LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #280 (Oct 1981) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #280
Date: Oct 1981
Cover Price: $0.50
Publisher: dccomics.com

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    • Bedrock City Interview From Vu BEDROCK CITY COMIC (Signing) (24 Feb 2018) Clear Lake, Texas There's a lot of yada yadas in the first few minutes, so if you skip 30 minutes, the actual interview will start. Direct download (50mb) at uncannyuniverse.podbean.com Some notable items from the George Perez interview: • George Perez is basically "retired". He admits to taking too long to draw, due to his deteriorating eye sight.  Plus the royalties from Teen Titans, he is comfortable financially that he doesn't have to work. • When asked if he wants to write for Marvel or DC, George absolutely refused. It's understandable, as his last writing gig on Superman (in 2011) had numerous changes, re-writes, and disapproval (even ...
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    Credits
    "O! Call Back Yesterday" (22 pages)
    writer:  Roy Thomas
    art:  Jimmy Janes
    Bruce Patterson
    colors:  Gene D'Angelo
    letters:  Ben Oda
    editor:  Mike W Barr
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     November 13, 2003 | Legion Companion Review
    From Vu


    THE LEGION COMPANION (Nov 2003)
    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.


    DREAMER (2002)
    art by Pérez
    printed in LEGION COMPANION (Nov 2003)

    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 There are lots of interviews with various Legion-related writers and artists, as well as a lot of unpublished artwork featuring the Legion.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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