It’s time to go back to the future, gang, as fan-favorite LEGION writer Paul Levitz teams with rising star artist Yildiray Cinar to chronicle the adventures of the 31st century’s premiere super team. Picking up on threads from SUPERMAN AND THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and creating its own, the first issue is no slouch in the action department, as an entire planet is destroyed. And, because that’s what we do, we’ve got a first look at the issue right here. LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 hits today. [gallery link="file"]
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If you weren't excited enough about next month's LEGION series, courtesy of writer Paul Levitz and artist Yildiray Cinar, then we have just the thing to tip the scales -- a variant cover by DC Comics Co-Publisher Jim Lee. But you don't want to read what I have to say about it. Let's get to the goods, shall we?
What's up DC Nation? This week we're on our way to the first ever C2E2 show in Chicago and our levels of anticipation are running very high. Not only is this a new show but we have a certifiably awesome list of talent making an appearance as well. Take a look: Franco Aureliani, Mark Bagley, Art Baltazar, Ivan Brandon, Cliff Chiang, Amanda Conner, Tony Daniel, David Finch, Patrick Gleason, Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Paul Levitz, Doug Mahnke, Mike Norton, Jimmy Palmiotti, James Robinson, Stephane Roux, Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Peter Tomasi, Bill Willingham and many more!
You heard us mention a while back that Paul Levitz would be writing a Batman Beyond-centric SUPERMAN/BATMAN annual in June -- but that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future who is guided by an elderly Bruce Wayne in his efforts to protect Neo Gotham.
How often do you get to start on the ground floor of a great artistic career? Not very, I'd guess. This might be your chance. Yildiray's done a number of assignments, but it wouldn't be a stretch to say his work on LEGION is his breakout opportunity. And, if he keeps cranking out covers like the first issue's, it's all but a certainty. So, prepare to return to the future with Paul Levitz -- a future visualized by a hugely-talented artist.
Legendary LEGION writer Paul Levitz goes back to the future to reunite with the characters he helped define in an all-new space adventure, teaming him with rising star artist Yildiray Cinar. Heroes return. A planet will be in ruins and old friends will be reunited. All in one issue? Yup. If that's not enough for you, here's a peek at the inked first page of the first issue of LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES, hitting in May.
It’s simple, really. When readers think of the Legion of Super-Heroes, they think of writer Paul Levitz. Specifically, they think of Levitz’s groundbreaking work on the series, which included the epic “Great Darkness Saga” -- a story that helped modernize comic book storytelling and story structure. Well, he’s back.
As promised, there was more going on at the DC booth on Friday beyond breaking Guinness World Records. Yesterday, DC Comics President and Publisher Paul Levitz was honored with a shiny, new -- and upgraded -- Inkpot Award by Comic-Con International in a surprise ceremony. Paul was originally honored with the award in 2002 -- now, that award has gotten a bit of spit and polish.