Thursday, April 03, 2008

Legion of Three Worlds: the missing panel (updated)

There's another interview with Geoff Johns over at CBR (part 2 of 5, this one covers the Superman/Legion story in Action comics) which I haven't read yet since I haven't read the last issue yet.

In the meantime, this section of the Newsarama interview caught my eye:

NRAMA: OK, let's go back here for a second. When The Lightning Saga was written, you knew this Legion of 3 Worlds story would eventually be told, right?

GJ: Yeah. There was actually a panel in Justice Society #6 that showed the Legions of all three worlds, but we cut it out because we didn't want to show the Legions together until we got to this project.

It was a flashback to the first time the three Legions met, and it was cut because we started planning on doing this. In my mind, they had met a long time ago as really young kids, once, and now they were going to have a second adventure together. So it was an adventure no one ever saw, but we removed the panel because we wanted to show those three Legions together for the first time in the actual Legion of 3 Worlds series.

NRAMA: That was leaked, wasn't it? I saw that original page somewhere online.

GJ: I think it was. I think it was on Dale's original page – the one that was sold. And that's fine. It's no big deal. Dale put so much energy into that so it’s nice people have seen it here and there.

Does anyone have a copy of that original artwork showing the first meeting of the three Legions?
Here's the panel in question (click to enlarge):



I agree with Geoff. It's a nice panel but having us not see the three groups in what amounts to a throwaway panel - love the three Brainys arguing! - makes the upcoming miniseries more special as that'll be the first time we see them together. Maybe it's artistic license, but the Post-Zero Hour team looks awfully young, younger than they looked in their own series. They all look about twelve years old.

Thanks for the picture, guys!

13 comments:

kenaustin said...

Here you go.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x4/kenaustin2/JSA6page2panel1original.jpg

kenaustin said...

Hmmm, for some reason it cut off my first URL attempt. I'll try again.

http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x4/kenaustin2/JSA6page2panel1original.jpg

And just in case that doesn't work...

http://www.legionworld.net/images/Reference/JSApage2panel1.jpg

kenaustin said...

I sent you an email with the link.

Must have been something I was doing wrong. Please delete the other posts if possible.

Greybird said...

Your links weren't truncated. They show up in full if this is opened in a full-width browser window or tab. Drag-and-drop highlighting and copying also works.

This does the job too, though, for your first link — http://tinyurl.com/2g6eeb

(TinyURL.com continually saves my sanity when encountering these narrow windows!)

pvandeneng said...

YAY!

THANK YOU kenaustin!

look! it's koko!

Allan Lappin said...

Young Clark Kent hasn't looked as happy as happy as he does in the image since Pete Ross first became his friend.

_Legion of Three Worlds_ can't come soon enough...

Johnny B said...

I haven't seen Kinetix in ANY of these advance pics so far...>:(

Anonymous said...

Who cares there is 3 Legions there... Koko is there!

(And that made my day)

Duke said...

Agreed. Love that monkey!

Regarding the youthful appearance, recall that at the start of the reboot, Garth, I think, was said to be 14. So if this is early in their history, they may not be much older than 12.

Yonatan said...

yeah... in legionaries 0... Rokk and Imra are described as being 15 and Garth is 14

Jim Drew said...

Just from the fact that they all look 12, maybe 10, I'm glad that the panel was not included in the canon. It would have just given fandom something to gripe about.

Reboot said...

Koko would make that post-Team 20 for the post-ZH-style Legion, and B5 would make it before the last story in LSH100.

Never mind trying to figure out how T20 could happen post-Infinite Crisis...

Anonymous said...

How can you tell who anyone is in that panel. They all look so unrecognizable. And how could you tell those three very young boys arguing with each other are Brainiac 5? I've long been a Legion fan, and they do not look like any of the Grell, Giffen, or Waid Legionnaires.