Friday, September 6, 2019

The Road to Legion

As a special preview of The Legion of Super-Heroes: Millenium #1 (on sale now) the LSB presents the back-pages of that comic, seven pages of text and behind-the-scenes art to help whet your whistle for the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes









Our review of Superman #14, Supergirl #33, and LSH: Millenium #1 will appear here on Monday!

14 comments:

  1. Yuck.

    Another 'in name only' reboot, but even more extreme than the 'Suck it, Grandpa" team.

    The REAL Garth & Ayla will always be redheads like me; Salu & Brin will always be lithe and athletic; Blok (yes I know he went through some changes in the past) will look like Blok (and not some pin-headed walking crag). I'm unhappy with 90% of the design choices.

    I'll check out the book for a few issues, but if the personalities have been 'updated' in similar fashion, then I'll just have to live in my long boxes for another decade or two.

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    1. On the bright side, it doesn't seem like this team will be "dark or edgy" and seems to have a positive atmosphere to it.

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    2. You left out Mekt. That could make him angry. (Or maybe, they give Garth and Ayla the same treatment as Sue and Johnny Storm in that last F4 movie.)

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  2. Better having them be black than getting Tyroc back.

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    1. I liked Tyroc, especially the 5YL and Legion Lost versions. :-p

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    2. Totally agree about Tyroc Russel. Jacques also!

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    3. I LOVE Tyroc (5YL & LL v2) and Jacques and Jazmin. That's why the Ranzz family, with its iconic founder, twin, and villain being changed up is SO unnecessary.

      As I said above, I'll give the book a half year (or so) to grow on me, but some things (like a Sun Boy, but no Polar Boy, yet again!) are super-annoying right out of the gate. And where IS Gates for that matter! :Þ

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  3. Yes because a franchise that has had about 4 or so reboots really needs the entitled "In Name Only" garbage. Gag me.

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  4. I don't sense much enthusiasm here.

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  5. I'm excited. Im not the happiest with some of the redesigns or race flips as the Legion is a team that already has SOME diversity to begin with and it is certainly a team that is easy to add NEW characters to. Also not terribly happy with characters like a Lantern without innate powers.
    I know everyone has a favourite(alas still no Laurel Gand/Andromeda and I thought Kara might have joined Jon at least part time) some of the changes look beyond dramatic but the creative team really do seem to be coming in with a genuine love for the concept.
    Having said all that, I'm optimistic.I learned that from the Legion(I loved the 5YL period, which some have tried to tell me repeatedly had no optimism) as a kid and it always sticks with me when a reboot comes along.
    I can't figure out a few of the characters though. Can anyone out there name them all?
    There are no comic shops anywhere near where I live(Dunedin NZ)a don't like digital, so as a trade waiter I will be relying on our wonderful hosts and Dr Anj's site to keep me informed.
    Long live the Legion and us all in it#

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    1. I agree: now would be the most opportune time to ADD new members, and not merely change a characteristic here and there. or at least if you're going to change something, utilize a different inhabitant of the member world(s), like Shadow Kid instead of Tasmia, or Calorie Queen instead of Tenzil, or whatever.

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  6. I'm sorry, but these redesigns are just trying way too hard. Between that and the fact that there is not one single LOSH member in the book (short appearance from Kara aside), I'm going to give this a pass.

    The only redesigns I like are Irma's (sleek and modern but still recognizable as SG), as well as Tenzil & Brin (because I lurv me some thicc dudes)

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  7. I'm not thrilled with the redesigns if this is in fact ANOTHER reboot. (Like we needed a fourth one?)

    But I've read in a couple places that the new series takes place in the 32nd century. If the Legion has been going for hundred years now, or maybe has been revived by a bunch of new kids, and we're looking in on a bunch of new-to-us Legionnaires who adopted legacy codenames to honor the founders ...

    Well, I guess I'm willing to give LSH:TNG a try.

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  8. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm wary. I am SO sick of reboots.

    And for the one team set in the future that had actual aliens - where are they? I don't count humanoids who happen to be a different color or can look like humans. Tellus, Gates, Quislet? Where are they? This would be a great time to introduce more non-human characters, but DC doesn't appear to even be using the ones that have been in the Legion for years.

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