So the Legion of Monsters lay dormant after their one appearance in the ’70s (as seen yesterday), but were apparently revived recently. Man-Thing and Ghost Rider were not to be found, but Morbius the vampire and Jack Russell (seriously), the Werewolf by Night, came back. Added were, apparently, the Living Mummy and a gill man type.
The team is run by Elsa Bloodstone, the daughter of an obscure (but fun) monster hunter character from the ’70s, Ulysses Bloodstone. The elder Bloodstone had a short-lived back-up strip in the black and white Rampaging Hulk magazine (which at the beginning was featuring these great original stories of the Hulk at the beginning of his, and the Marvel Universe’s existence). The magazine went to color, and Bloodstone was out–killed, actually–while the Hulk’s adventures became current day ones, but those early issues were fantastic.
Elsa popped up years later, appearing in the hilarious NEXTWAVE Agents of Hate comic. The (sadly) full run of that series is available in two graphic novel collections; you would be well served to check them out at your local library. Although you have to be a Marvel geek to appreciate it, there was one joke with Machine Man (!!) that I think was one of the ten funniest things I’ve seen anywhere over the last decade.
As for this comic…again, not a fan of the above art. And the absence of Ghost Rider is a killer for me. Still, if I saw it in our graphic novel collection I’d check it out.