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A Month of Comic Book Sites – Legion Abstract

All throughout June, I’ll spotlight a different web site about comic books.. Like with the month of independent comics, the month of LGBT comics and last month’s month of webcomics, I figure I will let you comic book site/blog owners out there suggest your comic book web site (or blog) for spotlight during this month. So if you want me to spotlight your comic book site, drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

Today we look at Matthew Elmslie’s neat Legion of Super-Heroes fan blog, the Legion Abstract.

The main content on the Legion Abstract is reviews. Matthew does in-depth reviews of every new Legion of Super-Heroes related comic book soon after it comes out. And since there are two Legion monthlies right now, that’s two in-depth posts a month right there. I especially like the “Notes” section at the end of each review where Matthew details interesting tidbits from each issue.

He is also slowly putting together profiles for the entire Legion of Super-Heroes roster. Here are the characters he’s done profiles for so far. The profiles are more than just encyclopedia bits – they’re interesting essays on the character and his/her impact and legacy. I particularly like his defense of Bouncing Boy, who is one of the worst superheroes ever (the hero who gained his powers through incompetence and then kept on failing upwards from that point forward), but Matthew makes a spirited defense of the guy.

Matthew also writes a lot of columns – mostly Legion-related, but also about the bigger picture, as well, and looking at how Legion exists in that bigger picture. Here is a list of those columns.

The Legion Abstract updates at least twice a month, typically more than that. Here is the link to the site.

Remember, if you’d like to see your comic book website/blog featured this month, just drop me a line at bcronin@comicbookresources.com!

One Comment

Thanks very much for the spotlight. One of the best reviews I’ve ever had, and by that I don’t mean “one of the most positive reviews”.

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