Final Issue Of “Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century” Now Available To Own

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THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #20

Written by: Jack Briglio
Art by: Phil Moy & John Stanisci

Metallo journeys to the future for the ultimate power source: Kryptonite! But if he destroys Superman, will the Legions fate unravel, as well? Dont miss the exciting conclusion to this amazing series!

The final issue of Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century went on sale last week. Batman: The Brave and The Bold, the latest animated comic from DC Comics which is based on the new animated series with the same name, premieres in January 2009.

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Batman: The Brave and The Bold is set to premiere on November 14th, 2008, at 8pm (ET) on Cartoon Network. The Canadian network Teletoon will also be airing a special preview of Batman: The Brave and The Bold on November 14th, 2008, at 5:30pm (ET) before giving the series a regular timeslot in January 2009.

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“Legion Of Super-Heroes In The 31st Century” Issue #19 Now Available

Below is the official solicitation information for the new issue.

THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #19

Written by: J. Torres
Art by: Alexander Serra and John Stanisci
Cover by: Alexander Serra and John Stanisci

Heroes sometimes face the dilemma of choosing when to break rules in order to serve the greater good. That predicament is truly encountered when the Legion meet Booster Gold. But is he crossing the line or simply fulfilling his destiny?

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Torres Wraps Up Run, “Flight Ring” In “Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century”

This month’s new issue of Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century wraps up the three-part “Flight Ring” story arc, which focused what makes the Legion a team. In a previous interview with The World’s Finest, Torres said the arc will look at “trust, leadership, team work.” The final part of the storyline will see an appearance by Booster Gold. Torres says that while his run on the title was too short, he had a blast during his stay.

Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #19 will hit comic book shelves this Wednesday, October 8th, 2008. To read our previous interview with writer J. Torres, please click here. The final issue of the comic will hit next month with Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #20.

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YTV Schedules “Legion of Super Heroes” Marathon In October 2008

YTV will be airing six episodes of Legion of Super Heroes on October 5th, 2008, as part of the network’s “Superhero Sunday” theme event. The episodes, comprising of six installments from the acclaimed second season of the series, will air as follows.

12:00pm (ET) – “Message in a Bottle”
12:30pm (ET) – “In the Beginning”
1:00pm (ET) – “Trials”
1:30pm (ET) – “In Your Dreams
2:00pm (ET) – “Dark Victory, Part 1”
2:30pm (ET) – “Dark Victory, Part 2”

The network will also air the live-action Superman: The Movie and Superman Returns feature films that day, as well.

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Torres Discusses His Run On “Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century”

J. Torres, popular among the fan community for his work on the late comic series Teen Titans Go!, became the regular writer on Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century during the title’s first year. Much like his work on Teen Titans Go!, Torres has made the comic an integral part of the series’ continuity. Torres will be wrapping his run on the book with issue #19, the end of the current three-part “Flight Ring” storyline, and the series itself will be ending with issue #20.

The World’s Finest: Your current arc on Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century is a three-issue storyline called “Flight Ring.” What themes will you be exploring as your wrap up your run with these three issues?

J. Torres: Trust, leadership, team work. The types of things that hold the Legion together.

WF: Looking back at the series, do you have any particular favorite issue or moment that stands out for you?

JT: I’d say it’s a toss up between #6 (“Attack of the Green Lantern Corps”) and #12 (“Back in Metropolis”). #6 because it not only had a lot of Legionnaires in it, but the Green Lantern Corps, and Starro to boot. Plus, we introduced Jordana Gardner and Gen’Ma the Panda, both of which got terrific fan response. And #12 because I got to play with Lois and Clark and introduce Lex Luthor to the series.

WF: Fans appreciated your faithful run on Teen Titans Go! because it paid tribute to the characters and stayed faithful to the animated series. On Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century, your run has the series has been doing the same. With the series coming to an end, is there anything you wish you could’ve done on the series?

JT: Well, I would’ve liked to write another two dozen issues or so! *Smiles*

WF: Did you have any specific plans to follow-up on the many plot threads left dangling from the end of the second season of Legion of Super Heroes?

JT: We had lots of plans! We wanted to bring Alexis Luthor, the LSV, and some more Phantom Zone escapees in from the animated series. We wanted to do more with Garth and his siblings. Also, Phantom Girl and her mother. Oh, and Cosmic Boy and RJ Brande. Most importantly, we wanted to show where Brainy went after the end of season two and how he made his way back to the Legion, but that was contingent on what happened with the show. Unfortunately, we never got the chance. While we were waiting to hear the fate of the show, we basically just “skipped ahead” and started writing stories as if we were in a third season, and that’s why #17-19 have Brainy back on the team and back to his old self more or less.

