Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Doom Patrol and Legion of Super-Heroes

Ash, my nerd-in-residence, was quite excited when he got a comic that has Doom Patrol and the Legion of Super-Heroes in it. He has an unhealthy fixation with the Legion of Super-Heroes, which he admits is geeky even among other fanboys. Apparently, not all comic book fans adore the Legion as much as Ash does.
  

2 comments:

  1. Yes, the Legion is an acquired taste.

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  2. Legion was one of DC's most popular comics in the early 1980's. Now I'm showing my age.

    Doom Patrol was a series by DC about a team of misfit outcasts whose mentor was a wheelchair-bound genius. It premiered a few months before Marvel's X-Men, a series about a team of misfit outcast mutants whose mentor was a wheelchair-bound genius. Just as Swamp Thing and Man-Thing debuted a few months apart, and Marvel's Punisher first appeared soon after the paperback action hero series, the Executioner.

    All sheer coincidence, of course.

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