When I scan through my newsreader each morning, I really don’t expect to see a feature-length article about a comic series like Alien Legion in a major US paper. The comic was one of the early efforts from Epic Comics, the direct-sales Marvel imprint that skirted the comics code beginning in the early ’80s. The comic’s concept was simple: the French Foreign Legion in space, with a rogues gallery of humans and aliens fighting alongside one another.

The title has long been on many fanboy wishlists for adaptation to film, and while things have been simmering for a long time, it seems that the heat is being turned up, if only incrementally. Read More »