LNH/META: A Brief History of Reception at LNHHQ
milos_parker at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 21 08:53:05 PST 2006
martinphipps2 at yahoo.com wrote:
> Tom Russell wrote:
> > A BRIEF HISTORY OF RECEPTION AT LNHHQ
> > A HANDY-DANDY REFERENCE DOCUMENT
> > COBBLED TOGETHER WITH THE HELP OF GOOGLE
> > BY TOM RUSSELL
> > The earliest appearance I could find of a
> > receptionist working for the Legion of the Net. Heroes
> > was in Martin Phipps's GIRLS NIGHT OUT, which I came
> > across as part of THE DUMBEST LEGION STORIES EVER TOLD
> > (Phipps, January 17, 1993).
> There's a problem. Using Google, LNH posts prior to January 17th, 1993
> are a bit spotty. I couldn't find any LNH posts at all prior to July
> 5th, 1992, so the original Cosmic Plot Device Caper posts from May,
> 1992 are, in fact, gone from Google and are only saved by reposts or
> the eyrie archives. Even some posts after January 17th, 1993 are
> missing: I couldn't, for example, find my original posting of LNH #70
> (part two of Acts of Violence) in which Crystal made a named
Thanks for pointing this out, Martin. I did locate some of the
original LNH thread and the original LNH story in google group
rec.arts.comics, not rec.arts.comics.misc-- but as to how complete this
is, I'm not sure.
I'll take note of Crystal's appearance--
> In any case, the first appearance of the receptionist was in Tales of
> the LNH #278 by Hubert Bartles. I can't find the original post but I
--and this information-- in the next version of the document. Thank
you everyone for your assistance and comments.
> know it was posted prior to January 17th, 1993. In fact, I satirized
> Hubert's description of the LNH Lobby in a January 18th story I posted.
> I can't find the story where I first mentioned the Lobby: again, it
> would have been sometime in Janauary, 1993. I didn't mention the
> receptionist at all in Girls Night Out so I'm not sure how it came up
> in your Google search.
Legion of Net.Heroes -- Girls Night Out!
"Alright," said Lurking Girl, "get him into the bandwagon! I'll
contact HQ!" Lurking Girl pick's up the bandwagon's cellular phone
and dials the reception desk as Manga Man is put in the back of the
"Hello. Legion Headquarters."
"Yes, is Reb there?"
"Who may I say is calling?"
"Look, this is important! We've just captured Manga Man!"
"Alright, let's see ... no he's not available right now."
"Well ... alright then, get me Ultimate Ninja!"
"I'm sorry, Ultimate Ninja has told me to hold all his calls."
"Just tell *somebody* that we're on our way with Manga Man!"
"I'll make a note of it."
"Yo DO that!" Lurking Girl slammed the phone down.
"Have a nice --"
"I don't get it! If Martin dislikes the receptionist idea so much,
why does he keep using her?"
"Now, now, Tori ..."
"OK, OK, I'm in character! Now let's get out of here before Manga
Man wakes up!"
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