Tuesday, February 05, 2008

The Legion in San Diego

Just announced: the list of themes for this year's San Diego con, including confirmation that the Legion will be represented in programming:

• 50th Anniversary of the Legion of Super-Heroes
It looked like just another issue of Adventure, but in it was magic. Adventure Comics no. 247 showcased three strange new super-heroes on the cover with Superboy: Cosmic Boy, Lightning Boy (soon to be "Lad"), and Saturn Girl, grilling him from behind what appeared to be a game show desk. That single stand-alone story, by writer Otto Binder and artist Al Plastino, featuring a "super-hero club" of teenagers begat a literal legion of characters, one whose popularity and endurance has survived the test of time.

(Hat tip to Scott)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

FYI, I just pre-ordered the 50th Anniversary Legion book at Amazon for only $13.59. I hope this is a good year for the LSH. As poor as sales have been at times, I have often wondered who the guardian angel looking out for their books is. But here they are 50 years later!