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BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST (Nov 2004)

cover: Dave Cockrum
BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST
24 Nov 2004
$19.95
TwoMorrows Publishing

Book (160 pages)

writers:
art:
Glen Cadigan
Dave Cockrum, Cary Bates, and Jim Shooter, plus never-before-seen artwork by Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jimmy Janes , various
editor: Glen Cadigan

Containing some pinups by George Pérez.
Thanks to Glen Cadigan

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    BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST (Nov 2004)

    News: Legion Outpost Review on SBC

    July 07, 2005 09:00 pm
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    Best of the Legion Outpost
    Posted: Wednesday, July 6
    By: Jason Sacks

    Editor: Glen Cadigan
    Publisher: TwoMorrows


    BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST (Nov 2004)
    The Legion Outpost is one of the oldest and most well-respected of all the comics fanzines. In 2004, as a sister title to their Legion Companion volume, TwoMorrows released an anthology of the best articles from the legendary zine. What is presented has some good, some bad and some odd aspects to it.

    THE GOOD: Like all good fanzines, The Legion Outpost was driven in great part by passion and enthusiasm for the subject matter. Legion fans are justifiably famous for their love and encyclopedic knowledge of the longtime series. Thus we get articles about politics on the planet Bismoll (home of Matter-Eater Lad, don'tcha know?) or a look at the astrological signs of the heroes. While those articles are fun, only a few of them go a long way for the casual fan.

    The nicest feature of the book is the plethora of commissioned art. The book includes art by such luminaries as Curt Swan, Dave Cockrum, Walt Simonson, George Perez, Sergio Aragones and many more. It's a joy to see all this wonderful art, and it really enlivens the book.

    THE BAD: The low points of the book to me are some of the interviews. While some, like the interview with Jim Shooter, are very revealing, others are obscure and impossible to follow for the non-initiate. For instance, there's a nine-page interview with Roy Thomas. Thomas is a great and important figure in comics history, but he wrote maybe a half dozen Legion stories. What purpose is served by running a long interview with such an unimportant figure in Legion history?

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    News: Shipping this Week

    November 22, 2004 08:17 pm
     From Diamond

    BACK ISSUE #7 (Nov 2004)

    BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST (Nov 2004)
    Shipping This Week: November 24, 2004
    Monday, November 22, 2004 10:42:00 AM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores this week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    SEP043044 BACK ISSUE #7 $5.95
    SEP042969 BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST $17.95

    News: Legion Outpost To Ship Nov 24

    November 16, 2004 01:08 am
     From Diamond
    Shipping Next Week: November 24
    Monday, November 15, 2004 11:13:41 AM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores next week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    SEP042969 BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST $17.95

    News: SBC Spotlights on Best of Legion Outpost

    November 13, 2004 09:46 pm
     From Silver Bullet Comics
    Celebrating the Best of a Fanzine that Influenced the Future
    By Keith Dallas

    (excerpt)

    Flipping through The Best of the Legion Outpost, one can’t help but admire the wide-ranging artwork: from the silly Fred Hembeck images to bold George Perez character models, from unpublished Jimmy Janes covers to reprints of Curt Swan Adventure Comics covers from the 1960s. My favorite is a two-page 13 panel Keith Giffen Legion of Super-Heroes in-house promo from the 1982 DC Sampler that I haven’t seen in over twenty years. Each panel uses the title of another DC comic (Adventure, Action, Detective, Combat, Mystery in Space, Young Love, Plop) to emphasize the varying aspects of The Legion of Super-Heroes. Like last year’s The Legion Companion, The Best of the Legion Outpost is amazingly littered with both familiar Legion images and unseen commission work from private collections.

    News: Best of Legion Outpost Contains Some Pérez Art

    November 04, 2004 12:00 am
     From Glen Cadigan

    BEST OF THE LEGION OUTPOST (Nov 2004)

    I just thought that I'd drop you a line and let you know that my next book, The Best of the Legion Outpost, is scheduled to ship on Nov. 24. It also has some Perez artwork in it, although not as much as the Legion Companion. Some of it's never been printed before, and some of it hasn't been seen in a long time, so if you're a diehard Perez fan, you might want to check it out. Attached is the revised cover for the book. (Vu: Cover on the official website is slightly different.)

    >>>
    Best of the Legion Outpost
    Friday, September 24, 2004 9:37:28 AM

    Originally published in 1972 as the official newsletter of the Legion Fan Club, the Legion Outpost soon became the premier Legion of Super-Heroes fanzine of the 1970s, featuring contributions by fans, pros, and soon-to-be pros. Launched at a time when the future of the Legion of Super-Heroes was in doubt, the Legion Outpost was at the center of fan-based efforts to revive the title, and was largely responsible for its rescue from obscurity, leading to it becoming a runaway best-seller! This trade paperback collects the best material from the hard-to-find fanzine, including rare interviews and articles from creators such as Dave Cockrum, Cary Bates, and Jim Shooter, plus never-before-seen artwork by Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jimmy Janes and others! It also features a previously unpublished interview with Keith Giffen originally intended for the never-published Legion Outpost #11, plus other new material! And it sports a rarely-seen classic 1970s cover by Legion fan favorite artist Dave Cockrum!

    The 160 page (plus cover), square bound 8-1/2" x 11" trade paperback with full color covers and black-and-white interiors ships November 2004.

    $22 Postpaid (Canada: $24, Elsewhere: $25 Surface, $29 Airmail)


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