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Lobdell Plans SUPERBOY and LEGION LOST Crossover For May

"The Culling" crossover will allow writer Scott Lobdell to bring two DC series together.

"The Culling" will be a crossover event at DC Comics that will be featured in both SUPERBOY and LEGION LOST, and will be written by SUPERBOY and TEEN TITANS writer Scott Lobdell. So, what is "The Culling"? According to Lodbell, the story will be dealing with Kid Flash and Superboy, and give the opportunity for Kid Flash to get the first real glimpse of his origins.

Lobdell won't be taking on the task of delivering the upcoming 92-page crossover event alone; to execute the task he will be bringing in the likes of Brett Booth, R.B. Silva and Ig Guara to deliver the art.

The story will be diving into the reasons why Kid Flash is in the present as a member of the current TEEN TITANS, and explain who he is to readers. Based on what Lobdell revealed about the project, readers will see Kid Flash interact with a variety of characters who will question his origins.

Kid Flash [will be] learning the first hints of his origin by talking with Superboy, a 16 year old without any past at all...Then Timber Wolf [will confront] Kid Flash for an explanation as to why Bart Allen is in the here-and-now instead of his place of origin in the 31st Century... and you wonder why at least one of the Legion Losters seems to be covering for Kid Flash?

What will the connection between Legion and Kid Flash be? Which of the "Legion Losters" do you think will cover for Kid Flash, and more importantly; why? Lobdell also revealed his excitement about working with all three artists (Guara, Booth and Silva) on the upcoming project, citing he couldn't be happier about the "opportunity to create an epic comic book story over the course of one month -- using some of the greatest characters in the medium."

What do you think of the news of this crossover event? What do you think about the story's focus on Kid Flash's origins, and what could be his relationship to the Legion? The event launched this May.

Source: DC

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Posted by The Impersonator

Flashy. =P

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Posted by Or35ti

I admit this looks so damn cool

Posted by pikahyper

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

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Posted by Skaddix

Legion Looks pretty Good in All White.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Legion Lost is great

Edited by wmwadeii

I didn't mind Legion Lost because it was one small team. Having a hard time getting into Legion of Superheroes though. Seems like way too many characters to keep up with. Will be fun to see how they integrate Lost with the Titans.

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

This isn't really the first Event is it. I thought the whole Ravagers series coming out was going to be based on a Crossover. And speaking of Ravagers is the T-rex supposed to be Beast Boy? And I don't recognize the blonde next to Superboy or the guy standing behind Flash.

Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee

Excited to read this.

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Posted by sentryman555

@wmwadeii said:

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

This isn't really the first Event is it. I thought the whole Ravagers series coming out was going to be based on a Crossover. And speaking of Ravagers is the T-rex supposed to be Beast Boy? And I don't recognize the blonde next to Superboy or the guy standing behind Flash.

It looks like their's a flying rock behind the blonde girl. Terra?

Posted by Baddamdog

I spy Terra

Posted by pikahyper

@wmwadeii: Ya I think there has been a couple other mini-events, those were too soon as well, they should have had their first event on like the one year anniversary of starting the new 52.

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@wmwadeii said:

I didn't mind Legion Lost because it was one small team. Having a hard time getting into Legion of Superheroes though. Seems like way too many characters to keep up with. Will be fun to see how they integrate Lost with the Titans.

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

This isn't really the first Event is it. I thought the whole Ravagers series coming out was going to be based on a Crossover. And speaking of Ravagers is the T-rex supposed to be Beast Boy? And I don't recognize the blonde next to Superboy or the guy standing behind Flash.

red dino is beast boy. blonde is the new terra. other guy is a new character

also legion lost better kick the titans @ss. i don't want to see any jobbing to the bat and super.

Posted by The Stegman

Hmmm, looks pretty interesting, i've always been interested in LOSH characters but have never been able to jump into any of their titles, which is why I'm not reading Legion Lost, but if it's all in one giant crossover edition, and since I am reading Teen  Titans, I'm definitely gonna check it out!

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Posted by wmwadeii

@pikahyper: Yeah I agree. I'm still a few issues back and just read Detective #3 and they have Flash show up briefly for no reason. He distracts Rabbit and disappears then goes to Ivy's and get pricked by a thorn and has to run off. They keep throwing other characters into the books. I understand cross sales for those who might not currently buy a certain comic and might offer insight. If you are going to have them in another comic please make them there the entire issue, not three or four panels. To me that is a cheap sales gimmick put a character you like on the cover, think you are going to do a lot and find out there is 1 page with them.

Posted by chroinkero

Also isn't the new Ravagers series first story arc called "The Culling" as well. The Culling must be a pretty big deal.

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

That should be awesome. All the Teen Heroes having a story arc with each other could be an interesting story

Posted by LB70145

Oh cool, Future Foundation is teaming up with The Mighty. Oh wait...

Posted by Robrat93

Have to say I'm not liking the Tron like cotumes, hope they don't last, but I am loving the Legion costumes and the appearance of Terra has got me pretty excited.

Posted by Icon

Exciting. : ]

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@chroinkero said:

Also isn't the new Ravagers series first story arc called "The Culling" as well. The Culling must be a pretty big deal.

That's right, so this is the formation of the Ravagers. I thought their 1st issue was coming out sooner but it looks like it will be after issue #9, so a few months away for Ravagers.

