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Who's That Legion Member With The GL Ring?

...and what can we expect from DC's upcoming 'Legion of Superheroes' series this May?

...and what can we expect from DC's upcoming 'Legion of Superheroes' series this May?




 The upcoming Legion of Superheroes title which will be written by former DC publisher Paul Levitz and hits stores this May will be taking a "group of young people into the far future," but we haven't heard a whole heck of a lot about the upcoming series and what we can expect. However, The Source revealed one of the awesome covers we will be seeing by penciler Yildiray Cinar and I have to admit that the image is pretty powerful. When was the last time you saw a Green Lantern ring in such a close proximity to anything yellow? Hmm...something to think about? The series writer Paul Levitz r evealed what the upcoming title is going to be all about.

The idea behind the Legion is that it's a group of young people in the far future, a thousand years from now, who are from different planets and with different powers, off saving the universe.

Well, they're young, but they're older than most of the teen teams. They're older, but in a society that presumes that you grow up a little more slowly. So just as we've added [the concept of] adolescence to the process of growing up in the last century, and we seem to be adding "odyssey," as some sociologists call it, to the process of growing up in the current generation, by the time you get to a thousand years [in the future], you're living quite a bit longer, and it's going to be a while before they treat you as a full grown-up. You may even be married and have kids, and they're still not entirely sure you're a full grown-up.

In this science fiction world you've got stuff going on with time travel; you've got interplanetary travel; you have all sorts of envisioned technology in the "Legion," some of which has become real, so we have to leap ahead and remodernize to go further and further forward. It's an incredibly rich and diverse world because we have all these alien planets and the people who come from them, so there's just wonderful weird stuff. Probably most importantly, historically, it's a book that permits change. Most [superhero] comics – I don't care whether they're ours or other publishers – have a real problem with change. Because if you're telling a piece of mythology – I don't care what kind of danger you put her in, you know you're not going to kill Lois Lane.



I am a bit hesitant about this book, to be honest, considering there are so many other DC team books being released. We have Didio's Outsiders, then the re-launch of Birds of Prey, then the Justice League and not to mention the Justice Society. Now we have Legion, yet another team book full of characters for us to get to know. I know a lot of you love team books, and while I personally I am not too crazy about them, the image above has left me a bit curious, and it's not just because Levitz seems so passionate about the book. Who is it that's wearing both the GL  AND the Legion ring? Are you guys looking forward to Levitz's upcoming Legion of Superheroes?
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Posted by Overguardian

Anyone else notice that his Legion ring is technically upside down? 
And there does seem to be some lightning coming out of the GL ring. It could just be an interpretation of the power emitted by the ring, or an indicator of the wearer...

Posted by Illyana Rasputin
@Overguardian said:

" Anyone else notice that his Legion ring is technically upside down? And there does seem to be some lightning coming out of the GL ring. It could just be an interpretation of the power emitted by the ring, or an indicator of the wearer... "

 I noticed it was upside down, too. But it's still neat! :)
Edited by big O

I think Levitz said somewhere that he is kinda picking up with some areas where Johns left off with the Legion of 3 Worlds-- which means that the dood in the rings is Sodam Yat...I think..hey Babs!!!
 
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Posted by NightFang

The GL's are coming back to the future with the Legion as back up!

Posted by The_Martian
@Overguardian said:
" Anyone else notice that his Legion ring is technically upside down? And there does seem to be some lightning coming out of the GL ring. It could just be an interpretation of the power emitted by the ring, or an indicator of the wearer... "
That was the first thing I noticed lol
Posted by Grim

yeah, either its Sodam, or were actually gonna see him hand someof the rings back out. If thats the case, that could easily be lightning Lad.
...but i keep feeling like the red and yellow are trying to tell us something. And that whole spew about having kids and STILL not being considered an adult... if Wally West somehow gets sent to the future, remember who called it.
  But yeah. It sounds like theres gonna be some really epic stuff going on here, which is good. We usually dont get anything to fantastic in Legion unless its an event or Something.

Edited by geraldthesloth

It'd be cool if somehow Rond Vidar is revived, I like him a whole lot more than Sodam Yat

Posted by CM9

please be Rond Vidar please

Posted by AngelFrost

Wow, Awesome image! :D

Posted by vincethekid

I think I'm really going to give this book a try.  I don't see why the author was hesitant about this book. 
 
Let's face it. 
 
Birds of Prey -  GREAT BOOK.  Gail rocks and so does Benes.
Justice Society-  Needs Johns or another writer with a quickness.  I feel JSA and JLA are hurting bad.
Justice League - I'm not feeling the new line up. The question I ask is,  "Am I reading Titans or the League?" .  I don't think this line up with last long before we have another re-launch.   I do like Congo Bill though.
Outsiders- ???  I like Philip Tan but, I don't think Dan can rock duel duties for long.  
 
So, logical conclusion.  Legion could be hot.  Along with GLC, GL, and the new Emerald Warriors. 
 
I guess we will have to wait and see.

Posted by ~The Wanderer~
@geraldthesloth said:
" It'd be cool if somehow Rond Vidar is revived, I like him a whole lot more than Sodam Yat "
Agreed!
Posted by Grim
@~The Wanderer~ said:
" @geraldthesloth said:
" It'd be cool if somehow Rond Vidar is revived, I like him a whole lot more than Sodam Yat "
Agreed! "
That would also explain the lightning bolt.
Posted by Benzo

I carnt wait to get this!!!!!!I love the legion of superheroes :D !!!!

Posted by Argentino_18

I want Karate Kid kicking  butts again...

Posted by Green ankh

I have always been interested in the LOSH but no matter which series i pick up i am never happy with it.. But for some reason i really want to.  This sounsd like it might be what i am looking for in a LOSH series. Looking forward to it.
Posted by Chane

I imagine it's Sodam.  
 
Maybe the legion ring is a special one that spins round so it always has the "L" upright? ;o)

Posted by They Killed Cap!

This looks great...I am a huge legion fan especially classic 60's
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

rings rings everywhere

Posted by Moomin123

Could be Hal Jordan's descendant in the future. Or Kyle Rayner's, I dunno.
Posted by jabbawookie1

Sodam Yat.....to Emperor Gonzo Noir, hes been having that ring since the Sin war....lead poisoining
Posted by jonasLighter

Would it be Booster Gold. Booster does have a Legion ring too.
Posted by Emerald_General_Jai

More than likely it's Rond's son. Geoff laid the ground-work for that when he had Universo mention him right b4 his death, and it continues the relationship between the Legions GL and their Universo. 

Posted by ~The Wanderer~
@Emerald_General_Jai said:
" More than likely it's Rond's son. Geoff laid the ground-work for that when he had Universo mention him right b4 his death, and it continues the relationship between the Legions GL and their Universo.  "
Woudn't Rond's son be too young to be a Legionnaire, let alone a GL?
Edited by zj
@Chane: 
 

Maybe the legion ring is a special one that spins round so it always has the "L" upright? ;o)

      
 
All the Legion rings can have the L inverted. But it's done manually and doing so sets off the emergency alarm/locator beacon.
Posted by warlock360

Sodom Yat

Posted by BrianDusel

Well, at the end of Legion of 3 Worlds, Sodam Yat sends the lantern rings out to find worthy holders.  So I'm betting on a brand new character to wield the ring and join the Legion.
Posted by DEGRAAF

this issue still hasnt come out yet?
Posted by ~The Wanderer~
Posted by DEGRAAF
@~The Wanderer~:
thanks. I remember him being added to the legion but i must of forgotten that part