I think we're contributing to thread drift here technically, since there is NOTHING controversial in waxing lyrical about the awesomeness of these characters and their world.
Long Live The Legion.
How about this for controversy: The Legion as portrayed in the Great Darkness Saga (So we're talking early eighties here) by Levitz had become a bit whiny. Levitz has a Legionair break down into tears or throw a jealous tantrum ever other page it seems. Dream Girl gets her much desired leadership of the legion in the last panel of issue #291 and the first things she does as she leads a contingent of Legionaires to the Sorcerers World in #292 is declaring "This isn't the first mission I wanted as Legion Leader!". Well, that's not something I want to hear from my newly elected leader. Not much of a confidence booster. But no worse than previous leader Lighning Lad who just resigns as leader in a childish tantrum (devastating parts of the HQ) when Chameleon Boy (For reasons that never seem to be explained) takes a couple of Legionairs to the Khund Homeworld without his consent. That whole group comes across as a bunch of people with severe emotional problems.
I know it's the eighties with it's angst and stuff but jeez. The more I read the more anoyed I became. Everybody seems to waddle in self-pity! Are things going to pick up in the 'The Curse'-tpb (taking us through #313) or do we keep the 'I didn't win the election so now I'm going to be mean to you till you cry'-tone?
I recently came across (Superboy and the) LoSH #199 from 1973 and both the art and the depiction of the Legion are, as my tastes go, a relief compared to those early eighties issues from the Great Darknes Saga.
When I think of Duke, Harper Row, Batwing (I actually had to look up what his superhero name was)or even Spoiler, I get that scene from Resevoir Dogs in my head where Steve Buscemi is playing the worlds smallest violin, really.
Last edited by adrikito; 03-22-2017 at 08:10 AM.
I like Maya too! I want her to appear in SuperSons
I still have to read a lot of the pre-Damian Batfam era, I started reading comics when Damian was Robin so for me, Damian was Robin and Steph was Batgirl (but Cass as Batgirl was fantastic and imo one of the best Batcomics DC has ever released). I still have to read Dixon's comics and I will eventually
I just remembered that Damian and Steph's little brother-big sister relation ship was entirely retconned
As for the era itself, the books are really good, but it pretty much shows life at its suckiest for Bruce. I'll tell you this though. Starting with War Games, and until Damian's introduction, Cass's solo book was the only one that was still any good.
And yeah, Steph and Damian's big sis lil bro relationship was amazing. My second favorite relationship in the Batfamily after Cass and Steph's [strike]lovers[strike] best friendship relationship.
Lastly, Cass's solo book is by far my favorite bat book of all time, bad issues and all. Puckett's run I find to be objectively the best run DC has ever put out, closely followed by Young Justice and Simone's Secret Six.
Barbara..... Damn, Burnside.. She is less mature..
I see 2 recent Gleason images of her.. One with the Supersons(the called tiny trinity), another with only Maya.... Before 2018, she will have returned.
Last edited by adrikito; 03-22-2017 at 12:27 PM.
I have read the first trade of Rob Williams' Martian Manhunter (yay, Mr Biscuits) and Suicide Squad (Rebirth) today and liked MM more. I also prefer the artist Eddy Barrows to Jim Lee.