The Legion Project 4: Eye for an Eye pt.4

In an episode recorded two months back, Eric (Longbox Review) & Peter (The Daily Rios) discuss the fourth part of “An Eye for an Eye” in which the Legion encounters tragedy. Peter loves the issue. Eric not so much. Listen in to find out why! (2:35:02)

INTRO THEME: “Lost City” by RhoMusic


(00:45) Preamble, Legion news and Legion Instagram art
(13:28) Listener Feedback
(31:09) Legion of Super-Heroes issue 4 synopsis, initial reactions and the cover
(49:46) LSH 4 discussion
(2:17:02) Final thoughts
(2:32:34) Wrap up and Outro


Phil Jimenez

Julian Lytle

Chris Maka

3 thoughts on “The Legion Project 4: Eye for an Eye pt.4

  1. Peter and Eric, I just want to thank you for renewing my interest in the Legion of Super-Heroes. I have been listening to you both on your own respective podcasts for some time now. Peter much longer because I have been a CGS listener for so long, but I very much enjoy your Longbox Review podcast, as well, Eric.

    I am certainly reading along…in fact, I am from Illinois but recently started a new job in Utah and have brought my Legion Baxter run with me, specifically to keep up with your podcast! I listen to a lot of podcasts, but there are very few that I am in lockstep with in re-reading the comics that are reviewed.

    You jokingly alluded to a reason for listeners to follow your podcast as being your sultry voices, but it’s more true than you might expect. Sultry might not be the perfect descriptor, but you guys are very easy to listen to!

    I have been a Legion fan for longer than I would like to admit. I mentioned in feedback to the Crisis Tapes podcast a couple of years ago that my secret origin to comics was that my uncle worked at World Color Press in Sparta, Illinois where most comics printed in the 70s and 80s. Included in the stacks of comics that he would bring to me were Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes in the early to mid 70s. I vividly remember the Jim Shooter/Mike Grell issues as being the ones that hooked me.

    I won’t rehash all of the plot points that you make, but suffice it to say I am more in line with Peter regarding my enjoyment of this storyline. In the early 80s as a teenager I was enthralled with the concept of two of my favorite comics, New Teen Titans and Legion of Super-Heroes, to be given the Baxter paper treatment. Granted, it wasn’t easy in those days to find a direct distributor, but once I did, I realized how special this hobby had become. To think…there were actual stores that specialized in selling comic books!

    As a Justice League of America fan first and foremost, I always considered Wildfire as the Legion’s Green Arrow. Brash but heartfelt, hot tempered but well-meaning, even without a face he was my favorite Legionnaire. I am glad GIffen liked him as much as I did.

    I do have a request for some advice. After the Baxter run, I took a break from comics. I even sold about half of my collection to buy a ring for my future wife. I eventually got back into comics in the late 90s with Morrison’s JLA run, so I missed all of the 90s Legion stories. I picked them back up with Legion Lost in the early 2000’s. So my question is, is there any particular order that I should read the Legion of Super-Heroes run that began in 1989, the L.E.G.I.O.N. run that also began in 1989, and the Legionnaires run that began in 1993? Are they all interconnected or independent of one another?

    Thanks once again for a great podcast. Nostalgia a great thing!

    Mike Atchison
    AKA AtchAttack

    P.S. I enjoy the intro music you have. It reminds me of The Moon and the Superhero from the soundtrack to the movie Hancock. You really should check it out if you haven’t heard it.

    1. I decided to take your advice and read ahead with issue #5 and leave you with a few comments. Lightle has really hit his stride with the art in this issue. The splash page is striking. Not to be morbid, but it is eerily reminiscent of the Sue Dibny/Elongated Man scene in Identity Crisis. I have to say, Princess Projectra’s execution of Nemesis Kid felt a million times more righteous than any other neck breaking DC incident, such as Wonder Woman/Max Lord or Superman/General Zod. Maybe it’s because she invoked royal privilege. That really does sound legit.

      Mike Atchison

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