Sunday, March 18, 2007

Linkfest, March '07

I have to stop collecting these and post them sooner.

Wacky Silver Age-ness

  • Jonathan and Paul review the Adventure-era tryouts. Relive the glory of Lester Spiffany, Storm Boy, and a bunch of unnamed applicants who are revealed to be The Lavender Target, Ask-Me-How-I-Recently-Lost-Over-65-Pounds Lad, Awesome Girl, The Bouffant, You'd Look Great in Powder Blue Kid, Biting Brad, Chet Kord (Ted's descendant), The Spelunker, The Two-Fisted Seismologist, and Gastrointestinal Discomfort Boy.
  • Dorian at Post-Modern Barney reflects on the Legion of Super-Jerks.
  • Scott at Polite Dissent notes that it must be a drug company conspiracy.
  • Over at Prism Comics, Chris Sims reviews A Very Special Episode of the Legion. Drugs are bad, mmm-kay?
  • ComixBear wonders why there's a flying carrot in the 30th century.

Fashion in Action
  • Chris at the ISB reviews Orion the Hunter's costume, and declares it a Crime of Fashion.
  • Project: Rooftop and take a week to review the best submissions for Supergirl costume updates. Here are parts part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, and part 6. Meanwhile, scans_daily looks at the last time this happened, back in 1970 (part 1 and part 2).
  • Gone and Forgotten takes a look back at reader submissions for Legion costumes, too.

  • Colleen Doran posted some of her Element Lad commissions.
  • Colleen also posted an Element Lad commission she got from Curt Swan.
  • Not to be outdone, Allan Harvey at Gorilla Daze found some very early (1980!) artwork that Colleen had used while a member of the Interlac apa.
  • In non-Colleen drawings, here's a look at what one corporate trainer does when he's stuck in a meeting.

Legion on TV
  • Here are a couple of reviews of the animated show from people who had never seen an episode before, or were unfamiliar with the show.
  • Gordon at Blog This, Pal! watched the most recent new episode ("Chain of Command") and said "This One's for the Fat Guys".
  • Animated Legion vs the Animated Teen Titans - ho'od win? This answer might surprise you.
  • Will the Legion appear on "Smallville"? That question was asked at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction convention last month. Sadly, the answer is no, according to series producers Millar and Gough.

  • Christopher Bird posts this example of Wildfire and Dawnstar, the original "emo" couple, 20 years before we knew what "emo" was.
  • Chris at the ISB reminds you that even if you have the second-most useless power in the entire Legion... It Can Always Get Better.
  • T. Collins says BEHOLD: Ral the Orchid!
  • But suddenly... Karate Kid flipped out and beat the crap out of everyone.
  • Jeremy reveals how Blockade Boy, Weight Wizard, and Plant Lad escaped from Nardo's Super Stalag of Space - they all played dead. Then the last two came back to the 21st century looking for Blockade Boy.
  • Matthew at the Legion Abstract provides some character reviews of Dawnstar, Gear, and Brainiac 5.
  • Christopher Bird reminds us that despite a 12th-Level intelligence, Brainy can be pretty stupid sometimes.
  • Siskoid's Blog of Geekery takes a look back at some of the other Legion tryouts throughout the years.

That's enough for now.


Garth Ranzz said...

What? No mention of my latest Legion song find? ;)

Michael said...

I found the song too, probably at the same time you did with the same automated search. You just posted it before I did. I was holding it back for something else, coming soon.

Garth Ranzz said...

Probably not the same search, but similar.