The Legion Project 24: Suspicion

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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 #24: “Suspicion” and (the backup tale) “Togetherness”. The Legion’s suspicion about Sensor Girl finally reaches a tipping point, Mentalla disappears from the Legion Academy, Emerald Empress recruits a new member for the Fatal Five, and Lightning Lass and Timber Wolf have a heart to heart. Plus, listener feedback, Who’s Who entries, Legion tech in Booster Gold #6, and more!

Timestamps:
(6:01) Feedback
(16:04) Synopsis
(25:07) Cover discussion
(34:15) “Suspicion” analysis
(1:06:18) Subplots discussion
(1:49:25) “Togetherness” discussion
(2:07:16) Who’s Who and Booster Gold talk
(2:24:11) Outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 23: Back Home in Hell!

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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 #23: “Back Home in Hell!”. Mon-El’s lead serum has stopped working, and to stay alive he must return to the Phantom Zone! Plus, Who’s Who entries and more.

Timestamps:
(00:44) Preamble, the Legion of Super-Heroes animated series Blu-Ray/DVD set announced, and more.
(14:21) Legion of Super-Heroes #23 synopsis, general thoughts, and cover discussion.
(27:04) Main discussion on Mon-El, Tellus, the Phantom Zone, post-Crisis time travel, the return of Steve Lightle, and more.
(1:54:23) Letter column reactions and behind the scenes information on the issue.
(2:02:13) Legion appearances throughout the DCU: Who’s Who #16 entries on Mon-El, Mordru, Nemesis Kid, and Night Girl; and Booster Gold #5.
(2:14:46) Wrap up and outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

Tales of the Legion Project: Legionnaires 3

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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 1985/6 mini-series Legionnaires 3.

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Timestamps:

(00:36) Preamble
(08:00) Legionnaires 3 issues 1 thru 4: synopsis, general thoughts, and cover talk
(32:13) Main discussion focusing on Lightning Lad, Cosmic Boy, and Saturn Girl
(1:04:54) A deep dive into the origins and appearances of the Time Trapper
(1:37:00) Final thoughts on the mini-series, the art, and feedback.
(1:58:57) Wrap-up and Outro

Music Intro/Outro: from the 2009 In the World’s Dusk audio movie

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LBR X Retrosode 7: Legion of Super-Heroes Spotlight

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2020 is the 10th anniversary of the Longbox Review podcast, and to celebrate, I am spotlighting 10 episodes from the archive. This is a rebroadcast of episode 105 from 2016 where Peter Rios from The Daily Rios podcast and I talk about one of my very favorite comic book teams of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes.

Thank you for supporting the podcast over these 10 years.

Original post: https://longboxreview.com/2016/09/28/podcast-episode-105-legion-of-super-heroes-spotlight-with-peter-rios/

The Legion Project 22: Dead End

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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 #22: “Dead End”.  Universo makes a move, the mystery of Sensor Girl continues, and relationship drama! Plus, a Who’s Who entry and Legion appearances in other comic books.

Timestamps:
(00:42) Preamble
(09:47) Legion of Super-Heroes #22 synopsis, general thoughts, and cover discussion.
(25:31) Main discussion on Greg LaRocque’s art, Universo, continuing the Sensor Girl mystery, and a Mon-El sub-plot
(1:10:58) Thoughts on a major new development between Shrinking Violet and Lightning Lass and letter column reactions
(1:41:10) Legion appearances throughout the DCU: Who’s Who #15 entry on Matter-Eater Lad, Booster Gold #4, and DC Comics Presents #93 with Elastic Lad.
(1:52:45) 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.

Thanks for listening!

Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic