Sunday, September 14, 2014

Legion to appear in new Justice League United story!

Great news! The Legion are making their way back to comics!

Not so great news. Rather than headlining their own book, they'll appear as part of a Justice League United story line. Specifically a story entitled "The Infinitus Saga," contained within Justice League United Annual #1 and Justice League United #6-#10.

Well... we're not getting our own new monthly series yet, but I suppose we should be happy we're getting any new Legion comics!

The announcement came some time ago, sorry for just getting around to sharing it here. Below you'll find the cover and solicitation.


JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED ANNUAL #1
On Sale October 29, 2014
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Jay Leisten, Neil Edwards
Cover by: Jay Leisten, Neil Edwards
U.S. Price: $4.99 - 48 pages
The Infinitus Saga begins as the Legion of Super-Heroes arrive with the shocking news that the 31st century has been destroyed! Now it’s up to the Justice League United to save the future!

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED #6
On Sale November 12, 2014
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Joseph Silver, Timothy Green, II
Cover by: Andrew Robinson
Variant cover by: Rod Reis
U.S. Price: $3.99 - 32 pages
The Infinitus Saga continues as a displaced Legion of Super-Heroes tries to prevent the destruction of the 31st century by killing Ultra the Multi Alien! Complicating matters is the fact that Multi is a young innocent in the current time period, forcing the Justice League United to stand in the Legion’s way! 

The new piece to this story is the "Channel 52" article posted last week discussing the Legion appearance in greater detail. If you don't read contemporary comics, "Channel 52" is a weekly in-house promotional ad appearing in each issue of DC Comics. Sort of like the Bronze Age "Daily Planet" pages for you old fogeys. :)


Here is the important bit...
"... As the 31st century starts collapsing, the Legion travels back in time to the current time, Terminator-style, to prevent this catastrophe from happening. Unfortunately, to do that, the Legion must kill a child. And standing in their way is our li'l ol' JL United team!"
Seems likely the collapsing of the 31st century may have something to do with the current story in The New 52 - Futures End. In fact, be sure to pick up last week's Justice League United: Futures End #1 for an appearance by Dawnstar!

Fingers crossed that "The Infinitus Saga" leads to a new ongoing series for our favorite future super-stars!

Long Live the Legion!


6 comments:

  1. Let's hope! I trust Lemire with DC characters even in the New52, which isn't my cup of tea. Not saying he'd handle a regular series, but these appearances should be interesting and a loving tribute.

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  2. I call bull on this story now. The Legion doesn't kill.

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    1. Yeah I read that part and thought, Huh?!? No way.

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  3. Curious thing about that Channel 52 graphic... there's Sun Boy as clear as day, but didn't Giffen kill him off towards the end of the last run?

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  4. He looked pretty dead, but I have a feeling, had the series continued, he would have been shown to have survived somehow. Because you don't actually see his face.

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  5. I trust Lemire even if the plot is the Legion trying to kill someone. Hopefully that is hyperbole. Plus this means we might get a Kara/Brainy scene.

    Now the last book (with the dead Sun Boy) seemed to be the E2 Legion (based on the comments of Bouncing Boy in the last issue). That doesn't explain the Legion Lost crew being in the past on the main DC earth.

    Frankly, I could easily forget those New 52 Legion books and consider this the four-boot.

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