Monday, December 12, 2005

LSH 16: Oh, THAT Supergirl!

Earlier, I had speculated which Supergirl would be appearing in the newly retitled Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes book. Well, now that the March solicitations are out, it's pretty clear which one it is, and some of my far-fetched ideas are still pretty out there.

The solicitation, via Newsarama:

Written by Mark Waid
Art and cover by Barry Kitson & Mick Gray
It’s 1,001 years later…and guess who’s joining the Legion of Super-Heroes? It’s just what you think…and nothing you expect!
On sale March 22 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

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Update on 12/13:
Over on LegionWorld, artist Barry Kitson dropped some more hints early this morning about the future (no pun intended) of the Legion, whether it was One Year Later or not:
The book isn't skipping forward a year - we've always been post IC...the clues are there.

Supergirl's appearance won't rule out the reappearance of any past fact it may mean just the opposite...

Maybe it's the Earth-2 Legion? That might explain why they have Silver Age (Earth-1) comics.

On the same page, he has this on the drop in page count from 40 to 32:
The page count will be changing for two main reasons - firstly, we're going to be going onto the higher quality paper - which I'm really happy about - it should make the colors really 'pop'!
Secondly, to make it easier for us to avoid quite so many fill-ins - even with back-ups etc I was struggling to maintain all the detail and aim for as many 30 page stories as we could. Who knows, if we get well ahead on schedules we may get the extra pages back!

1 comment:

Michael K. Willis said...

I'm all for Barry Kitson having the time to the artwork to his (and presumably our) satisfaction but the bottom line here is that reduction of 8 story pages isn't, as a matter of course, accompanied by any kind of price reduction. The paper they're using now is fine with me (grizzled old veteran of newsprint comics that I am, I don't automatically find glossy paper to always be the better choice.)

As for Supergirl, I'm waiting until we see what they far I haven't been thrilled with the "new" Kara...but, that said, I also find some of Waid's Legionnaires to be whiny, petulant, and just plain annoying as well so maybe she will fit right in.