Saturday, August 11, 2007

Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #57 - Feb. 1985

sgThe Legion is back, and with a really weird and creepy cover by Pat Broderick. There was something about the way Broderick drew evil women's faces--they looked positively satanic. I mean, look at the women's faces--they look like they're about to eat the Legionnaires, but not before tearing them apart. *shudder*

Unfortunately, none of the stories here are quite that gripping, since they're all culled from the Legion's mid-60s run in Adventure Comics:
"The Legion of Super-Outlaws" by Ed Hamilton and John Forte
"Lex Luthor Meets the Legion" by Jerry Siegel and Forte
"The Revolt of the Girl Legionnaires" by Siegel and Forte
"The Lone Wolf Legionnaire" by Hamilton and Forte
"The Lad Who Wrecked the Legion" by Siegel and Jim Mooney
"The Bizarro-Legion" by Siegel and Mooney

...there's also a three-page "Powers of the Legion" sequence of panels each demonstrating the Legionnaire's individual powers. Drawn by Curt Swan, there's a great shot of Matter-Eater Lad knawing on a fence. You'd think that was the most interesting and/or bizarre one, but you'd be wrong:

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