Legionof Super-Heroes #23 - Same As It Ever Was

OK gang, it's time for LOSH #23, "Aftermath," and you all know what THAT means....

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On the upside, we do get lovely Kevin Maguire art for Aftermath. If you've ever wanted to see what Maguire could do with Bouncing Boy - and if not, why not?!? - this ish is your chance.

Everything since the crash is a cauchemar. )

And that's it until some other creator decides to reopen the toybox. Long Live the Legion!

The Difference Between Villain and Super-Villain

If you're my about my age and you were into comics in the 70s and 80s you no doubt remember where you were the first time you saw this cover.


Read more... )

Legion of Super-Heroes #22 - Endings Part 2

Well, this was...messy. Two full pages and individual panels to make up maybe a third page and a half.

There must still be hidden defenses! )

And so hastily ends the Fatal Five Destroy Everything arc. Next issue, we tie up ... THE UNIVERSE ... as the series ends.

Art is by the tagless Jeff Johnson on pencils and Andy Smith on inks.

Legion of Super-Heroes #21 - second verse, same as the first

Four pages from LOSH #21, "Endings: Part One," or, the battle of Metropolis.

I won't keep you in suspense: As of this issue, the Fatal Five are still the Fatal Four (three if you don't count Validus, who's floating in orbit where the Sorcerors' World used to be). This had better be the reveal to end all reveals after this buildup.

Moving on, however...

You are all dead - you simply haven't fallen in your graves yet! (no, not a Didio quote) )

Art on this issue is by Jeff Johnson, who I don't believe has a tag.

Legion of Super-Heroes #20 - "Vanishing World"

Sorry I'm so late with this gang, had minor surgery this week that's slowed me down. However, here's 4 pages from LOSH #20, "Vanishing World," the latest installment of the Fatal Five saga.

It's a wise child who knows the way home. )

The plan, it seems to me, is not exactly coming together. Yet.

Tag notes: Mods, I accidentally clicked creator: francis manapul as well as actual artist Francis Portela's tag, can you delete? Also, I could've sworn we had a White Witch tag already?

Legion of Super-Heroes #19 - World's End

Four pages from Legion #19, out today. Except for a brief check-in with the crash-landed team, almost the entire issue is Mon-El going toe-to-toe with the Emerald Empress on Weber's World.

Pretty green death! )
Mods, there's no tag yet for the second artist on this ish, Jeff Johnson, can we get one or are we totally maxed out now? He did about half the ish (as you see from the credits on the first posted page) and I hate to just ignore him.

Legion of Super-Heroes #18 - Home's End

Back again with four pages from the hot off the press Legion of Super-Heroes #18, part 2 of the return of the Fatal Five. You'll recall that last issue in part 1, things fell apart rather spectacularly. We spent all our time with two teams of Legionnaires last issue; this time we check in with the rest, and things aren't looking any better on the home front.

There's nothing we can do! )

So that's four out of five accounted for: Tharok, Persuader, Validus and the one in the next ish teaser. Will it be faithful old Mano, or someone new in the fifth slot?

Legion of Super-Heroes #17 - Things Fall Apart

Hi ho Legion fans, 4 pages from LOSH #17 here. Remember the last page of last ish, how a complex quark relay station quietly goes about its business...until suddenly it doesn't? Well, as David said in Prometheus, big things have small beginnings, and so to this ish's title, "The Beginning of the End"!

Total system failure... )
NEXT ISSUE tagline: It Gets Worse. Whooboy.

Incidentally, anybody heard any word on where/when the Legion Lost crew is likely to fetch up next?

Legion of Super-Heroes #16 - sorry Heather, there's a new sheriff in town

3 pages from LOSH #16, a filler issue in which we hang out, elect a new Legion leader, and move the last pieces into place for the return of the Fatal Five.

But I won't keep you in suspense about the popularity contest leadership election!

and the red scrunchie goes to... )
Next issue: Things Fall Apart.

Legion Lost #16 - this is the way the series ends

with a bang *and* a whimper.

You'll recall that we left our merry band on the ropes during the rumble in the tumble(weeds) with Superboy, the Ravagers, Harvest and his lackeys, and Capt. Adym and Agent Lure of Echo all tussling with Daggor and the worldkiller he's building. Adym and Harvest, over the objections of all the other factions, planned to use Adym's time bubble to go back an hour before Daggor's forcefield went up and blow everything to Hell - killing billions, but saving quintillions, by their rather loose math.

