[Legion Fan Club] Weekly Reader Week 27: 10/23/2019: The Ol’ Durlan Spy Trick in Reverse!
For the Week 27 [Legion Fan Club] reading, we join Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen in their wild creative gold standard heyday, circa late 1983 - 1984 publishing dates.
[Legion Fan Club] presents, for your exclusive entertainment and reflection:
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #302 – 306 The Ol’ Durlan Spy Trick Right Back Attcha, Legion, oh my!
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #302: Lightning Lord attacks Legion HQ!!!
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #303: Brainiac tells Supergirl that she is distracting him from his work!!!
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #304: Chameleon Boy and Brainiac 5 join with Element Lad and Shvaughn Erin to uncover the secret of the Legion impostor. DC Universe
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #305 Durlan spy! DC Universe
Legion of Super-Heroes (1980-) #306 Star Boy recounts his history with the Legion to Wildfire as they wait for the Legion Leader election results.
Questions to ponder (spoiler alerts, we suggest reading the comics first before reviewing these questions):
In general, how would you rate this run compared to other Legion storylines, 1-5, 5 being the best? Why?
Issue #302: Which subplot did you find most intriguing, and why? Do you like the multiple storyline technique being used where few of the plots are concluded in the issue?
Issue #303: A big action issue! Which fight scene is your absolute favorite here, and why?
Issue #304: A visit at the Legion Academy! Which of the students is your favorite new character, and why?
Issue #305: For whatever reasons, this issue stands out art-wise. Do you think this is the best drawn / best colored of this week’s selection? If so, why: if not, which issue looks overall better to you? Which scene in this issue stands out the most to you (copy and paste below if you like).
Extra Credit: A three-part crossover between Superman and the Legion circa 1991:
The Adventures of Superman #476 3/91 DC Universe
The Adventures of Superman #477 4/91 DC Universe
The Adventures of Superman #478 5/91 DC Universe
Next week: We take the plunge into the stack of issues DC dares to call “Legionnaires” of the 1990s- early 2000s!!!