Greetings once more far flung heroes of the future! It’s Wednesday and in addition to New Comics Day, Wednesday is also Legion Book Club Day!
This week’s selection is a bit different. We’re pulling away from standard Legion branded fare and diving into the last two issues of what remains the most recent ongoing series of The Brave and The Bold (what a coinkydink that they’re the last two issues of the series as well), issues 34 and 35.
Why a smaller quantity of material this week? The reasons are two fold:
Tonight is the next Legion of Super-Heroes TV series Watch-Along. That consists of two episodes, and the PTB of this Book Club wanted an equal amount of content to match the number of episodes (the bonus book doesn’t count in this regard, only the two official books).
Last week’s selection was seven issues, so I felt it’d be fun to change the amount of content for this week and scale 'er back a bit.
These tomes have it all: the Legion, Doom Patrol, (they’re pretty popular around these parts it seems), other Legion oriented characters, time bubbles, oodles of fun, etc.
This fantastic, four color fiction is brought to lucid life via the tremendous talents of J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz.
Now, lets cut to the brass tacks: I bet you want to know what this “bonus” jazz from the thread title is, don’t ya? Well, I appreciate the interest and I’m here to say the bonus for this Wednesday is:
Superman Plus Legion of Super-Heroes!
This was part of the various Plus one-shots from the mid-90’s. It’s a nifty one-off. Superman added to the Legion is the comic equivalent of chocolate being added to milk. Plus the Legion owes their existence to Superman (or Superboy, depending on the continuity), so there you go.
Our main content was written by the illustrious J. Michael Straczynski, a noted writer in the film, TV and comic book arenas. Is this your first time reading his comic work?
How did you like the iteration of the Doom Patrol in this week’s pick?
Which team of costumed misfits do you see yourself a part of: The Inferior Five or The Legion of Substitute Heroes?
Bonus Question: You’re offered the Kryptonian warsuit seen in Superman Plus LOSH. Do you accept this gift from Krypton’s past or do you say “Thanks, but no thanks.” ?
Discussion on these books starts immediately and will run until next Wednesday, June 12th.
Sidenote: a final reminder that the next Legion of Super-Heroes Watch-Along is tonight. Please see the corresponding thread by Don-El to determine the showtime that is appropriate to your time zone.
Rings up, out and enjoy =)