[Legion Fan Club] Weekly Reader Week 30 November 13th, 2019
For this week’s Legion Fan Club reading adventure, we fly back again to the 1977, really all just before the Wedding special issue (ALL NEW COLLECTORS’ EDITION (1977-1980) #55, a previous Legion Fan Club selection), at a time when Gerry Conway of Spider-man Death of Gwen Stacy fame took the reins for a bit!
Join us please as the [Legion Fan Club] proudly presents:
The Marvelous Composite Legion Writers’ Reign!!!
Superboy (1949-) #232
Gerry Conway writes, Ric Estrada draws: The Legion’s Klordny Festival celebrations are interrupted when a mysterious spore fog causes people to shrink. DC Universe
Superboy (1949-) #233
Prof. Jaxon Rugarth volunteers for a time-travel experiment at the Time Institute that drives him mad and changes him into the Infinite Man. DC Universe
Superboy (1949-) #234
Perhaps one of my favorite “bizarre 70’s” issues of Legion, written by Gerry Conway and Jay Zilber, pencils by Mike Grell, Ric Estrada …oh yeah, it’s time for The Composite Legionnaire!!! Now where have I seen this concept before 7 years prior or so?? DC Universe
Superboy (1949-) #235
Many hands here, Paul Levitz, Gerry Conway, Jay Zilber writing, Mike Grell, Win Mortimer, George Tuska drawing away: The Legion subject Superboy to a medical treatment that is really a “hypno-block” that prevents him from retaining information about an extended life serum and from wondering why his teammates age so slowly. DC Universe
Superboy (1949-) #236
Just before the giant-sized Wedding issue, Paul Levitz, Paul Kupperberg write a story about Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad entering a Sensacomp Simulator to help them clarify the choice between getting married and leave the Legion…or remaining single and staying with the team!
We’re doing this in “wiki” format so you can put questions to consider in here. I’ll start with a couple, but please select “
Superboy (1949-) #232 This is Gerry Conway’s second Superboy / Legion issue (#227 was the first). How would you rate his effort here as far as plot, character presentation etc, say 1-5, 5 being best?
What did you like about the artwork of James Sherman (with Bob Wiacek inking) in issue #233 “The Attack of the Infinite Man?” How about the Michael Netzer / Bob Layton work in the second story?
Superboy (1949-) #234, The Composite Legionnaire, Gerry Conway and Jay Zilber, Mike Grell mixed in for some of the art: what do you think? Does this crazy idea work for you? Why or why not?
Add other questions to ponder below!
Questions to Ponder:
- Do you think it’s ethical for the Legion to mind-wipe Superboy as we see in issue #235?
- #233 and 235 introduce the all-female Sklarian Raiders that show up as common fodder for the Legion to fight. What do you think of these occurring foils – interesting, or…of it’s time?
Next week we’ll FINALLY jet to the very end of DC Legion story run time (until this month with the new Legion comic by Bendis) and continue to read the Legion Lost New 52 story!!
Oh, btw, check this site out sometime, fun reference! http://legionofsuperbloggers.blogspot.com/