LSH’s Polar Boy returns in a festive frozen feature

For the first time since the Bendis reboot, classic Legionnaire reappears in DC’s holiday anthology ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’.

Polar Boy is getting his own solo adventure and an updated look in DC’s 2021 holiday special ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’ in a story called “Snow Date.”

Writer Richard Bernatovech and penciller Travis Mercer took to social media this weekend to give readers a sneak peak into the new Polar Boy. Mercer said in a tweet that his redesign is based on the esthetics already laid out by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook, but also adding some Korean Pop fashion influences.

Bernatovech tweeted delightfully about the upcoming holiday story:

The last day to pre-order ‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’ was Sunday, so Mercer offered a free Polar Boy commission to one lucky buyer of the book.

Old Legion of Super-Heroes fans know Brek Bannin as the original LSH reject who gathered other rejected applicants like Night Girl and Stone Boy to form the Legion of Substitute-Heroes in 1963. Polar Boy had since been inducted as a proper member of the Legion of Super-Heroes itself, but it is unknown what his status is as a Legionnaire is since the reboot.

The preview pages shared by Bernatovech and Mercer suggests that Polar Boy and Comet Queen are on a date, but it appears not to go as planned.

‘Snow Date’ is by Rich Bernatovech (writer), Travis Mercer (pencils), Norm Rapmund (inks), Andrew Dalhouse (colors) and Dave Sharpe (letters).

‘Tis the Season to be Freezin’ is DC’s 2021 holiday anthology special with other stories featuring Robin and Mr. Freeze, Vixen and the Super-Pets, Bizarro, Firestorm and Killer Frost, Harley Quinn and Blue Snowman, Flash and Captain Cold, and the JLQ.

Written by: Alan Burnett and Paul Dini, Rich Bernatovech, Tee Franklin, Tara Roberts, Amedeo Turturro, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Trammell, Andrew Wheeler
Art by: Jordan Gibson, Travis Mercer, Yancy Labat, Eric Battle, Jason Howard, Pop Mhan, Justin Mason, Meghan Hetrick
Colors by: Monica Kubina, Andrew Dalhouse, Tony Alvina, Eve De La Cruz, Jason Howard, Ivan Plascencia, Allen Passalaqua, Marissa Louise
Letters by: Josh Reed, Dave Sharpe, Taylor Esposito, Ferran Delgado, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, Steve Wands, Josh Reed, Becca Carey
Cover price: $9.99 USD
Release Date: December 14, 2021

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