Legion of Super-Heroes Part 2 – Reboots and More Reboots

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Reboots are a thing that happens all the time in comic books. But there are reboots and retcons and then there's what DC Comics did with the Legion of Super-Heroes. I take back what I said during part 1. The Legion of Super-Heroes might have the most complex and complicated history in DC. Yes that's over Wonder Woman and the Hawks. See, with the Legion, you take the confusion and complicated histories of Wonder Woman and Hawkman. Add in the time traveling of ALL the Flash characters. Sprinkle in some good ole "unnecessary DC Editorial decisions". Then...MAKE ALL THE HISTORY MATTER. That's the Legion of Super-Heroes.

There's at least 6 different origins, 5 of them unique. What's really interesting is that outside of the 5 Years Later/Glorithverse reboot (seriously, its terrible don't read it), all the reboots are pretty decent reads. This means you can find a team you like and have a decent run reading them. Sure they'll be rebooted for no reason sometimes but...come on...it's comics. That happens.

We cover each of the reboots (and some of the behind the scenes mess) in this episode. Don't know how we covered it all in two episodes but we did. Check out Part 1 here. We'll be back in a bit to head back to the Hickmanverse and the Avengers soon.

Issues:

  • Original Team
    • Superman Crossover
      • Legion of Super-Heroes #37 & 38
      • Superman #3
      • Action Comics #591
    • Magic Wars
      • Legion of Super-Heroes #59 - #63
  • Reboot 1 (1989): 5 Years Later - The Glorithverse
  • Zero Hour (1994)
  • Reboot 2 (1994 - 2004)
    • Legion of Super-Heroes
    • Legion Lost (2000 - 2001)
    • Legion Worlds
    • The Legion (1 - 38)
  • Reboot 3 (2004 - 2009)
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Teenage Revolution
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2: Death of a Dream
    • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3: Strange Visitor from Another Century
    • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 4: Adult Education
    • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 5: The Dominator War
    • Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 6: The Quest for Cosmic Boy
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 7: Enemy Rising
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 8: Enemy Manifest
  • The Lightning Saga
    • Justice League of America #0, #8 - 12
    • Justice Society of America #5 & 6
  • Reboot 4 - Return of the Original Team
    • Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds
    • Superman: Secret Origin #1 - 6
    • Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes
      • Action Comics #858 -863
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 1: The Choice
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2: Consequences
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 3: When Evil Calls
    • Legion Lost Volume 1: Run From Tomorrow
    • Legion Lost Volume 2: The Culling
  • Reboot 5  (2019 - ) Bendis
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 1: Millennium
    • Legion of Super-Heroes Volume 2: The Trial of the Legion
    • Justice League vs The Legion of Super Heroes

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    Zemox2 24 May, 2022 at 09:06 Reply

    Bendis is a terrible writer. Sorry but I cannot stand his work. He ruined Jonathan Kent and he ruined the legion. If you like his recent work that’s fine. Good for you. But I will be happy once Bendis is removed from dc and his stupid decisions are retcon out of existence.

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