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!
FX’s Legion television series has captured the minds and imagination of comic (and non-comic) book fans around the country. After each week’s episode, my Twitter timeline blows up with people Tweeting how good the show is, and how they want to see a new episode right away. For those that don’t want the series to end, you are in luck as FX has renewed Legion for a second season.
I honestly thought the Legion series at FX and Marvel Television had been scrapped a while ago, but it looks like it is still on, and FX brought a trailer to the San Diego Comic Con to prove it.
Actress Amber Midthunder (Banshee, Longmire), has been cast in the upcoming X-Men television show: Legion. Legion will air on FX and Midthunder will play Kerry: “a woman of action with a childlike sense of wonder. A true savant, Kerry has lived a sheltered, but never dull life.” Midthunder joins Dan Stevens and Aubrey Plaza already announced as cast members of the show. As the name suggests, showrunner Noah Hawley (Fargo), will be telling the story of Professor Charles Xavier’s son. Have you got theories on Amber Midthunder as Kerry? Share them with us in the comments! Via Deadline.
Before you get too excited, the Legion pilot is not Legion of Superheroes, but rather the X-Men character Legion that you all know and love. Marvel has announced a trio of casting hires for the upcoming pilot for FX Network.
Or – “Why The Best Leaders Aren’t Always Obvious…” I’m a firm believer that it’s never a good idea to try and fully apply real world thought processes to the adventures of our four-color imaginary friends. (Faithful Spoilerites who pay attention will note that I break virtually all of my rules anyway, on a shockingly regular basis.) Recent noise out of Marvel Comics seems to indicate that a coming storyline will deal with a split in ranks the X-Men, leading to two factions, one of which will be led by Wolverine. The ridiculousness of Wolverine leading anything brought me to
Or – “Fast Times At Thirtieth Century High…” With one bad decision under their belts, it’s much simpler for the kids of the Legion Academy to make a few more bonehead plays… Is there any chance of them making it to their second year?
Or – “V-I-L-L-A-I-N. ‘Villian’ Is Not A Word, Folks.” The Legion of Super-Villains has gone through a lot of membership changes in it’s decades (our time) of service. The last LSV consisted of nearly every member of every incarnation of the team and came within inches of destroying the entire multiverse before being stopped by an all-star three-universe Legion of Super-Heroes. What the team has generally lacked, though, is a strong leadership force. Have you met Ted Saturn Queen?
Or – “Also Known As Adventure Comics #306 1/2.” One of the transformative moments in the history of the Legion of Super-Heroes came in the form of their first loss, the death of Lightning Lad at the hands of Zaryan the Conqueror. Far from destroying the LSH (as it reasonably could have), Garth’s sacrifice instead catalyzed the remaining members to rededicate themselves to taking down pirates and space-whales and such. Even though he got over it, it was really the moment that turned the Legion from Kal-El’s teenage social club into an honest-to-Klordny army against evil. It also set the precedent that, unlike MOST superhero