Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Teenagers from the Future Now Available!

Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes, in which I've got a rather long essay, is now available from Sequart Research & Literacy Organization.
The book, edited by Timothy Callahan (Grant Morrison: The Early Years), sports a foreword by Matt Fraction and an afterword by Barry Lyga. The collection includes the following essays:
"The Perfect Storm: The Death and Resurrection of Lightning Lad," by Richard Bensam
"Liberating the Future: Women in the Early Legion," by John G. Hemry
"The Silver Age Legion: Adventure into the Classics," by Christopher Barbee
"The (Often Arbitrary) Rules of the Legion," by Chris Sims
"Shooter's Marvelesque," by Jeff Barbanell
"The Legion's Super-Science," by James Kakalios
"Bridging the Past and the Present with the Future: The Early Legion and the JLA," by Scipio Garling
"Decades Ahead of Us to Get it Right: Architecture and Utopia," by Sara K. Ellis
"Those Legionnaires Should Just Grow Up!" by Greg Gildersleeve
"Thomas, Altman, Levitz and the 30th Century," by Timothy Callahan
"The Amethyst Connection," by Lanny Rose
"Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Giffen's Legion," by Julian Darius (that's me)
"Pulling Back the Curtain: Gender Identity and Homosexuality in the Legion," by Alan Williams
"Diversity and Evolution in the Reboot Legion," by Matthew Elmslie
"Fashion from the Future, or 'I Swear, Computo Forced Me to Wear This!" by Martin A. Perez
"Generational Theory and the Waid Threeboot," by Matthew Elmslie
"A Universe in Adolescence," by Paul Lytle
"The Racial Politics of the Legion of Super-Heroes," by Jae Bryson
This essay collection, from fans and scholars alike, is as diverse as Legion history. No Legion fan or comics scholar should go without this critical celebration of the Legion.
Legal Disclaimer: the Legion of Super-Heroes and related characters are trademarks of DC Comics. This book is not endorsed or authorized by DC Comics.
About the Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is a non-profit devoted to the study and promotion of comic books as a legitimate art. This is the organization's third book, following Timothy Callahan's Grant Morrison: The Early Years (solicited in July's Previews) and Tom McLean's Mutant Cinema: The X-Men Trilogy from Comics to Screen.
The book is available through retailers such as

1 comment:

MaGnUs said...

Hey Julian, I'm proud to have been part of this book, and I look forward to helping out in any other Sequart book.