Superman & The Legion Of Superheroes // artwork by Clayton Henry (2009)
Interior art for “Adventure Comics #1”
I follow one simple rule in this blog, wherever I find awesome art by Norm Breyfogle it will get immediately posted. Period. Don’t know who the guy is? well he’s the single most influential Batman artist of all time right behind Neal Adams.
So I Read Today… Legion Lost #12
I was always very afraid to read Legion Of Superheroes, for me it was always a cluttered book about the antics of many teenagers who grew up with Superman as their role model, the cast was too huge, it was impossible to know who they all were, but then Wizard Magazine clued me in in what seemed like a nice jump-in point, the “Legion Of The Damned” storyline and the spin-off book, Legion Lost. Man I was in for a ride…
The Legion Of Superheroes fought until their last breath an interdimensional plague called The Blight when all was said and done they found themselves lost in time and space, their numbers diminished to just 10 members with a large amount of them missing or dead, they set on getting back home but what they find in the climax of their journey is more for what they can deal with, after defeating the Blight, Element Lad found himself lost in space and time and spent billions of years alone, driven insane by loneliness he set out to make life with his power to control the elements making himself master of the new race called the Progeny and honing his skills until the point of no recognition; the Legion believes that his teammate is no longer the man they knew when he finds an creature of great power called The Omniphagos and set his sight in returning to earth.
Brainiac 5 explain to his teammates that their beloved friend is working on another scale now, one that would surely endanger earth now that Element Lad have the power to wipe out species when they displease him, and this very much could mean the end of humanity, when they confront him about his intentions he kills Monstress without so much of a blink, they decide that his former friend must be stooped at all cost, when all is said and done is Live Wire who makes the ultimate sacrifice to stop his former friend, save the universe and his friends; a good intergalactic soap-opera brought to you with words by Dan Abnnet and Andy Lanning and the beautiful art of Oliver Coipel.