You are all invited to join the [Legion Fan Club] for the storyline “ENEMY MANIFEST” in this last Legion run ever by Legion Superstar writer Jim Shooter, 44 years after his initial run in the ‘60s! This is a solemn occasion, dudes and dudettes!
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #45 – 50 (late 2008 – January 2009)
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #45 “ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part one ! A massive intruder planet has appeared near Jupiter—and its gravity is ripping apart the solar system! LoSH 08 #45
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #46 “ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part two! Chameleon’s hand is amputated! The menacing Intruder Planet is revealed as the source of the alien Life-Eradicators! Plus, the heartbreaking end of the oldest relationship in the history of the Legion! LoSH 08 #46
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #47 “DREAM WEDDING, BLIND LOVE.” While war looms and a traitor plots against the Legion, Brainiac 5, whose dreams are haunted by the ghost of Dream Girl, seeks help from a spiritualist. LoSH 08 #47
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #48 “ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part three! Legion membership tryouts! Meet Night Girl, Gazelle, Sizzle and Turtle! LoSH 08 #48
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #49 “ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part four! Timber Wolf goes berserk!. Lightning Lad finds comfort in the arms of…the president? Meanwhile, Phantom Girl is catastrophically injured, and she’ll never be the same again! LoSH 08 #49
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (2007-) #50 “ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part five! “Hack the Infinity Net” finds Brainiac 5 uploading the Legionnaires into the Infinity Net for the sake of all existence! LoSH 08 #50
At-Home work assignments:
Let’s research why this run ended with issue #50 at the same time the economy last collapsed, late 2008 (the entire department I worked at when this came out was closed down during this storyline being published, 125 let go at once. At the time that seemed huge, now a drop in the bucket…)
How cool was the opening attack, an intruder planet being used as a weapon of mass destruction?
Can you explain what REALLY happens between Brainiac 5 and Nura Dream Girl’s spirit in issue 48?
( @nu52 you may want to sample this one)
How satisfying is the ending in issue #50 for this storyline and for this run of the Legion?
What do you feel were Jim Shooter’s main storytelling strengths this time around?
Oh, how did the membership try outs go this time around in issue #48?
Next week, for sure we’ll do the Wednesday night Watchalong safe and at home, and also do a little light Legion reading, circling round the date January 1980!