History ComicBook / LegionOfSuper-Heroes

30th Dec '16 11:50:45 AM nombretomado
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From 2006 to 2008, an AnimatedAdaptation came along, [[PragmaticAdaptation taking the most iconic versions]] of all involved (but taking even more inspiration from the {{DCAU}}, despite, judging by Brainiac 5's [[RobotBuddy being an android]], not being in continuity with it.) [[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes See Here for that series.]]

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From 2006 to 2008, an AnimatedAdaptation came along, [[PragmaticAdaptation taking the most iconic versions]] of all involved (but taking even more inspiration from the {{DCAU}}, Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, despite, judging by Brainiac 5's [[RobotBuddy being an android]], not being in continuity with it.) [[WesternAnimation/LegionOfSuperHeroes See Here for that series.]]
12th Dec '16 12:28:02 AM XSpectreGreyX
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Recent stories post-''Infinite Crisis'' have reintroduced TheMultiverse and restored the ''original'' Legion, including Superman's past with them. This version first (re)appeared in the "Lightning Saga" BatFamilyCrossover between ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' and is the one currently appearing in DC Comics. As part of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Geoff Johns wrote a miniseries called "The Legion of Three Worlds" which dealt with all three versions (original, Zero Hour, and threeboot) of the Legion.

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Recent stories Stories post-''Infinite Crisis'' have reintroduced TheMultiverse and restored the ''original'' Legion, including Superman's past with them. This version first (re)appeared in the "Lightning Saga" BatFamilyCrossover between ''Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' and ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica'' and is the one currently appearing in DC Comics. ''ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica''. As part of ''ComicBook/FinalCrisis'', Geoff Johns wrote a miniseries called "The Legion of Three Worlds" which dealt with all three versions (original, Zero Hour, and threeboot) of the Legion.
Legion which put the Zero Hour and Threeboot Legions [[PutOnABus on a bus]]. The original Legion got an ongoing, written by Paul Levitz, and while it was renumbered with the ComicBook/New52 reboot, it largely was unchained aside from losing some characters to the ''Legion Lost'' ongoing, which featured a group of Legionnaires in the present. The series was eventually cancelled, with the implication that this Legion ''actually'' belonged to an Alternate Earth. The Legion reappeared as part of the "Infinitus Saga" storyline in ''Justice League United''.

As part of the ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' initiative, the Legion were teased by creators and Saturn Girl made some brief appearances. It was later confirmed that there would be a new Legion ongoing, and even later WordOfGod said that the ''Batman'' ongoing (where Saturn Girl briefly appeared) would lead into the Legion's return.
27th Aug '16 8:21:54 AM erforce
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** On the flip side, the MarvelComics has created two entirely separate {{expies}} of the Legion: the GuardiansOfTheGalaxy and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. {{Wolverine}} was initially (loosely) based on Legionnaire Timber Wolf.

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** On the flip side, the MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics has created two entirely separate {{expies}} of the Legion: the GuardiansOfTheGalaxy Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy and the Shi'ar Imperial Guard. {{Wolverine}} Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} was initially (loosely) based on Legionnaire Timber Wolf.
7th Aug '16 12:32:42 PM nombretomado
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* TimeTravel: Originally it was all over the place, as the means by which Superboy could be a member of a thirtieth-century superteam. After the Zero Hour reboot, it's extremely rare, and half the Legion being sent a thousand years into the past (where they can interact with most of the rest of TheDCU) poses a huge problem in terms of how to get them home.

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* TimeTravel: Originally it was all over the place, as the means by which Superboy could be a member of a thirtieth-century superteam. After the Zero Hour reboot, it's extremely rare, and half the Legion being sent a thousand years into the past (where they can interact with most of the rest of TheDCU) Franchise/TheDCU) poses a huge problem in terms of how to get them home.
7th Aug '16 12:28:17 PM nombretomado
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** ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' (later ''R.E.B.E.L.S.'') is a slightly unusual example: it's a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for the Legion, with similar characters and a similar space-operatic style, but set in the contemporary 20th/21st century [[TheDCU DCU]].

