The Legion of Super-Heroes Fan Club Book reading selection for Week 20 2 (of our 312-week mission- see separate Google sheet!! https://www.dcuniverse.com/community/boards/comics/chronology-of-legion-of-su ) is:
Earthwar Part 2, the Conclusion!
SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1977-) #243 PENCILS Joe Staton all 3 issues
Ambassador Relnic and the Dominators vanish during peace talks on Weber’s World and the Khunds invade Earth with only the Legion of Substitute Heroes as a last defense!
SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1977-) #244
During the Khunds’ invasion of Earth, former Legionnaires Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl, Bouncing Boy, and Duo Damsel return to defend the Legion armory! Plus, the Legion discovers who really started the war (I was wondering about that)!
SUPERBOY AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES (1977-) #245
Oh, lookie who’s back as the villain…yeaaaay!!! Maybe we’ll like him better this time around….The Legion battles the force behind the Dark Circle’s plan to conqueror the Earth! If they fail, the Earth and the entire galaxy will fall to the power of the mad magician Mordru!
We are only reading 3 comics this week due to the Watchalong Legion club activity this week at 9 pm Eastern Wednesday September 4th.
Next week: Back to the Levitz / Giffen early years!
Here are questions to use as a guide to your reflection on this story: (these could be spoilers, so maybe read this part after you are done with the 3 comics):
Do the Dominators in this series feel like the Dominators that appear in later DC series? What is the same, what is different?
How satisfying is this appearance by the Legion of Substitute Heroes? Any favorite moments?
Joe Staton is a fairly-renowned artist, having working well a year later in 1979 when he began a two-and-a-half-year run on Green Lantern, during which he co-created the Omega Men with writer Marv Wolfman. What do you think of his illustrating for these issues?
So…Mordru. Like him better or worse this time around? Why?
Extra credit lite:
ADVENTURE COMICS (1938-) #316 DC Universe.
The Renegade Legionnaire!’ Ultra Boy is expelled from the Legion when he is revealed to be an escaped convict! Plus, learn the origins, powers and real names of all the members of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Let us all know your thoughts please in the thread below!
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