Wednesday, April 29, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #34

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #34 (December 1991)
title: "Major Quake"
plot: Alan Grant & Barry Kitson
writer: Alan Grant
penciller: Barry Kitson
inker: Barry Kitson
letterer: Gaspar Saladino
colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
editor: Dan Raspler
cover art: Kevin Maguire & Karl Kesel
review by: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Things had seemed to be going well for a while despite the loss of Lyrissa Mallor. The team had ensured that free planets would not be endangered by the war between the Dominion and the Khunds, and membership was exploding. But soon after welcoming a new gang of L.E.G.I.O.N. recruits, we learned that one of them was likely a mole planted by the gangster G'odd. At the same time, agents of L.E.G.I.O.N. throughout the galaxy started to act more like villains than heroes, placing the team's reputation in jeopardy.



Monday, April 27, 2020

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #13

Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century #13 (June 2008)
title: "The Man From Two Worlds!"
writer: J. Torres
pencils: Alexander Serra
inks: Rick Ketcham
letterer: Sol Cipriano
colorist: Heroic Age
editor: Jeanine Schaefer
cover art: Alexandra Serra


Mission Monitor Board: Bouncing Boy, Brainiac 5, Element Lad, Lightning Lad, Sun Boy,  Superman, and Timber Wolf

Guest Stars: Lois Lane & Perry White

Villain: Lex Luthor


Friday, April 24, 2020

Reboot: The Legion #27

The Legion #27 (Late January 2004)
title: "Foundations Part Three"
writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
penciller: Chris Batista
inkers: Chip Wallace and Mark Farmer
lettering: Rob Leigh
colorist: Sno-Cone
editor: Stephen Wacker
cover: Tony Harris and Tom Feister

reviewers: Siskoid & Shotgun

Mission Monitor Board:  
Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Ferro, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum I (picture), Kid Quantum II, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Superboy II, Timber Wolf, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Violet, XS

Guests: 
Chuck Taine, Science Police, Trudy Trusoe

Opponents: 
Catastrophists, Servants of Darkness (Firestorm, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Martian Manhunter, Orion, one other unidentified)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #33

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #33 (November 1991)
title: "Fault Lines"
plot: Alan Grant & Barry Kitson
writer: Alan Grant
penciller: Barry Kitson
inker: Mark Pennington
letterer: Gaspar Saladino
colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
editor: Dan Raspler
cover art: Kevin Maguire & Karl Kesel
review by: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox suprised Phase by asking her to take over for Larissa Mallor as his second-in-command. She struggled with the decision because she believed Dox resented her for the Durlan's disappearance, but ultimately she accepted. Strata welcomed a team of new recruits, which included a Khund and Lydea Mallor, who had killed her mother while under the influence of the Computer Tyrants of Colu. Meanwhile, the gangster G'odd was furious that one of his shipments was stopped by Lobo under the orders of Dox, but we learn that he has planted a spy among the L.E.G.I.O.N. Lobo lost his temper and stormed out to a bar where he met Captain Marvel, who had been transported into space as a result of the War of the Gods crossover. Before their battle could be concluded, the Captain found himself once again transported away. Stealth also returned after the birth of her and Dox's child, and Dox was anxious to learn the fate of their child. Meanwhile, the team has welcomed a new round of recruits.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Spotlight on Super-Team Family:The Lost Issues!



An introduction to a web-site all Legion fans should check out by Emsley Wyatt

Imagine living in a world where all comic characters were “under one roof;” where you could walk into a comic store and find a book in which your favorite characters could team up or battle without regard for which company owns what.  

Well, we don’t live in that world, but we can get a tantalizing peek at what it might look like thanks to Ross over at The Super-Team Family: the Lost Issues

Ross takes characters and situations from comic books, puts them in the blender, and creates some pretty tasty concoctions. And he puts a new one up every freakin’ day.  

Iron Man meets Green Lantern.  The Justice League battles Ultron. Adam Strange and Doctor Strange (Long-lost brothers).  And one of my personal faves, The Creeper versus The Green Goblin.

