Saturday, October 09, 2010

NYCC10: Changes coming to Adventure Comics

The Legion Academy will be taking over Adventure Comics, XS notes, and Green Lantern hints for the 31st century.

Via Newsarama's live blog of the DC Universe panel today:

Levitz says we will pick the new leader. In issue #6 there will be a backdoor pilot to a new Legion story in Adventure comics. It will eventually turn into the Legion Academy series.
Via CBR's article writeup after the panel:
Levitz said that "Legion of Super-Heroes" #6 will introduce Legion Academy in a backup feature illustrated by Phil Jimenez. This group will then move over into "Adventure," and later get its own series. "Legion" #6 will also include a URL for fans to vote for Legion leader. "Then I get to write myself out of whatever ridiculous situation you put us in," he joked. "I think we'll be able to have results integrated very quickly into the book with how it's set up."

Asked about speedsters in the future, Levitz said, "XS is running around, but we're trying to keep Legion down to four billion characters, so we're giving her a little time before she shows up."

"Legion Academy" will feature ties to 21st-century DC, but at present there are no plans for Superman and Batman's descendants to appear, Levitz said when asked.

The new Green Lantern for the Earth sector in "Legion" will debut soon, "someone who will stick around, unlike Earthman, who had the attention span of about two minutes." Who this character is will "hopefully surprise you," Levitz said. Bedard added that Sodam Yat will be appearing in "Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors."

9 comments:

Darrell Lawrence said...

Excellent news regarding Legion related stuff!

Matthew E said...

That sounds awesome. I can't believe they're doing it.

Linda said...

It's a couple years late, but at least now finally DC as a publisher is recognizing that the Legion corner of the DCU can carry a lot more weight. Imagine if they'd given this much attention to the details of the Threeboot.

Also: Matter-Eater Lad for Legion Leader!

Brainy Pirate said...

When Levitz announced the elections on his Facebook page--shortly after the issue where ME Lad was written out of the book--there were a lot of responses calling for Tenzil to be named Leader....

Are there enough long-time fans to get him elected even after being written out?

Jonathan L. Miller said...

Unfortunately, if I remember my Legion Constitution correctly, Tenzil's not eligible. Only full time members in good standing are--this might as well have been the "no Superboy" clause, but I bet it'll still hold. Tenzil's not a full time member at this point.

That being said, I haven't decided who I'm voting for yet.

Prof. Lemaris Lang said...

Never forget Lang's Third Law of Comic Book Writing. Never let the Legion Constitution get in the way of a good story, or a bad story.

If enough people vote for Tenzil, He will be named leader.

Anonymous said...

I was at two of the DC Nation panels and was pretty disappointed that they mentioned news about virtually every title except NOTHING from the Legion!!!! And there weren't any questions from the audience either. Where's the love?!

Anonymous said...

I was at two of the DC Nation panels and was pretty disappointed that they mentioned news about virtually every title except NOTHING from the Legion!!!! And there weren't any questions from the audience either. Where's the love?!

Jeffrey Scott said...

Tenzil Kem for leader!
Looking forward to reading about the Legion academy. Would love to see Laurel Kent again.