Thursday, May 30, 2013

Week of 29 May 2013

I did not see any Legion content this week.

There's a Smallville Season 11 special that has an interesting take on the Martian Manhunter's origin, plus a throwaway sight gag for Lost fans. That's about all I found interesting.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Week of 22 May 2013

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

There was a new issue of Young Avengers, with lots of cute boys and some tender moments. Hulkling and Wiccan continue to be the cutest couple in all comicdom (although rumors are that Kevin Keller is going to have his first kiss in an upcoming issue.)


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Week of 15 May 2013

There's a new Legion comic, a couple new-ish trade paperbacks, and some stunning news. You can read my take on it all at my Legion site.

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Week of 8 May 2013

One Legion comic today, and an unusual one: Smallville Season 11 #13.
If you haven't been following Smallville Season 11, it's a continuation of the TV show in comic format. As such, it's outside standard DC continuity (whatever that is).
I'm calling this as a distinct alternate Legion, albeit one that's an offshoot of the one in the Smallville TV show.
This is the first part of a three-parter, and it's got some interesting twists. Earth is in conflict with New Krypton, formerly the Kryptonian colony Argo. Earthgov, represented by Minister Kirt Niedrigh, views the Legion as collaborators with the Kryptonians. There are plenty of hints of the xenophobic "human supremicist" theme in this version.
Booster Gold is there, too, and has a Legion ring just like he's supposed to. Brainiac 5 is caucasian and looks like the actor who played him in the series. Clark and Garth are just plain cute. When the two of them meet once again, there's a definite sexual charge in the air. (Plus there's the fact that for much of the story, Garth is holding onto one of Clark's balls, and no, I'm not making that up.)
All told, it's a refreshing take on the Legion, and a fun little comic. I'm definitely looking forward to the next issue.

As always, check out my new Legion site, and email me if you want an account so you can leave comments and such.


Friday, May 03, 2013

Week of 1 May 2013

I did not see any Legion content this week. The new issue of World's Finest has Power Girl and the Huntress fighting Desaad, who at times bears a striking resemblence to the Time Trapper...but I'm sure that's just the tattered purple robe and hood plus general menacing posture. In other words: No Legion stuff to see here. Move along. Move along. ----------