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"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

#1 Posted by The Impersonator (5483 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashy. =P

#2 Posted by Or35ti (1101 posts) - - Show Bio

I admit this looks so damn cool

#3 Posted by pikahyper (12113 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#4 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

Legion Looks pretty Good in All White.

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33352 posts) - - Show Bio

Legion Lost is great

#6 Edited by wmwadeii (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#7 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11563 posts) - - Show Bio

Excited to read this.

#8 Posted by sentryman555 (771 posts) - - Show Bio

@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?

#9 Posted by Baddamdog (2223 posts) - - Show Bio

I spy Terra

#10 Posted by pikahyper (12113 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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#11 Edited by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#12 Posted by The Stegman (24333 posts) - - Show Bio

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!

#13 Posted by wmwadeii (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#14 Posted by chroinkero (68 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (9054 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by LB70145 (193 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#17 Posted by Robrat93 (56 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#18 Posted by Icon (2077 posts) - - Show Bio

Exciting. : ]

#19 Edited by wmwadeii (3249 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#20 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#21 Posted by KainScion (2973 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#22 Posted by TexasTyler (10 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by cagedleo730 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#24 Posted by ravisher (689 posts) - - Show Bio

static?

#25 Posted by zackattack529 (1404 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#26 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#27 Posted by wdchefdave (136 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#28 Posted by TexasTyler (10 posts) - - Show Bio

thanks, totally missed her behind shark dude or girl

#29 Posted by BlackArmor (6141 posts) - - Show Bio

It's cool but I freaking hate the Tron look

#30 Posted by Alch21 (210 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#31 Posted by feargalr (1163 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to this :)

#32 Posted by cagedleo730 (231 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#33 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#34 Posted by dadarkknight36310 (99 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#35 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#36 Posted by garrettsgonewild (75 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#37 Posted by BoyWander (318 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#38 Posted by danhimself (22535 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#39 Posted by KidSupreme (829 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#40 Posted by htb106 (1641 posts) - - Show Bio

brilliant to finally see bart's origin

#41 Posted by TexasTyler (10 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#42 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10180 posts) - - Show Bio

Tron threw up all over this pic lol

#43 Posted by Skaddix (3114 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#44 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#45 Posted by telepathic666 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

yay a red Beast boy?

#46 Posted by laabitres (407 posts) - - Show Bio

looks epic so lovin the suits

#47 Posted by VaizD (249 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#48 Posted by sentryman555 (771 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.