The Legion Project 16: Baptism

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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 #16, “Baptism”. Brainiac 5 is beside himself over the death of his beloved Supergirl in the Crisis, the Legionnaires gather for the baptism of Lightning Lad’s and Saturn Girl’s son, and a new mystery begins! Plus, Who’s Who entries and we talk about the Legion revival!

Timestamps:
(00:41) Preamble and updates
(07:37) Legion of Super-Heroes #16 synopsis, general thoughts and cover comparisons
(23:46) Talking about Bob Smith inks over Steve Lightle’s “final” regular pencils and more general thoughts
(35:17) Main discussion, a look at the Legion appearance in Crisis on Infinite Earths #8, and how the future (and Brainiac 5) handles the death of Supergirl
(1:14:17) Rounding out the other storylines in the issue including more questions (and behind the scenes info) about Who is Sensor Girl?
(1:47:00) Who’s Who issue #9 Legion entries: Grimbor, as well as a little on Guardians of the Universe and Gemworld
(1:57:00) Discussing and speculating on the current news of a Legion of Super-Heroes revival!
(2:30:47) Wrap up and outro

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Tales of the Legion Project: Annual #1

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For the second Tales of the Legion Project, we discuss Legion of Super-Heroes (v3) Annual #1 (1985).

Timestamps:

(00:28) Preamble
(06:24) Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1 synopsis, cover comparisons, and general thoughts
(32:37) Main discussion on the cast of characters, Laurel Kent, and the mystery villain
(1:06:48) Additional thoughts on the various inkers, as well as other story points
(1:30:38) Feedback on the previous Tales episode
(1:33:28) Outro

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Long Live the Legion!

The Legion Project 15: Hostage on a Hostile Star

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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 #15, “Hostage on a Hostile Star”. Witness the astonishing debut of the newest Legionnaires in action! And Dr. Regulus is a broken record. Again. Plus, Who’s Who entries and we announce our first contest winner!

Timestamps:
(00:44) Preamble, updates, and the winner of our first ever contest is announced!
(08:52) Legion of Super-Heroes #15 synopsis and general thoughts
(25:16) Baxter vs the Tales cover comparison and discussing new regular penciller, Greg LaRocque
(48:56) LSH #15 main discussion
(1:47:30) Who’s Who issue #8 Legion entries: Fatal Five, Ferro Lad, Fire Lad, and the Silver Age Flash
(2:07:55) Wrap up and outro

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The Legion Project 14: Unto the New Generation

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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 #14, “Unto the New Generation”, where the Legion finally gets some blood! Plus, Who’s Who entries and more!

Timestamps:

(00:42) Preamble, updates, and listener feedback
(17:34) Legion of Super-Heroes #14 synopsis, general thoughts, and the end of the Levitz/Lightle collaboration
(37:08) Baxter vs the Tales cover comparison
(46:30) LSH #14 main discussion
(2:06:30) More background information on the new Legionnaires and quick thoughts on the Tales of the LSH #339 reprint
(2:16:30) Who’s Who issue #7 Legion entries: Doctor Regulus, Dream Girl, Duo Damsel, Duplicate Boy, Elastic Lad, Element Lad, and Emerald Empress
(2:37:00) Quick thoughts on the upcoming Justice League vs. Fatal Five animated movie
(2:45:43) Wrap up and Outro

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The Legion Project 13: If You Think Khunds Are Cuddly, You’ll Love The Lythyls!

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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 #13, “If You Think Khunds Are Cuddly, You’ll Love The Lythyls!”, wherein some Legion hopefuls get to stand around listening to Blok, and Timber Wolf fulfills Karate Kid’s final wish. Plus, Who’s Who entries and a contest announcement!

Timestamps:

(00:43) Preamble, details on our first contest, and Legion comic news
(19:55) Legion of Super-Heroes #13 synopsis, general thoughts, and comparing covers
(33:25) Legion of Super-Heroes #13 main discussion
(1:02:25) On Steve Lightle’s character and costume designs, Easter eggs, and the Legionnaires get frisky
(1:33:40) Who’s Who issue #6 Legion entries: Dark Circle, Darkseid, Dawnstar, Despero
(1:57:09) Wrap up and Outro

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