4 items from 2016
Hanna-Barbera’s DC Comics-based Superfriends franchise went through a number of incarnations in the 1970s and the 1980s, with various cast and format changes each time, but perhaps none is better remembered than 1978’s Challenge Of The Superfriends. The defining characteristic of this one-season wonder was that it gave Superman, Batman, and all their Justice League cronies some worthwhile opponents for a change: The Legion of Doom, a team of colorful villains headed by Lex Luthor and featuring such DC baddies as Black Manta and Gorilla Grodd. Challenge only last 16 episodes, with two stories apiece, but that was enough to make a strong impression on generations of comic nerds. Now, some footage from that long-gone series has been edited into a mock trailer by Darth Blender called Suicide Legion. The audio, as one might guess, comes directly from the trailer for Suicide Squad, right down to the somber »
- Joe Blevins
Saturday tends to be the day San Diego Comic-Con seems to bear the most fruit when it comes to news, and several tidbits that will excite comic book fans happen to pertain to DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. It’s not a major leap of the imagination that a show focusing on a superhero team would see the arrival of not only another superhero team, but a club comprised of villains, but it’s still exciting to hear about nonetheless.
Let’s discuss villains first because, let’s be honest, news involving the bad guys is always nice to hear. It’s been confirmed that the Legion of Doom will factor into the show’s second season, but don’t expect to see a traditional lineup comprised of the likes of Lex Luthor, Brainiac, Scarecrow, Solomon Grundy and others.
Executive Producer Marc Guggenheim explained how they arrived at the decision »
- Eric Joseph
There was big news out of San Diego Comic Con today with regard to DC's Legends of Tomorrow!!
We've seen Dahrk in the past on Legends, but never the present.
What the heck is going on, you ask? Good question.
This will become the first-ever Legion of Doom on television.
"For season two of Legends, we decided that the perfect antagonist for TV's first-ever team of Super Heroes would be TV's first-ever team of Super-Villains, recruited from the ranks of Arrow and The Flash's deadliest adversaries," Legends boss Marc Guggenheim said. »
- Carissa Pavlica
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will battle the Legion of Doom in Season 2, it was announced on Saturday at the San Diego Comic-Con.
And populating The CW series’ iteration of the infamous Legion of Doom will be some familiar faces: Reverse-Flash (to again played by The Flash‘s Matt Letscher), Captain Cold (Legends‘ Wentworth Miller), Malcolm Merlyn aka the Dark Archer (Arrow vet John Barrowman) and Damien Darhk (Arrow‘s Neal McDonough).
Comic-con 2016 Exclusive Videos, Casting News, Scoop and More
Letscher will be a series regular on Legends Season 2, while McDonough will recur. Miller and Barrowman recently signed groundbreaking deals »
4 items from 2016
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