Q: If you had to create an iconic but stripped-down version of the Legion of Super-Heroes, like for a TV show, which eight to ten characters would be on it? -- @benito_cereno
A: One of the weirdest things about the DC Universe right now -- which is full of exactly as much weirdness as you'd expect from a 75 year-old superhero universe that's less than three years into a baby-and-bathwater reboot -- is that the Legion of Super-Heroes isn't a part of it. I mean, no, they were never the biggest franchise DC had to offer, but they were a pretty constant presence from 1958 to just a little while ago, and there's a good reason for that. I mean, they're teenagers from the future. That's quite literally a concept that never gets old.
That said, it's only a matter of time before they get rebooted, so let's while away some time figuring out just who I'd put on the new team.
Today the comics community mourns the loss and celebrate the life and work of cartoonist Al Plastino, a veteran of DC Comics whose enduringly popular creations include the Legion of Super-Heroes and Supergirl. Plastino was in the news this year after it was discovered that the artwork for which he was most proud, created for a story in which Superman undertook a mission at the behest of American President John F. Kennedy, was available in a high-priced auction and not donated to the late President's museum as Plastino said he'd been promised.
While other sites may be content to bring you Rocktober, Shocktober or Mohawktober, ComicsAlliance is committed to commemorating the things that really matter! That's why this month, we're bringing you 31 days of the Legion's stalwart Cosmic Boy as we celebrate Rokktober!DID YOU KNOW...
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you, to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions!
Q: Please tell us which version of the Legion of Super-Heroes is best and why the Legion is awesome. -- @adampknave
It's an Election Year here in America, which means that the strange eccentricities of our political system are in full swing. Don't get me wrong, it's not exactly a logical progression any other time, but it's only once every four years that things get truly insane, with mud-slinging ads, people pretending to be plumbers and the occasional celebrity yelling at a piece of furniture.
DC Comics confirmed this week some personnel changes for two of its New 52 superhero titles. Specifically, Gail Simone will no longer be Ethan Van Sciver's co-writer of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men following February's issue #6. She will be replaced on the title by Joe
On sale this week from IDW Publishing and DC Comics is the second issue of Star Trek/The Legion of Super-Heroes. Written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Superman, Cinderella) and illustrated by Legion alumnus Jeffrey Moy, the the six-issue miniseries finds the DC heroes of the 30th century and the intrepid Enterprise crew of Gene Roddenberry's original television series trapped in the grim "mirror universe" version of the 23rd century, where there is only war. Kind of.
Click after the cut for a seven-page preview.Featuring covers by Phil Jimenez, Gabriel Rodriguez and
On sale now from IDW Publishing and DC Comics is the first issue of the oh-so-perfect yet never-in-a-million-years-expected crossoverbetween theLegion of Super-Heroes and the original, classic era crew of Star Trek's U.S.S. Enterprise. Written by Chris Roberson (iZombie, Superman, Cinderella) and illus
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