ABNETT, LANNING LOVE 'EM AND 'LEGION'

If there's a group of comic fans more intense, even fanatical, than the fans of DC Comics' Legion of Super-Heroes, it'd be hard to guess which group that could be.

The latest writers to discover the mixed blessing that comes with creating for this audience are Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning, who just presided over the ending of the "Legion of Super-Heroes" and "Legionnaires" titles and in March will begin the year-long story of the aftermath of the cataclysmic events that shattered the Legion's world in the limited series "Legion Lost."

"Reaction so far has, for the most part, been very positive," Andy Lanning told the Comic Wire on Wednesday ...

THE CBLDF WANTS YOU!

Neil Gaiman. Linda Medley. You.

Previously, you had to be a big name comic creator to do a benefit for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.

For this fall's Small Press Expo's EXPO2000 showcase comic - the proceeds of which benefit the CBLDF - the organizers are having an open call for creators to submit their work ...

BOY POWER: STAN LEE TEAMS WITH THE BACKSTREET BOYS

And you thought John Byrne was controversial ...

DC ANNOUNCES NEW FIGURES, THREE BEANIE HEROES ARRIVE AT WB STORE

If action figures are secretly dolls, what does that make superhero bean bag dolls?

That's something for the muy macho DC Comics superhero fan to ponder at the WB Store in malls across America ...

TRUMAN GOES 'COMMANDO' IN MARCH

Heavily armed monsters. It's a concept DC has had success with before, back in the days that weird war stories were a staple of the company's line ...

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