O Say Can You See: The Greatest Patriotic Super Heroes of All-Time
Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at Jim Shooter’s original Legion of Super-Heroes run from Adventure Comics #346-380!
The 14-year-old Shooter got his run started with a bang in Adventure Comics #346, as he introduced THREE significant new members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, namely Princess Projectra, Karate Kid and Ferro Lad (Sheldon Moldoff drew his first issue).
This led into the revelation that fellow new member, Nemesis Lad, was a SPY!!
Shooter’s next major arc was Adventure #352-353, drawn by Curt Swan (Shooter would do rough layouts for his early issues – some artists would use them more than others), which both introduced the Fatal Five (who the Legion must bust out of prison to help defeat the Sun-Eater)…
AND had the first permanent death of a Legionnaire, as Shooter’s recent addition to the team, Ferro Lad, sacrifices himself for the sake of everyone else…
Shooter next introduced the Adult Legion…
Then he introduced Shadow Lass to the team for a re-match against the Fatal Five…
Then he invented the Dark Circle (recurring Legion foes)…
and in Adventure Comics #269, he introduced Mordru!!!
That’s one heck of a run and he still had eleven issues to go!!!
Shooter kept the book filled with inventive action tales and he really did a great job populating the Legion universe with new and interesting characters, both good guys and bad guys.
And all before he even turned 18 years old!!
Comics Should Be Good accepts review copies. Anything sent to us will (for better or for worse) end up reviewed on the blog. See where to send the review copies.