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

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

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

 

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

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!