Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Who's Who: Omega

by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Omega
Super-Power(s): Destructive energy being
Planet of Origin: None
Relationship to Legion: Opponent

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

TOS: Adventure Comics #368

Adventure Comics #368 (May 1968)
title: "The Mutiny of the Super-Heroines!"
writer and layouts: Jim Shooter
penciller: Curt Swan
inker: George Klein
letterer: Gaspar Saladino & Charlotte Jetter
editor: Mort Weisinger
cover: Neal Adams
reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage, Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane, and Jason "Anachronistic Kid" Knol

Mission Monitor Board: 
Girls: Duo Damsel, Light Lass, Phantom Girl, Princess Projectra, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass, Shrinking Violet, Supergirl, Dream Girl
Boys: Brainiac 5, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Lightning Lad, Star Boy, Superboy, Ultra Boy

Thora, Ambassador from Taltar

Monday, December 10, 2018

Action Comics #860

Action Comics #860
Title: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes Part 3 - Lightning and Shadows
Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Gary Frank
Inker: Jon Sibal
Colorist: Dave McCaig
Letterer: Rob Leigh
Editor: Nachie Castro and Matt Idelson
Executive Editor: Dan Didio

Legion Roster: Superman, Dawnstar, Colossal Boy, Wildfire, Polar Boy, Shadow Lass, Night Girl, Lightning Lass, Timber Wolf, Brainiac 5

PREVIOUSLY: Superman learned all about what a xenophobic nightmare Earth has become in the 31st Century thanks to a bunch of Legion rejects crying about reverse racism.

The Legion founders tried to search for Batman's kryptonite ring as proof of Superman's alien origins and were brought down by the Justice League of Earth, just like the Legion Espionage Squad were.

Superman, Dawnstar, Wildfire, and Colossal Boy hope to find Brainiac 5 and another Legionnaires being held captive in an alien internment camp that looks disturbingly similar to the Legion's original headquarters.

In this issue, we find out more about what's happened to the other Legionnaires and how they've dealt with the persecution Earth-Man and the League have spearheaded with their "Neo Nazis of the Future" nonsense. And Geoff Johns does more of what he did in the last issue, which I'll share my thoughts on later.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Fridays With Anj ... Rankings

Okay all.

This will be a quick post as I am formulating a longer one that will require YOUR input.

I have been manning this spot on the blog for four years and I have been reviewing all sorts of runs and titles of various quality and quantity.

Maybe with the end of the year and 'best of' lists in my mind, I have been sort of ranking them in my mind. I wanted to put that list here.

But then I thought wouldn't it be even better to ask you all what you thought was the best and what was the worst of the particular runs I have reviewed here.


Look at the runs below (with a quick blurb from me) and then just put in a comment. Which of these runs did you think was the BEST.

And which did you think was the WORST.

And if you have the gumption, rank them all.

We'll start with the most recent run, the Retroboot. Brought in after Geoff Johns' wildly popular Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes arc in Action Comics, this run swept the Threeboot under the rug. Paul Levitz had some good ideas (a Durlan infiltration, a new LSV) but in my mind, never quite pulled it off.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Reboot: Legionnaires #70

Legionnaires #70 (April 1999)
title: "Enter: Domain!"
writers: Roger Stern and Tom McCraw
penciller: Jeffrey Moy
inker: W.C. Carani
lettering: Pat Brosseau
colorist: Tom McCraw
assistant editor: Frank Berrios
editor: Mike McAvennie
adult legionnaire: Carmela Merlo
cover: Chris Sprouse and Al Gordon
reviewers: Siskoid & Shotgun

Mission Monitor Board:  
Cosmic Boy, Live Wire (flashback), Saturn Girl (flashback), Star Boy

Andrea, Dirk Morgna, Dragonmage, Dreamer, Ewa Krinn, Giselle King, Hu Krinn, Khfeurb Chee Bez (AKA Antenna Boy), Kuniko, Lori Morning (flashback), Magno, Mysa, Pol Krinn, Warden Sur, Zyzan guardian; magnoball players and fans, Science Police, unnamed Braalian reporter

Alux Cuspin, Domain, Luck Lords (flashback), Xotar (flashback)

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Who's Who: Oli 3 Queen

Oli 3 Queen
by Russell & Siskoid

Real Name: Oli 3 Queen
Super-Power(s): None
Planet of Origin: Earth
Relationship to Legion: None (once rescued by them)

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

TOS: Adventure Comics #367

Adventure Comics #367 (April 1968)
title: "No Escape From the Circle of Death!"
writer and layouts: Jim Shooter
penciller: Curt Swan
inker: George Klein (pp 1-10) and Sheldon Moldoff (11-24)
letterer: Milt Snapinn or Morris Waldinger
editor: Mort Weisinger
cover art: Neal Adams
reviewers: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane and Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Mission Monitor Board: Brainiac 5, Sun Boy, Karate Kid, Cosmic Boy, Superboy, Lighting Lad, Duo Damsel, Phantom Girl; cameos by Star Boy and Invisible Kid

Guest-Star: an unnamed Controller

Opponents: the Dark Circle

Monday, December 3, 2018

LEGION TOYS: Mordru (DC Direct 2002)

Mordru the Merciless created by Jim Shooter and Curt Swan is a frightening supernatural force to be feared.  His escape from his steel-walled prison in Adventure Comics #369 reminds me of horror icon thrown into Outer Space, Jason X! Even when Mordru shows up in the famous Earth War story line, the  Legion, like horrified teens from a slasher film are like, "RUN AWAY!!!!!"  Luckily, if you want to scare teen kids and get them off your lawn, we've got this Mordru to do it for us in plastic action figure form!