Thursday, January 24, 2013

80-Page Thursdays: Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #1!

We looked at the second issue of this some time ago, but today we've got a recent find: from 1998, Legends of the DC Universe 80-Page Giant #1, featuring stories from John Francis Moore, Andrew Helfer, Marv Wolfman, Dan Jurgens, and more; with art by Paul Guinan, Bob McLeod, George Perez, Todd Nauck, and more.

With a framing story featuring the short-lived heroic version of Chronos, this issue's a grab-bag of classic DC heroes. James Robinson, Dave Gibbons, and Sal Buscema revisit the original Doom Patrol in "Lights, Camera, and Too Much Action" Elasti-Girl gets another invitation to return to Hollywood, and the rest of the team join her: predictably for them, there's aliens, monsters, and robots involved.
Bill Mumy, Peter David, Steve Ditko and Kevin Nowlan take the Spectre to "The Depths of Despair!" Jim Corrigan's dating a Titanic survivor, but the Spectre gets involved when she confesses to murdering her sister. (She didn't, but the Spectre doesn't butt out, either.)

Hawkman and Hawkgirl have stool pigeon trouble--no, with actual pigeons. Which gets worse when the Manhawks come back. Raven revisits the secret origin of the Teen Titans, which is mostly about how miserable the individual Titans seem to be before the first issue. Rip Hunter travels haphazardly through time, while the Linear Men try to keep him from destroying history and/or dying.
And Steven Grant, Mike Zeck, and James Pascoe present "Puzzle of the Phantom Spaceman" as Adam Strange is zeta-beamed to Rann, but finds himself invisible and intangible when he arrives. And there's a mad scientist who kidnaps Alanna, but those happen pretty regularly. Finally, a good 80-pager again! Grab it if you see it.

1 comment:

Dale Bagwell said...

These look pretty damn good, especially the Doom Patrol(obviously;)Spectre, and Adam Strange. Color me intrigued enough to go look for this.