Saturday, June 1, 2013

Newsboy L.E.G.I.O.N.

"Newsboy L.E.G.I.O.N." from L.E.G.I.O.N. '94 Annual #5 (DC, 1994) by Tom Peyer and Kieron Dwyer
Sorry about yet another silly LEGION cover, but they're so fun. Let's talk about the series itself, however. I was a big fan of LEGION (and REBELS too). It had the thrill of seeing prequeled references to concepts I liked already in the Legion of Super-Heroes. It didn't take itself too seriously. It had a callous super-smart character in Vril Dox, which I loved. And he was counter-balanced by a cast that had a big heart where he had only a head. May I say? It's just about the only place Lobo was standable other than his first two or three solo projects, after which the joke wasn't funny anymore. Through writer, artist and character changes, the book never became boring, and it may just be the best "space" book DC ever put out. Yes I'm including the Green Lantern Corps stuff.

6 comments:

  1. Is Lobo even still knocking around the DCU? As you said, very much a one-trick pony that overstayed his welcome ;)

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  2. Yes, they've introduced a New52 Lobo.

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  3. It's worse than you think.

    He was reintroduced by... Rob Liefeld.

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    1. I'm currently sobbing into my keyboard as I bang my forehead on it

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    2. Now you know how Marlon Brando felt at the end of Apocalypse Now.

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