I Am Legion
|I Am Legion|
Cover of I Am Legion 1 (January 2009). Art by John Cassaday.
|Publisher||Les Humanoïdes Associés
Devil's Due Productions
|Publication date||January – July 2009|
|Number of issues||6|
|I Am Legion||ISBN 978-1-934692-65-3|
I Am Legion (French: Je suis légion) is French comic book series written by Fabien Nury, drawn by John Cassaday and published by Les Humanoïdes Associés, then in English by Humanoids Publishing/DC Comics and later by Humanoids/Devil's Due Productions.
The series was originally published by Les Humanoïdes Associés in three albums, Le faune dansant (The Dancing Faun, June 2004), Vlad (January 2006) and Les trois singes (The Three Monkeys, November 2007). This was then translated into English by Justin Kelly and was originally released in 2004 by the American-based arm of Humanoïdes, Humanoids Publishing, through their deal with DC Comics but only one prestige format book was released. The series was later split into six comic books under a new deal between Humanoids and Devil's Due Productions and finally fully released in 2009.
Real world references
The history makes liberal use of references to real world (historical) characters, including among others Wilhelm Canaris (also referred to by the codename "Trinity"), Field Marshal Günther von Kluge, Winston Churchill, Vlad Tepes and Radu cel Frumos.
Real world organizations referenced include the London Controlling Section, the Abwehr and the Special Operations Executive. A main character is a Colonel Von Kleist, perhaps a reference to Paul von Kleist. The Casablanca Conference and the Wannsee Conference are also mentioned.
- I Am Legion (trade paperback, 144 pages, October 2009, ISBN 978-1-934692-65-3)
- I Am Legion (hardcover, September 2010, ISBN 9781594650994)
- Phegley, Kiel (October 30, 2008). "Cassaday's I Am Legion Lands at Devil's Due". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved October 30, 2008.
- 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Comic Book Awards Almanac
- Hopewell, John (February 11, 2011). "Full House opens doors to 'Legion'". Variety. Retrieved February 15, 2011.
- I Am Legion #1 review, Broken Frontier