Each and every week “Pugs Not Hugs” MK2Fac3 and “The Nachos!” Henchman21 read a lot of comics. Seriously you guys, a lot of comics. Maybe too many comics. I mean, it is possible”¦ theoretically. They look forward to some more than others, I mean, who doesn’t? So, let’s take a look into the depths of their pull lists, grab some comics, and we’ll let YOU know what the top books to look forward to are for the week of June 27, 2012. Single issues and trades, they’re all here.
“Some days, you just can’t get rid of a bomb.” Truer words were never spoken. It’s these words that summarize what was so great about Batman (1966). A higher level of social commentary was beautifully woven alongside a campy nature that is enjoyable on both a childlike mentality, while also appealing to the ironic appreciation of many adults. Yes, enjoying the ’60s Batman was hipster before hipster was a thing. But not only was this movie, and show, enjoyable, these worlds also perfectly embody the message that was in every episode. This quote, specifically, shows that no matter what you do, sometimes things are completely out of your control. Yes, despite what your parents and teachers told you as a child, everything is not possible. For example, it’s impossible for me to make any sense in the opening paragraphs of The GoD List, a weekly feature about new comic books, not the brilliant wonders of Batman (1966). Perhaps some day, but not this day. Take that, relevancy.
In this second issue of Star Trek Legion of Super-Heroes, the story is primarily the characters figuring out just WHAT is wrong with their situations. While the first issue was mostly setting up the characters — who they were, where they come from, what there motivation is — this issue delves deeper into the story about just why things are the was they are.
Writer Chris Roberson does a fantastic job on characterization again in this issue. I’m a bigger Star Trek fan than Legion fan, but he doesn’t make the Legion characters seem at all foreign to me. He moves the story along at a good pace, lots of action, lots of reveals, and manages to make the whole thing NOT boring like so many crossover comics are. This is not a “wait for them to fight” book, it tells a valid story that is completely believable in both universes.
Star Trek–Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Written by Chris Roberson
Pencils by Jeffery Moy
Inks by Philip Moy
Colors by Romulo Fajardo, Jr.
Letters by Robbie Robbins
Covers by Phil Jimenez, Keith Giffen, Gabriel Rodriguez IDW Publishing
Release Date: October 19, 2011
Cover Price: $3.99
OK, I’ll be honest with you, my audience. This is by FAR the hardest review that I’ve had to write for Geeks of Doom to date, for two simple reasons. One, admittedly, my knowledge of the Legion of Super-Heroes is somewhat limited. And two, the way this comic is written, it’s going to be almost impossible for me not to go into spoiler territory. But, I’ll do my best.
First, my hat’s off to writer Chris Roberson. He’s done a great job of taking two mega popular franchises and made them blend seamlessly into one cohesive, fast-paced, entertaining story.
As most of you may know by now, DC Comics is relaunching their entire line of comic books this Fall alongside a day and date digital comics initiative. What you might not know, however, is that it all started three weeks ago with the releases of the last issue of DC’s summer event Flashpoint, and the beginning of the new universe with Justice League #1.
This Wednesday is the third big week of releases and I’m picking up a lot of these books, and there are still a lot of books to look forward to in these upcoming weeks, as well as plenty that you and I will probably want to stay away from for varying reasons. So, in the order of kindness and assignments from my editor, I will be breaking down each title with their creators, what they’re about, and what you can expect from each of the new books. And, guess what? I’m not in love with a lot of the decisions that they’ve made, so this should be fun!
Fifty years ago and a thousand years in the future, three teens with super-powers foiled an assassination attempt and started a legend. Their story comes, goes, and changes according to finances, fan response, and fickle fate. And yet, during the year that is the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Legion of Super-Heroes, one of the most memorable super-hero teams of all time, DC Comics has chosen to cancel not just one, but two comic books related to the Legion (or LSH, as it’s sometimes called).
Why, Dan (Didio), why?
For those just tuning into the 31st century, the Legion of Super-Heroes was an outgrowth of the Superman mythos. When he was still allowed to be called Superboy (long legal story), young Clark Kent was approached by three mysterious youths who knew he wasn’t just your average ordinary teenage boy. They reveal themselves to be the founders of the Legion of Super-Heroes, a team of teenagers with super-powers who help protect Earth and the rest of the galaxy from evil. They invite Superboy to join their team; they had been inspired by his heroic deeds both as a teenager and an adult. And thus, the Legion of Super-Heroes, one of the largest super hero teams of all time, was introduced to the world.