And it isn’t just the “big boys” you’ll find here.  No character or book is too obscure to escape Ross’s treatment.  The X-Files and Swamp Thing.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Vampirella. Quantum Leap and Sliders.

Some of the covers are laugh-out-loud funny.  Others make you wish that you could actually read the darn story.  But this is, after all, a Legion of Super-Heroes site.  So let’s a look at some of his Legion-related covers. 

The most recent, featured as our head-line act which inspired this article: The Legion Vs. The Avengers….
I’d buy that for a dollar all right.  

Click for more!! 

Friday, April 17, 2020

Reboot: The Legion #26

The Legion #26 (Early January 2004)
title: "Foundations Part 2"
writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
penciller: Chris Batista
inker: Chip Wallace
lettering: Jared K. Fletcher
colorist: Sno Cone
editor: Stephen Wacker
cover: Tony Harris and Tom Feister

reviewers: Siskoid & Shotgun

Mission Monitor Board:  
Apparition, Brainiac 5, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Invisible Kid, Kid Quantum II, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Superboy II, Triad, Ultra Boy, Umbra, Violet

Guests: 
Athramites, Science Police

Opponents: 
Catastrophists, Darkseid, Servants of Darkness (Big Barda, Firestorm, Green Lantern, Hawkgirl, Lobo, Martian Manhunter, Orion, Superman)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #32

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #32 (October 1991)
title: "The Seeds of Dissent"
plot: Alan Grant & Barry Kitson
writer: Alan Grant
penciller: Barry Kitson
inker: Mark Pennington
letterer: Gaspar Saladino
colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
editor: Dan Raspler
cover art: Kevin Maguire & Karl Kesel
review by: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane

Recap: Vril Dox suprised Phase by asking her to take over for Larissa Mallor as his second-in-command. She struggled with the decision because she believed Dox resented her for the Durlan's disappearance, but ultimately she accepted. Strata welcomed a team of new recruits, which included a Khund and Lydea Mallor, who had killed her mother while under the influence of the Computer Tyrants of Colu. Meanwhile, the gangster G'odd was furious that one of his shipments was stopped by Lobo under the orders of Dox, but we learn that he has planted a spy among the L.E.G.I.O.N. Lobo lost his temper and stormed out to a bar where he met Captain Marvel, who had been transported into space as a result of the War of the Gods crossover. Before their battle could be concluded, the Captain found himself once again transported away. Stealth also returned after the birth of her and Dox's child, and Dox was anxious to learn the fate of their child.

Monday, April 13, 2020

VALOR #1

Valor #1 (November 1992)
title: "Endgame"
writer: Robert Loren Fleming
penciller: MD (Mark) Bright
inker: Al Gordon
letterer: Bob Pinaha
colorist: Eric Kachelhofer
associate editor: Eddie Berganza
editor: Michael Eury
cover: MD Bright & Al Gordon (signed)

reviewers: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage and Jason "Anachronistic Kid" Knoll

Guest-Star(s):
Lex Luthor, Supergirl, Superman (in flashbacks)
Opponent(s):
Eclipso, Lex Luthor?

Summary:
Mon-El by any other name gets only the *second* on-going book for a Legionnaire after his pivotal role in the 1992 Eclipso: The Darkness Within cross-over series!

Friday, April 10, 2020

Reboot: The Legion Secret Files 3003

The Legion Secret Files 3003 (January 2004)
title: "The Legion Secret Files 3003"
writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
pencillers: Leonard Kirk and Tony Harris
inker: Robin Riggs
lettering: Nick J. Napolitano
colorists: Sno Cone and Tom Feister
editor: Stephen Wacker
cover: Tony Harris and Tom Feister

reviewers: Siskoid & Shotgun

Mission Monitor Board:  
Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Dreamer, Ferro, Gates, Gear, Invisible Kid, Karate Kid, Kid Quantum II, Kinetix, Leviathan (flashback), Live Wire, M'Onel, Saturn Girl, Sensor, Shikari, Spark, Star Boy, Superboy II, Triad, Ultra Boy, Timber Wolf, Umbra, Violet, Wildfire, XS

