Saturday, November 8, 2008

Teenagers from the Future in Previews

Sequart Research & Literacy Organization is proud to annouce that Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes is now available for order through comic shops.

The book is listed in November's Previews catalog, which was published at the end of October. You can find it in the books section, which comes just after the comics section. We're proud that the book was chosen as the top "Featured Item" in books. You can see the Previews listing here.

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
"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.

The 6"x9" softcover book runs 344 pages and carries a $26.95 cover price. The order code is NOV084474.

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.

We here at Sequart are proud to be listed in Previews and available through comics shops. We really want this book to be a success through comic stores, in particular, so it would mean a lot to us if you would support this effort. Essentially, we're asking you to vote with your dollars for our unique brand of well-written, accessible comics scholarship. And you get a really great book.

But please don't count on your store to order copies -- most stores won't. The best thing you can do is to order copies in advance by telling your store that you want them to get a copy for you. That's the only way to make sure you get a copy of this second edition in your store. Because we're buried in the catalogue, it might help to give your local retailer the book's order code, which is NOV084474.

If you believe in our mission or even just like more quality books on comics, spread the word. Blog about the book, even if it's just to point out this interesting item. Tell others. Whatever you do, get your store to order copies.

And thank you so much for making this and our other books like it a success! It means the world to us that we have such loyal, outgoing fans, and it's always inspiring us to do better.

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