Monday, July 25, 2022

Justice League vs The Legion of Super-Heroes 4

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (July, 2022)

title: The Gold Lantern Saga Part Four
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artist: Scott Godlewski
colorist: Ryan Cody
letterer: Dave Sharpe
editor: Michael McCalister
senior editor: Paul Kaminski
covers: Scott Godlewski & Ryan Cody (main); Travis Moore & Ryan Cody (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
Computo retrieves the missing Legionnaires and JLAers (and Kamandi) but the sky is still falling all over every era and twice on Sunday.  

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Who's Who in the Legion #7 EXTRAS

 

Continuing the series where we spotlight the features that appeared at the beginning of each issue of the mini-series Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988). In this, the last issue, the series featured a short featurette about history, the Legion Academy, fashions, and the Legionnaires' parents. 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Justice League vs The Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (July, 2022)
title: The Gold Lantern Saga Part Three
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artist: Scott Godlewski
colorist: Ryan Cody
letterer: Dave Sharpe
editor: Michael McCalister
group editor: Paul Kaminski
covers: Scott Godlewski & Ryan Cody (main); Travis Moore & Ryan Cody (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
Gold Lantern is stuck in the past, while the Justice League and the Legion are thrown into various time periods in their past. Or, to put it more cynically, nothing happens to move the story along.  

Monday, March 14, 2022

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #2

Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #2 (May, 2022)
title: The Gold Lantern Saga Part Two
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
artist: Scott Godlewski
colorist: Ryan Cody
letterer: Dave Sharpe
editor: Michael McCalister
senior editor: Paul Kaminski
covers: Scott Godlewski & Ryan Cody (main); Travis Moore & Ryan Cody (variant)

reviewer: Russell "Bilingual Boy" Burbage

Overall Summary: 
Gold Lantern is stuck in the past, the Justice League is stuck in the future, and I'm stuck in the middle with you. 

Monday, February 28, 2022

The Legion of Daab Heroes!

I recently commissioned a poster of the Legion of Super-Heroes from my good buddy, artist extraordinaire Luke Daab. 

I told him I wanted it to call back to the Neal Adams 1976 calendar illustration, but maybe with them flying straight at the audience.

I also suggested he reference the Mike Grell Limited Collector's Edition cover, which also has the Legionnaires flying out at the reader. 

So I gave him a list of twelve of my favorite Legionnaires, and the era I wanted him to portray, and a list of others he could fit in if he had the space or if the design worked for them. 

And what he came up with blew my Legion-loving mind!!! 

Just take a look and you'll see the characters I love the most. It's always hard to narrow down Legionnaires, but I think I included a great collection of the Baxter-era members. Don't you agree? 

I HAD to start with the founders, and then front and center are my three favorites: Chameleon Boy, Shadow Lass, and Mon-El. And Tellus is a sentimental favorite, not only because he was the first non-humanoid member, but also because he was created by the late, great Steve Lightle. 


I also LOVE the pairing of Phantom Girl and Ultra Boy, flying side-by-side with Sensor Girl. Phantom Girl has her eyes on the mission, but Ultra Boy has his eyes on Phantom Girl, haha! 

I love this SO much. I hope you like it, too! This print is available at Luke's site: 

Daab Creative LSH #355 

Please head over there and get one of these for yourself! Believe me, it looks even better at a larger size. I just didn't want people to save this picture at a high-quality resolution. Go get yourself a real copy of this masterpiece! 


Or the set of post-cards based on these portraits...!
https://www.daabcreative.com/prints/legion-card-set



Long Live Luke Daab 
and....
Long Live the Legion!! 

Monday, January 31, 2022

The End of the LSB!

It's with a strong sense of bittersweet satisfaction that I announce the semi-retirement of the Legion of Super-Bloggers. 

The Super-Bloggers was started back in July 2014 to celebrate all things Legion. Seven plus years later, we've read and critiqued all eight versions of the group, plus various supporting titles and groups. Check out the links on the right side of this page if you don't believe me! Believe it or not, we have run out of things to say about the Legion of Super-Heroes! 

Don't worry, though, we're not going to close the blog down. We promise we will be back whenever there is a Legion related comic, such as JLA vs LSH #2 in late February. Of course, if (when?) an ongoing Legion series comes back, we'll be back to cover that, too. And if one of our bloggers has an essay or something similar that they want to share, we'll post it. We know that are still some Legion comics we didn't get around to covering, and we may get to them now that we won't have a self-established publishing deadline to meet. (We know that we never got around to reviewing The Wanderers. It's on our list.) 

We simply don't have enough material to cover on a daily or thrice weekly or even weekly basis. Believe it or not, we started with the Silver Age and have gone all the way to the current versions! And while that is somewhat sad, it's also quite an accomplishment. 

So keep your eyes open and we'll be back with a new post before you know it! 

Huge shout-out to Shagg, Siskoid, Kyle, Tim, Dr. Anj, Glenn, David, Condo, Mike, Derek, and Emsley, and to all other bloggers who have helped out in the past seven years. 

