Welcome back to Year 2 of [Legion Fan Club] excellence!
We kick things off this new reading year with a selection from a very unique time both for Legion and DC, when some comics were published on thicker smooth paper with better coloring, Deluxe Editions, with no ads and more pages!
This really amped up the enjoyment back then of reading these sci fi adventures! For us present day Legion Fans, it means less issues per reading due to the number of pages per comic book (to contrast, New 52 comics had 17 pages each. Current day comics have 23).
Here then is “Legion Deluxe Life After Crisis.”
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #17 MORE STORY! NO ADS! 29 pages! LoSH Deluxe Format 17 Someone is targeting R.J. Brande, the founder of the Legion of Super-Heroes!
(we read #16 and 18 during our Crisis tie ins December 2019)
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #19 LoSH Deluxe Format 19 The Controller summons the five formerly-lost Legionnaires into Limbo, where he gives them the chance to destroy the menacing war-world his Sun-Eater was being prepared to deal with.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #20 LoSH Deluxe Format 20 The Legion vs. the warrior Tyr and his entire moving planet—barreling straight for Earth!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1984-) #21 https://www.dcuniverse.com/comics/book/legion-of-super-heroes-1984-21/bde137e5-c229-42d4-ba41-5e1b34ea38d0/
A new Fatal Five are in the making and the mystery behind Sensor Girl mounts!
(Spoilers ahead) Things to Ponder:
This is definitely the “pairing off into couples” era of Legion. Lots of either married couples or soon to be married couples, or couples in distant romantic relationships, and then the rare single Legion member who spends time commiserating that everyone else seems happy and in love. Does that dynamic and culture help the storylines or hold them back when they are in the field during conflicts, in your opinion? Why?
Are you intrigued with the mystery of Sensor Girl? If you didn’t have Google to tell you, which missing characters would you have guessed may be Sensor Girl, hero and villain? Which clues seem most compelling this time around?
Do you feel the trans-tube system that travels through the Earth’s core for anyone who wants to use the service in Issue #21 would ever be seriously considered as a mode of travel regularly used?
Each issue starting with #18 ends with a short special feature of a current Legion character. Which of these was the best story for you issues #19-21? What did you find interesting about that particular short inserted story?
Issue #19 Invisible Kid Issue #20: Dream Girl / White Witch Issue #21 Quislet / Wildfire
In June: fast forward to post Zero Hour Legion!