[Legion Fan Club] and interested parties everywhere, in this most interesting of Novembers, we will continue to sample the new LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 2019 along with a new exploration for our club of perhaps the darkest and grim of the Legion versions, and a slice of this and that, dontcha know?
Behold LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-) #1 / LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #1-2 / The Legion (2001-) #1-2 / JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED (2014-) #6
Slice 1 : LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-) #1 Click Here for LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2019-) #1 Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman’s long-lost trident?
Slice 2 : LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #1 Click here for LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #1 Five years after the Magic Wars, the Legion of Super-Heroes is no more—the members have gone their separate ways after the devastating battle. But on Durla, Reep Daggle decides that it’s time to bring the team together once more, starting with Legion founder Cosmic Boy!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #2 Click here for LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1989-) #2 Back in the good old days he was Ultra Boy, one of the most powerful of the Legionnaires and also one of the most loyal. Now he’s simply Jo Nah , and the Khunds have put a contract on his head!
Slice 3 : The Legion (2001-) #1 Click here for The Legion (2001-) #1 A new era dawns for the 31st Century’s greatest heroes! The once-lost members of the Legion of Super-Heroes have returned! But the world has changed in their absence into something that they no longer recognize
The Legion (2001-) #2 Click here for The Legion (2001-) #2 The triumphant return of the Lost Legionnaires to 31st-century Earth may be extremely short-lived…especially if the Oversight Watch–under the orders of United Planets President Leland McCauley–has any say in the matter!
Slice 4: JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED (2014-) #6 Click here for JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED (2014-) #6 The Infinitus Saga continues as a displaced Legion of Super-Heroes tries to prevent the destruction of the 31st century by killing Ultra the Multi-Alien!
(The Club already read JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ANNUAL (2014-) #1 several months ago, but if you haven’t checked that out, be sure to before you read issue #6) (also, you may enjoy gobbling down the first 5 issues of Justice League United as well, it’s goooood stuff!)
Questions to consider:
The years: 2019 / 2001 / 1989 Which of these three versions of the Legion featured in this month’s selection is your favorite? Which is your least favorite? Why to both answers if you like!
What is Bendis using from the other two eras we read this time around in the lastest Legion version?
As always, please post your favorite panels / covers or quotes from these three slices of Legion!
Next month, we continue our “Quadruple Decker” Dagwood Sandwich approach to Legion reads, straddling 30 years + 1 merrily merrily merrily!!!