90. Lightning Lad

Welcome to May and my first theme month: The Legion of Superheroes!

I’ve got my list of 31 days and 31 Legionnaires to fill ’em up with. I plan on doing other theme months in the future, but we’ll see how this goes first.

As an added bonus/challenge I’m going to color all of them. It’ll mostly just be doing flats, maybe a tone, some simple effects. Nothing fancy. But the Legion is too colorful to leave ’em in B&W.

The Legion intrigues me, but I don’t know a thing about them. I’ve only ever read the original “Legion Lost” series by DnA & Oliver Coipel (whose work in that book is amazing, and much more preferable [to me] to his cleaner style he’s been using since after that comic). I liked “Legion Lost” a lot, but never went any further, forward or backward. I also was a pretty big fan of the animated series. So that said, I’m having to look up every character as I draw them. I’ll be picking and choosing elements from all their incarnations and costumes in my sketches, so die-hards, beware.


I watched Rise of the Guardians. It’s enjoyable, but not great. Just missing… something. Ultimately though, it’s fun and an original-ish idea and it’s got a message about innocence that’ll pretty much fuck me up everytime.


    • Bruce on May 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

    I’m excited for this! Love the glass arm.

    • Jim Purcell on May 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    Cool. I do so love the Legion. DnA Legion Lost (and NOT Nu52 Legion Lost, which was just awful) is a pretty good starting point for Legion IMO. I find it to be one of the best Legion stories ever told. Even if its a version of the Legion that no longer exists (not as complicated as it sounds). If you are looking for recommendations my big ‘go to’ Legion runs are

    The Great Darkness Saga (original Legion) – The classic Legion at its most epic.

    Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 5 # 1 – 13 (‘Threeboot’ Legion) – Mark Waid’s first 14 issues of this run are pure, distilled Superhero comics. Collected in two trades, Teenage Revolution and Death of a Dream. After issue 13 the series really loses its energy, and starts to repeat itself. But those first 13 issues? Perfection.

    • jason on May 1, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Yay! Jack Krak is the Motherfucker!!!

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