Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bits of Legionnaire Business

I still have my San Diego wrap-up to do - you guys learned more about what happened at the con than I did, and I was there - but here are some Bits of Legionnaire Business to hold you over in the meantime.


Via TV Guide:

What can you tell me about the returns of Brainiac and Supergirl on Smallville? — Jeff
ADAM: James Marsters returns as Brainiac 5, who, despite being a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the comic books, executive producer Kelly Souders describes as "a slippery fish" with a questionable moral compass. As for Supergirl, expect her to have a more dramatic impact this time around: "She's going to shake up the world for our superheroes," Souders says.
Members of the Smallville message board on the CWTV site discuss which Legionnaires they want to see this season.


Toyfare #158 apparently cover-features the Legion figures from Mattel.

The Fwoosh has a very long discussion thread on the Legion 12-pack, starting the day they were revealed in San Diego up through today.

Joe Acevedo has some new custom Legion figures, as does glwannabe at the DC Direct message board.
LSH v6

Photon Torpedoes looks at the Jim Lee alternate version covers so far. Over on Twitter, Jim briefly discussed who's going to be on which cover:
So I've been doing these variant covers for Paul Levitz and @ycinar great run on Legion. Need a quintessential 80s Legionnaire for that slot

Had Superboy for 50s cvr, Chameleon Boy for 60s, Saturn Girl for 70s. Just did Mon-el in his "5 years later" Giffen costume for 90s.

Already locked in for 00 choice (a current Legionnaire). 80s still up in the air...any Legion fans out there?

Down to Tellus, Dawnstar, Sensor Girl and Timberwolf...
Kello explains why he doesn't like the Legion, while Chris Sims explains why the Legion does work. Let's you and him fight!

The trade paperback for the first 6-issue arc of v6 is available for preorder on Amazon: "The Choice" will be available next April.

Doug Wolk explains why the v4 "Five Years Later" Legion should be reprinted.


Eric TF Bat said...

I so agree about the Five Years Later Legion. Until it got derailed by Zero Hour it was the best thing DC produced. Such a shame it got stamped.

I don't suppose you know anyone in Australia who wants not-very-mint copies of that run and most of what followed, do you? I have it, and I loved it, but I really don't have the space to keep storing it, or the 60kg of Superman comics from 1986 to about 2003. Postage is brutal, but I'd happily sell it for a pittance to someone who could promise to read it and enjoy it!

clayton.emery said...

Infectious Lass custom by Clayton Emery here:

Timber Wolf, Violet, and Ultra Boy here:

Superboy and Emerald Empress here:

Brainiac 5 and Karate Kid kicking off Tharok's head here: