Volume 3 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives finally concludes…
Volume 3 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives continues with some significant but not really impressive stories, including the first appearance of the Time Trapper!
Volume 3 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives contains in its first couple of stories both one of the best and one of the worst stories of this era!
Concluding Volume 2 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, featuring the conclusion of one ongoing plot line, and the debut of another, as well as the first appearance of future Legion leader. All the stories are by Ed Hamilton with art by John Forte. Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 2 • Part 3
Continuing on with Volume 2 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives, this next section features one of the most famous stories from this era. Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 2 • Part 2
The LSH Archives Volume 2 has quite a different feel than Volume 1, starting with the cover! Continue reading The Legion of Super-Heroes Archive Volume 2 • Part 1
Continuing on with comments on my favorite comic series – the Legion of Super-Heroes in their early, unashamedly goofy appearances. Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 1 • Part 2
Continuing on from my previous post about the Legion of Super-Heroes, this is a closer look at the first half or so of Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume I.
The stories in this volume are a bit of a strange animal. There are 19 tales (plus some extras), the first dozen or so of which come from the various guest appearances the Legion made in stories starring Superboy, Supergirl, and Superman, prior to them getting their own series in Adventure Comics in 1962. So a big part of this volume are more of a survey of the silver age zaniness of the Superman titles under editor Mort Weisinger than anything else. In fact, the Legion feel surprisingly ineffective in many of these stories, and it took a while before we actually saw any of them effectively fight crime or save people. Often, instead they seemed to be playing reckless or goofy pranks. More and more in the last third of the book, it begins to tell tales of the Legion itself, and we get more of an idea of why the people of the 30th Century really consider these guys to be heroes. And yet through it all there are lots of key elements of Legion mythology that are introduced.