Welcome to the Futurescope, where my comic-loving daughter Johanna (16 years old) will be joining me on a re-read of the early day so of the Legion o Super-Heroes, as presented in DC’s handsome archive editions. I don’t know how frequently we’ll be able to get to this, but we’re going to give it a go!Continue reading Legion of Super-Heroes Futurescope 1 – Adventure #247
Phew! That mid-season break is over! Thank goodness. Now, we get back into it…Legion of Super-Heroes, the live action TV series…second half of season two.
Following on from the tremendous success of the live-action (though completely imaginary) Legion of Super-Heroes TV series Season One, the relevant network immediately orders a second season and expands its episode count from 8 to 12 episodes. As the writing team gets underway, they realize the story they want to tell is too big to fit into just 12 episodes, and ask their distribution platform to increase the count to 15. This is agreed upon, and Season Two of Legion of Super-Heroes debuts!
Season One of The Legion of Super-Heroes…the TV Series.
And not the animated series from the mid-2000’s, I’m talking about the current, on-going, live-action TV series….
Of course (sadly?), I’m also talking about something that doesn’t exist….
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.
And we’re at the conclusion of the massive 1985 maxi-series, Crisis on Infinite Earths, written by Marv Wolfman and penciled by George Perez. We last ended with the Anti-Monitor taking the newly reformed earth (the one that existed when the universe was never split into the multiverse) to his anti-matter universe, and proclaiming all sorts of evil villainy…
Issue 12 – Final Crisis
Volume 3 of the Legion of Super-Heroes Archives finally concludes…
According to Brian Cronin, who seems to know so much about comics that I think we should really just trust him, today is the 75th anniversary of the first Superman comic being published! I just found out about this a couple of weeks before the big day. How could I have missed being aware of this, I wonder? Continue reading Superman’s Anniversary – 75 Things
I’ve just read the DC miniseries from a year or two ago, entitled DC Universe: Legacies, written by Len Wein and drawn by all sorts of people, notably Andy Kubert, George Perez, Dan Jurgens, Jerry Ordway, Jesus Saiz, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, and Scott Kolins. It’s strange to look at in this post-New 52 world, as the book explores the entire superhero history of the DC Universe, and completed its run not long before that whole history was “rewritten” in Flashpoint. As such, reading it now makes it feel like someone’s attempt to put down a true and accurate record of what took place in the old DC Universe before we said goodbye to it forever. Continue reading Legacies: A Romp Through the Old DCU
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!