Thursday, February 11, 2010

Legion v6 #1 cover and page 1

Via the DCU blog The Source, here's the cover to LSH v6 #1 (pencils by regular artist Yildiray Cinar, inks by Wayne Faucher, according to Cinar's site).

Yes, as the readers there pointed out, the Legion ring is upside down. But it's the OTHER ring that's interesting...



I missed mentioning this earlier, but the first page was also released last week. Cinar has the first page of issue #1 in pencils only at his site.

21 comments:

Patrick C said...

So is Sodam Yat joining the Legion, or is a Legionnaire joining the Corps?

Maybe a new character! Since the GL ring is on the middle finger, I think that means he was a GL first, so my money's on Sodam!

Michael said...

My take is that when Rond Vidar's ring went to seek a replacement host, it chose a (male) Legionnaire. With Mon-El in the Legion they don't need a Daxamite. It's not Brainy, Tyroc or Invisible Kid II with their non-white skin; probably not Chameleon Boy, since there's no reason to suspect we're being teased; and not Polar Boy since he has ice for a right arm and hand.

For speculation and entertainment: who would you say would be the best and worst choices to wear the ring?

Brainy Pirate said...

Chuck Taine!

Meerkatdon said...

In LSH (v. 3) 34-37, wen Universo took over the galaxy, he put Brainy, Cham, Dream Girl, and Saturn Girl on a prison world and wiped their memories, because they were the four he most feared. Although it was never stated explicitly, it was strongly implied that the common element they shared was strength of will. And remember, Paul Levitz wrote that story.

So if any Legionnaire is a good candidate for being a Green Lantern, I would think it's one of these four. Only problem: It's not a girl's hand, and (as you pointed out) it's not Brainy or Cham or Brek.

Garth, Cos, Dirk, Brin, Jo, Thom, and Gim are wearing gloves nowadays. (That's not totally conclusive, they could take them off.) Mon has long red sleeves, Tyroc is black, Blok is grey & rocky.

Who does that leave? Chuck (last seen sporting white armband-things), Jan, or Tenzil.

My guess? It's Sir None-of-the-Above.

jabbers said...

i wonder if the red in the bg is a clue. maybe a villain is collecting (and thinks he got a really cool '7' ring)

Ricardo said...

Paul Levitz said there will be a new GL born in Oa in his last interview. So it might be either Sodam Yat or this new character.
Still, this cover makes LSH v4 #1 still rule as the best Legion #1 cover ever.

Mon-El said...

Whoever it is doesn't know which direction to wear the Legion ring.

Mike Flynn said...

Shouldn't a Legion flight ring be on the middle finger?

Salary Test said...

Is it really upside down? This is how I wear my Claddagh ring. Is there something in the comic that says the ring should be worn in a certain direction?

Michael said...

Historically, the Legion flight rings have been worn with the base of the "L" towards the fingertips.

Matt said...

Obviously there's an emergency so they turned the L upside down to activate the trouble alert!

Matthew E said...

I know it's not her, but I think it would be awesome if it was Dream Girl. Remember that backup story in the early Levitz era? She can already use a flight ring like a GL ring!

jekessler said...

I haven't been following the Black Lantern stuff, but depending on how that turns out, could we get Rond back?

Baring that - Universo mentioned Rond's son in L3W, didn't he? How old would he be now (and who would his mother be in this continuity?) That might be in keeping with the trend in the 30th century to 'keep it in the family'.

Meerkatdon said...

Ooo, I like the "Rond's son" theory. If he's as old as Chris Kent, then he could easily be a teenager now :) Especially if Rond sent him into the past to keep him safe, and he stayed there for a while.

Murray said...

This is the new cover?

Lame.

It's great for a splash page... or a last page cliffhanger...

but a cover? Yuck. There's nothing there that tells me what the book is about. It's a hand with two rings. Big whoop.

jabbers said...

i kinda agree, its kinda sucky they need to use the gl ring on the cover of the legion's new first issue. but hey its a new legion book so i wont complain.

Anonymous said...

Matthew E said...

I know it's not her, but I think it would be awesome if it was Dream Girl. Remember that backup story in the early Levitz era? She can already use a flight ring like a GL ring!

Abosolutely! But even if Dreamy buffed up to have arms like those on the cover, she would never be caught dead with nails like that...

Music said...

Issue one of the new Adventure Comics - the one with the final page of horizontal 'Coming Soon…' preview panels of things going to happen (you know, the one with Element lad in the top panel). Anyway, check the last panel - it's this cover but with dialogue! And the crucial word it mentions is "rookie"...

Meerkatdon said...

@Music Thanks! I thought I remembered a Legionnaire getting a Green Lantern ring from that Adventure issue, but I had completely forgotten the "rookie" part.

Of course, "rookie" is a question-begging term: readers tend to consider "rookies" as being any Legionnaire who joined after they started reading the Legion (i.e. if you can remember that person joining, then they're a rookie). For me, Jeckie and Val and anybody who joined after them is a "rookie." And that leaves the field pretty wide open. :)

Jim Drew said...

In the reboot, I think that at least some of the time, the ring was drawn so that the "L" was always readable, whether the wearer's hand was up or down. Which implies a gravimetric (or other) mechanism which swivels the ring face automatically. (And why not, 1000 years from now!)

(And for a good cover, you want the "L" to be readable.)

Note that this would not obviate the "rotate to send an emergency signal" idea, since that would be a manual action regardless.


Interesting to not, of course, that this is an adoption of the reboot L* logo (also used in the threeboot). Which thus puts the origin of Booster Gold's flight ring back into question (since it has always shown the logo of whatever Legion was current). (During the reboot, it was probably Shvaughn Erin's ring, lost in time.)

MaGnUs said...

Oh God, that cover gave me a nerdgasm. My money's is on New Character; Rond's ring chooses a replacement, and they offer that guy a spot in the LSH.