Legion Club Weekly Reader: June 26th – July 2nd
For this week’s Legion of Super-Heroes Club weekly reading fun, this week’s main selection are these three foundational classics, take notes, students of the future!!! Adventure Comics #349, 352 and 353 from the 1960’s groundbreaking Jim Shooter (13 year old genius) run!
Adventure Comics #349 DC Universe
Universo has stolen the Legion of Super-Heroes’ Time Bubble. The Legionnaires split up and follow him into the past, but each ends up in a different time period! (this villain appears in many of the later versions of the Legion including New 52, the most recent!)
Adventure Comics #352 DC Universe
First appearance of the Fatal Five! With membership of the Legion of Super-Heroes severely diminished, the team must turn to five dangerous super-villains to help defeat the Sun-Eater! Frankly one of the most intriguing appearances of this evil team, IMO!!!
Adventure Comics # 353 DC Universe
Part 2 of this wild team-up! The Legion of Super-Heroes and the Fatal Five combine forces to stop the might of the Sun-Eater! But at what cost will victory come…and when it’s all over, what will happen to the Fatal Five?
Her are questions to use as a guide to your reflection on this story: (these could be spoilers, so maybe read this part after you are done with the 3 comics):
What do you love and what do you hate about the concept of Universo as a villain?
Did you find having the Legion join forces with the Fatal 5 believable? Why or why not?
How impressed are you that Shooter is killing off Legion members right from the start in early 1967?
Posting of first part of this particular storyline series, if you missed it:
(the memorable Week 4 reading)
Our “extra credit” reading this week:
How about: Booster Gold magic???
BOOSTER GOLD (1985-) #8 and #9!!!
Sink your reading teeth (they are located behind your wisdom teeth I think?) into this tasty morsel of a two-issue featurette that took place during the Levitz / Giffen years! Written and drawn by some fellow named Dan Jurgens. How old is this guy? Oh, I get it…time travel….
BOOSTER GOLD (1985-) #8
The Legion of Super-Heroes are after Booster in “Time Bridge, Chapter 1.” Part 1 of 2.
BOOSTER GOLD (1985-) #9 DC Universe
Booster must stop an assassin targeting the President in “Time Bridge, Chapter 2.” Part 2 of 2.
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Next week (Legion Club First Wednesday of the Month July 3, 9 pm EDT WatchaLong week!) we also use the Time Bubble to go forward a little to a very very special 2 or 3 issue event in Legion history that CHANGES EVERYTHING FOREVER, one that by the DC Universe rule book should not even be here (don’t look this way, Kelex)!!!