of Superman.  Arion has shown up in the latest few issues. I don't remember all the details but I believe that Kurt Busiek said something along the lines of this being a story idea that he didn't get a chance to use elsewhere, so he adapted it to Superman.

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« Reply #29 on: October 23, 2006, 05:58:09 AM »

Also, if anyone wants their location - or any other bit of text - to show up under their avatar alongside their posts, there is now an additional "Personal Text" field specifically for that purpose.

I didn't know that. Thank you.
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