Rikk Odinson wrote: P.S. You forgot Blok.
My second favorite Legionnaire (and even in my top 10 comic book heroes) - I'd never forget him. But I wasn't listing random Legioonaires. I was listing Legion Lost Legionnaires created after 1970 that you infered you didn't give a shit about.
Rikk Odinson wrote:I don't want to turn this into a bitch fest because we get enough of that in Legion threads with the Nacirdouche,
No worries. I doubt you could ever stoop that low.
Rikk Odinson wrote: but I have never cared for all the Boy/Lad/Girl/Lass names and if I never have to read about Bouncing Boy, Duplicate Girl, or most all the other 50's and 60's Legionairres again I would be ecstatic.
The constant return to and focus on the first 15 LSHers is the biggest problem the Legion has had since the 90's, and until that changes, modern comics audiences are going to keep ignoring the LSH.
And I won't say your wrong. Nor can I say you're right either.
The Legion's two greatests eras (the Adventure run and the Levitz 80's run) were about a legion of super-heroes coincidently called the Legion of Super-Heroes. Keeping the focus on any small core grouping defeats the purpose. So in this sense, I agree with you.
But there are certain characters that can at times, transcend this rule because of their popularity. Hence, we get a lot of Brainiac 5 (my favorite Legionnaire and my all time #1 comic hero - so in his case, I don't mind his constant presence). The Legion Trinity (Garth, Imra & Rokk) likewise get this as they are not only popular but that they are the most iconic Legionnaires in the (limited) public eye.
Personally I love those classic characters. From Sunboy to Polarboy. From Triplicate Girl to Blockade Boy to Shadow Lass to Karate Kid. Yes the names are hokey but are they really any different from thier adult variations? If you can accept Spider-Man
or Invisible Woman
, is Invisible Kid or Duo Damsel really that much more difficult?
Right now, probably my least favorite Legionnaires are the new recruits and I'm flummoxed as to why they are getting so much attention. They have potential to be great Legionnaires but the book should be on the Legion and not just the Legion Recruits.
But back on topic - Legion Lost. I hope they show up somewhere soon. If for no other reason than for Superman to run into them.