Monday, July 04, 2011

Week of 29 June 2011

I did not see any LSh content in DC Comics this week.

I did get my copy of the hardcover collection of Legion Lost. I re-read the series, and while I can see many reasons that people liked it, it really wasn't my cup of tea. I guess I just prefer my Legion a bit less dark and miserable.

Ah, well. It's still good to see the Legion popular enough for DC to feel they can make money off a hardcover like this.

Makes me think of some other series I'd like to see in hardcover or trade paperback. Just off the top of my head:

  • The death of Superboy
  • The Universo Project (maybe combined with "The Condemned Legion" from Adventure)
  • The Conspiracy storyline
  • The Emerald Empress series from late in the Levitz/Giffen run
  • Secrets of the LSH and Who's Who in the LSH in one volume
  • Earthwar
  • A Legion Weddings collection, including "The Weddings that Wrecked the Legion," Chuck & Luornu's wedding, Garth & Imra's wedding, Ultra Boy & Apparition getting hitched in the Earth-247 Legion, and probably one or two others I've forgotten
  • End of an Era
  • The whole 20th Century Exile storyline from Earth-247
  • A collection of Brainiac 5 Goes Crazy stories
  • Legionnaires 3 and Cosmic Boy
  • A collection of Legion of Substitute Heroes stories
  • Wanderers
  • Valor
  • Legion Worlds

Okay, DC, that should keep you busy for a while. Release these over the next couple of years, and you can charge me $20-$30 apiece. I'm stupid, I'll pay.

What about the rest of you? What Legion series would you like to see released in bound form?



Shadow Kid said...

There's really only one essential missing:
Shadow Lass: The Complete Appearances

P.S. Don't forget to include the most moving Legion wedding to date—Shady's Talokian bonding ceremony to the critically wounded Mon-El. (Um, did you completely forget that one, Mr. Levitz?).

Blue Tyson said...

The Mike Grell Legion

Rob said...

Looks like this could be an interesting trade collection - it starts in October:

Rob said...

And this is really bad news for some Legionnaires - two to die, or so it says in the October solicits! (see towards the bottom of the new issues for October)

Brainy Pirate said...

DiDio just announced on Facebook that the timestream is closed post-Flashpoint. Is this partly why the lost Legionnaires can't return? And does this mean the Legion never met any of the Supers?

Madman2001 said...

Hey, Get-a-Life Boy! Are you alright? We miss you.

Rob said...

Brainy Pirate - I read somewhere that Superman did meet the Legion when he was younger. Apparently there's a panel in DCnU Action issue 1 that refers to the Legion in some way. So I guess we can breathe a sigh of relief that Legion continuity isn't going to be re-re-re-re-booted yet again.

And I'm sure the lost Legionnaires would be able to return if the comic folds!