I had blocked the series out of my memory. Maybe someday someone will realize that they still have Wildfire, Dawnstar, Tyroc, Gates, Timberwolf, Tellus, and Chameleon Girl running around the modern day DCU. At least I think they are.
#Dr.Wertham would be proud of you.
There was some part of the threeboot I liked (the Legion as a social movement, some of the underpinnings of the society), but a lot of adventures seemed a bit limited in imagination. I would have liked a mixture of personal scaled villains along with some wild, SF-laced natural disasters/monsters (even in the 31st Century, space should be a dangerous place).
But someone with imagination to spare would be best for a revived Legion.
I think two writers that would be really good for the Legion would be James Roberts and Brian Clevenger. Roberts writes Transformers: More than Meets the Eye, and nothing but good things have been said about it, it's a great space adventure. Clevenger writes atomic robo, and its also a science fiction book that's recieved nothing but praise. I'm just spitballing though.
What we need is a Legion book with outstanding artwork that emphasises both science fiction concepts as well as the team's interpersonal relationships. The fact that none of the team's members had their own books freed them up for that kind of thing the way, say, the Justice League never could. It made things interesting.
And so I vote in favor of a movie also. If done right, it would broaden the target audience as well as prove the Legion's worth.
5YL was amazing story-telling. Dramatic, realistic, and also very funny in parts(Tenzil...). They didn't take it far enough: SW6 had potential to be something rare: an in-continuity reboot. I wish they just saw that through instead of the post-ZH reboot. It could have been really great.
"In any time, there will always be a need for heroes." - the Time Trapper, Legion of Superheroes #61(1994)
"What can I say? I guess I outgrew maturity.." - Bob Chipman