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[personal profile] icon_uk2014-12-07 07:19 pm

31 Days of Scans - Favourite Team/Group/Family

Oh my, this IS a tough one, I've been a sucker for team books all my life; the X-Men, the New Mutants, the Legion of Super-Heroes, the JLA, the JSA (Who I mostly knew about through the JLA/JSA crossovers), the All-Star Squadron, Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, the Batman Family (which I knew when it was at the more ... manageable scale of one Batman, one Batgirl, one Robin and then a replacement Robin and a Nightwing... not that I didn't like the additions, but...) and of course, the New Teen Titans. I'd even count the five principle Bronze Saints from Saint Seiya as a team.

All these have been part of my comic reading experience since the age of... well let's not go there, so picking one is like being asked to pick between a boxful of cute, but different puppies. It's almost impossible.

But, whilst I've posted a LOT of New Mutants and New Teen Titans and Batman Family stuff over the years, there was always one team which was THE team... and it might not be one you'd think of, but it holds a special place in my heart.

The Legion of Super-Heroes )
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[personal profile] perletwo2013-07-18 06:19 am

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.
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[personal profile] perletwo2013-06-20 04:49 pm

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.
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[personal profile] perletwo2012-04-22 06:52 am

Chameleon Girl Primer part 1: Is it you, baby, or just a brilliant disguise?

Hello s_d! As promised back in my last Legion Lost post, here is a Chameleon Girl retrospective. Because this is gonna be too huge, I'm breaking it into two parts: pre- and post-Conspiracy. Second part will go up tomorrow if my computer cooperates. Images from Legion of Super-Heroes 288-305 in this part.

In this part we ask the eternal question, When is a Shrinking Violet not a Shrinking Violet? Is it when she suddenly starts entertaining advances from the guy who's had a crush on her forever? Or is it when she gets called out on same by her boyfriend of record?

Or is the answer...something far more sinister? dun dun DUNNNNN

pace Vic Sage, 'Obvious, in hindsight' )

So ends part 1 of our tale. I don't think it's much of an exaggeration to say this plot was the most interesting thing to happen to Shrinking Violet and/or Colossal Boy in years. Plus, it falls during my personal pick for Keith Giffen/Larry Mahlstedt art at the top of its game.

Next up, pretty much all of Yera's post-conspiracy appearances.
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[personal profile] perletwo2010-09-27 02:25 am

John Byrne request & a page from Superman #008 (1987)

Help me s_d, you're my only hope! I'm looking for pose reference for a fanart I want to draw. I have a vague memory of a panel of a character curled up in a ball, tangled in a net or web; I feel sure it's by John Byrne, and I suspect the character may be Spider-Man - from an old Marvel Team-Up perhaps? I'm remembering it with feet facing the viewer, kind of arse-over-teakettle, in the net or whatever. But any similar image would be a huge help if you've got something like that.

For your time, here is some Byrne-drawn Legion of Super-Heroes.
Not even Superboy's immune to Legion Tryout Hazing! )
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[personal profile] perletwo2010-06-01 08:59 pm

Brave & Bold #34 - 31st Century Fanservice!

2 1/2 pages from Brave & Bold #34, which teams up the Legion of Super-Heroes circa the old Adventure Comics days with the original Doom Patrol, for part 1 of a 2-part story. I just wanna know how much icon_uk had to pay the creative team here to get such a fanservice-y opening to our tale...

It's a fashion thing. )
tag suggestions.
char: cosmic boy/rokk krinn, char: lightning lad/livewire/garth ranzz, char: saturn girl/imra ardeen, creator: j. michael straczynski, creator: jesus saiz, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics, title: the brave and the bold
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[personal profile] perletwo2010-03-22 10:56 pm

TOS'ing repost: Package Delivery from the 30th Century!

jelly_ace asked for a reprise of Package Week. I had been thinking about that ever since we saw those peen-tastic Cry For Justice pages the other week, and offered to repost my original Package Week entry, since I've still got it all in my photobucket - and it turns out, the text in my inbox full of old replies. :D

Direct from November 2008, my Package Week entry! )


char: brainiac 5/querl dox; char: colossal boy/gim allon (new tag), char: cosmic boy/rokk krinn, char: element lad/alchemist/jan arrah, char: lightning lad/livewire/garth ranzz, char: saturn girl/imra ardeen, creator: ernie colon, creator: george perez, creator: keith giffen, creator: jim sherman, creator: larry mahlstedt, group: legion of super-heroes, publisher: dc comics, series: package week (lost to the TOS), title: cosmic boy (no tag yet for his miniseries), title: crisis on infinite earths, title: legion of super-heroes, title: superboy and the legion of superh (or some better version of this, which only has 1 entry)
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[personal profile] icon_uk2010-03-01 08:42 pm

Browsing through an old image folder, I found a couple of interesting Legion of Superheroes titbits

Whilst digging through a folder of images which I haven't looked at in years, I was delighted to find these which I located years ago, but haven't been able to find since.

Back in 2001 Steve Lightle did some sketches for a proposed animated version of the Legion of Superheroes which never got off the ground (It would be another 5 years before a Legion cartoon series actually hit the airwaves, and would be quite different from this)

Bear in mind these are sketches, not finished designs. You can see the aim was to significantly reduce the average age of the Legionnaires, whilst the bad guys tended to look the way they always had.

"Aren't we a little young to be facing this much peril?" )

"EMERALD EYE!!! I Choose you!!" )

Crowd scenes for EVERYONE! )
Tags (No way in HELL am I going to try and tag all the characters!!!)  group: legion of superheroes, char: lightning lad/livewire/garth ranzz, char: saturn girl/imra ardeen , char: cosmic boy/rokk krinn , char: emerald empress/sarya of venegar, char: tharok, char: validus, char: persuader/nyeun chun ti, creator: george perez, creator: steve lightle, creator: keith giffen, title: legion of three worlds

During holiday times, the Legion asks: "Peace on earth? What about everywhere else?"

Continuing with our celebration of holiday times, we're only looking at one story today, featuring Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes!
There's Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez art!

One story from DC Special Series #21 )

Tomorrow: More shorts! These ones are all about Gotham City!

The Great Darkness Saga

From Legion of Super-Heroes vol.2 290-294
(4 regular issues and a last double sized issue)
Written by Paul Levitz. Art by Keith Giffen
DC let this TPB go out of print but if there is any justice in the world it will get an absolute edition

Why the Legion weren't dicks ALL the time to new recruits...

After the recent example of Legiondickery here, I though we should see a slightly better example of a Legion Recruitment drive....

From 1985 Paul Levitz and Steve Lightle bring us