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LOLtron

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Postby LOLtron » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:17 pm

Legion Of Super Heroes #14 Preview

Element Lad and Chemical Kid track down the mercenaries that injured Cosmic Boy



Source: CBR

 

• Element Lad tries to take Chemical Kid under his wing as they go after the mercenaries that injured Cosmic Boy, but both Legionnaires soon find themselves in over their heads.
 
• Meanwhile, Brainiac 5 tries to discover what caused their teammate, Comet Queen, to betray the Legion to the Dominators.
 
 
Written by:  Paul Levitz
Art by:  Scott Kolins
Cover by:  Steve Lightle
 
32 pages
U.S. Price:  $2.99 
On Sale:  November 21, 2012
















Written or Contributed by IvCNuB4




READ THIS ARTICLE ON THE FRONT PAGE, HUMANS!
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IvCNuB4

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Postby IvCNuB4 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:19 pm

Anyone care to lay odds on how long it will take Nacireman to post about how awful the artwork is ? :lol:
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Anyone care to lay odds on how long it will take Nacireman to post about how awful the artwork is ? :lol:

Or use the word "neo"? Or complain about how Jan's costume is too sexy, or bitch about how Dr. Gym'll originally had 4 hours and this has to be a fake, or moan about some crazy thing that he just makes up outta thin air to justify his Legion dementia? :lol:

Love the book - love Kolins on it - looking forward to having this in me hands real soon!
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 pm

IvCNuB4 wrote:Anyone care to lay odds on how long it will take Nacireman to post about how awful the artwork is ? :lol:

Or use the word "neo"? Or complain about how Jan's costume is too sexy, or bitch about how Dr. Gym'll originally had 4 hours and this has to be a fake, or moan about some crazy thing that he just makes up outta thin air to justify his Legion dementia? :lol:

Love the book - love Kolins on it - looking forward to having this in me hands real soon!
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Amoebas

Son of Stein

Postby Amoebas » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 pm

double post
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:32 pm

Amoebas wrote:Or use the word "neo"? Or complain about how Jan's costume is too sexy, or bitch about how Dr. Gym'll originally had 4 hours and this has to be a fake, or moan about some crazy thing that he just makes up outta thin air to justify his Legion dementia? :lol:

Love the book - love Kolins on it - looking forward to having this in me hands real soon!


I guess I'm going to have to ask someone to quote me so Amoebas can read this.

My "Legion Dementia?" So it's "dementia" to point out that the book has been a flop sales-wise? Care to look at the numbers?

109 - THE LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES
09/2007: Supergirl & LoSH #34 -- 28,294
09/2008: LoSH #46 -- 24,959
09/2010: LoSH #5 -- 32,417
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09/2011: LoSH #1 -- 50,402 (+135.8%) [58,325]
10/2011: LoSH #2 -- 47,227 (- 6.3%)
11/2011: LoSH #3 -- 34,979 (- 25.9%)
12/2011: LoSH #4 -- 27,832 (- 20.4%)
01/2012: LoSH #5 -- 25,624 (- 7.9%)
02/2012: LoSH #6 -- 23,428 (- 8.6%)
03/2012: LoSH #7 -- 21,894 (- 6.6%)
04/2012: LoSH #8 -- 21,457 (- 2.0%)
05/2012: LoSH #9 -- 20,854 (- 2.8%)
06/2012: LoSH #10 -- 19,963 (- 4.3%)
07/2012: LoSH #11 -- 19,421 (- 2.7%)
08/2012: LoSH #12 -- 18,907 (- 2.7%)
09/2012: LoSH #0 -- 21,561 (+ 14.0%)
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6 months: - 1.5%
1 year : - 57.2%
2 years : - 33.5%
5 years : - 23.8%


The fact that Legion has lost over half its sales between the start of the Nu-52 till the #0 issue which was the first month the book went UP in sales instead of down. I didn't make that one out of thin air. Click on the link.

http://comicsbeat.com/dc-month-to-month-sales-september-2012/

This book is an abortion. It's not gaining readers, it's losing them.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:37 pm

I would Nac but...he didn't say anything wrong. :smt102
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:41 pm

Seriously though, Kollins' art sucks. It's way too one-dimensional. Can't DC find someone who is more of a Perez-Grell style artist for Legion? If it is going for the nostalgia trip, work on the parts that made Legion successful in the past.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:45 pm

Scott Kollins is one of the best artists working on comics today and is easily one of the best flash artists of the last 20 years.

I shall have no besmirching of the man's talent! :smt013
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:52 pm

doombug wrote:I would Nac but...he didn't say anything wrong. :smt102


Dude acts like the book doesn't have any problems. He thinks every Legion fan should be a kool-aid drinker like him. I can point to reasons why I have problems with the book, or that sales are a disaster, and changes need to be made in the book's overall direction. I don't think I've ever personally attacked him once on the board. But he can't seem to do the same. Or make logical defenses on his point of view.
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:02 am

doombug wrote:Scott Kollins is one of the best artists working on comics today and is easily one of the best flash artists of the last 20 years.

I shall have no besmirching of the man's talent! :smt013


Just because an artist's style works on one book, it doesn't mean it will work on another. His art looks too flat and cartoonish here. Worse he doesn't seem to have a vision for the 31st century that complements his style. It looks too generic and dull.
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Eric Ratcliffe

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Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:04 am

Nac the problem isn't with the fucking creative team. I'm trying to be nice here but at the end of the day:

No one gives a shit about the Legion anymore, it's really that simple.

You could be Van Sciver or Johns on the book and it still wouldn't sell or get much interest. :smt102
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Juan Cena

DANG!

Postby Juan Cena » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:18 am

doombug wrote:Nac the problem isn't with the fucking creative team. I'm trying to be nice here but at the end of the day:

No one gives a shit about the Legion anymore, it's really that simple.

You could be Van Sciver or Johns on the book and it still wouldn't sell or get much interest. :smt102


Johns got people to buy Aquaman, for crying out loud!

Nobody gave a $#!t about any Swamp Thing before Alan Moore came along, either. (And he wasn't quite a megastar at the time when he started on the book, either.

Not to bring the threeboot up, but it was a middle-level selling book before Meltzer and Johns brought the old team "back" in the Lightning Saga. The current book's sales are weaker now then they were then.

I think there's a place for a Legion book, it just needs to be done right, and DC needs to stick with it instead of changing course when it didn't really have to.
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Eric Ratcliffe

Staff Writer

Postby Eric Ratcliffe » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:23 am

Yes but you know what else that legion had going for it?

The fucking Justice League and the Justice Society helping sell it. And looking back at the stuff Meltzer and Johns wrote...it doesn't hold up, at all.

No one is arguing that they don't want it to succeed, the just don't give a shit about your terminology or sales numbers. I don't get how you can't see that.
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UnionJack

Mad Hatter

Postby UnionJack » Wed Nov 21, 2012 12:27 am

I've pretty much agreed wholeheartedly with Nacireman on LSH but I've got to say (and the images in this post are the first I've seen of Kolins LSH) that Kolins art looks fantastic. He is one of those artists I'll buy pretty much anything they do.
Had just recently dropped LSH but I think I'll be picking it up again....

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