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** ''L.E.G.I.O.N.'' (later ''R.E.B.E.L.S.'') is a slightly unusual example: it's a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute for the Legion, with similar characters and a similar space-operatic style, but set in the contemporary 20th/21st century [[TheDCU DCU]].Franchise/{{DCU}}.
27th Apr '16 7:32:05 PM Boffo972015
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(Side note: Ultra Boy still qualified as having a unique power, in addition to being invulnerable to both kryptonite AND lead. His penetra-vision could see through lead, which the others could not.)

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(Side note: Ultra Boy still qualified as having a unique power, in addition to being invulnerable to both kryptonite AND lead. His penetra-vision could see through lead, which the others could not. As well, in the modern version, Rond Vidar made it in despite a Green Lantern typically not being allowed because of reliance on outside powers. The technicality: Rond also intrinsically possesses the power of being able to resist all hypnosis.)
25th Mar '16 4:10:54 PM Ramidel
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* ThouShaltNotKill: An official rule of the Legion.

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* ThouShaltNotKill: An official rule of the Legion. Legionnaires generally obey this strictly, but the actual ''rule'' allows for killing villains if there's no other way to save sapient lives.
20th Jan '16 9:38:47 PM jormis29
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** ''{{Supreme}}'''s League of Infinity.

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** ''{{Supreme}}'''s ''ComicBook/{{Supreme}}'''s League of Infinity.
25th Dec '15 6:08:26 PM nombretomado
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At the start of the SilverAge, one story, in ''Adventure Comics'' #247 (April, 1958), introduced the "Legion of {{Super Hero}}es", a trio of super-powered teenagers from the future who committed many acts of SuperDickery while initiating Superboy into their club -- [[SecretTestOfCharacter with the best of intentions]], ''really''. The trio became popular enough to be seen again, as Superboy began traveling in time to team up with them, and the other new members they'd recruited.

The Legion gradually became more prominent in ''Adventure Comics'' (which at the time was a second Superboy book) and took over as the main feature with issue #300 (September, 1962), reducing Superboy to supporting character status on what used to be ''his'' comic book. They are remembered for their wide-eyed idealism, not to mention corny touches -- their clubhouse was ''designed'' to look like a crashed rocket. [[BiggerOnTheInside How they all fit inside]] was [[AWizardDidIt never explained]]. However, their series was surprisingly sophisticated for the SilverAge; with one of the earliest comic book characters KilledOffForReal in Ferro Lad (and, for that matter, one of the earliest [[BackFromTheDead comic book resurrections]] with Lightning Lad), a trial for a Legionnaire killing in self-defense, and dealing with FantasticRacism even before ''Franchise/StarTrek'' did.

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At the start of the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, one story, in ''Adventure Comics'' #247 (April, 1958), introduced the "Legion of {{Super Hero}}es", a trio of super-powered teenagers from the future who committed many acts of SuperDickery while initiating Superboy into their club -- [[SecretTestOfCharacter with the best of intentions]], ''really''. The trio became popular enough to be seen again, as Superboy began traveling in time to team up with them, and the other new members they'd recruited.

The Legion gradually became more prominent in ''Adventure Comics'' (which at the time was a second Superboy book) and took over as the main feature with issue #300 (September, 1962), reducing Superboy to supporting character status on what used to be ''his'' comic book. They are remembered for their wide-eyed idealism, not to mention corny touches -- their clubhouse was ''designed'' to look like a crashed rocket. [[BiggerOnTheInside How they all fit inside]] was [[AWizardDidIt never explained]]. However, their series was surprisingly sophisticated for the SilverAge; UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}; with one of the earliest comic book characters KilledOffForReal in Ferro Lad (and, for that matter, one of the earliest [[BackFromTheDead comic book resurrections]] with Lightning Lad), a trial for a Legionnaire killing in self-defense, and dealing with FantasticRacism even before ''Franchise/StarTrek'' did.



At the end of the SilverAge, the Legion's slot was swapped with ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, leaving Supergirl as star of ''Adventure Comics'' and the Legion as a backup in ''ComicBook/ActionComics''. After the retirement of editor Mort Weisinger, the Legion was reduced to an occasional backup in ''Superboy''. Dave Cockrum, who would go on to design many members of the Bronze Age incarnation of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, became the Legion's regular artist, and started redefining their look. With this, their popularity started to inch upwards again, and eventually, ''Superboy'' became ''Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes''.

