Wednesday, June 08, 2011

More updates

Updates on io9 from an interview with Dan DiDio:

Paul Levitz is synonymous with the Legion of Superheroes, but DC's published many different iterations of the Legion. Can you give us some hints about what Paul has planned?

DD: The good news on this is that we've had a lot of positive reactions to what's going on with Paul on Legion of Superheroes, and he's got a very distinctive style that is really something that plays to long-time Legion fans. I'm happy to say we're going to be continuing with a lot of the direction and tone he's set currently on the run. That's probably one of the books you'll see the least amount of change taking place, other than the subtraction of the characters in Legion Lost.

Let's talk Legion Lost — is there connection to Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning's miniseries of the same name from a few years back?

DD: The [new book's] title is Legion Lost, but that's where the similarities end with the Legion Lost that came before. What you're going to find out is that this Legion is lost in present time with no way to get back to the future — this is a team of Legionnaires who are trapped on Earth with a very specific mission to accomplish. They're not sure how to do it given the parameters of how the world exists right now.


Keith Bloodworth said...
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Keith Bloodworth said...

I read L.E.G.I.O.N. to get my fix for Legion in the 21st century. I'm unconvinced there is a need for Legion Lost. We've done the lost in time theme multiple times already and we all know they'll eventually be rescued by Lori Mornigng anyway. I guess I'll read it just in the off chance this team meets up with Wildstar! That oughta be a shocker for Dawny and Drake!

Jim Drew said...

One thing I like here is the mark that "Legion Lost" is a potential branding for the Legion. As you note, "small group of the Legion separated from the main team for an extended period of time" is a recurring theme for the Legion -- post-GDS, Team 20, Legion Lost, and now this book.

An expansion of the Legion brand this way is good for the longterm health of the concept, and makes for something more salable to other media. A Legion TV show, maybe hard to do; a Legion Lost TV show might be easier to do and to sell. (A la Star Trek: Voyager.)

Brainy Pirate said...

I have decided that Star Boy is NOT going to die, in spite (actually, BECAUSE) of Nura's prophecy. Cinar has said there's some misdirection, and it occurs to me that Nura usually misinterprets her own prophecies, and that Brainy says it's Thom's POWERS that save the day.

My hunch is Earth Man uses Thom's powers and gets killed.

Is that reasonable?

RayinBoston said...

The posts on this blog are slowing down quite a bit - not much Legion news these days.