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The Legion of Super-Bloggers: Comics Buyers Guide
posted Jan 15, 2017, 10:10 AM by Vu Nguyen
MAGAZINES: COMICS BUYERS GUIDE
Monday, January 9, 2017
Comics Buyer's Guide
, published from 1971 to 2013, was the
longest-running English-language periodical reporting on the American
comic book industry. It was probably my favorite comics magazine,
featuring well-written and researched articles that fell between the
fanboy gushings of Wizard and the verbose, opinionated and sometimes
pretentious offerings in Comics Journal.
The CBG ran several articles on the Legion through the years, and today's blog takes a look at those issues.
CBG #1646 (2008)
Adorned by a glorious Mark Sparacio Legion cover, this issue shines the
spotlight on LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, and speaks to creators Geoff Johns
and George Perez.
Johns doesn't hide his love for the original Legion, but diplomatically
sidesteps criticizing John Byrne for creating chaos with his Superman
revamp, which resulted in the pocket universe Legion. This, together
with the threebooted group, forced DC's hand into straightening out the
Legion's continuity once and for all, with Johns already having laid out
the groundwork in ACTION COMICS #858-863.
“I wanted to introduce such characters as Dawnstar and Wildfire to a
generation of readers that don't know much about the Legion, and at the
same time celebrate the great history and diversity of the members, no
matter where they're from,” he said. Indeed, it feels strange to recall
that Dawny and Wildfire were practically non-existent in the two Legion
reboots .. which covered a period of about seven years.
Perez, meanwhile, was ecstatic at being given his dream assignment of
drawing the Legion. “I just want to draw as many of them in one story as
I can,” he said. “I do have several characters that I love to draw:
Dream Girl, Saturn Girl, Ultra Boy, Dawnstar, and believe it or not,
Bouncing Boy. There are some versions of characters I don't really care
for, but there's really none I'm antagonistic about.”
Backing up the interviews is an article on the first of the three
versions of the Legion brought together by the series, as explained by
Batman in ACTION COMICS #864: the original Legion, the Zero Hour group,
and the threeboot.
CBGxtra: COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1646 (Oct 08)
20 August 2008, 8:26PM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)
, thanks to Ilke
Geoff Johns and George Pérez are redefining The Legion of Super-Heroes' history in Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds and Comics Buyer's Guide #1646 looks at both the creative team's plan in our feature story. Then, Captain Comics begins calling the roll of the super-team of the future. You'll find a copy of that feature here. We kick it all off with an exclusive cover by Mark Sparacio.
Can't wait to get your copy to see all that's inside? We've posted
several full articles from the issue at various places on CBGXtra!
Check out the links below.
Test your Silver Age Trivia knowledge by taking Mr. Silver Age's handy, dandy Trivia Quiz, which you'll find here.
LucasFilm's first animated feature, Star Wars: The Clone Wars opened in mid-August and you can check out stills from the film here.
Also in this issue:
We have not one, but two convention scrapbooks. You can check out many
of the sights from Wizard World Chicago and Comic-Con International:
San Diego. Don't forget, we also have plenty of coverage here on the
CBG Senior Editor Maggie Thompson provides quick reviews of much of her convention bargains in this month's Beautiful Balloons. In fact, there were so many, we ran out of room in the print edition, but you can read the full set of reviews here.
Peter David tells how to write for Babylon 5.
Michelle Nolan salutes Sgt. Bilko.
And, you'll find a PDF of this month's letters column here.
Plus, we have plenty of reviews of comics, trade paperbacks, videos, and other comics-related materials!
All this and more, plus the largest and most complete monthly price guide in comics.
It's all in Comics Buyer's Guide #1646, shipping now!
Comics Buyer's Guide #1646 Features article on Legion of Super-Heroes with Johns & Perez
16 August 2008, 12:02AM CDT by vu (vu sleeper)
, thanks to Ilke
This is Issue # 1646 of the long running Comics Magazine "COMICS
BUYER'S GUIDE" - (Condition - NM) - (NEW) - 146 Pages - Black &
Legion of Super-Heroes Issue - Geoff Johns & George Perez on
"Legion of Three Worlds" ; Legion of Super- Heroes Retrospective - The
Original Team :1958 - 1986 ; Legion 1.5 - 1986 - 1994 ; Saluting
Sgt.Bilko ; Ask Mr. Silver Age - The 2008 Trivia Quiz ; Comic Book
Reviews ; The Latest Comic Book Prices.
(Ilke adds: This should be in stores on August 20th...)