Saturday, October 21, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 294: We Are Legion, Day Nine: Long Live the Legion

And so here we end at Day 294, and if you're wondering why this final installment was so closely timed to fall upon this date...well, please just note the number of this historic issue of Legion of Super-Heroes. Right, huh? So, for the past week-and-change I've been showing you so many uprising of defiance against Darkseid that you'd think this comic book, even double-sized as it it, simply can squeeze in yet another scene of YOU SHALL NOT PASS. We saw Supergirl apparently put Darkseid down for the count yesterday, is he decisively defeated? Not yet. Sheesh, we're almost at the letters page and house ads!

Panels from Legion of Super-Heroes (1980 series) #294 (December 1982), co-plot and script by Paul Levitz, co-plot and pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Larry Mahlstedt, colors by Carl Gafford, letters by John Costanza

Who shall defy Darkseid? How about...everybody? Ladies and gentlemen and Quislet, preeeeesenting...The Legion of Super-Heroes! And Karate Kid!

...and more Legionnaires, and the Heroes of Lallor, who you'll be forgiven if you don't remember, and all the Daxamites, and probably Matter-Eater Lad! We will not be stopped, Darkseid!

Darkseid today has learned a valuable strategic lesson: never get involved in a land war in Asia. Also: the Legion of Super-Heroes will never, never, never stop fighting evil and corruption. You got that, Stonehead? OH MAN HE JUST RAN AWAY! Yellowbelly! Run away! Run away!

I love and miss the Legion of Super-Heroes. Please consider publishing them again, DC Comics? You've got the twentieth century in good hands. Let's make certain its far-off descendants — one thousand years in the future — are still fighting the good fight, never, ever, ever giving up.

Long live the Legion!

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