3 Things You Need To Know About the 31st Century

3 Things You Need To Know About the 31st Century

By DCE Editorial Monday, November 21st, 2011
Some have said that three is the magic number. If that’s the case, November should be a fascinating month. Here at THE SOURCE, we’ll spotlighting key third issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 with an ongoing series of posts titled “3 Things You Didn’t Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.” Expect the unexpected–in threes. THE DOMINATORS ARE RESTLESS If there's one thing history shows us, it's that bottling evil up only makes the pressure rise. It's like shaking a soda and opening the cap... but in this case, instead of you ruining your best pants, the entire galaxy would be crushed under the brutal boot heel of an alien race whose whole culture is about eradicating free will. They've been trapped on the margins of United Planets space for too long, and the invasion you've seen in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #3 is just the tip of the iceberg... THE LEGION AREN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE The Legion aren't strangers to rolling with the punches, but losing seven of their finest - and replacing them with untested rookies - isn't doing miracles for team cohesion. Brainiac 5 is nearing open revolt against the team leader, Mon-El; Shadow Lass is barely containing her grief; Colossal Boy has quit the team completely... and the new kids need a lot more hand-holding than anyone expected. When Dragonwing leaves the nest for a visit home to China in LEGION #6, she's going to get her nose into some Legion-level trouble... but is she too proud to call for help when she so badly needs it? THE APARTMENTS ARE FABULOUS As you know, DC Comics is based in New York City, so we know a thing or two about apartment envy. Just check out the spread that magical new member Glorith has carved out for herself - literally! - in Legion headquarters, as beautifully rendered by our issue #5 guest artist, the legendary Walter Simonson. In his own words -- "It is principally wood and organics, with the exception of the holo of Blok and the Witch. The round metal frame on the floor is the holo boundary with the beams rising from the floor surrounding the image. “I know Jim (Lee) redesigned Glorith's costume with a tree in mind running up her body and out through her arms; I liked the thought. So I've put a living tree in the room as its core. A small representation of the world axis. There's that old Norse mythology rearing its ugly head."