Sunday, July 13, 2014

Legion of Super Heroes Returns In Justice League Annual

Justice League United to Guest Star Legion of Super-Heroes

Justice League United will have its first Annual in October.  It will bring back the New 52 Legion of Super-Heroes (LSH) according to COMIC BOOK RESOURCES in an article posted recently (see this link for the article ).

The premise seems to be that the 31st Century has been destroyed.  So it goes with the whole FUTURE'S END theme.

Although it would be interesting to see the LSH in the present time, I think DC would be giving up too easy on that time period.  Especially since they have JUSTICE LEAGUE 3000.

The problem with the Legion is that it only has, for the most part, only its own villains.  The Fatal Five, The Legion of Super-Villains, The Dominators, and Pulsar Stargrave used to only exist in that time frame.

DC has been smart enough to incorporate The Daxams, the Khunds, and The Duralans, into the present day comics, but they didn't fell the real magic that made all the the Legion titles before them great.

The new 52 had LSH and Legion Lost.  Both titles were canceled.  The issue wasn't the settings of the titles, it was that the stories didn't compel enough readers to buy the title.

I didn't read the LSH title.  The stories just didn't draw me to them.

I did read Legion Lost after a couple issues.  I loved the make up the team. I did not like the whole idea of N.O.W.H.E.R.E.  

I wanted greater interaction with the DC Universe as a whole.

One Pre New 52 story that did that was "The Great Darkness Saga"  by Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen (info on this link ).

The one thing I think that DC did wrong was putting the WANDERERS in the present.  It took away another team to either ally with or to have conflict with.  DC can have strong future.  They just have to commit to making it as interesting as it was before the New 52.  

The old LSH introduced heroes like Dawnstar, Wildfire, Quislet, and others to keep readers interested.  They also created bad Guys like Tyr, The Time Trapper, and The Fatal Five that brought readers like me back.

The LSH has been around for a long time.  They just need the kinds of stories that Jim Shooter and Paul Levitz used to write pre New 52.

If Legion Lost comes back in the present day, please have them face present day villains that every other 21st Century Heroes face.

It would bring in more readers who want to see those kinds of stories.  This goes back to the Darkseid story.  It was one of the most popular LSH stories every.

That is my rant folks.

Enjoy your comics and hopefully DC will continue to take us to places we never imagined.

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