We rejoin our battle already in progress, as Harvest sends Adym off in the bubble.

I do hope you won't allow the recent unpleasantness to taint your impressions of the 21st century! )
And we close out with the tagline, NEVER THE END!

So since they're still stuck in the 21st century, now can we start integrating them with the rest of the DCnU? I still miss Oz and the Orchid Clinic doc, who's still got hypertaxis virus mutation sufferers/fatalities all over the place. Wherever this team turns up next, I'd like to see some of that kind of supporting cast relationship-building happen, since they never took the time in their own title's 2-year run to do it properly.

...I know I sound like I don't like this title, but honestly I do. I nitpick because I love. I just got the trade of the first six issues and reading it like a book, I can see so many missed opportunities and so much potential here. It may not have suited my vision of a 21st-century Legion book, but I'm awfully sorry to see it go.

Legion of Super-Heroes #15 - Dinos and cavemen and tanks, oh my!

...almost none of which will I be showing you, in order to keep to the new-issue posting limits. 4 pages.

...it's time for you to diiiieeee.... )
NEXT: VALIDUS!

Legion Lost #14 and #15 - can't tell the players without a scorecard -

- especially if, like me, you haven't been reading other DCnU titles like Ravagers or Superboy. Four pages each from LL #14 and #15, out this week. I didn't post any of last month's ish at the time because I couldn't figure out where to even begin summarizing this hot mess. Oh, multi-team context-free melee issues, how I haven't missed you in this title! But oh yes, IT IS ON.

Rumble in the Tumble(weeds) )
Next issue: Please Join Our Lost Legionnaires For Their .... LAST STAND!

Legion of Super-Heroes #14 - the plot thickens

Things are still building slowly in this weeks LOSH #14, but they are building. Four pages.

You start the fire - I'll provide plenty of fuel. )

Love that teaser for next ish, because "Witch in a Time Storm" means either Glorith or Mysa will be turning up. Either would be dandy by me!

Legion of Super-Heroes #13 - Workin' in a coal mine, goin' down down

Interestingly, while Legion Lost is firing on almost all thrusters in the current issue, LOSH #13 is idling in low gear for a bit. It's a bridge issue between the Dominators mess of the past several issues and the next big thing, whatever it may be. Meanwhile, we get to see the Legionnaires going about their workaday business, some of which actually does involve mining. I bring you 4 pages of checking in with the troops.

Why are we doing this, exactly? )

So there you go. Remember, kids, Legion elections coming up, cast your vote for leader by Nov. 16!

ETA: We've maxed out on tags already, really? I gotta whole slew of newbie Legionnaires to tag here!

Legion Lost #13 - The Noose Tightens

Hi ho! it's time once again for perletwo to bring you some new Legion Lost and to speak of herself in the third person for no good reason. Not a bad issue, #13 - some dangling plot threads begin to weave together at last.

You may recall, when last we left our Losties in #12, they had just evaded the military black ops metahuman hit squad out to capture them, courtesy of Gates, who told them they were headed for Krygyzistan. The hit squad, meanwhile, had gained an appreciation for the Legion via a telepathic time-share with the 30th-century bad guy Alastor, now an energy being.

But orders is orders, so the Losties are now Gates'ing from city to city to throw the hit squad off their trail. They've taken refuge in an abandoned amusement park when suddenly Tellus cries out in agony, as if millions of voices cried out in terror...and then...were silenced. Wildfire takes off into the black to investigate, rudely blowing off Dawnstar's offer of help. Unfortunately he finds something the cover lines describe thusly:



Back planetside, Yera again makes her pitch for going after Harvest, the big bad of the godawful The Culling crossover event. Tyroc points out there are no historical records of a 31st-century criminal operating in the 21st century or heading an organization like N.O.W.H.E.R.E. "What do you know that we don't?"

Yera holds her tongue, but cues up the flashbacks. )

"Next issue: SUPERBOY...the RAVAGERS...and HARVEST join the fray!!!" Which I guess means we'll be treated to another big multifaction donnybrook issue that kills any narrative momentum we've picked up. *sigh*

Legion Lost # 0 - Timber Wolf's secret origin is - pretty off the shelf, actually.

4 pages from Legion Lost #0. Timber Wolf's secret origin.

My parents are DEEEAAAAA- oh, wait. )

Oh boy. A new cosmic threat and the return of Harvest? However will I stand the wai-zzzzzz