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One of the things I wanted to do with my guest week at Pop Candy was to talk to cool people about things they find cool. And who's cooler than John Hodgman?Whether it's his appearances on The Daily Show, his Fashionable New Balance 998

anything else in London to see?Which Legion stories remain your favorites, both specific arcs or just character moments?I am of course obligated to ask your opinion on "The Great Darkness Saga" and the "An Eye for An Eye" story with the Legion of Super VillainsI stopped reading comics not long after that initial Legion burst. But then in my 20s I was at a wedding in Cape Cod and found a bunch of issues in a used bookstore. Since then that is how I buy them catch as catch can, from different eras, whenever I come across a dollar bin of comics in some roadside junk barn. So I've read everything out of order, New Balance 420 Mens Grey

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

hilarious books of false facts, or his Judge John Hodgman podcast, Hodgman is always hilarious and insightful. I had the chance to talk with him last year about mustaches, comics and more, in a pair of interviews that ran here and here.With the paperback of his latest book That is All, , I thought it'd be fun to get up with him again and talk about his passion for a group that's boasted some of the strangest characters in the history of comics and why he still loves them to this day.So tell us why you are so passionate about Paul Levitz's Legion.The Legion of Super Heroes is, at its core, ridiculous: a teenage superhero club in the far future with something like 75 members and whose powers range from god like invulnerability and strength to more esoteric skills, like the ability to make things heavy or bounce high.As it had been around since the '60s (as a backup story to Superboy), its roster formed a kind of palimpsest of comics history. Newer characters with sleeker looks and brooding personalities were added to the cast, but founding member Cosmic Boy never could escape that terrible pink outfit.Then, over a years long run that has just begun again, Paul Levitz (often in collaboration with artist Keith Giffen) did the most ridiculous thing of all: they took it seriously. He didn't throw out the silly stuff, used it all to create a fully realized future world (or worlds, as the case may be). When you start caring about a character called Matter Eater Lad, that's some pretty deft writing.When did you first start reading that series how old were you, and what story was it?I was about 12. My father was asked to London for business, and he brought us along. I immediately got a terrible cold, and he bought me an issue. I believe it involved Blok and the White Witch solving a mystery on an asteroid mining colonyTo that point I had been a die hard Marvel reader, so I was skeptical. But there was a lot of heaving, ponderous melodrama in comics then, and I found myself enjoying a comic that was not afraid to simply be a fun adventure among some characters that you liked, one of whom was just plasma in a space suit. It's still that way.That same sick spell in London also marked the first time I ever saw Peter Cook on television, and Stephen Fry as well. So it was a pretty formative time. Is there New Balance Wl574n

and are more attuned to single issues than long arcs.I guess I like the one from the '80s where Star Boy just spends the whole comic hoping that his girlfriend, Dream Girl, doesn't get elected club leader for a second term . It was a little while before I realized: oh. This is what this comic is going to be about. Just a dude in a star t shirt bro'in' out plasma spacesuit guy and feeling sorry for himself. I loved it.Why do you feel the Legion's been rebooted so many times, and what do you feel has held up best about it throughout these reboots? For that matter, what do you feel has been lost?Comics have a problem, and that is continuity the obsession with placing the characters in an existing world, where every event is marked in canon. You're supposed to believe that these weepy star boys of now are the same gung ho super teens fighting space monsters in the '60s, and they've only aged perhaps five years. Very few narrative forms have to deal with this principle, and a fan base that gets mad when it's violated, except New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review for maybe soap operas (which is what comics are).So there are these periodic memory wipes and start overs. But to me, it never felt right with the Legion. There are just too many of these kids, none of them is iconic, the whole pleasure is the continuity the evolution of comic styles and sensibility encoded in their being.Paul Levitz had already shown a perhaps uniquely deft hand at paying homage to the harlequin history of the Legion, while making it feel fresh and contemporary and fun. I am glad the storyline has finally bent back around to where he and Giffen left it before the reboot, even as every other of DC's comics have just been trashed and rebooted.First of two character based questions: You can play in a movie/do the voice of in a cartoon any Legion character, good or bad. Take your pick.No one would ever buy me as anything but Bouncing Boy. With the mustache, maybe RJ Brande the deranged millionaire who funds this massively intrusive, extra governmental teen vigilante club just for fun. ANOTHER reason I love the Legion.Which is your all time favorite Legionnaire?Plasma spacesuit, all the way, aka Wildfire. The fact that his body is pure energy was a surprisingly provocatve and sad science fiction idea to emerge out of comics. And I like how when he shoots himself out of his faceplate, his spacesuit crumples to the floor.

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

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New Balance 996 Tennis Shoe Review

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