The new Legion of Super-Heroes by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook has set itself apart from previous versions of the titular team. With the first issue and a cast of almost three dozen, there are some questions that Bendis needs to answer.
I’ve been meaning to do this one for a while. First, my pointless boycott of John Byrne’s work got in the way, but now that we’re past that, I think I can review a John Byrne comic that’s out of print. I had actually been hoping for it to be included on DC Universe. They’ve
Before I get started with this very carefully worded review of Catalyst Prime: Seven Days, I need to preface it with something. It's always surprising whenever we get notified of a comic that we haven't heard of, but should have. Usually these come from the smaller publishers, but when they come through, it's refreshing.
I remember the years right after I graduated from college and when my friends turned me onto Achewood. The wonderfully irreverent webcomic just seemed to sum up everything good with publishing comics directly to the web. I probably wouldn't be far off in guessing that Chris Onstad influenced a lot of other cartoonists to launch their own webcomics.
When I wrote my last article on a Role-Playing Game, I enjoyed it so much that I decided to do another one. This time, I went to the other major super-hero RPG, Marvel Super Heroes, by TSR. One Module that I really loved was Secret Wars.
New Mutants was one of two new titles debuting this week in the Dawn of X. It was actually the one that I was looking forward to the most. Like a lot of people, I have a fondness for the original New Mutants. While X-Force pleasantly surprised me, New Mutants gave me what I wanted. Did it give me more?
With a new Legion of Super-Heroes series launching the week that I'm writing this, it seems like a perfect time to revisit one of my favorite Legion stories of all time, Legion Lost. I like it so much that it would be my pick for a Legion film adaptation. I'll come back to that. As the millennium came to a close, Legion of Super-Heroes was in dire need of a new direction. They were referred to as the "Archie Legion" due to the more light-hearted and innocent nature of the stories. Of course, this was stark contrast to the last major new direction for the Legion with the start of the "Five Years Later." This version kept up two series, which probably didn't help in the late 1990s when the tone of comics went darker and grimmer. As the series came to an end, the Legion faced a terrible threat that apparently killed several members.
It has been six years and one month since the last issue of Legion Of Super-Heroes hit comic book shops. Thanks to Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook, we have a new Legion, complete with Superboy. As promised, this is a new Legion, free from six decades of history. Is the wait worth it?
With this week seeing the debut of a new Legion of Super-Heroes series, it seemed appropriate to look at the old Legion Sourcebook 2995. This was part of the Mayfair Games DC Heroes Role-Playing Game. It updated the stats of the Legion of Super-Heroes to match the adventures being published at the time.
It's been a running trend that the comic industry under-compensates the creative people behind your favorite comic books. It goes back to the beginning of the industry. I was talking about this with a friend on the phone the other day.
Erik Larsen went on bender recently posting various covers for ROM: Spaceknight from the 1980s. There were some great covers by artists like Michael Golden, John Byrne, and Bill Sienkiewicz. There was one cover by Frank Miller that was so good, it almost ranks up there as iconic. It's the cover for ROM: Spaceknight #3. Technically, this isn't a comic from the 1980s. It's cover dated February 1980, putting it's release in the holidays of 1979. ROM was marketed as a hi-tech toy for Christmas that year. The comic was meant to be a tie-in. Like most Marvel comic tie-ins of that era, it became something more. Look no further than Micronauts, Dazzler, Star Wars and G.I. Joe for examples of comics that created a following outside of their intentional purpose.