Favorite Comic Books of 2019

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It’s 2020 and that means it’s time to reflect on the previous year and talk about my favorite comic books that came out in 2019! Please let me know what your favorites were!

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RandoMonday: Adventure Comics #369

Here’s a comic chosen at random from my collection.

 

Adventure Comics 369

Adventure Comics #369 by Jim Shooter, Curt Swan, Jack Abel, Gaspar Saladino, Charlotte Jetter, and Neal Adams

I first read this story in Limited Collectors’ Editions (the tabloid comics DC Comics put out in the mid to late 1970s) #C-49. It was probably one of the first Legion comics I read (after Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes #254 and DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #8) and what a whopper! Mordru escapes his prison and some Legion members go on the run to the past, specifically Smallville in Superboy’s time. They take on alternate identities and even fight crime, all while trying to evade Mordru’s gaze, but the issue ends with their efforts foiled. What happens next?!

I like how the story starts in media res and then we get a flashback explaining what happened, along with nearly three pages of back story in case you didn’t know who Mordru is and his impact on the Legion (hint: he’s one bad mutha!). What I really enjoy about this issue is watching the Legionnaires infiltrate Smallville residents’ homes — it was a simpler time when someone’s word was enough for you to be welcome, even if they were lying to your face. There’s also Shadow Lass in white skin makeup again (I wonder if readers of this issue thought this is where she might perish?) and Duo Damsel flirting with Superboy (she really settled for Bouncing Boy, huh?). And it is Lana Lang who betrays them all!

If you haven’t read this story and you’re curious, you can find it in the aforementioned Limited Collectors’ Edition, in Legion of Super-Heroes Archives Vol. 8, or on the DC Universe app.

Tales of the Legion Project: Legion of Super-Heroes (v8) #1

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Welcome to the Tales of the Legion Project where we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes material outside of the Baxter run. This episode we talk about the brand new Legion of Super-Heroes (v8) #1 (2019).

Timestamps:

(00:36) Preamble
(05:48) Legion of Super-Heroes (v8) #1 synopsis, cover talk, & general thoughts
(28:10) Main discussion
(1:21:52) Discussing LSH #0, the “Archie Legion” reboot from 1994
(1:33:37) Discussing LSH #1, the “Threeboot” from 2004
(1:44:27) Wrap-up and Outro

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Music Intro/Outro: “The Legion After Reign” by Blake Neely from the Supergirl Season 3 original television soundtrack

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The Legion Project 19: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #19: “No Good Deed Goes Unpunished”. The Legion’s controllers come home to roost! Plus, Who’s Who entries, and we also discuss Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 and Superman #14 – 16!

Timestamps:
(00:44) Preamble
(09:33) Legion of Super-Heroes #19 synopsis, general thoughts, & cover discussion
(25:50) Main discussion
(1:18:48) Talking about the Invisible Kid II back-up tale, reader reactions, and more
(1:36:09) Who’s Who #12 Legion entries: Karate Kid, the Khunds, & the JLA Satellite; also, other Legion appearances in Nov. 1985, including Booster Gold #1.
(1:56:11) Thoughts and reactions to Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 as well as Superman #14 – 16 by Brian Michael Bendis and company.
(2:17:26) Wrap up and outro

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Create your own Legion of Super-Heroes name! Be sure to tell us what it is!

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 18: Has Anyone Noticed a Crisis Going On?

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Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the “Baxter run”.

In this episode we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes #18, “Has Anyone Noticed a Crisis Going On?”. The Legion is having a Crisis (cross-over)! Plus, Who’s Who entries, and we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1!

Timestamps:
(00:43) Preamble
(10:30) Legion of Super-Heroes #18 synopsis, Tales of the Legion of Super-Heroes #343 talk, general thoughts, and the origin of the Infinite Man
(36:55) Main discussion, connecting Legion to the Crisis, and other plot lines
(1:35:21) Who’s Who #11 Legion entries: Infinite Man, Insect Queen, Invisible Kid I and II, and other Legion appearances throughout the DC universe at this time
(1:57:24) Thoughts and reactions to the first issue of Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium by Brian Michael Bendis, Jim Lee, and company
(2:26:10) Wrap up and outro

Please leave comments below, send your comments to longboxreview@gmail.com or peter@thedailyrios.com, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic