Legion of monsters, no 1

série: Marvel various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: Horreur
classement: carton131
date: 1975
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 20 €
critère: *
remarques: this first issue "the legion of monsters" was a one-shot publication
by Marvel Comics under serie 2447 dated September 1975,
however the title is featuring again under Marvel Preview No. 8 (1976)
black and white, 76 pages, 1 $

legion of monsters, serie 2447, no 1, september 1975
cover Neal Adams

1/ Frankenstein monster, the monster and the masque
it was a jolly old costume party until the arrival
of two uninvited guests
by Doug Moench and Val Mayerik

2/ the manphibian, vengeance crude
he came from beyond the stars, seeking revenge
on the murderer who had shattered his life
by Marv Wolfman and Dave Cockrum

3/ the flies, they called him Chuckles
and they laughed at him
by Gerry Conway and Paul Kirschner

4/ Bram Stoker's Dracula, death, be thou proud
a man-demon stalks London

5/ monster gallery by various artists

the Legion of Monsters first appeared in Marvel Comics chronology
in Marvel Premiere #28
and were created by Bill Mantlo, Frank Robbins, and Steve Gan.

a similar team appeared in a one-shot anthology Curtis magazine,
Legion of Monsters #1, in September 1975,
pre-dating Marvel Premiere #28 by five months,
the line-up was almost identical; Ghost Rider was not present,
but the magazine included Frankenstein's Monster, Dracula, Werewolf by Night,
Manphibian, Man-Thing, and Morbius, the Living Vampire,
the story continued in Marvel Preview #8.

the first version of the Legion of Monsters were united by chance
to investigate the appearance of a strange being called the Starseed,
athough the being was benevolent, Morbius,
the Living Vampire and Werewolf by Night
were overcome by their hungers and attacked it,
Ghost Rider intervened as the Starseed was unable to overcome
his fear of Man-Thing and was burned by it,
the dying Starseed attempted to cure the Legion of their monstrous forms,
but was too weak and died minutes later,
tired of fighting and disappointed in their actions the team split up,
although they barely even acknowledged being a team in the first place
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