Posts Tagged “Legion”

In one sense, everyone knows Superman’s origin. At least the sound bite version: “strange visitor from another planet, who came to Earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men,” “rocketed to Earth as an infant from the dying planet Krypton,” and so forth. The thing is, it’s really hard to build actual Continue reading →

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A few months ago, Barry Allen, the original Silver Age Flash, returned from the dead in the pages of Final Crisis. The “how” and “why” of it weren’t really explained. But DC Comics’ editorial poobah Dan DiDio has written that it was his plan since he came to the company to bring Barry back, and Continue reading →

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It’s been far longer than I intended since my last post. Sometimes time just runs away from you. So let me just toss off a few ideas that have crossed my mind in recent days, and get caught up… — First off:  the wrangling in Washington over the new “economic stimulus package” has been interesting Continue reading →

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My single overwhelming impression of this issue: Wow, that was crap. Again. I kind of enjoyed issue #5, enough to be hoping for an upward trend as this story neared the home stretch. Apparently that was too much to hope for, though. (Which perhaps shouldn’t be a surprise, given the book’s multifarious agenda to be Continue reading →

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Looking in from the outside, it seems like there’s lots of second-guessing and retrenching going on at the number two comics company. With Final Crisis in its home stretch and major goings-on in the Superman and Batman titles, several long-term storylines are up in the air right now, and readers are left wondering whether the Continue reading →

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Now this is what a really epic-scale super-hero comic book looks like. 😎 (Yeah, I know it came out two weeks ago, but I’m running a little behind. There’s been a lot of politics happening lately. So sue me.) Notwithstanding the official title and cover dress, this story really bears no meaningful connection to Final Continue reading →

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The news broke this week that DC Comics is cancelling Legion of Super-Heroes. (Whoops: putting it on “indefinite hiatus.”) Says DC’s Executive Editor Dan DiDio, “50 seemed like a really nice number to bring this series to a conclusion.” This oh-so-carefully considered reasoning evidently superseded the fact that writer Jim Shooter was in the middle Continue reading →

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