Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SS #021 - Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

One year ago today, our very first Shortbox Showcase episode debuted. Yes, the other shows in the network had gone live the week before, but since this has become our flagship show, we consider 7/30/13 as our official network starting date.

After covering some feedback, and talking about how awesome our listeners are and all that, we decided to celebrate our first year with a terrific Annual issue. And since both Professor Alan and Emily LURV the Legion, this seemed like a fitting issue to cover on this momentous episode! Wedding bells, time travel, and fashion advice abounds!

Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #2, 1983. "Whatever Gods There Be," by Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, and Dave Gibbons.

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1 comment:

  1. Great episode and Happy Anniversary!

    I really need to catch up on the Legion. It's one of the few Silver Age DC titles I've read in full, up through the original adorable goofiness, to Jim Shooter's impressive debut run as a teenager, to most of Cary Bates' run growing them into the Bronze Age with some early Dave Cockrum awesome. And that's about where I dropped off and keep meaning to pick up again. I fell into it because I dug some of the old pulp scifi novels of Edmond Hamilton, one of the initial writers, and thought it was a really snazzy concept, and one I'd love to keep exploring. I just hear it's one of the titles which especially falls victim to DC's frequent reboots, and especially Paul Levitz's habit of wanting to erase what other writers do with "his" characters as he keeps snapping it back to how he prefers them.