The Legion of Super-Heroes first appeared in Adventure Comics #247. Otto Binder and Al Plastino created them for a single adventure; however, the team proved popular and was given another appearance just twenty issues later. They were very popular and continued to be popular for quite some time. However, things have changed for the Legion of Super-Heroes; they don’t sell as well as other superhero teams. Because they are my favorite team, I want to know why.
The Legion of Super-Heroes has a very long and complicated continuity. It has been rebooted several times. It also has a very large roster filled with different Legionnaires. There are also several different things going on in the team. These are a lot of the things I hear about the team; and honestly, they are all true.
However, this is what gives the Legion something that some teams don’t have. The characters interact like real human beings. They have relationships that end and some of them just don’t get along with each other. Also, if you don’t like a certain character, there are always forty more you can watch and relate to. They are all so different that you are bound to find one that you enjoy reading.
The many things going on is something about the Legion that I really like. Some plots are weak. This happens in Legion stories and other comics; however, in Legion, if you don’t like a certain plot, there are three more that are going on. This is good for people who like a fast-pasted story and some great action scenes. These many plots going on also allow a lot of slight character development for all the characters.
The continuity of the Legion is one of the only things I can’t defend. There have been a few version of the team that is almost identical to one another. This is what kept me away from the Legion. However, one day I just picked up issues and read them. I enjoyed them and just started studying the team. So, I would suggest that when you are reading the team, just forget about everything that has happened in that universe and focus on what is happening now.
I want to know why you aren’t read the Legion of Super-Heroes. If it’s the characters, there is Legion Lost that has a much smaller cast and a smaller story. If you are not reading the Legion of Super-Heroes, what keeps you reading them? I will always be a Legion fan and I find the team interesting and fun to read. Please respond and tell me why you are, or not reading the Legion of Super-Heroes.