Legion of Super Heroes
In this episode, we take a look at Superman #147, and Action Comics #290. There is evil afoot, and only the Legion of Super-Heroes (with Superman and Superboy) can stop them!
At the end of Supergirl’s first season, a rocket crashed to Earth, and Supergirl was shocked by what she found inside. The confirmation came from The CW today that Mon-El has been cast for the next season.
The 1990s were a very strange time in comics, an era where Spider-Man got himself a gun, Batman got razor-sharp claws and even The Flash went through a dark period. (Managing to ‘run fast’ in a grim and gritty manner is putting in the extra effort, Faithful Spoilerites!) Still, the biggest contribution the decade made was a sea change in the way our favorite heroes were named… Welcome to Ten Things!
When you think about the prototypical superhero, it’s easy to think of Superman. The Last Son Of Krypton is the example to which all subsequent heroes are held, and his vast array over powers inspired every hero that followed… Welcome to Ten Things!
Some might say that the world is a chessboard, to which I respond by quoting the sage advice of prog-rock group, Yes: “Don’t surround yourself with yourself! Move on back a square!” I don’t really know what it means, but that’s cool, ’cause the news is captured for my queen to use. (Doot doot doot doot doot doot doot da-doot!) Welcome to Ten Things!
I continue to think about a Legion of Super-Heroes television series, and how it would A) be so easy to create, and B) be a slam dunk for The CW. There’s also a C, but that requires Greg Berlanti to hire Matthew Peterson and me to run the show for him. When I think about LoSH, I also think about Gene Gonzales, who has created wonderful sketches of the team members over the years. Today, we present his take on Matter-Eater Lad.
Over the years, our fictional heroes have developed more rounded personalities and varied motivations, but this has led to moments of conflict as well. In fact, some of our crusading pals even caused enough friction to get themselves fired… Welcome to Ten Things!
The Man Of Steel meets the Lord Of Lies, while a Legionnaire runs headlong into an apple metaphor, in an issue rife with quasi-biblical innuendo. Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Action Comics #378 awaits!