Friday, August 29, 2014

Legion Mini-Series and Specials!

Of the few non-reprint DC Specials was #28, which featured "Earth Shattering Disasters" starring Batman, Aquaman, and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Unfortunately, not all in one extraordinary story, but, gosh, how cool would *that* have been? No, this was three stand-alone stories featuring those three stars battling mad-made disasters. In the era of films such as Earthquake and The Towering Inferno, disasters were big. I mean, really huge.
A few years later, in 1981, one of the first mini-series DC ever published was a 3-issue melodrama called Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Following in the path of The Phantom Zone and The World of Krypton, all must have done okay, because DC continued to produce mini-series for years. And the Legion has been the stars of various mini-series and specials ever since.

In the Eighties there were Legionnaires Three and Cosmic Boy. In the Nineties there was Timber Wolf, Legion Lost, and Legion Worlds. More recently there has been Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds and Legion: Secret Origins. And those are just the mini-series. If you factor in the Legion appearances in DC Holiday books, the late great Secret Origins book, Secret Files, an appearance in Adventure Comics 80-page Giant, and the aforementioned DC Special story, there is definitely a wealth of Legion material out there! And of course, one of the few non-reprint Limited Collectors' Edition featured the wedding of Saturn Girl and Lightning Lad

We here at Legion of Super-Bloggers intend to cover all of these series and stories. We have embraced the idea of the mini-series and one-shots as being "special," however, so we will review them, out of chronological order, whenever the mood strikes us! Perhaps we'll stumble across one of them at a comic con. Or maybe we'll come across one in our collection while looking for something else. Coming up this week, the Substitute Blogger will review Cosmic Boy, from 1985. After that...we will have to see what the future holds. We promise it will be....special.
Long Live the Legion!

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