Guests: 
Chuck Taine, Cub Nah, Dr. Gym'll, Kwai Navigators, Legion Cadets, Legion World staff, R.J. Brande, Science Police, TitaNet Adepts, Trudy Trusoe; holographic images: Batman, Flash, Superman, Wonder Woman

Opponents: 
Darkseid, Servants of Darkness (Big Barda, Firestorm, Orion)

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31

L.E.G.I.O.N. '91 #31 (September 1991)
title: "Where Dreams End"
plot: Alan Grant & Barry Kitson
writer: Alan Grant
penciller: Barry Kitson
inker: Barry Kitson
letterer: Gaspar Saladino
colorist: Lovern Kindzierski
editor: Dan Raspler
cover art: Dan Brereton
review by: Mike "Nostalgic Kid" Lane


Recap: Vril Dox suprised Phase by asking her to take over for Larissa Mallor as his second-in-command. She struggled with the decision because she believed Dox resented her for the Durlan's disappearance, but ultimately she accepted. Strata welcomed a team of new recruits, which included a Khund and Lydea Mallor, who had killed her mother while under the influence of the Computer Tyrants of Colu. Telepath scanned each recruit to ensure that none were spies, but there was one he was unable to read, the cyborg A.I.-11. Meanwhile, the gangster G'odd was furious that one of his shipments was stopped by Lobo under the orders of Dox. When one of his gang expressed concern over the L.E.G.I.O.N.'s growing influence, G'odd informed them that he had already placed a mole inside their organization.


Monday, April 6, 2020

LEGION TOYS: Jessica Cruz (DC Multiverse)


Initially a host to the The Ring of Volthoom, Jessica Cruz overcomes her extreme trauma and debilitating anxiety to become a sentinel of the spaceways, a Green Lantern! Cruz appears alongside long time Legionnaire Star Boy aka Thom Kallor in the DC Universe Original Movie, Justice League vs The Fatal Five and is part of Mattel's last forray into six-inch DC Action Figures with the DC Multiverse line.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Reboot: The Legion #25

The Legion #25 (December 2003)
title: "Foundations"
writers: Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
pencillers: Chris Batista, Eric Wight, Tony Harris, Dave Cockrum, Al Milgrom, Paul Rivoche
inkers: Robin Riggs, Chip Wallace, Doug Hazelwood
lettering: Comicraft
colorists: Jason Wright, Eric Wight, Tom Feister, Paul Rivoche
seps: Digital Chameleon
editor: Stephen Wacker
cover: Tony Harris and Tom Feister

reviewers: Siskoid & Shotgun

Mission Monitor Board:  
Apparition, Brainiac 5, Chameleon (flashback), Cosmic Boy, Element Lad (memorial), Gear, Kid Quantum II, Live Wire, M'Onel (cover only), Monstress (flashback), Saturn Girl, Sensor (cover only), Shikari, Spark, Star Boy (cover only), Triad, Violet (flashback), Wildfire, XS

Guests: 
Chuck Taine, Clark Kent, Lana Lang, Legion Cadets (21, most unnamed except for Amp Girl, Babbage, and Retro; also recognizable are Kent Shakespeare and Comet Queen, possibly Stone Boy and Color Kid), Mekt Ranzz, Mekt's prison psychologist (flashback), Pete Ross, Wimena Wazzo; Presidential yacht's crew, Science Police

Opponents: 
Convict in the cell next to Mekt's (flashback), Lightning Beasts (flashback), Servants of Darkness, Warp Phantoms

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Imperial Guard #14

The Imperial Guard #14 (October, 1977)
title: "Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!"
writer: Chris Claremont
penciller: Dave Cockrum
inker: Dan Green
colorist: Andy Yanchus
letterer: Joe Rosen
editor: Archie Goodwin
covers: Dave Cockrum, Art Adams (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Mission Monitor Board: 
Astra, Electron, Fang, Gladiator, Hobgoblin, Impulse, Midget, Nightside, Magique, Mentor, Oracle, Quasar, Starbolt, Smasher, Tempest, Titan

Guest Star(s):
Majestor D'Ken, Eric the Red

Opponent:
Majestrix Lilandra, alien groups The Ex-Men and the Fatal Four