LEVITZ & GIFFEN Team For LEGION ANNUAL #1 (Again)

LEVITZ & GIFFEN Bring LEGION ANNUAL #1

Fans of the Legion of Super-Heroes are getting some news today that should tickle their nostalgic fancy. Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen are back together on the Legion of Super-Heroes in December.

This morning, DC announced on its blog, The Source, that tonight's solicitations for December will include Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1, an issue written by Levitz with art by Giffen.

According to DC Editor Brian Cunningham, the annual will include an "all-new, all-psycho Emerald Empress."

"As soon as Keith heard I was doing some Legion work again, he was an immediate and energetic volunteer," Levitz told Newsarama of the reunion. "And knowing his fondness for the Emerald Empress, I said, 'I'll put her aside for you, and when I'm ready to get to that story, I'll give you a yell.'"

The two creators had a legendary run on the Legion in the 1980s, but haven't worked together on the team since 1989.

When Levitz took over the Legion of Super-Heroes and Adventure Comics titles this summer, fans were hoping Giffen might lend his penciling talents to the team at some point.

Now they get their wish.

Giffen, who has been better known recently for his writing on comics like Doom Patrol, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, talked with Newsarama last month about the fact that he's getting back into drawing for DC. He already has penciling gigs lined up on November's Doom Patrol #16 and Outsiders #34.

"I'm looking forward to all these projects, but the thing I'm really looking forward to is that Legion Annual," Giffen said. "It's been what, 20 years? But I tell you, it's almost like going home.

"The icing on the cake is that it's all about the Emerald Empress, who is my absolute favorite Legion villain," he added.

Check back later today for our full interview with Levitz and Giffen about their reunion on the Legion of Super-Heroes Annual in December.

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