While issue #17, which is currently on stands, is an accessible stand-alone story, it will also include elements that will come into play over the following two issues, forming what Torres calls a “bigger drama.” Having been the regular writer for the series, Torres is able to tell stories that are more than the standard “done in one” variety.
Torres states that while each issue is a standalone tale, all three issues will work together to form an over-arching storyline called, “Flight Ring.” For fans interested in how Brainiac 5 will be handled, especially given his status at the end of the second season of Legion of Super Heroes, Torres says that while they will not be able to offer any in sight into where he went and what happened, due to time constraints, the character’s status will be addressed during these three issues.
Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century will then wrap up in November 2008 with a self-contained story in issue #20 written by Jack Briglio (Scooby-Doo). A second trade paperback collection of Legion of Super Heroes In The 31st Century, collecting issues #7 – 12, is still a possibility, according to DC Comics.
J. Torres is scheduled to appear at the FanExpo convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, taking place August 22nd – 24th, 2008.
Stay tuned for further updates!