Last year, Mon-El came to The CW television series, Supergirl. As season three readies for release, we learn that Saturn Girl will be arriving in National City, too.
It’s a familiar tale: A group of super-teens from the future traveling back to the 20th Century to meet/recruit their idol, the greatest teenage superhero in history… …Robin, The Boy Wonder? Okay, that’s different. Your Major Spoilers review of Red Hood And The Outlaws Annual #2 awaits!
Recently, DC Comics announced they would be “relaunching” their entire line of comics, with new number ones. Along with these new number ones, will be a line-wide redesign for every character. Many of these redesigns have already been criticized, so instead of hating on a bunch of costumes from comic books that haven’t even been published yet, I will be taking a stroll down memory lane, in the hopes of digging up redesigns that should never be forgotten. Join me, will you?
Of all the super teams with long histories, The Legion of Super-Heroes has seen many reboots and retcons to the point where even those in the know may be scratching their heads in confusion. This week Matthew Peterson and Stephen Schleicher take a peek behind the covers of Adventure Comics #517 to see how the founding members’ histories have been tweaked… again.
In this issue: Muppets, muppets, muppets! Zombies, zombies, zombies! Stephen says “Holy crap!” Rodrigo says “Why is this alien illeterate?” and Matthew just hums Paul McCartney tunes under his breath. Plus: pink pleather bikinis! The buying habits of of the North American comics fan! And two crazy mofos with big guns vy for your affections, and a teenage mutant ninja secretary is in the house, and she ain’t bringing you your coffee, bucky. When single shines the triple sun, What was sundered and undone The line between them was never so real, So have some beans at every meal. The
When three teens from the future show up to screw with your head, what do you do? What do you do? Set the time cube for the year 3008, put on your safety goggles to protect against bouncing boys, and make sure that you wear your Bat-Timber Wolf repellent, because weâ€™re piercing the timestream in the hopes that we too can make the cut. But, if nothing else, Iâ€™m sure the Legion of Substitute Heroes Auxiliary can use the services of Spoiler Lad and Meteor Attractor Boy, who can telekinetically attract meteors, but only to his head. This is an
The latest round of cover images and solicitation information for DC titles arriving in March 2009 is here.Â What looks good?Â The Legion of 3 Worlds reaches its conclusion, which should rock, Battle for the Cowl begins, Azrael returns, and the next mini neon sign arrives.Â And there are two hot statues too!
We’ve already told you about Alex Johnson playing Saturn Girl in the upcoming Smallville episode featuring the Legion of Super-Heroes.Â IMDB has updated the show’s cast naming Ryan Kennedy as Cosmic Boy and Calum Worthy as Lightning Lad. The scheduled date for the show is in January, which just so happens to be the same month the Legion of Super-Heroes comic ends with issue #50.Â Nice timing.Â Of course the first appearance of the Legion occurred in Adventure Comics #247, and DC is wisely launching a new Adventure Comics series in February, so maybe someone is on the ball after
I’ve seen the rumors floating around teh Intrawebs for a couple of weeks, but it looks more official now.Â Canadian actress Alexz Johnson will play Saturn Girl in a Geoff Johns written episode of the CW’s Smallville.Â The Legion of Super Heroes episode will also feature Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad and airs November 27, 2008.
This time out, the Tardis loses a tenant, Heroes without head men, guys who donâ€™t die, guys you wonâ€™t die, guys who keep dying and still coming backâ€¦ Plus: Three Legions! No Waiting! Robbie walks again, but whereâ€™s Prospero? And itâ€™s a head to head battle of the crazy as the Batman of Zur-En-Arrh goes head to head with the goddamn Batman in a no-holds-barred war of wacky in the wicky wooâ€¦ Letâ€™s get ready to rumbllllllleeee! [podcast]http://media.libsyn.com/media/majorspoilers/majorspoilers_47.mp3[/podcast] Direct Download Subscribe via iTunes RSS Feed Podcast Alley Show Notes after the Jump!
Or – “Soldiering On In The Face of Inevitability…” First of all, I know what you’re thinking…Â Where’s the Hero History, schmucko?Â Turns out that doing seven heroes at the same time is the kind of thing you should plan extra time for.Â Go figure.Â Add to that recent work meetings about metrics that nobody really understands and a 14 hour day yesterday, and the Hero History is late.Â (Again.)Â In any case, I thought I’d share a little Legion in the hopes of cushioning the blow, and then get the H.H. up and running tonight, barring the rising of
Or – “An Old Tradition With A Brand New Face.Â Well, Actually… NO Face.” The Legion of Super-Heroes has, through the years, defied the archetypes of superhumans, redefining powers that we’d already seen in new ways.Â During the early 60’s, when Sue Storm was a preening airhead with an astronaut’s wife’s haircut, Saturn Girl was leading the team.Â In the 1970’s, the Legion pioneered a number of concepts ahead of their time, with the bodiless energy being known as Wildfire, and the strange and obscure powers of Tyroc and Chemical King presaging weird nebulous characters like Jack Hawksmoor and…Â well,
Or – “Finally, We Find Out What The Deal Is With “That Little Spaceship Guy!” The Legion of Super-Heroes, throughout the decades, has taken influence from a lot of sources, and oftenÂ those influences have hadÂ as much in common with Star Trek and it’s ilk as itÂ has hadÂ with the Justice League or the Avengers.Â CertainlyÂ the 30th century setting of the team has allowed the Legion to haveÂ had more non-human members (Blok, Tellus, Gates, even Dawnstar and Wildfire are quite obviously NOT your average super-goober) than any other super-team, and today’s entrant is one of the most inhuman of all.Â Gates may