The Legion Project 21: Obsession

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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 #21: “Obsession”. While Brainiac 5 becomes a stalker, the Emerald Empress starts a recruiting drive! And in the backup tale, Quislet shows Wildfire who’s boss. Plus, Who’s Who entries and Legion appearances in other comic books.

Timestamps:
(00:45) Preamble, quick thoughts on the current LSH series, a Five Years Later Legion collection, and more.
(25:15) Legion of Super-Heroes #21 synopsis, general thoughts and cover discussion.
(41:44) Main discussion on Emerald Empress, the mystery of Sensor Girl, a Mon-El subplot, and more.
(1:23:44) Other thoughts, including a quick talk on the back-up Quislet story, “Training Session”.
(1:40:44) Who’s Who #14 Legion entries: Magnetic Kid and Mano; also, Booster Gold #3 and minor Legion appearances throughout the DCU.
(1:51:12) Wrap up and outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 20: To Control a World

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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 #20: “To Control a World”. Some Legionnaires take over a (war)world and then Dream Girl and White Witch attend a party! Plus, Who’s Who entries and Legion appearances in other comic books in early 1986!

Timestamps:
(00:42) Preamble
(05:20) Legion of Super-Heroes #20 synopsis, cover discussion, and general thoughts.
(23:02) Main discussion; a look back at Tyr’s first appearance in Superboy 197 and 199; the subplots with Brainiac 5 and Sensor Girl and others; and the art
(1:06:41) “Night of Madness” backup tale with Dream Girl and White Witch
(1:15:11) Who’s Who #13 Legion entries: League of Super-Assassins, Legion Academy, Legion of Substitute Heroes, Legion of Super-Heroes, Legion of Super-Villains, LSH HQ, Legion of Super-Pets, Lightning Lad, Lightning Lass, Lighting Lord, Krypto, and Lady Quark; also, quick mentions of Crisis 12 and Booster Gold 2.
(1:57:04) Wrap up and outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

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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