Thursday, November 27, 2008

Bits of Legionnaire Business

Bits of Legionnaire Business from the last couple of weeks...


  • Kimota94 has some questions about "Legion of Three Worlds" that have yet to be answered (but presumably will by story's end, whenever that is), things like "What's really in that lightning rod? What's going on with Sun Boy, will his red-sun radiation be the downfall of Superboy Prime? And what are Polar Boy, Dawnstar and Wildfire travelling back to the 21st century to find?"

  • Former Legion artist Jim Sherman had another career as a graphic designer. He always thought that he designed the red/white/blue logo for Major League Baseball, but he was wrong. ESPN.com has the story, probably the only time you'll ever see the Legion referenced on ESPN.

  • The Tim Callahan edited book "Teenagers from the Future" is now available via Diamond, if you're interested. (via CBR)

  • The Legion of Substitute Podcasters review "The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero" from Adventure 290.

  • TV Guide announced a casting scoop for the three Legionnaires to appear on "Smallville", in an article dated Nov. 20th. Too bad that Kryptonsite had identified all three by the 18th. The comments on the TV Guide site are interesting. IO9 and BuddyTV also have previews and comments, but no new info.

  • Starman appears in last week's "Magog" special, in which his origin was recapped. His starfield costume gets an origin too, and there's a flashback to the first Legion of Three Worlds teamup. He's also in this week's "The Kingdom". He becomes a grave digger. Who's he going to dig up?

  • Commenters at Ace Showbiz note that the actresses who play Supergirl (Laura Vandervoort) and Saturn Girl (Alexz Johnson) on "Smallville" were on the Canadian TV show "Instant Star" together.

  • CBR interviews Tim Callahan about "Teenagers from the Future".

  • The Comic Treadmill is winding down its last posts on the Legion in Adventure Comics. The most recent one covers issues 373-375.

  • A "Smallville" thing that just hit me - did it occur to anyone else that Aquaman and Green Arrow shared "Adventure Comics" with Superboy when the Legion first appeared, and now Aquaman and Green Arrow are guest-stars in a Superboy-ish TV series? I'm sure Geoff Johns knows, and I think it'd be a neat in-joke for those knowledgeable fans.

9 comments:

snell said...

Silly question...why would Starboy need to get a job as a gravedigger, just to dig somebody up? I mean, couldn't he just grab a shovel from Lowe's, fly into the graveyard, and dig 'em up (or use his powers) any old time?

Still, the idea of actually seeing a Legionaire having a paying job...that's mind-boggling, isn't it? We haven't seen that very often...

Mr. Kayak said...

hmm, maybe he still doesn't know exactly who (or what) he has to dig up, and needs the job as a gravedigger to check many tombs without raising suspicions.

afob said...

Maybe it's not a "who" but a "what." Perhaps an artifact that a Legionnaire or Superman buried in case of emergency. We'll see.

Greybird said...

Some of those who brought up Teenagers from the Future on message boards (I'm not sure if that included Tim Callahan) said that the book would probably be temporarily withdrawn from Amazon.com while it was made available through Diamond. That appears to not be the case, at least not yet.

Matthew E said...

Greybird is correct. Amazon and Barnes and Noble should continue to have the book available.

Jim Drew said...

So the answer to Superboy-Prime will be what...

A Phantom Zone projector?
Eltro Gand's soul-switcher machine?
The Miracle Machine?
God help us all, the Concentrator?

Nikki said...

The CW are really looting Instant Star. There was a guy on that show called Kwest who could totally pull off threeboot Brainiac 5 looks-wise. I actually maniped an 'Instant Star' promo of Laura and Alexz as their legionnaires and just put it on my blog.

H said...

Nice catch on the Jim Sherman/MLB Logo news - I hadn't seen that anywhere else.

Michael said...

H - the news made it to CBR's Comic Book Legends Revealed page within a day or so of the original article back in November.