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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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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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 12: The More Things Change

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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 #12, “The More Things Change”, wherein the Legion elects a leader, and the Legion founders announce their resignations! Plus, Who’s Who entries and a special announcement!

Timestamps:

(00:42) Preamble, anniversary talk, and feedback
(13:46) Legion of Super-Heroes #12 synopsis, general thoughts, and comparing covers
(30:48) Main discussion on “The More Things Change” and the Legion election
(55:59) “The More Things Stay the Same” back-up tale discussion and the art of Ernie Colón
(1:11:54) Extra thoughts and letter column reactions
(1:27:42) Who’s Who #5 Legion entries: Color Kid, Colossal Boy, Composite Superman, Computo, Controllers, Cosmic Boy, and Cosmic King
(1:52:30) Announcing our new supplemental episodes: Tales of the Legion Project!
(1:57:22) 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.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic

The Legion Project 11: Taking Care of Business

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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 #11, “Taking Care of Business”.  The Legion Founders come full circle with their past and contemplate their future, and Bouncing Boy has a, like, c-speed adventure with Comet Queen!

Timestamps:

(00:44) Preamble and our first listener art sent in by Charlton Hero
(12:27) Legion of Super-Heroes issue #11 synopsis, general thoughts, comparing covers, and the art of Ernie Colón
(30:35) LSH #11 main discussion on “Old Business”
(1:17:02) “New Business” back up tale discussion featuring Bouncing Boy and Comet Queen
(1:29:18) Quick thoughts on the Shvaughn Erin appearance in Action Comics #568
(1:40:26) Who’s Who issue 4 Legion entries: Chameleon Boy, Chemical King, and Chlorophyll Kid
(1:54:49) 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.

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Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic