While I usually leave the news flashes to Stephen, (I seem to recall that he got an ‘A’ in Newswriting 101, whereas I got a ‘C+’ because of the girl who later married my then-best friend) this one was just too good not to pass along. In this weeks ‘Lying In The Gutters,’ Rich Johnston is reporting good news for those of us who were entertained by Christopher Bird’s petition to write Legion of Superheroes…

I understand that Chris Bird has been asked by DC to produce a spec script and proposal for Legion of Super-Heroes based on his “30 Reasons Why I Should Write The Legion” series on his LiveJournal.

That’ll be one hell of a “how I broke into comics” story.

via Lying In The Gutters

Here’s hoping that something comes of it, if only for the return of Blok and Matter-Eater Lad!  Stephen’s original thoughts on it can be found here, but here is but one of the many reasons why I believe that Chris really GETS The Legion…

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Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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5 Comments

  1. May 21, 2007 at 3:12 pm — Reply

    Thanks for posting Matt Let’s get a campaign going for Matthew everyone!

  2. Mark I.
    May 21, 2007 at 3:15 pm — Reply

    Go Matt Go!!!

  3. Mark I.
    May 21, 2007 at 3:27 pm — Reply

    That looks funny…Stephen threw me off…I knew the guy’s name was Chris even as I was typing!

    Go CHRIS Go…damn.

    Well, anyway to flesh it out, if he can even do a one-shot with some of the ideas he’s thrown out there, it should be a helluva story.

  4. May 21, 2007 at 7:47 pm — Reply

    Actually, I wouldn’t mind seeing Matthew’s take on Legion too! Unfortunately, it would probably be a Blok-centric issue…sigh…

  5. May 21, 2007 at 8:36 pm — Reply

    Well, crap… Chris Bird has this to say…

    Rich Johnston posted this earlier today at Lying In The Gutters, and I’ve already seen half-a-dozen posts around the comics blogosphere mention it enthusiastically (which is flattering):

    I understand that Chris Bird has been asked by DC to produce a spec script and proposal for Legion of Super-Heroes based on his “30 Reasons Why I Should Write The Legion” series on his LiveJournal.

    That’ll be one hell of a “how I broke into comics” story.

    It would be, wouldn’t it?

    But as of right now, it’s not true. DC Comics hasn’t contacted me in any official capacity. Not Dan Didio, not Legion editor Mike Marts, not the mailroom boy, nothing. I just want to make sure everybody understands this so DC’s position on this isn’t mis-represented.

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