Thursday, December 17, 2009

Last Stand of New Krypton: no new Legion book (yet)

From today's DC blog The Source comes more info on the 8-part "Brainiac and the Legion of Super-Heroes" arc.

Note that this article reveals that the "soon to be named" title from the previous article is "Last Stand of New Krypton", to go with "Superman", "Supergirl", and "Adventure" (but for some reason, not "Action"). No new Legion book yet.

What is the LAST STAND OF NEW KRYPTON? Well, it’s basically New Krypton’s worst nightmare come to life, as Brainiac attacks the planet, determined to recapture the city of Kandor.

But General Zod has prepared for this moment since Brainiac first attacked the original Krypton. Only problem? Zod’s plan to save New Krypton will mean the destruction of the future.

So it’s up to Superman, Supergirl, Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes to save the people of New Krypton and ensure the Legion won’t be wiped from the future’s existence. Good luck! Or, to quote editor Matt Idelson:

“This is the story that ties together tons of threads that have run through all the Super-books up to now, clearing the decks for the war we all knew was coming. And I don’t know about you, but I’ve been waiting months to see Brainiac restored to his full, horrific glory. And at last, we’ll get to see Superboy interact on an ongoing basis with the rest of the Superbooks’ characters.”

LAST STAND is a three-issue miniseries, weighing in at 30 story pages each, from writers James Robinson and Sterling Gates and artist Pete Woods. The first issue sports an amazing Andy Kubert cover and kicks off the latest chapter in the New Krypton saga, “Brainiac & The Legion of Super-Heroes,” which we teased right here not long ago. “Brainiac & the LOSH” is an eight-part story (plus an epilogue and a prologue) that will run in LAST STAND, SUPERGIRL, SUPERMAN, and because you demanded it, ADVENTURE COMICS. Secrets will be revealed, loyalties tested and would-be lovers will be reunited—for the first time? And, knowing that all signs are pointing to an epic WAR OF THE SUPERMEN, why not hop aboard now?



Nikki said...

I'm not disappointed at all. A legion comic every week in March and an 8 part crossover storyline with a major DCU villain

Meerkatdon said...

I think it's interesting that Brainiac is a Johnny-come-lately compared to the Legion. The Legion debuted in April 1958, and Brainiac didn't show up until July of that year.

I am getting a little tired of people trying to erase the Legion's existence. DC's tried that several times in the past, and it never works -- why do the Time Trapper or Brainiac think they're going to be any more successful? :)

Michael J. MacArthur said...

I had suspected that the sleeper Legioneers were in the 21st century to somehow prevent the xenophobic movement that has been extrablished in the latest Legion incarnation. I thought that General Lane's war against Kryptonians would develop into extreme isolationism in the future.

That still might happen. It is interesting that Johns has the Legion travelling to the past to battle Brainiac in two medias, comics and television.

Michael J. MacArthur said...


Greybird said...

The ping-pong of "The Lightning Saga" going between JLA and JSA was bad enough. Now, this story is to be spread through one miniseries and three regular titles?

I'm getting dizzy. It's no wonder that the Legion isn't adding many new fans, when it's this much of a moving reading target. And when appearances in ongoing titles will affect how the "visiting story" is told — for they each have their own casts and plot lines.

Nobody plans their pull list this way, unless they're flush with enough cash to take on all four such titles. And those, like me, who don't buy enough to have a pull box are going to be utterly lost by the time this is over.

Put it in one series, please, DC. Preferably a new ongoing Legion title.

Brainy Pirate said...

And those of us who simply read these things at Borders will have to cross our fingers that all the relevant issues have been ordered and will arrive in somewhat chronological order.

(Sometimes the issues take a while to arrive. And then they stay on the shelf forever -- I recall an issue of Hawkman that was still on the rack almost a year after it came out....)

Bytowner said...

"Samuel Lane - Holy Martyr of Sacred Xenophobia".

You saw it predicted here first.

Nikki said...

This will be collected into a lovely hardback guys! I buy all these series anyway.