I feel that I *should* feel something about the current Legion of Super-Heroes title (titles?) being cancelled, but I find myself oddly indifferent to the news.

It's not exactly unexpected, after all, and you know they'll replace it with some version of the Legion eventually. (Most likely with the Geoff Johns rendition running around the DCU, because nothing says "exciting new direction!" like resetting everything back to 25 years ago!)
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I feel that I *should* feel something about the current Legion of Super-Heroes title (titles?) being cancelled, but I find myself oddly indifferent to the news.

It's not exactly unexpected, after all, and you know they'll replace it with some version of the Legion eventually. (Most likely with the Geoff Johns rendition running around the DCU, because nothing says "exciting new direction!" like resetting everything back to 25 years ago!)
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odditycollector: I could go on talking to you for several minutes before yeilding to the desire to bash my head in with a large rock. (Young Justice)
( Mar. 16th, 2008 11:42 am)
I watched the most recent Legion of Super-heroes cartoon, which was notable for giving the black character a couple speaking lines for a change.

However.

At one point in the episode, our motley band of heroes got turned into hideous rampaging monsters, because that is just what happens sometimes if you want to be a superhero. As part of their transformation, the three white kids got turned the unnatural colours of green, yickier green, and orange.

But the black kid got to keep his skin tone*. After all, I can only figure, it was unnatural enough *already*.

...on the bright side, my mopeyness about the show being cancelled? Significantly reduced.

*The only other character to do this was the kid who already looked like a monster, whose entire shtick is that he's angsty about looking like a monster, and who incidentally is a monster coloured pretty damn exactly the series' representation of *brown*.
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odditycollector: I'll make it so you've been that from the beginning of time to now and you'll never ever know if you were anything else (Balloon)
( Mar. 16th, 2008 11:08 am)
I watched the most recent Legion of Super-heroes cartoon, which was notable for giving the black character a couple speaking lines for a change.

However.

At one point in the episode, our motley band of heroes got turned into hideous rampaging monsters, because that is just what happens sometimes if you want to be a superhero. As part of their transformation, the three white kids got turned the unnatural colours of green, yickier green, and orange.

But the black kid got to keep his skin tone*. After all, I can only figure, it was unnatural enough *already*.

...on the bright side, my mopeyness about the show being cancelled? Significantly reduced.

*The only other character to do this was the kid who already looked like a monster, whose entire shtick is that he's angsty about looking like a monster, and who incidentally is a monster coloured pretty damn exactly the series' representation of *brown*.
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Brainy! Noes! )

You are only permitted to introduce yourself via surprise buttsecks if you are in a fanfic at the time.
 
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odditycollector: Dramaticly lit Alan Scott in a heroic stance. Text reads: "My Fandom's Only Weakness is Wood." (Alan Scott)
( Aug. 21st, 2006 03:51 am)
Karen: ... Random thoughts: you think Superboy ever played with his Legion action figures?
Carmen: And probably not, rule-abiding youngster that he was--if he messed with them, they might not light up to let him know that the Legion needed him in the future!
Karen: Did he have a Superboy toy?
Carmen: ...you mean aside from the five zillion robots? :)
Karen: Yes, but they are not small enough
Karen: Maybe the Kandorians would suffice?
Karen: "Oh Cosmic Boy, let us beat up the invading aliens. Pow! Pow! Ahhh! Pow"
Karen: "Ow! You're holding me too tight!"
Karen: "And my leg doesn't bend that way!"
Karen: Later: "But I don't *want* to kiss Brainiac 5."
Carmen: You are deeply deeply evil, and I am almost sorry to point out that Superboy didn't have the Bottle City.
Karen: *Time travelling Kandorians, OKAY?*
Karen: THEY CAN DO THAT!
Carmen: Superman: "Citizens of Kandor, I have a mission for you. It is of course strictly volunteer, but I confess it would bring me great pleasure if you were to participate." Kandorians: "Anything for you, Superman, our savior!" Superman: "Well, when I was a kid, I never had really satisfying toys to play with..." Kandorians: "..."
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A while ago, When Fangirls Attack linked to an article summarizing Adventure #368. It's an old Legion comic about the perils of girls having too much power, and after being reminded of the story my inner feminist immediately... kind of squirmed nervously and then suffered a happy bout of nostalgia.

This was one of my favourite comics as a little bitty Karen (along with another story which was pretty much exactly the same. If nothing else, Silver Age stories taught me the value of finding a theme one enjoys and *sticking to it*). I read it a disproportionate number of times, always giggling madly.

Of course, back then I was pretty good at reading stories that were awesome, instead of, say, the ones actually in front of me. Here is what little bitty Karen took away from Adventure Comics #368:

The girls take over the world and turn all the boys into slaves! This is the Best Idea Ever!

And then, inspired, I grew up to be a dominatrix  politician  fangirl, so I'm not sure what moral to draw here.
 

Brainiac 4 is awesome.

No, no, hear me out. The reason you are rolling your eyes is because she was part of a bad, *messy* storyline that is probably better forgotten. But the character herself had all sorts of potential.

For one thing, she's a villain with a motivation I totally believeā€¦ well, at least once I'm willing to step away from a necessarily human perspective.

 
So you want to be a Brainiac. Here is what you need to know:

1. Objectively, you are better than everyone else. )
Superhero battles you never thought you'd see...

Power Girl VS Light Lass! )

*cough* Yeah. Um. At least some of the blame for this belongs to [livejournal.com profile] hanannahorlove.
odditycollector: Supergirl hovering in black silhouette except for the red crest. Cape fluttering. Background is a roiling, raining sky. (SafeWater)
( Jun. 22nd, 2006 04:12 am)
So, apparently animated Brainiac 5 will be played by Inspector Gadget.

Am I to get beat up if I admit this amuses me terribly? (At the least, I can't be the only one who wants to see the future model of the Gadgetmobile.)
In news that is the opposite of complaining, people wrote me fic!

[livejournal.com profile] caia_comica wrote me Coluans (well, *Coluan*) vs zombies! This probably was going to happen sooner or later - I did a quick search just now on the chatlogs between us, and the word "zombie" comes up 109 times. ZOMBIES ARE FUNNY OKAY!

And!

[livejournal.com profile] jarodrussell solved Majestros' not getting laid problem. Despite being a tall, dark, well-muscled specimen, the poor guy hasn't had any for a long time. A LOOOONG time. I mean, you'd have to drag out *Methos* for proper laughing commiseration. And. Huh. *There's* an image.

 
Go, read, and leave bewildering feedback in the form of haikus love.
Last night, I was just pointing out the need for Zombie fic:

Proof )
And then I woke up this, um, afternoon, and there was a ZOMBIE FICATHON waiting for me!

It *must* be Christmas.

 
PS. Everyone go sign up now. You know you want to! Zombies!
 
More PostSecrets.

Why yes, I am on the crack. )

ETA: And a couple more DCU ones.

I'm quite happy with these. )

 
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