Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Legion in the 31st Century

You've probably also heard that the new comic coming out in April (written by J. Torres, art by Chynna Clugston-Flores) based on the animated series will be called Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century - although why they passed up on the legacy of "Legion Adventures" title is beyond me, since the actual title is so much easier to remember. Here's the cover by Steve Uy:

  • Newsarama has an interview with Torres.
    New Teen Titans and Legion of Super-Heroes were among my favorites comics as a kid, so when I heard there was a Legion cartoon in development I knew there would eventually be a Johnny DC comic book series. Ever since then, I've been letting every DC editor I know that I wanted to contribute to said series, and here I am. But I'm not the only writer on the book and there will be rotating creative teams. I did write #1 and 2, plus a story that I believe will be #4 or 5, and I'm working on another story right now. I'm going to write as many of these as they let me. ...

    We're skewing it "older" than Teen Titans Go! but it's still all-ages. Jeanine [Schaefer, editor] also wants to take some risks and do "big" stories so we've talked about really cool guest stars and some unlikely villains. The story I'm working on right now is one of these "big" tales with surprise guest stars. So, I guess you can see we'll be going off the show's path a little bit, but there will also be some definite "in continuity" issues, like #1 and #2, which are follow-ups to the pilot episode and Timber Wolf episode respectively.

  • Meanwhile, the leadoff artist has her own blog. Here's what the interior art by Clugston looks like:

  • CBR, among other places, has the DC press release about Free Comic Book Day later in the spring. This book will be one of two DC issues (note to completists like me: this is technically a new cover variant issue, with the FCBD logo), its "gold-level" book for all ages.


GTS said...

Thanks for the heads up on the FCBD line-up. Next time I'm downtown, I'm gonna see if the man can stick an issue of the new Legion in the 31st Century #1 back for my little three-year old boy (and me too, of course).

(By the way, I wonder if anyone at Johnny DC bothered to spell out the acronym for that title before deciding on it? That alone makes the case for Legion Adventures much more compelling.):/

Dave Van Domelen said...

Wait...Clugston-Flores, not Clugston-Major? Huh.