Tuesday, March 27, 2007

A Critical Perspective

Here's an interesting idea that I hadn't seen before...

I'm working on this new book, scheduled for release next year, which would provide a scholarly approach to the never-quite-taken seriously, even at the height of its popularity (yet 49-years-old and counting) Legion of Super-Heroes saga.

I'll be writing bits of it, but I'm also drafting writers from every walk of life to contribute something smart to the book.

But what I'd like to know is (a) is anyone here familiar with the Legion (I haven't seen much mention of it on any thread) and (b) what would be some cool/interesting/unique/philosophical/fancy approaches to scholarship that you'd like to see?

Tim Callahan asks over at the Barbelith message board, "what else must we include in such a book? What would you want to read? What would you (dare I ask?) want to write?"

I know some people who have already written essays that would probably be a good fit. (I know there are more but I can't remember where I put the links.)

Update: On the LegionWorld thread mentioned in the comments below, Tim gives his email address as TCallah_at_hotmail.com.

Update 2: Tim has much more over at his own site, geniusboyfiremelon.


Garth Ranzz said...

Tim actually posted about this back at the end of February at Legion World.

Greg said...

Is there a way to contact Tim by e-mail?

Jonathan Miller said...

I would love to contribute something to a book like this. Of course, I have no idea what I'd actually write about...but yeah, I should find out if Tim has an e-mail contact point.

Matthew E said...

Check on that Legion World thread; that's how I got in touch with him.

Tim Callahan said...

I would love to receive submissions from you guys--from anyone interested in writing a scholarly essay on the Legion. And we're perfectly willing to take stuff that you've already written for your blogs or whatever--just contact me and let me know what critical perspective you'd like to bring to the Legion. I'll actually post some topic ideas over at my blog if you need some inspiration.


Tim Callahan said...

Okay, I've just posted a descriptio of the book and a call for submission over at my blog. So what are you waiting for?

Thanks for all the interest, by the way! Hope to hear from all of you.