LONG LIVE THE LEGION! 



 


Monday, January 24, 2022

Imposters & Infiltrators


Imposters, Infiltrators, and Other Impersonations
by Emsley Wyatt

I've recently written posts about who joined the Legion and when, and I also looked at the “flip side” of the coin; namely, which characters were rejected.  

But every so often when you flip a coin, it lands on its edge.  And those circumstances are what this article is all about. In other words, today we're looking at infiltrators, imposters, and other impersonations in or by the Legion. Once again, if I left anybody out, please let me know.

Monday, January 17, 2022

JLA vs LSH #1

Justice League vs The Legion of Super-Heroes #1
The Gold Lantern Saga: Part One
writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Art: Scott Godlewski
Colors: Ryan Cody
Letters: David Sharpe
Associate Editor: Chris Rosa
Editors: Micke Cotton and Paul Kaminski

It's here! The mini-series no one here at Legion of Super-Bloggers has been waiting for, but the story we couldn't stop: Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes! 

We bought and read it so you wouldn't have to. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

R.E.B.E.L.S. #28

R.E.B.E.L.S. #28 (July 2011)
title: Starstruck, Conclusion
writer: Tony Bedard
penciller: Claude St. Aubin
inker: Robert Campanella
colors: Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
letters: Travis Lanham
editor: Brian Cunningham
cover: Aaron Lopresti

Recap:  Dox was returning from a date with Blackfire when his ship came under attack by Starro's agent, Smite, who incapacitated Tribulus. Storm-Daughter abducted Dox and took him before Starro on the newly conquered homeworld of the Psions. Meanwhile, Lobo was at a bar when he caught the scent of Czarnian pheromones nearby. Believing that he killed every member of his race, he confronted her but the woman turned out to be Starro's agent, Storm-Daughter. She had sprayed herself with pheromones and easily distracted Lobo with a kiss. It created the opportunity for her to drug him so she could absorb his energy and use it to restore Starro's strength.

Lobo recovered and reported the incident to Adam Strange, who was gathering everyone for a mission to retrieve Dox. Lobo refused to wait for them and charged ahead to find Storm-Daughter because he had her scent. Fortunately, Wildstar could track Lobo, which would help them in locating Dox, but Lyrl was left behind in hope that he could save Tribulus. After arriving on Psion, Lobo quickly defeated Storm-Daughter and Starro sent Smite to deal with him. 

While they fought, Starro returned to Rann with a possessed Vril Dox. Blackfire was unable to fend off their attack and Starro quickly possessed most of the population. Adam Strange and the others set course to return to his adopted homeworld while Brainiac 3 worked on saving Tribulus.

Monday, January 10, 2022

Remembering Steve Lightle


 A year ago, January 8, 2021 we lost another legendary Legion artist. Mr. Steve Lightle left us at only 61 years young. 

Today the Legion of Super-Bloggers would like to commemorate this fine gentleman with a couple of his most noteworthy pieces....

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

R.E.B.E.L.S. #27

R.E.B.E.L.S. #27 (June 2011)
title: Starstruck, Part 3
writer: Tony Bedard
penciller: Claude St. Aubin
inker: Scott Hanna
colors: Tanya Horie; Richard Horie
letters: Travis Lanham
editor: Brian Cunningham
cover: Aaron Lopresti

Recap: Dox asked Blackfire Komand'r to join him for dinner to learn how the Tamaranean refugees were adjusting to their new homeworld. Her report was encouraging and the two hit it off surprisingly well. Dox was returning from their date when his ship came under attack by Starro's agent, Smite, who incapacitated Tribulus. Storm-Daughter abducted Dox and took him before Starro on the newly conquered homeworld of the Psions.

Meanwhile, Lobo was teasing Captain Comet over his feelings for Starfire when he caught the scent of Czarnian pheromones nearby. Believing that he killed every member of his race, he confronted her but the woman turned out to be Starro's agent, Storm-Daughter. She had sprayed herself with pheromones and she easily distracted Lobo with a kiss. It created the opportunity for her to drug him so she could absorb his energy and use it to restore Starro's strength.

Lobo recovered and reported the incident to Adam Strange, who was gathering everyone for a mission to retrieve Dox. Lobo refused to wait for them and charged ahead to find Storm-Daughter because he had her scent. Fortunately, Wildstar could track Lobo, which would help them in locating Dox, but Lyrl was left behind in hope that he could save Tribulus. After arriving on Psion, Lobo quickly defeated Storm-Daughter and Starro sent Smite to deal with him.

Monday, January 3, 2022

Who's Who in the Legion #6 EXTRAS


Continuing the series where we spotlight the features that appeared at the beginning of each issue of the mini-series Who's Who in the Legion of Super-Heroes (1988). In issue #6 the series featured an in-depth tour of Metropolis...."The Wonders of Metropolis" hosted by Oli-3 Queen.