[Legion Fan Club] and all who thrill to the sci fi glory of the Legion of Super-heroes throughout the decades, welcome to this month’s curated selection of Legion Goodness; choose to read what you will and enjoy!
The 40 year Itinerary this time around: THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1980-) #269-271 , SUPERBOY (1993-) #21 (whaaa???) The Legion (2001-) #7 / LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-) #9 …. and, strictly for extra credit if you choose: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #7,
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Poll: Vote for the selection this time around that you are the most excited to read (or maybe to read again):
- Bronze Age Legion THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1980-)
- The Copper Age LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-)
- The Modern Age SUPERBOY (1993-)
- The Modern Age The Legion (2001-)
- Post Doomsday Clock LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-)
First, let’s stop by the Bronze Age Legion circa late 1980- early 1981!
The Dark Man Story Writer: Gerry Conway
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1980-) #269 (November 1980) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE “ Who Shall Name the Dark Man?” Colossal Boy’s mother is nominated for president while members of the Fatal Five attack Mon-El and Shadow Lass.
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1980-) #270 (December 1980) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE “ Who is the Dark Man?” Timber Wolf investigates missing Legionnaires and faces off against Dark Man.
THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1980-) #271 (January 1981) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE “ What is the Dark Man?” The conclusion of the Dark Man Saga!! Please don’t lose your mind with this one, aiiieeeeee!!!
Next stop for our Legion Time Bubble: The Modern Age / “Movie” Age of comics:
The Future Tense Crossover of 1995 begins here!!!
SUPERBOY (1993-) #21 September 12th, 1995 DC UNIVERSE INFINITE WRITTEN BY: Karl Kesel PENCILS: Tom Grummett The intergalactic superhero team from the future, the Legion of Super-Heroes, have traveled back in time to find their friend Valor, and only Superboy can help them!
The Legion (2001-) #7 (April 2002) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Wizard Magazine’s Book of the Month !!! “Terra In Cognita Part 2: Fear of Change” The Legion learns of the evolutionary Terrorforming process intended for Earth by President McCauley, a.k.a. Ra’s Al Ghul ???!!!?? But it may be too late, since it’s already begun! Andy Lanning, Dan Abnett writers, pencils by Olivier Coipel
The post Doomsday Clock new Age of Legion Excellence:
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-) #9 (September 2020) DC UNIVERSE INFINITE Part 2 of a special two-part comics storytelling event! Over the course of two spectacular issues, 44 artists dive in!
And, strictly for extra credit this time around, The Dark / Copper Age featuring Keith Giffen as “Greek tragedy style” somber writer / artist with writing assists from husband / wife fan team of Mary and Tom Bierbaum (and Al Gordon inks – inks are like an additional character for this era lol).
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #7 DC UNIVERSE INFINITE While Rokk Krinn negotiates with Mordru, his teammates face Vykros, a mysterious being with strange powers.
As always, please post your favorite panels / covers or quotes from these 4 eras of Legion!
Next month, we’ll plan to start Year 3 of the [Legion Fan Club] !!