Friday, March 1, 2013

Legion of Super Heroes Vs. The Phoenix



This is a team up that I would have loved to have seen because it represents my favorite eras from two of the  most popular teams of my youth.  The Chris Claremont/Paul Smith run on Uncanny X-Men featured great superhero melodrama with inventive characters, menacing villains and stunning visuals.  The Brood Saga and The return of Phoenix were thrilling to read month to month.  The Legion of Super-Heroes never looked better than when George Perez would illustrate them, and his covers always made me want to read the stories within.  This was when they still had a simple continuity, before Crisis on Infinite Earths.  They never quite seemed to recover from the removal of Superboy from their history.


9 comments:

Invisible Clown said...

You should have kept this All Perez cover for CHRISTMAS DAY! Pure Genius! Ross, sometimes your covers make me sad, because I know they will never be. This "story" could definitely have been written by Marv Wolfman, Paul Levitz, or Chris Claremont, and drawn by George Perez.

Anonymous said...

"They never quite seemed to recover from the removal of Superboy from their history."

Very true statement Ross, and one that never occurred to me until now. Its True. sigh.

Ross said...

Not quite all Perez, Invisible Clown, Phenix is by Paul Smith..

Anonymous said...

Great post. But, don't you think that by this time, double-sized issues were more than $0.60?

Ross said...

In these tough financial times, The Lost Issues is coomitted to drawing the line at 60 cents.

David McRobie said...

I love Perez, but the Legion looked best when Cockrum was drawing them, and the X-men looked great with his art as well.

of course, the "Legion" fought Phoenix as the Imperial Guard...

Aidan said...

I just love these imaginary tales but when you add the Legion into the mix, you are playing my song. I am not as skilled as you but over on Comic Art fans website, I play with Re-Legionning covers into "If only that had happened covers..." Please keep this good stuff coming. It is so enjoyable
Aidan Lacy

pblfsda said...

He wasn't necessarily drawing the best scripts, but I always liked Mike Grell on LSH. He became much better a year into "Warlord" and wasn't relying so much on Zipatone, but his LSH is sort of frozen in time for me.

I would have thought the natural match for the Legion would be the Imperial Guard, but I also can't be the first to suggest that.

Anonymous said...

pblfsda: I fell in love with the Legion because of Mike Grell. And he wasn't using zip-a-tone; it was duo-shade paper.
--Rick Dee

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