Written by SAM HUMPHRIES Art and cover by TOM GRUMMETT and SCOTT HANNA The Legion of Super Heroes always thought they had taken their inspiration from the 21st Century’s Superboy. But when they try to bring that hero into their future time, the team discovers to their surprise the caped champion isn’t who—or even what—they expected! On sale JUNE 14 • 48 pg
This series looks sorta funny, but a lot of what we've seen of the Legion in the past year has been playing them for a joke - the Sugar & Spike appearance, the knock-offs in Harley Quinn and JL3001. More recent Rebirth panels with Saturn Girl and Brainiac 5 suggested a more serious take, but now we're back to Legion cliché of applicant rejection/silly powers.
More to the point, I'd love it if the Dominators would be outsmarted by Marvin the Martian.
Marvin is actually a part of this event... He and J'onn are getting a one-shot. The whole event looks "looney toons" fun, with a lot of great talent! The Elmer Fudd/Batman issue might be the sleeper hit...
This series looks sorta funny, but a lot of what we've seen of the Legion in the past year has been playing them for a joke - the Sugar & Spike appearance, the knock-offs in Harley Quinn and JL3001. More recent Rebirth panels with Saturn Girl and Brainiac 5 suggested a more serious take, but now we're back to Legion clichďż˝ of applicant rejection/silly powers.
You're absolutely right ... ... ... ...
... but come on, how cool is that My daughter's gonna love that one, probably as much as the Subs meet Ambush Bug story
There's an interview with the writer (Sam Humphries) here.
Among other things, he says "It is the â€śConvergenceâ€ť Legion, which is patterned after my favorite era of the Legion, which is the â€™70s, Bronze Age, Mike Grell, Dave Cockrum run of the Legion", and also "It truly is a Legion of Super-Heroes story guest starring Bugs Bunny, and not the other way around." It's not in continuity.
My honest, first second, reaction when I saw it previewed wasn't all that different Sarky. "Bah!* They're making the Legion a laughing stock to demoralise it's strong fan base!" It was only then I saw the other titles involved too. I swear it was just a second! But I could have posted that first reaction.
So, although there's a little cynic in me that says that wouldn't it be nice to have a proper Legion story again, at least the Legion isn't being ignored. I'll be taking a look at Bats '66, for example. It's camp, it's silly but what a creative team. So it's should be cool beans.
*give 2 bucks a month to help thoth lad overcome his internal monologue having comic book dialogue in it.
"...not having to believe in a thing to be interested in it and not having to explain a thing to appreciate the wonder of it."
*"Doc" is a nickname** frequently used by Bugs Bunny with those he encounters **No, this doesn't mean you're a doctor***, at all ***Not even "Doctor" like the various superhero "doctors" who have never got near a PhD**** ****Stop asking about it already!
My views are my own and do not reflect those of everyone else... and I wouldn't have it any other way.