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!

The Legion Project 7: A Choice of Dooms

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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 #7, “A Choice of Dooms”, wherein the “lost” Legionnaires make a pivotal decision and we get the denouement of Lightning Lass’s story.

Timestamps:
(00:43) Preamble, listener feedback, and Jeff Lemire’s upcoming Quantum Age
(15:05) Legion of Super-Heroes issue #7 synopsis and initial reactions
(22:04) Comparing covers, commenting on guest inker Mike DeCarlo and the Steve Lightle art
(38:32) LSH #7 main discussion
(56:44) Publishing history of the Controllers and discussing the subplots
(1:45:39) Brief thoughts on Tales of the LSH #320
(1:54:30) Wrap up and Outro

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic