Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Teenagers from the Future Now Available!

Initially released in a small preview print run for the NYCC, Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes is now availableworldwide!

Edited by me, and featuring a foreword my Matt Fraction and an afterword by Barry Lyga, the collection of essays covers the following topics:

"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

Buy your copy NOW at -- check it out HERE.

Or, if you want to order it through your local comic shop, it should be listed in next month's Diamond Previews. More details to follow.

(But, seriously, you can just order it online right now, so why wait???)


Anonymous said...

Whoo-hoo, ordered! I've been waiting for this to come available. It looks like a terrific collection of essays.

I very much enjoyed your Grant Morrison book, and your comics reviews nearly always align with my own opinions.

It's exciting to see the Legion getting this kind of attention again. LLL!

Timothy Callahan said...

Of course our reviews nearly always align! We're both nearly always right.

Glad you ordered it! Tell me what you think about the book.

Nikki said...

I'm obviously late but this showed up finally in my local comic store this week. One copy on the new release shelf and it was mine all mine. I'm trying to get through an essay a day. It refreshing to read such well written criticism about Legion especially as I spend every day studying pompous literary critics who write with the sole purpose of being obsure.