[Legion Fan Club] Weekly Reader Week 43 – It’s Almost Zero Hour for LEGIONNAIRES
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #12- 16, Annual #1 (Elseworlds)
One last set of storylines before Zero Hour slams into both Legion series (and Valor) at the time in the early ‘90s! Tom and Mary Bierbaum ONE LAST TIME AT DC write for all but the last two comics here, but astonishingly we are served by six different artists for six different issues!
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #12 Legionnaires 12 The mystery of the missing Legionnaires deepens as more team members are zapped by the strange powers of Kid Psycho. Tom and Mary Bierbaum, writers Pencils: Adam Hughes
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #13 Legionnaires 13 Invisible Kid gets a taste of what his teammates suffered at Kid Psycho’s hands. Tom and Mary Bierbaum, writers
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #14 Legionnaires 14 The team’s deadly encounter with the Archduke takes a turn for the worse, and the captured Legionnaires discover still more about Kid Psycho’s bizarre powers. Tom and Mary Bierbaum, writers
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #15 Legionnaires 15 The Legionnaires learn some new things about themselves and one other as they “mind walk” through another dimension. Tom and Mary Bierbaum, writers
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #16 Legionnaires 16 The subject is time. Cosmic Boy, Saturn Girl and Live Wire are traveling through it. Brainiac 5 and Invisible Kid penetrate some mysteries about it, and some surprising characters pop out of it! Mark Waid, Writer
LEGIONNAIRES ANNUAL (1994-) #1 Legionnaires Annual #1 “THE MOON ALSO RISES.” They call their living, breathing environment the Host. They are the male supremacist society of the Gess, who occupy the Host’s epicenter, known as Bedlam. They are embroiled in a very deadly war between the sexes on a WORLD WITHOUT END. Mark Waid (writer) Paul Pelletier (art)
Questions to discuss: Wiki Style, add at least one please if you like, we’ll all try to answer:
Did the constant changing of artists take away at all for you the illusion of the Legionnaire’s fictional world’s believability, or do you prefer to have the artist change every issue?
Best stories: the writing team of Tom and Mary Bierbaum the first 4 issues or what Mark Waid does on the last two issues here?
- What do you think of the recurring romantic love between Irma and Garth over the decades, reboots etc? What other Legion pairings work best and should endure in future versions, in your opinion?
Next week: Back to the double-barreled, shake you down for all your comic book allowance spending money, Legion series era of mid-‘80s pre Crisis DC!!!