I once did an article on Five Marvel characters that need a feature film, but never got around to doing a list for DC characters. Well, now is the time, and I'm not limiting the projects to films, because DC television series are actually doing very well, although there have been some missteps, they keep trying. Rules are simple, they cannot have a planned project officially in the works. They also cannot have had a shot at a live action movie or TV series in the past. Also, this list is simply my own opinions. These would also have to incorporate into the building DC Cinematic Universe or the Flash/Arrow continuity, although not with guest appearances necessarily, but acknowledgement of events in those films and/or episodes.
The big storyline that re-introduces the Legion of Super-Heroes to readers arrived in shops today. For a story that started off very rocky, it seems to have wrapped up nicely, especially for Legion fans. It's not perfect but what comics today are? Oh yeah. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
Rich Johnston at Bleeding Cool is reporting the rumors of a Legion of Super-Heroes movie in the works. This news first broke with Latino Review back in September, and what is being reported by Bleeding Cool is not much different. Nevertheless, here is the rumor for those that don't feel like clicking on the link to an old article.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #312 June 1984 I know the frequency of Old Comics Reviews has been a little sparse in recent months, but my duties here at Needless Essentials generally keep me from going into my collection for something older that I can review. Because I go so into detail on the synopses for these comics, Reviews of Old Comics takes a little longer to write than a normal review. However, a very lackluster Legion appearance this month got me in the mood to resume reviewing the old issues of the Legion, now with an issue that looked at the Science Police and how the Legion works with them. SYNOPSIS: Sun Boy is in Science Police Officer's GiGi Cusinamo's apartment, romancing her, when a call comes in for an emergency at Metropolis Stadium. Sun Boy flies her there. A bomb has exploded in the middle of a Moopsball game. Colossal Boy and Element Lad were in the crowd and are able to keep damage and panic contained until the Science Police arrive. Back at Legion HQ, the injured Blok volunteers to debug the new Mission Monitor Board.
Week 3 of Convergence books are here! I am really looking forward to these stories of heroes from Crisis of Infinite Earths. Hopefully these will turn into some classic DC stories. Read on for more.
Justice League United #8 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON THE FLASH 75 Variant cover by KARL KERSCHL 1:25 Variant cover by ROD REIS Synopsis: The penultimate chapter of “The Infinitus Saga” is here as the fate of the future is decided in a battle between Justice League United and the Legion of Super-Heroes! Review: I have to preface this review with the statement that I am a huge fan of the Legion of Super-Heroes. That's not a surprise to anyone that frequents the site, however that does mean that I am the type of reader that DC wants to pick up the Justice League United storyline that re-introduces the Legion to the New 52. After reading this issue, I doubt that, however.
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #311 May 1984 There's not been a return to my series reviewing the Legion comics as I started reading them for over a month, primarily because of our October Halloween celebration, although I was sorely tempted to do a review of the Ghost of Ferro Lad story from an old Adventure Comics, but I'm always hesitant to review a comic that old, but when Comixology exists, I probably shouldn't be. Nevertheless, now that the Omen/Prophet storyline is done, let's continue with the one Legionnaire that stayed behind, Brainiac 5. SYNOPSIS: Duo Damsel and Bouncing Boy are giving Legion fan Flynt Brojj a tour of Legion Headquarters when it falls apart, demolished from inside. When Bouncing Boy attempts to investigate, he discovers the shields are still up, preventing them from entering to assist Brainiac 5, the only active Legionnaire still at the Clubhouse when it collapsed.
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ANNUAL #1 Written by JEFF LEMIRE Art and cover by NEIL EDWARDS and JAY LEISTEN On sale OCTOBER 29 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T SOLICITATION: The Infinitus Saga begins as the Legion of Super-Heroes arrive with the shocking news that the 31st century has been destroyed! Now it’s
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #310 April 1984 It's been awhile since I continued these sequential reviews of old Legion comics from the 1980s. This was an especially hard storyline to get through, but let's save that for the review, shall we? SYNOPSIS: Omen has arrived on Khundia after the Legion has defeated his Prophet, but only with exceptional effort. Saturn Girl's telepathy is of no use in scanning either of them, and Omen reaches out with his power to draw the Prophet towards him, much to his dismay, and despite the Legion's efforts to keep them apart. Meanwhile, Element Lad is spending time with Shvaughn, who begins kissing him , but they are interrupted by Science Police Chief Zendak, who tells Elelment Lad about the battle on Khundia that is threatening to develop into a war. Once he convinces Element Lad that he was indeed elected leader of the Legion, Element Lad flies off to gather a team to go to Khundia.
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1 Jeff LeMire (writer) Jed Dougherty (artist) Gabe Eltaeb (colorist) 32 pg • FC • RATED T 3-D Motion Edition: $3.99 US 2-D Standard Edition: $2.99 US In the concluding chapter of the epic story that began in this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1, the armies of Mars rise against the unsuspecting population of Earth – and only the combined might of the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes can stand against them! REVIEW: Like I'm not going to review a comic featuring a member of the Legion on the cover. I was surprised to discover that this story is a continuation of another comic, since it reads like it stands alone. It definitely has that going for it, and set "five years in the future," it lays out all of the mystery that teases a reader, much less a fan. At first glance the Futures End concept seems intriguing enough to get me involved, until I stop to think about it and realize that I read something like this before in Armageddon 2001. Sure, it's supposed to seem different, but I can't help but wonder when all of the foreseen changes will be undone or completely ignored.
With rumors that a Legion of Super-Heroes film may be in the works, speculation begins on what type of treatment their story might receive. Going back to 1958, the Legion has a rich history that can be mined for stories. Unfortunately that rich history comes with a large cast, which makes crafting a story with
The Internet is abuzz with the rumor that Warner Bros. is seeking to develop a Legion of Super-Heroes film after Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The rumor apparently started with Latino Review, and has unnamed sources saying that Warner is quietly sending out copies of Legion of Super-Heroes out to screenwriters for a take