This week on the show: The Super Future Friends stop by to join in on the discussion of the two new Legion of Super-Heroes books, Rodrigo talks up robots fighting in the future past, Matthew digs on Iron Man, and Stephen thinks Ghostbusters is pretty keen when John Belushi stops by.


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Ghostbusters #1
Erik Burnham (w)
Dan Schoening (a) 
Schoening, Nick Runge (c)
Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic? Have you or any of your family ever seen a spook, specter or ghost? If the answer is yes, call the professionals! Psychokinetic energy is on the rise again, business is booming for the boys, and Ray is troubled by what could be a prophetic dream… Is this an ill omen of an upcoming apocalypse, or just a little indigestion? These questions and more are raised in the first issue of the all-new, ongoing GHOSTBUSTERS!

Rating: ★★★★☆

32 pages FC  • $3.99  •  Mature
Written by ROB WILLIAMS  •  Art by P.J. HOLDEN
Covers by WALTER SIMONSON (33%), TOM FEISTER (33%),
“Black & White” Retailer incentive cover by WALTER SIMONSON
Having travelled back to the past to try and stop the horrific future he was newly awakened in, Robocop must create a brand new timeline. Meanwhile, the events of Terminator 2 play out in askew fashion – Sarah and John Connor flee from Cyberdyne Systems but Robocop has successfully shut John’s protector, The Terminator down. The deadly T1000 closes in and a pivotal moment in the history of mankind and Skynet approaches. Will Robocop respect the timeline? Or is there something truly shocking lying in wait for the T1000?

Rating: ★★★★☆

Invincible iron Man #508
WRITER: Matt Fraction
ARTIST: Salvador Larroca
THE STORY: Tony finishes his work in Svartalfheim and must make the ultimate leap of faith to finish the job — and try to get back to Earth in time to save it! Meanwhile Rescue has to deal with Hammer Industries’ Detroit Steel Corps and the monstrous Grey Gargoyle in the ruins of Paris…

Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Art and cover by PETE WOODS
Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from annihilation. But when the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world that, for them, is the ultimate struggle to survive!

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
The Legion of Super-Heroes has been decimated by the worst disaster in its history. Now, the students of the Legion Academy must rise to the challenge of helping the team rebuild – but a threat of almost unstoppable power is rising at the edge of Dominator space, and if the new recruits fail, the Legion Espionage Squad may be the first casualties in a war that could split worlds in half!

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  1. One Legion Lost question. The team of Legion folks going after the guy that looks like Blue Devil when he’s mad find out that their Legion Flight Rings and some of their other tech don’t work in the 21rst Century. If that’s the case, then why does Booster Gold’s Legion Flight Ring and Braniac 5’s force field still work?

    And it’s interesting that they mentioned a “Flashpoint” thingy that they had to get through to get to the past. But if they had to get through it, then it’s somewhere in the future, right? And Wolverine….uh…I mean Timber Wolf… ah, screw it. My head’s hurting again.

    • i forget which trade of legion of superheroes i saw it in, but it wasn’t a ‘new’ one (a good deal before flashpoint, but i believe not before it was announced), and there was someone trying to look back in time through a view thingy, and they said they couldn’t see through the “flashpoint”. Like it was there, but in turmoil or something. So for them it already happened, or something. I have no idea, just thought i would point that out. ;)

      Seems so breaking the fourth wall for them to call it that though, like “Hey Cosmic Boy, remember that time in Superman #342 that we did that thing?” :P I didn’t really read much of Flashpoint, only the last issue, so maybe it was what everyone was calling it as, but it really took me out.

      And to the podcast, yeah, let the people with the big Legion logo try to pretend to be random crashed people, and the bad guys fall for it!! Wouldn’t that be like if Allied soldiers were in full uniform in WWII, and just pretended to be random people to sneak into a camp, and the nazis falling for it? ;)

    • Ask one of the mad scientists especially Dr. Drakken from Kim Possible or the other mad scientist Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. that has a platypus for a enemy from Phineas and Ferb. The only other place I can think of besides that is entering the world of Pokemon………..

  2. I can’t wait for next week’s call in show!
    Where some lucky listener will give insightful commentary and will be gifted with a near-mint copy of… Paul Levitz’s Legion of Super-Heroes #1!!!
    That’ll be so funny.

  3. I am so glad to hear this, since Matthew & the SFFs really stated all of my complaints about the Levitz run on the current title. Why no one else in the fandom sees that (a) he is finding excuses to keep his new pet character around (Harmonia Li) despite all plot logic saying she should be avoided/cast as a villain and (b) he is actively working against the old standards of behavior set up in his old run is beyond me.

  4. GRRRR! I’ve been wanting to get into Legion for a long time, ever since I was reading Superman’s transformation into Superman Blue: Electric Boogaloo and these kids from the future showed up to help. Since then, I love reading the Legion in OTHER books, and I loved their backups in Adventure Comics, but whenever they get their own book I get so lost that I don’t want to read anymore. It drove me nuts trying to figure out whether or not I should know what was going on in Legion Lost (read the original btw, and liked it.) And while I still got some enjoyment out of Legion Lost, I was so lost during Legion, that it fell totally flat. I didn’t understand enough to be even angry. Gimme a clean slate! I know they did that not long ago, but come on! I’m a new reader knocking on the door, screaming “let me in!” I guess I’ll keep reading and see if I like it better than the last Adventure Comics/LEGION title, which I picked up occasionally and got bored with.
    SPOILERITE QUESTION OF THE DAY: It seems like the most successful new books are the ones that commit hardest to the reboot. The more rebooted the book is, the better (Batman being the exception.) Green Lantern, for example was TERRIBLE. Blue Beetle was GREAT. Other examples? Am I wrong? Discuss.

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