Posted by Skaddix

ravagers is out in june, i think. crossover starts in may although may has lots of build up

Posted by KainScion

tron vs the FF!!!! what will they think of next?

Posted by TexasTyler

ravagers is out in the last week of may following: teen titans annual #1, legion lost #9, superboy #9, and teen titans #9 in that order where it comes out may 30th. By the way guy behind kid flash is thunder, dinosaur is beast boy, and i think the supposedly blonde chick is terra

Posted by cagedleo730

@TexasTyler: Don't forget Lightning at the far right.

Posted by ravisher

static?

Posted by zackattack529

is that red dinosaur in the back beast boy? o.0

also i HOPE that the costumes the teen titans are wearing wont be their normal costumes. they look too...tron-ish? aha

Posted by pspin

So is LL any good? It looked like a random mash up of obscure characters. I do have high hopes for the culling though, they have been building that up in Superboy and TT for a while

Posted by wdchefdave

Once upon a time... way back in the 60's... I found a stack of comic books that my cousin had been reading.

The Legion of Superheroes were so cool to me. (Pretty sure it was Adventure Comics back-p features.)

However, over these many years... I've never seen so many "ape-ass" attempts of trying to use a freaking Legion of Superheroes!

There were some good times and some really bad times.

I have never seen a group of heroes that NOBODY seems to handle very long.

This is not PROGRESS!

Karate Kid, Timberwolf, Ferro Lad, WILDFIRE!

Ultra Boy had best uniform and powers.

Posted by TexasTyler

thanks, totally missed her behind shark dude or girl

Posted by BlackArmor

It's cool but I freaking hate the Tron look

Posted by Alch21

@pspin: I like it alot. And I read the other 2 as well.

Posted by feargalr

Looking forward to this :)

Posted by cagedleo730

@TexasTyler: The Shark is probably Chameleon Girl. The only one missing from this pic is Ridge and Fairchild. For some reason they've also changed Terra's hair blonde. Could be a coloring error.

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

From how its reading its obvious Kid Flash is from the future but I'm more interested in how this might be the end for NOWHERE and its heyday of collecting teenage supers and metas and mutants may be at an end. At the very least its awesome that more and more Gen13 characters are entering the fray and I I'm signed up for all the issues involved with this. In fact, I'm getting Superboy #8 as well as Legion Lost #8 tomorrow as well, which are preludes to the Culling event. Having read Superboy and Teen Titans thus far every issue, I'm so excited for this to come out. Now whether I go for the Ravagers or not remains to be seen.

Posted by dadarkknight36310

Where is skitter, have not seen her on any of the new covers for this series or the titans.

Posted by Skaddix

@dadarkknight36310 said:

Where is skitter, have not seen her on any of the new covers for this series or the titans.

With any luck Lobdell realized she is a horrible idea and she will get replaced by a quality black character.

Posted by garrettsgonewild

Looks Amazing! I can't wait to see Beast Boy in action! Also, Brett Booth draws a gorgeous Legion Lost!

Posted by BoyWander

Is there a reason the Titans are wearing tron suits? I miss Red Robin's old costume. infact. ALL their old costumes.

Posted by danhimself

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

not an event...it's a crossover...big difference

Posted by KidSupreme

i am super excited about this and looking forward to reading it.

Posted by htb106

brilliant to finally see bart's origin

Posted by TexasTyler

u mean Static because I have a deep feeling that both Static and Blue Beetle will both be joining a teen team, or they are going to restart the outsiders again, skitter isn't a bad character just a character that needs better writing and we might end up loving her

Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale

Tron threw up all over this pic lol

Posted by Skaddix

@TexasTyler said:

u mean Static because I have a deep feeling that both Static and Blue Beetle will both be joining a teen team, or they are going to restart the outsiders again, skitter isn't a bad character just a character that needs better writing and we might end up loving her

WelL I expect BB to be cancelled soon so yes I suppose they will find their way to a team probably a new one.

Posted by GothamRed

why do the modern heroes look more futuristic than the future heroes?

Posted by telepathic666

yay a red Beast boy?

Posted by laabitres

looks epic so lovin the suits

Posted by VaizD

@sentryman555 said:

@wmwadeii said:

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

This isn't really the first Event is it. I thought the whole Ravagers series coming out was going to be based on a Crossover. And speaking of Ravagers is the T-rex supposed to be Beast Boy? And I don't recognize the blonde next to Superboy or the guy standing behind Flash.

It looks like their's a flying rock behind the blonde girl. Terra?

I don't mean to dash anyone's hopes, but I'm pretty sure Superboy is carrying that giant slab of earth, perhaps with the intention to fling it at something.

Posted by sentryman555

@VaizD said:

@sentryman555 said:

@wmwadeii said:

@pikahyper said:

Still looks too much like Tron to me o.o and it's still too early for DC to be doin "events" :(

This isn't really the first Event is it. I thought the whole Ravagers series coming out was going to be based on a Crossover. And speaking of Ravagers is the T-rex supposed to be Beast Boy? And I don't recognize the blonde next to Superboy or the guy standing behind Flash.

It looks like their's a flying rock behind the blonde girl. Terra?

I don't mean to dash anyone's hopes, but I'm pretty sure Superboy is carrying that giant slab of earth, perhaps with the intention to fling it at something.

Read Superboy #8! Just came out yesterday.