Friday, May 19, 2006

This and That

Random stuff about the Legion:

  • Wil Wheaton says he's recorded his third episode as Cosmic Boy.
    I've done two episodes of Legion so far, and I go back for another one tomorrow. I really can't say anything about it, because the Warner Animation Goonsquad will totally come after me and take away my super powers . . . but it's just amazing, and I think people are really, really going to like it.

    He promises more later.

  • The HeroClix "Giants" subset is out. This features Colossal Boy and Validus along with other DC Giants (Elasti-Girl, Chemo, Alloy [The Metal Men from Kingdom Come], Atom Smasher, and Giganta). Here's one fan's review of the set. Note that this is the current Legion's Micro Lad, not any of the traditional Colossal Boys.

    In the Heroclix lineup, we have characters from all three versions of the Legion:
    • Pre-Crisis: Supergirl, Shvaughn Erin, Mordru and Emerald Empress
    • Post-Zero Hour Reboot: Brainiac 5, Chameleon, Cosmic Boy, Kid Quantum, Live Wire, Saturn Girl, Shadow Lass/Umbra, Wildfire, Persuader and Validus
    • Post-Infinite Crisis Reboot: Colossal Boy/Micro Lad

    Just need Mano and Tharok for the whole Fatal Five. See the Legion Action Figure page for more.

  • Ain't It Cool News finally got the update with the new series picture. Here's the forum with that site's fan reactions.
    What, no Arm-Fall-Off-Boy? WHat is DC's fucking problem, anyway? You can't have a Legion Of Super-heroes without good ol' Arm-Fall-Off Boy!!!

  • The Invincible Super-Blog comments on the Super-Moby Dick of Space. "Because in space, regular Moby Dicks just don't cut it."

  • Science Fiction author Chris Roberson is one of the fans excited about the Legion animated series. In discussing the series, he mentions that he snuck them into one of his novels:
    I love me some Legion of Super-Heroes, and even managed to include them in Here, There & Everywhere (I thought they were thinly disguised, but since no one seems to have identified them, they may be better hidden than I imagined).

    Has anyone read the book? I'll have to search it out.


Anonymous said...

You know, Ron Goulart snuck in Tasmia Mallor and Nura Nal as characters in one his novels. They were names of characters, but not OUR Legion ladies. Cracked me up.


Anonymous said...

I'm still pissed at DC DIRECT for cancelling it's Silver Age Legion figures! Missing are figures of :

Karate Kid
Princess Projectra
Matter Eater Lad
Bouncing Boy
Element Lad
Duo Damsel
Chemical King
Shrinking Violet
Phantom Girl
Shadow Lass
Light Lass
Dream Girl

I have ALL the other DC DIRECT LSH figures, and the Superboy and Supergirl Silver Age set.. I still want those last 12 LSH Figures!