Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coming Distractions: Jan. 2009

Coming up in January: the final issue of LSH v5. And JSA (with Starman) - that's it for the month, unless I missed something in the reprints. Legion of Three Worlds #5 will ship in February.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #50
Written by Jim Shooter
Art and cover by Francis Manapul & Livesay
It’s the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets’ Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover!
FINAL ISSUE On sale January 28 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US



JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #23
Written by Geoff Johns & Alex Ross
Art by Dale Eaglesham
& Nathan Massengill
Cover by Alex Ross
“Black Adam and Isis” part 1 and a “Faces of Evil” issue! The new Justice Society regroups just in time to face one of their greatest and most personal enemies — Black Adam! The sorcerer Felix Faust has imprisoned the soul of Isis, Black Adam's deceased wife. But the Black Marvel just figured that out, and nothing will save Faust from his wrath — nothing except maybe the Justice Society of America. And everybody will be in for a surprise when they discover how Isis has changed since her death at the hands of the Four Horsemen. Will she be a friend to the world — or will she be its destruction?
On sale January 28 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm slightly confused now as to how the ending of Threeboot Legion ties to Legion of 3 Worlds, like when does the Lo3W occur???

Michael said...

You're as much in the dark as we are. I suspect that something will happen in the last page or so of #50 to tie the group in with L3W.

ted said...

How much Thom Kallor Starman was featured in the JSA title to date?

Jim Drew said...

He has mostly been a second-tier member (about like all the character in that book, frankly; there are few "stars" who dominate things). In the current Gog story, his sanity has been restored, so he's taking front row for a couple issues.

I suspect that he's going to be returning home in #22 -- the cover implies Starman and the KC Superman going somewhere (although that could be just to the KC world) -- and the solicit references a new team rising from the ashes, so purging a few characters whose intended stories have played out for the JSA makes sense.

(And of course, that lets Thom's dramatic return in 3 Worlds #5 in January -- weeks after JSA #22 -- be what turns the tide and saves the day. Prediction!)