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At the end of the SilverAge, UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}, the Legion's slot was swapped with ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}, leaving Supergirl as star of ''Adventure Comics'' and the Legion as a backup in ''ComicBook/ActionComics''. After the retirement of editor Mort Weisinger, the Legion was reduced to an occasional backup in ''Superboy''. Dave Cockrum, who would go on to design many members of the Bronze Age incarnation of the Comicbook/{{X-Men}}, became the Legion's regular artist, and started redefining their look. With this, their popularity started to inch upwards again, and eventually, ''Superboy'' became ''Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes''.



* BadassNormal: Karate Kid, who has no actual superpowers but has never run into any trouble with the Legion's traditional superpower requirement, presumably because nobody wants to say no to a guy who's demonstrated that he can put the absurdly overpowered SilverAge Superboy in a headlock.

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* BadassNormal: Karate Kid, who has no actual superpowers but has never run into any trouble with the Legion's traditional superpower requirement, presumably because nobody wants to say no to a guy who's demonstrated that he can put the absurdly overpowered SilverAge [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Superboy in a headlock.



* DarkAgeOfSupernames: After being a famous example of SomethingPerson names during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, the trended started to shift during UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in the mid-1970s, with new characters like Wildfire, Dawnstar, Tyroc, Tellus, Quislet, and Atmos. The pace picked up considerably during the TMK run starting in 1989, with Valor, Impulse, Bounty, Kono, Veilmist, Firefist, Flederweb, and Nightwind. But it reached its pinnacle with the introduction of [=SW6=] teenage duplicates of the team, many of whom adopted "edgier" versions of their original names (see below for examples). Most of these names were kept for the post-''Zero Hour'' reboot, and new characters introduced during this period usually started off with such names (Catspaw, Dragonmage, XS, Kinetix, Gates, Thunder, Monstress). When Mark Waid started writing the "threeboot" version of the team, he deliberately returned to the traditional SomethingPerson convention, and the post-''Final Crisis'' version of the team has stuck with it as well, though not as zealously.

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* DarkAgeOfSupernames: After being a famous example of SomethingPerson names during TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks, the trended started to shift during UsefulNotes/TheBronzeAgeOfComicBooks in the mid-1970s, with new characters like Wildfire, Dawnstar, Tyroc, Tellus, Quislet, and Atmos. The pace picked up considerably during the TMK run starting in 1989, with Valor, Impulse, Bounty, Kono, Veilmist, Firefist, Flederweb, and Nightwind. But it reached its pinnacle with the introduction of [=SW6=] teenage duplicates of the team, many of whom adopted "edgier" versions of their original names (see below for examples). Most of these names were kept for the post-''Zero Hour'' reboot, and new characters introduced during this period usually started off with such names (Catspaw, Dragonmage, XS, Kinetix, Gates, Thunder, Monstress). When Mark Waid started writing the "threeboot" version of the team, he deliberately returned to the traditional SomethingPerson convention, and the post-''Final Crisis'' version of the team has stuck with it as well, though not as zealously.



* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted something fierce, most unusually for a comic originating in the SilverAge.

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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: Averted something fierce, most unusually for a comic originating in the SilverAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}}.
14th Nov '15 3:57:44 PM nombretomado
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* TooManyBelts: When Keith Giffen returned to the title as artist in the late 1980s, he brought with him a radically changed art style and a complete redesign of the costumes of the team. Those redesigns eschewed the traditional spandex superhero aesthetic in favor of jackets, belts, and pouches. Lots and lots of pouches. And this was ''before'' RobLiefeld hit the big time...

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* TooManyBelts: When Keith Giffen returned to the title as artist in the late 1980s, he brought with him a radically changed art style and a complete redesign of the costumes of the team. Those redesigns eschewed the traditional spandex superhero aesthetic in favor of jackets, belts, and pouches. Lots and lots of pouches. And this was ''before'' RobLiefeld Creator/RobLiefeld hit the big time...
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