Thursday, June 22, 2006

Animated: Licensing Show part 2

Continuing the earlier coverage of the Legion's appearance at the Licensing show...

The Comics Continuum has a picture of a promotional image (click to enlarge) for the Legion cartoon show (superceded by a scan of a flyer, courtesy of Ray's Galleries):


WTF is up with Brainy's neck? Is he a robot? Or just drinking Elastic Lad's stash of Gingold?

I contacted one of WB's licensing people for more info. One thing she sent me was a press release. First, notice the subtle change in language in the highlighted phrase from the original to now. Maybe the rumors about removing Superboy might have some truth?

Original:
While their intentions were good, their time travel skills were not, and Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Bouncing Boy and Timber Wolf end up going too far back into the past, accidentally retrieving the young Superboy instead.

Current:
While their intentions were good, their time travel skills were not, and Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Brainiac 5, Phantom Girl, Bouncing Boy and Timber Wolf end up going too far back into the past, accidentally retrieving the young Superman, before he moved to Metropolis.

I've got a request in for clarification.

Update: More photos from the Licensing Show at Ray's Galleries (closeup of Superboy/man) and action-figure.com (closeups of all the Legionnaires).

1 comment:

Patrick Wynne said...

Heh, I just saw this same image on Comics Continuum and came here to see if you had any info on Brainy's stretchy neck.

IIRC, there was an old concept image that showed Brainy looking very much like a robotic-like being. I hope he's not a robot in this series but I can't think of any other way to explain his neck in the image.