Author Archives: Amy Ziegfeld

Learning to Love the LEGION: On Supergirl and Selective Continuity

Learning to Love the LEGION: On Supergirl and Selective Continuity

Hello, loyal Legion learners! Welcome back to the bi-weekly column where we attempt to figure out what this whole Legion of Super-Heroes business is about and why you, a Twenty-First Century comics connoisseur, should give them your attention. I had forgotten how many characters are introduced, and how quickly, early on in the Legion’s publication

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: Meditations on Immortality

Here we go! After six years of absence, we finally have the start of the miniseries that leads into the relaunch of Legion! And Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 boldly asks long-time Legion fans: “You’ve already waited six years, would it kill you to wait another month?” I joke. I liked this comic a lot.

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: They Have Arrived

It’s an exciting time to be a Legion fan, whether you’ve loved the team for decades or are only just now meeting them for the first time. With all the developments currently going on in Legion world, I’ve been struggling with how to keep the discussion here au courant without abandoning or distracting from the

Learning to Love the LEGION: Adventures in Hazing

Alright Legion-fans (and soon to be fans), we’ve covered all the basics. Now we’re coming in hot with an in-depth look at the first appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes: Adventure Comics #247, written by Otto Binder, with art by Al Plastino, cover dated April, 1958. Note, incidentally, that a lot of these early Silver

Learning to Love the LEGION: Legion 101

Before we dive into actual Legion of Super-Heroes comics, I think it’d be helpful to do a big, bird’s eye view of what the Legion is, its publication history, and why it can be so intimidating to new readers. Then we’ll cap off with some recommendations for good starting points. What is the Legion of

Review: SUPERGIRL #26

SUPERGIRL #26 Written by Marc Andreyko Art by Kevin Maguire, Sean Parsons, Scott Hanna, Wade Von Grawbadger, FCO Plascencia, Chris Sotomayor, Tom Napolitano Edited by Jessica Chen, Brian Cunningham Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Supergirl finds herself in the Vega Sector, in the hands of Harry Hokum. Will the Omega Men help

Review: HAWKMAN #8

HAWKMAN #8 Written by Robert Venditti Art by Bryan Hitch, Andrew Currie, Andy Owens, Jeremiah Skipper, Starkings & Comicraft Edited by Andrew Marino, Marie Javins Published by DC Comics Release Date: January 16, 2019 Hawkman’s quest to uncover his past and atone for his sins leads him to the ruins of Krypton and an encounter

Review: MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1

MARTIAN MANHUNTER #1 Written by Steve Orlando Art by Riley Rossmo, Ivan Plascencia, Deron Bennett Edited by Dave Wielgosz, Chris Conroy, Jamie S. Rich Published by DC Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 J’onn J’onnz was a corrupt cop on Mars before his world burned. Now, in his new life on Earth, a gruesome murder will bring

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