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DC Universe Online Announces ‘Long Live the Legion’ Event

Dimensional Ink Games today announced the launch of Long Live the Legion, the latest event and episode in the popular, free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online (DCUO), licensed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment on behalf of DC.   In this new DCUO action-packed adventure, players join forces with the future’s bravest team, the founding members of the Legion …

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Legion of Superheros Movie Rumored Following Guardians of the Galaxy

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Following the success of Marvel and James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy, is Warner Bros. going to attempt another cosmic movie following Green Lantern?

Well, that is the current rumor as Latino Review is suggesting WB may be going forward with a Legion Of Superheroes flick.

Interestingly enough, the writers of the 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy comic book that inspired the #1 multi-million dollar movie of this year, Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, also wrote Legion back in the late 1990s/early 2000s (as did Keith Giffen who wrote Annihilation which preceded the Guardians comic).

The report by LR states WB is sending out the DC Comics Legion Of Superheroes comic books to various screenwriters and reps to see if they can come up with ideas for a movie pitch.

The Legion Of Superheroes might not do too bad if set in the vein of Guardians (i.e. not so serious) as the characters do, admittedly, have corny names such as “Cosmic Boy,” “Saturn Girl” and “Lightning Lad.” One bonus might be the film could use Superboy, as the team has been tied to the character since its beginnings. Another bonus is the team is from the future and is connected to the Man of Steel, Superman.

Of course, it would be pretty epic if WB went in the opposite direction of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy and made Legion Of Superheroes a serious military science-fiction story set in space.

Either way, sounds pretty good to us.

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Demon Knights & Dial H Gets The DC Comics August Axe, Too

I think my count is up to four books that will be cancelled by DC Comics as of August.

Legion of Superheroes and Threshold.

And now two new ones with Demon Knights and Dial H.

I wasn’t a fan of either of the New 52 relaunches of LOSH or Demon Knights, never read Dial H, and Threshold didn’t seem to catch on as it lasted only 8 issues.

Maybe four new Batman titles to replace them?

 

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DEMON KNIGHTS #23

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CHAD HARDIN and WAYNE FAUCHER

Cover by HOWARD PORTER

On sale AUGUST 14 ? 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US ? RATED T ? FINAL ISSUE

The Knights are running out of options as they try to protect the Holy Grail! Plus, the fate of the Black Diamond is revealed!

 

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DIAL H #15

Written by CHINA MIEVILLE

Art by ALBERTO PONTICELLI and DAN GREEN

Cover by BRIAN BOLLAND

On sale AUGUST 7 ? 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US ? RATED T+ ? FINAL ISSUE

This extra-sized conclusion to the epic DIAL H series has all the answers you?ve been looking for, and more questions you didn?t even think to ask! Stay on the line! The entire universe is at stake!

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Giffen Leaving Legion of Super-Heroes

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:3926:]]Back in November, we learned that Keith Giffen would be the new artist on Legion of Super-Heroes reuniting with writer Paul Levitz this February on issue #17.

However, now #18 appears to be Giffen’s last as Bleeding Cool says that Giffen walked off the series.

No details are known, but BC mentions similar editorial differences with other creators have caused ruckus, which could be the cause here.

Gail Simone and Batgirl comes to mind in addition to DC Comics supposedly telling their other creators to keep a lid on things or else

It’s also said that this isn’t affecting Giffen’s work on his other books, with his new cosmic book, Threshold, having launched this month.

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Legion Of Super Heroes Gets New Creative Team: Levitz and Giffen

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As of Legion of Super Heroes #17, Keith Giffen will be on board as the series new artist joining writer Paul Levitz.

The duo reunite starting February 20th.

“Working with Keith is as exciting as reading his work,” Levitz told CBR. “We’ll be back to changing the technology of the future, the lives (and deaths) of Legionnaires, and connecting to wonderfully obscure pieces of DC mythology. Buckle up…it’s a wild ride.”

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #17
Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Art and cover by KEITH GIFFEN and SCOTT KOBLISH
On sale FEBRUARY 20 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• The legendary LEGION team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen are reunited and ready to put The Legion through hell as the Fatal Five make their deadly intentions known!
• The Legion faces the FATAL FIVE for the first time! Is the team ready to go toe-to-toe with the most destructive force of the 31st century?

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Review: Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 (Levitz & Portela)

What I look forward to most with the reboot of the DCU are the unknown or less familiar characters and titles that give the reader a great jumping on point. So far, there have been more than a number of titles I ordinarily wouldn’t have thought of picking up (Batgirl, Batwing, Batwoman, Mister Terrific) that …

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