WF: Fans sometime turn to the comic book spin-offs to see some of their favorite characters pair up in a romantic context. Legion of Super Heroes had a unique relationship that many fans were hoping to see expanded upon – Brainiac 5 and Superman. Any thoughts on why fans took to that pairing, could have it been explored in any further context, or could it have been done realistically at all? Do you have any thoughts on that relationship, or one you were looking to explore?

JT: I definitely wanted to explore Brainy’s “man crush” on Superman more. I also wanted to add Supergirl into the mix at one point and do some fun stuff with that “love triangle.” I don’t know if Brainy’s love for Superman was of the romantic type, but then again, he has a 12th level intellect and his concept of platonic love versus romantic love is probably more complex than we could understand. I don’t think we could accurately define it with our 21st century labels, nor would I necessarily want to in the context of this comic book.

WF: Any last thoughts on your run on the series as you wrap up your run on Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century? Any final comments?

JT: It was a blast while it lasted! I want to thank all the readers out there who supported this series, especially the bloggers and fansite/forum adminstrators/moderators like yourself for trying to give us some exposure and get the word out. I hope you continue to follow the careers and other work of the creators who contributed to the book.

WF: Now, since I’m a fan of the The Family Dynamic DC Comic series, this question is more of a shameless shout-out to the series. Do you and Tim Levins have plans for the characters beyond the current mini-series? What was your reaction when DC Comics announced the series would be a three-issue mini-series instead of a six-issue series? What can we expect from the series in the coming months?

JT: Naturally, we were disappointed to hear about the low sales. But we’re trying not to cry over spilled milk or play the blame game and just move forward as best we can with this. The reaction to The Family Dynamic thus far has been very encouraging, so we’re looking into trying to continue the series somehow. I can’t really say anything on that just yet, but of course our first attempt is to keep it at DC somehow. Hopefully, I’ll have some kind of good news to report before long. In the meantime, please keep an eye on my blog for more information, previews, and other goodies!

WF: Care to fill us in on what projects you’re currently working on and your plans for the future? Where can we expect to see you next?

JT: I recently turned in the script for a graphic novel called Lola: A Ghost Story, which will be published by Oni Press early next year. I’m currently writing another graphic novel for them called Dead Goombas, which is a comedy about gangsters and zombies. Other than that, I’m waiting for the phone to ring. I’m hoping DC will call soon with more work for me. I was also asked by another company to pitch for a couple of movie/cartoon-related properties that I’m pretty excited about, so I really hope that at least one of those pans out. In the meantime, as of this writing, I’ve still got one issue of the Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century book to come, and two issues of The Family Dynamic on their way out – so please check them out!

WF: Thanks for stopping by, J.!

Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century #18 is currently on stands now, and click here to check out J. Torres’ blog!

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DC Comics Releases New “Legion Of Super Heroes In The 31st Century” This Week

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THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES IN THE 31st CENTURY #18

Written by: J. Torres
Art by: Ethen Beavers
Cover by: Alexander Serra

Computer chaos hits New Metropolis, crippling the high-tech city and throwing the Legion into the Dark Ages as communications crash, starships collide and magic takes over! Brainiac 5 has to prove that science is stronger than sorcery…but will he have to give up his place in the Legion to do it?

This issue ties into the overall “Flight Ring” arc, spanning from Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century #17 to #19. Stay tuned for further updates.

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“Legion of Super Heroes – Volume Three” Now Available To Own On DVD

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Warner Home Video is slated to release a complete first season collection of Legion of Super Heroes, with a possible early-2009 street date. It is still unconfirmed if Warner Home Video will be releasing single-disc releases of the second season of Legion of Super Heroes. To discuss the Legion of Super Heroes – Volume Three release, click on the link below.

Legion of Super Heroes – Volume Three DVD Talkback (Spoilers)

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Clip From Upcoming “Legion Of Super-Heroes – Volume Three” DVD Release

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The Legion of Super Heroes – Volume Three DVD is scheduled for a September 9th, 2008 release. Stay tuned for further updates.

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“Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century” Starts Multi-Issue Storyline

While issue #17, which is currently on stands, is an accessible stand-alone story, it will also include elements that will come into play over the following two issues, forming what Torres calls a “bigger drama.” Having been the regular writer for the series, Torres is able to tell stories that are more than the standard “done in one” variety.

Torres states that while each issue is a standalone tale, all three issues will work together to form an over-arching storyline called, “Flight Ring.” For fans interested in how Brainiac 5 will be handled, especially given his status at the end of the second season of Legion of Super Heroes, Torres says that while they will not be able to offer any in sight into where he went and what happened, due to time constraints, the character’s status will be addressed during these three issues.

Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century will then wrap up in November 2008 with a self-contained story in issue #20 written by Jack Briglio (Scooby-Doo). A second trade paperback collection of Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century, collecting issues #7 – 12, is still a possibility, according to DC Comics.

J. Torres is scheduled to appear at the FanExpo convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, taking place August 22nd – 24th, 2008.

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