Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 62 (February 25-March 2) --- NEWSBOY LEGION!

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 62 of Obscurity of DC’s Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be starting a 2-week focus on…


Number of Books: 1/2 (Please only read pages 1-193)

Synopsis from dcuniverseinfinite.com: Set in the early 1940s, The Newsboy Legion is the first of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby’s very successful “kid gang” comics, featuring a group of scrappy boys who work together to stop crime in their home of Suicide Slum. Watched over by adult hero The Guardian - a.k.a. policeman Jim Harper - The Newsboy Legion battle crime through their own newspaper reporting, taking on crooked politicians, slum lords, fifth column agents and much more.

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. While possessing no superpowers, what do you say makes the Newsboy Legion exceptional heroes compared to other super-heroes?
  2. Between Tommy Tompkins, Big Words, Gabby, and Scrapper, who would you say is your favorite Newsboy legionnaire? Explain.
  3. Why does the Guardian choose to look after the Newsboy Legion, and in what way do they help him fight crime?
  4. What makes the Newsboy Legion team unique from Jack Kirby’s other works?
  5. What do you enjoy most about the Newsboy Legion earliest adventures? Explain.

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