LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #278 (Aug 1981) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #278
Date: Aug 1981
Cover Price: $0.50
Publisher: dccomics.com

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    • Photo of George Perez at SmashCon 9 Pookie Gall‎ writes: SMASHCON 9 (18 Nov 2017) Sanford, Florida As most of you know today was local comic shop day (November 18, 2017) and it was also the 9th anniversary of Smash Comics and Games in Sanford Florida.  SmashCon 9 as it's actually known. Among the events and festivities that happened was an appearance by newly inducted Hall of Famer George Perez.  Earlier this year, George had a heart attack and, for now, has had to stop doing conventions until his doctor has cleared him... but he was able to make an appearance today and signed autographs and posed for pictures. He has lost some weight and joked about having to buy some new clothes because nothing fits ...
      Posted Nov 19, 2017, 10:14 AM by Vu Nguyen
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    writer:  Gerry Conway
    Roy Thomas
    art:  Jimmy Janes
    Bruce Patterson
    colors:  Gene D'Angelo
    letters:  Todd Klein
    editor:  Mike W Barr
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     November 13, 2003 | Legion Companion Review
    From Vu


    Well, with the retail price of $24.95, I definitely would only recommend this book to hardcore George Pérez fans only. Although there are a lot of great Steve Lightle and Dave Cockrum's artwork, if you're only picking up for Pérez it might be a tough sell.


    I have not had the chance to read through it yet - but there are 222 pages and is very text-heavy. If you like the Legion of Super-Heroes, this is the book for you. There are lots of interviews with various Legion-related writers and artists, as well as a lot of unpublished artwork featuring the Legion.

    Here are some of the Pérez art that you'll find in the book: SUN BOY (2001), LIGHTNING LAD/SATURN GIRL (1978), STARBOY (2002), LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #278, Ladies of the Legion (early 80s), LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #280, SUPERBOY/REFLECTO/ULTRABOY (1982), LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #279, ULTRABOY (2002), ATMOS (2001), DAWNSTAR (2001), SUPERGIRL (1999), and DREAMER (2002). More Legionnaires artwork can be found on www.legionnaires.com.

    I have never seen the 80's convention sketches.

    Here is an excerpt from an interview with Jim Shooter (who also wrote the introduction to the book):


    JIM SHOOTER PART TWO
    interview 25 Jan 2003
    conducted by Glen Cadigan

    (excerpt)

    So the book was terrible. The thing is, George Pérez, with the art… [it] looked great. [laughs] it was fine. But the plot was all screwed up. So I rejected it. So they get into just a hissy fit, and they're writing fanzine articles, and they're doing interviews, and they're writing in their Bullpen Bulletins page what assholes we are and stuff like that.

    I finally had to reply. I wrote one column, saying, "This is what happened," 'cause that was the only question I ever got asked at conventions. And they were all up in arms. They kept saying, "It's fait accompli."

    Dick [Giordano] took me to lunch, and he said, "What's the difference? Who gives a shit? Just put a bunch of characters in it, they fight, it'll sell like crazy. We'll all make money." He said, "None of these books are any good."

    I said, "excuse me, I wrote one, and it's not bad and it could be good, and at least it should be faifthful to the characters. "

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