The new Legion of Super-Heroes by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook has set itself apart from previous versions of the titular team. With the first issue and a cast of almost three dozen, there are some questions that Bendis needs to answer.
With a new Legion of Super-Heroes series launching the week that I'm writing this, it seems like a perfect time to revisit one of my favorite Legion stories of all time, Legion Lost. I like it so much that it would be my pick for a Legion film adaptation. I'll come back to that. As the millennium came to a close, Legion of Super-Heroes was in dire need of a new direction. They were referred to as the "Archie Legion" due to the more light-hearted and innocent nature of the stories. Of course, this was stark contrast to the last major new direction for the Legion with the start of the "Five Years Later." This version kept up two series, which probably didn't help in the late 1990s when the tone of comics went darker and grimmer. As the series came to an end, the Legion faced a terrible threat that apparently killed several members.
It has been six years and one month since the last issue of Legion Of Super-Heroes hit comic book shops. Thanks to Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook, we have a new Legion, complete with Superboy. As promised, this is a new Legion, free from six decades of history. Is the wait worth it?
You thought DC's Announcement of preview pages for Legion of Super-Heroes #1 was going to go unnoticed over here? Straight from DC Comics, we've got preview art for the arrival of Jonathan Kent into the 31st century.
The Legion of Super-Heroes is officially back! Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2 gives us the formal introduction of the 31st century's premiere team of teenage super-heroes! Technically, that was back in Superman #14, but this is the lead-in to their new series. Legion fans have been waiting for this for years, so how does it stack up?
Part of being a comic lover’s wife involves having long, detailed conversations about comic book related characters. As most people who read this site or know us in person are aware, my hub is a giant Legion of Super-Heroes collector. This does tend to be the topic of many of our conversations. Especially now that they are re-booting the Legion and there are new books out.
Because I'm drawing a blank on what old comic to read next, let's get back to covering the Legion of Super-Heroes stories that hooked me in the 1980's. When last we left the Legion of this Era, Shadow Lass and Mon-El thwarted Lady Memory on Talok VIII. Five Legionnaires are missing in Limbo and Lightning Lass and Lightning Lord got inadvertently abducted by Zymyr. Like with most of the Baxter series, I read this issue after the fact, probably years after it first came out. I'm also thinking about if I want to stop this around issue twelve, which is about where I took a sabbatical from the Legion. I did that because it was at this point that I couldn't regularly get to a comic shop. I tried to place it where it fell chronologically with Tales of the Legion. While Dream Girl is talking about returning to Earth, Lightning Lass isn't at the group meeting in Tales of the Legion #318. I guess that there was a long sabbatical on Winath at the end of this story.
Lightning Lass has been one of my favorite members of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She started as a replacement for her brother, with not much more development than that. Eventually, she found herself relegated to being one of the weakest Legionnaires, with what many considered a useless power. In that role, she was defined by her relationship to a stronger male character. However, when her original powers were returned, she found herself once again among the more powerful Legionnaires. She also became one of the first openly gay Legionnaires in a same sex relationship with fellow Legionnaire Shrinking Violet. For the purpose of this article, I am restricting my coverage of the version of Lightning Lass that existed up until the end of the fourth Legion series, Legion of Super-Heroes #61.
So, after a long wait Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium is here! This is where the return of the Legion of Super-Heroes begins. Yes, I know that they showed up last week in Superman #14. This, however, is what gets us us from here to there. I do need to warn you before you go on, that there are going to be spoilers.
On Late Night With Seth Myers, Brian Michael Bendis shared a group shot of the new Legion of Super-Heroes by artist Ryan Sook. We've gotten some definite character designs in the past few weeks, so we can definitely identify some of the members, but there are some in here that raise some questions.
Details trickled out yesterday about Brian Michael Bendis's Legion of Super-Heroes. It definitely appears that Superboy, Jonathan Kent will join this new Legion. Of course, fan reaction is mixed.