Thursday, September 11, 2014

Episode 3 : Legends Part 2

Welcome back to Task Force X.  This is the third episode, which can be downloaded here:
Legends Part 2

Our Character Profile this episode is on Blockbuster.

Blockbuster's first appearance was in Detective Comics 345 (Nov 1965).  He was created by Gardner Fox and Carmine Infantino

 Mark Desmond "Blockbuster" from Who's Who (*plug* check out Shag & Rob's Who's Who podcast)

Again, for more on ole Desmond, check out this month's episode of TASK FORCE X.

I also review Batman: Assault on Arkham.
Was released on August 12, 2014

Check out Ben's Suicide Squad blog (links on the right) for more information and discussion on this movie.

And on to the actual comics:

Legends issues 4-6
All three issues were 75 cents a piece when they were released.
John Bryne did the covers on all the issues.

For all three issues: 
Editor Mike Gold
Plotter: John Ostrander
Scripter: Len Wein
Penciller: John Bryne
Inker: Karl Kesel & Dennis Janke
Letter: Steve Hayni
Colorist: Carl Gafford & Thomas Zuiko

The entire series was reprinted in Legend the Collection (TPB) released in 1993.

Here is the plot of the last three issues (that I again pulled from Wiki to save time and energy on my part):
Doctor Fate is forced to intervene when Glorious Godfrey uses his army of followers to invade Washington, DC. Dr. Fate organizes Superman, Batman, Captain Marvel, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Changeling, the Flash, and the Blue Beetle to oppose Glorious Godfrey. They are joined by the Martian Manhunter, who responds to a JLA distress call from the President, and Wonder Woman. They defeat the forces of Glorious Godfrey, including Darkseid's cyborg Hounds of War. The masses are freed from Godfrey's power when Robin gathers an army of children untouched by Godfrey's powers to serve as a human shield between the heroes and Godfrey. Godfrey strikes one of the children, and the shock frees the mob from his power. Godfrey is defeated when he steals Dr. Fate's helmet and puts it on, rendering him mindless. In the aftermath, the Martian Manhunter, Batman, Blue Beetle, Guy Gardner, Black Canary, Captain Marvel and Dr. Fate form a new Justice League. Superman and the Flash decline membership, stating that they will assist if needed, Wonder Woman quietly exits, and Changeling opts to remain with the Teen Titans.

From the Legends mini-series spawned Justice League (great read), Flash and The Suicide Squad.

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