Revisionism, Radical Experimentation, and Dystopia in Keith Giffen’s Legion of Super-Heroes

"Thoroughly cogent... Kent Shakespeare would be proud."
-- Joe Casey

No other run divides Legion of Super-Hero fans like Keith Giffen’s. To detractors, it dismantled everything good about the series.

In this short book, Dr. Julian Darius argues that Giffen’s run offered an ambitious and unprecedented response to the growing maturity of super-hero comics — one that, far from trashing Legion history, actually respected it.

The contents of this book previously appeared in Teenagers from the Future: Essays on the Legion of Super-Heroes.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In 1996, while still an undergraduate, Dr. Julian Darius founded what would become Sequart Research & Literacy Organization. After graduating magna cum laude from Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisconsin), he obtained his M.A. in English, authoring a thesis on John Milton and utopianism. In 2002, he moved to Waikiki, teaching college while obtaining an M.A. in French (high honors) and a Ph.D. in English. In 2011, he founded Martian Lit, which publishes creative work, including his comic book Martian Comics and his transgressive novel Nira/Sussa. He currently lives in Illinois.

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