Episode 589 – Legion of Super Heroes Issue 3: Robin Joins the Legion and Stays Forever

The Subs are joined by Derek Binns to discuss issue 3 of the new Legion series.

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  1. A big welcome to the Legion of Substitute Robins!
    Yes I’m still inexplicably enjoying the Bendisboot.

    Haven’t commented much recently while we are still in the middle of the speed bump that is Quiet Darkness but I’m stressing over a house move at the moment and trying to map out in my head where I can install way too many shelves in the new place!

    But I just wanted to set your meds at rest about the Pocket Universe being Earth-23. It’s because the first Post-Crisis appearance of Superboy, and thus the first appearance that has to be the Pocket Universe version rather than Earth-1-past was in Legion of Super-Heroes 23.

    What am I reading at the moment?
    First off, a big thank you to Paul. After your recommendation recently, I picked up The Atlantis Chronicles in a Comixology Sale over Christmas and thought it was thing of beauty. Brilliant writing and amazing artwork. And I have only ever regarded Aquaman as a watered-down (sorry!) decaf Sub-Mariner.

    As to current comics, I am loving the new-reboot of Roy of the Rovers from Rebellion comics (the owners of 2000AD). The story of a young footballer joining his local team and fighting against corrupt management and agents armed only with a sense of fair play that would make Mr Terrific seem underhanded! It began last year and comes out as three graphic novels plus three prose novels each ‘season’. I am eagerly awaiting the pair of book 2 and GN 2 for the 2019/20 season.
    Despite not having any particular love for spectator sports (or playing them for that matter!) I was a regular reader of the original Roy of the Rovers strip that ran under various titles from 1954 to 2001 which, in not exactly real time, saw Roy develop from apprentice to first-team to captain to player-manager to manager and finally owner of his club, Melchester Rovers.
    Sports-Adventure type comics seem to be a particularly British phenomenon of the 20th Century comics field that lowly died off in the 1990s. It’s very daring of Rebellion to try to revive it and they are, thankfully, aiming it at younger readers not us crumbly nostalgia buffs.
    (Though we are nicely being catered for too as they are beginning quite a comprehensive reprint programme of classic comics of the 60s and 70s. I particularly recommend the Bella at the Bar collection, the adventures of a poor teenage gymnast from the 1970s girls’ comic Tammy!)

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