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The Real LSH Is Back!

Spent last night trying to catch up a bit on some of the comics that I read. For those who don't remember, I had posted up that I had purchased something like 7 months worth of comics the weekend after CanGames, and have been slowly but surely catching up on the books.

This is the basic cover for Adventure Comics #8 (dated Early May, 2010).





I remember looking at this cover just before I started to read it last night, and getting a lump in my throat. And as I read the issue and came across some of the panels, some splash and others just part of the story, the lump in my throat actually gave me breathing problems, because I realized I was crying somewhat, and then it hit me:

The *real* Legion of Super-Heroes is *BACK*!!

Sure, the stories are going to be different, different times and all that and new artists and the like, but the Legion of Super-Heroes that I enjoyed reading back around the time of the *original* Crisis back in 1985/1986 is back, older, wiser, and with a lot of stories to be told about the period "in between". And I am thrilled that Paul Levitz is back on the comic, a man who steered and wrote LSH comics from 1974 to 1989 and was one of the best writers ever on the title, and who understood these characters in a fundamental way.

There are currently two Legion comics, Adventure Comics and the recently re-launched Legion of Super-Heroes title. I don't know whether we'll have the two titles around for a long time or what, but...

I am sooooooo happy the *real* Legion of Super-Heroes is back. :)

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jkahane
Jun. 15th, 2010 07:54 pm (UTC)
As I understand it, this is not a reboot, per sé. The continuity of the Legion up to the Magic Wars period is good. It then resumes with the recent Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes series, and we'll be learning about the "in between" years in the Adventure Comics series while the new Legion title will have current stories.

Ymmv. And I could be wrong about this.
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jkahane
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
I think that this version of the Legion could be very, very good. It's being written by Paul Levitz, who guided the Legion in their brilliant years. Of course, Jim Shooter's recent stint on the title belied the idea that the classic writers of LSH past could recapture the glory days. I guess we'll have to wait and see. :)
corradus
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:35 am (UTC)
Michael Oldfield...Moonlight Shadow...Jesus man, yer a living, musical Time Machine you know that?
jkahane
Jun. 16th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yep. :) I like what I like. :)

And to be honest, not a lot of modern music is good for me.
corradus
Jun. 16th, 2010 04:30 pm (UTC)
I hear you. You and I had the privilege of growing up musically in the days of the Super-Albums. Remember those? Men at Work-Business as Usual, Michael Jackson-Thriller, Cyndi Lauper-She's So Unusual, Yes-90125, Genesis-Invisible Touch, Genesis, Huey Lewis and the News-Sports, Van Halen-Jump, For Unlawful Carnal Knowlege, The Police-Synchronicity, Bruce Springsteen-Born in the USA...and on and on and on. Albums where it seemed every single track was a top 10 hit.

Music listeners these days are really living hand to mouth in terms of what's out there. No artist seems to be able to manage more than 2 hits an album. Sad really. Very sad.
jkahane
Jun. 16th, 2010 10:03 pm (UTC)
Not so much sad, as a function of life as it is today.

Just a sign of the times.

Supertramp, The Strawbs, Renaissance, Jethro Tull, Mike Oldfield, Rick Wakeman, and some of the others of that period. Great music back then. *sigh*
(Anonymous)
Jul. 7th, 2010 04:49 pm (UTC)
Interlac The Legion Online on Facebook
Take a look at our group...I hope you join us!
jkahane
Jul. 9th, 2010 05:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Interlac The Legion Online on Facebook
I would if I had a desire to, but I am not currently on FaceBook and will avoid it like the plague.
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