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Discussion in 'DC Comics' started by Themanofbat, Nov 24, 2004.
You mean Fingerless Lord.
okay, so i just hd my first ral introduction to legion of superheroes via waid's "teenage revolution" and "death of a dream" TPB's. and i loved the hell out of it. so....uh...what now?
wait for the dvds of both seasons to come out,like i am
Or you could just continue reading the Legion of Super-Heroes series, if you like Waid's Legion. He stops writing after another arc or two, but I've heard Shooter's doing a great job.
There's also Final Crisis: Superman and the Legion of Three Worlds, which just started this week. It's a mini-series about Superman and three Legions fighting Superboy Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains. Don't expect any of the intelligence or novelty of Waid's Legion, though; Geoff Johns is writing and he's strictly into the Silver Age Legion, which he retconned into being the Legion of New Earth's future when, previously, people at DC assured us that Waid's Legion would remain the Legion of New Earth's future. But, to be honest, you could kind of see it coming a mile away and the first issue was good except for that and the last couple of panels.
so the 'supergirl and the legion of superheroes' is good stuff? i didnt notice waid wrote them....for some reason i just assumed he didnt.
I didn't see a thread on the Legion so I decided to make one. I'm new to the Legion. I really didn't pay them much attention until Geoff Johns reintroducted them in the pages of Action Comics. Since then I've been hooked. I have read the LOSH showcase vol.1 and the Great Darkness Saga (amazing!!); so I was curious do any of you guys out there have some good suggestions for an aspiring Legionaire?t:
Also I though it would be great to discuss the restoration of Clark Kent as Superboy and his career with the Legion. Anyway thanks in advance!
I'n like you, new but on because of Geoff, Is the great darkness saga collected?
Yes, and let me tell you it really is an amazing read! I went on Ebay to get the Legion archive Hard covers. I think they are up to volume 12 now, but I don't care I'm just lovin' me some LOSHt:
A back issue I dig is Legion of Superheroes #283: Origin of Wildfire.
They had an awesome LOSH issue of Cosmic Boy by levitz and Giffen where Cos used his power to throw people because of the iron in their blood and open up electronic doors and such. A great display of power by him in that issue.
Trades of the legion:
Legion of Super-heroes: 1050 Years of the Future
Legion os Super-heroes An Eye for An Eye
Legion of Super-Heroes Archieves vol. 10. This is when Dave Cockrum redesigned Timberwolf and gave him the hairstyle that influenced is later work on Wolverine's hairstyle. It also introduced my favorite character next to Matter Eater Lad, ERG1 aka Wildfire.
and a trade collecting some of the Levitz silver age legion there is
Legion of Superheroes: The More Things change
I think Waid's trade LOSH: Teenage Revolution is worth a try even though its not the silver age legion.
I love the characters and universe of Legion. I think their is someone for everybody, and the idea of all different aliens coming together to be part of a group is cool. And I've read numerious times that legion was one of the first books to have drama and story arcs that were lengthy compared to the comics that were released at the time. I think a good amount of the Legion books hold up well today.
Ohh and I normally don't watch Smallville, but I will definitely will watch it in January because Johns is writing a Legion of Super-heroes episode. So far, it has the original 3 members, Cosmic Boy, Lighting LAd, and Saturn Girl.
Thanks for the info! I'm looking forward to reading more about the Legionaires, and getting all the trades. I'm a big Smallville fan so I'll definitely be tuning in to see the original three Legionaires show up!t: Definitely looking forward to the restart of Adventure Comics after the Legion of 3 Worlds wraps up!
I have to give props:
I'm playing catch up and I REALLY enjoyed LSH 44,45,and 46.
VERY WELL DONE!
Like you I'm new to the team. I never paid attention to it at all. My first introduction was the Superman: TAS cartoon and the LoSH recently. Cartoon that I enjoeyed pretty much. Right now, I heard a lot of good things about the Jim Starlin stuff. and I may consider it. Unfortunately, Ii buy books when I know them. So if I get the chance to reead some stories, I may buy the stuff. And again, I hear a lot of good thing about J.Starlin writing.
I may be flamed, or be the only one here but I loved the character of Kell El in the cartoon, and I think it would not hurt ot introduce him, maybe not as a full member but ...
Yeah, the Superman clone from farther in the future. Yeah, it could work. I mean it's not like the Legion doesn't already have a multitude of Superman like characters: Mon-El, Dev-Em, Ultra Boy, etc.
yeah right but I felt Kell El was great. And compared to Dev-Em, for exemple, he is not an exact clone od Supes : he is immune to kryptonite and has the green energy-crystal thing power.
Anyway, all I was saying is tht I would be pleased to see him appear, not to see him part of the Legion.
I want to try the Legion cartoon once they have the seasons collected. I heard that towards the end of the series, it got better. I also like they had the episode on Ferro Lad.
An interesting book about the Legion is Teenagers from the Future. It has essays about the importance of the Legion and they have stories about the comics as well. It has a whole bunch of interesting essays and it shows the obvious impact of the legion. Like that they would tell a story that was a few issues, not just a self-contained single issue. And they killed off a popular character, Lighting Lad. That was never done at the time. Solid read. I enjoy reading about how certain writers really like the Legion characters and they explain why.
Fatal five member Persuader is there also
well the first season was really super-friendly. so the whole season is "we are so happy to be superheroes". Nevertheless, the last episode with the sun-eater is quite good. And the whole second season is really great !
But I suppose that, in a sense, having seen the first one first, made the second even better.
You should check out the Legion Lost and Legion Worlds limiteds, along with The Legion, the series by Abnett and Lanning that followed. Those were some good titles, too, even if they're no longer in continuity (sort of).
Sweet christmas, Atomic Axe time! Great to hear. Mano is a cool character I would like to see him made live action. Giant, cloudy, Fish bowl and all.
Thanks for the info CLARKY. It seemed like more and more Legion characters were added in the second season than the first. I kind of wanted Timberwolf to be more like the Dave Cockrum/Wolverine style looking. I normally don't read the legion of superhero cartoon tie-in comics but I saw this and had to buy it.
It was entertaining!
Oh well! Looks like you had more time to check on this huh?
Yeah more characters were added : Chameleon boy, Cosmic boy, Dreamgirl and Karate Kid especially. IMO, Timberwolf was, indeed, well designed, I felt that it was a good idea to make him a little more "beast-like".
About the book from the cartoon, oddly enough, I find myself excited by the animated books more than with the "normal" books. While I was progressivly leaving all the bat-titles, I enjoyed a lot the B:TAS comics. Same for the S:TAS comics. Lately I have read a "The Batman" comicbook with Superman in it ; and God that was entertaining and far better than most of the mainstream Supes/bats comicbook. So I would not be surprised if, as you say, the animated legion comics were good.
I am new to the legion has well, I got in to them because I read supergirl and her little in counter. But I really like Shinking Violet, Phantom girl, Dream girl, Shadow Lass, Karate Kid and Invisable Kid. but after finishing The Quest for Cosmic boy I wasn't sure what Legion of Superheroes comic I should read next?
Its funny how at the end of the movie "the karate kid" It says"Karate Kid" is a trademark of DC comics and is used by permission.
I am excited about LoS, again. I've resubscribed to the main title, but with a more open mind this time. Or at least, somewhat lower expectations than before. I think that what I wanted was more classic 80's X-Men types of stories, but what I was getting felt more like primetime tv soap opera/teen drama stories. I don't know. Count me among those who liked Johns's treatment in Action Comics. That was really cool.