It was still closer than the Threeboot to the classic LoSH.
Since the 5YG, things have not been good, but as I said, the one that departed the most of the path, was the poorest. Waid through out more with it then with the Archie LoSH. That's what makes it worse.
EXACTLY. The so-called "Archie Legion" was still recognizable as the Legion. They were still about saving people-- er, beings, and promoting harmony throughout the United Planets. The Threeboot kids were more selfish and self-absorbed, a Legion assembled NOT to promote harmony or save anyone, but primarily to stir up sh*t because they were a bunch of bored brats who wanted to piss off Mommy and Daddy. Again, this is most obvious with their iconic rebellious phrase "Eat it, Grampa!", uttered by COSMIC BOY of all people, who is one of the more respectful and respectable members in the other incarnations of the team.
And here we come to the grand irony of all this: The Threeboot is quite clearly a standard-issue DiDio-era Darker and Edgier
take on the team, a phenomenon which YOU usually claim to hate.