Ever since ever, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been my favorite comic book title. Lots of talented people have contributed to the depth, breadth and scope of the series and the world that it inhabits. And so last year, I kicked off our official Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame!Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame – Nominations for 2021
Legion of Super-Heroes Creator Hall of Fame–2020 Inductees
The votes are in! Blue Towel Productions’ first ever inductees into the Legion of Super-Heroes Creators Hall of Fame have been decided!Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Creator Hall of Fame–2020 Inductees
In Defense of Matter-Eater Lad
Comic books fans will soon be treated to the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes, for good or for ill, and in the lead up to this there has been various pieces of preliminary artwork by Ryan Sook being released to the public. This has included a new and redesigned Matter-Eater Lad.
Or…as he was known in the 1960’s…
100 Years, 100 Creators – Part 5
Over a few posts, I’m choosing different creators or creative teams–novelist, composer, scriptwriter, comic book artist, etc–who have influenced or inspired me, and in most cases brought me a lot of enjoyment.
Brains in Jars (The Legion of Super-Heroes)
Brain in jars? How long has that been a thing?
I’m not sure, but it’s been a while. Incidentally, I’m not just talking about regular (or Abby Normal) brains in jars, like in James Whales’ Frankenstein or Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein…I’m talking about sentient brains in jars. Brains in jars that are still thinking and still talking…and usually still plotting eeeeevil.
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Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)
And the countdown to my favorite fictional hero continues. In today’s post, we have 10 characters who again are all male, and include in their number four really smart young people, two galactic defenders, two military commanders, three fathers (one biologically, one through adoption, and one both), and one anthropormorphic animal.
Read previous posts here:
• Part 1 (102-91) and rationale for the lists
• Part 2 (90-81)
• Part 3 (80-71)
• Part 4 (70-61)
• Part 5 (60-51)
• Park 6 (50-41)
• Part 7 (40-31)
Continue reading Favorite Fictional Heroes Countdown–Part 8 (#30-21)
The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview
For pretty much as long as I’ve been keeping track of comics and aware of their internal continuity, the Legion of Super-Heroes has been my favorite title. I’ve mentioned the concept before, but in brief it’s the idea of super-powered teenagers in the future (usually 1000 years in the future) who have banded together to defend the “United Planets” from all sorts of threats. The series started as a spin-off of Superboy comics, as the team debuted in a story where they traveled to the past to recruit Superboy as a member, but quickly grew beyond those humble beginnings. Continue reading The Legion of Super-Heroes – an Historical Overview
Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 3 • Part 1
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!
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Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Volume 1 • Part 2
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