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Subj: Re: Legion of Super-Heroes retroboot questions
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 at 04:50:04 pm EDT (Viewed 269 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Legion of Super-Heroes retroboot questions
Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 at 02:46:42 pm EDT (Viewed 280 times)


    I believe you are talking about the current Legion, as reintroduced by Geoff Johns and later Paul Levitz? Well I will give it a go...

Well current as of Pre-New 52 I guess is what I'm inquiring about. Not current current as I think with New 52 some wrinkles were added.

    Well Giffen and the Bierbaums plugged that hole by introducing Laurel Gand, in the Levitz/LaRoque series however the question was left tantalisingly vague as as late as Legion #25 there is the running plot that has Brainiac 5 suspecting Sensor Girl to be a disguised Supergirl, who has somehow survived her historical death. We are later shown that Supergirl has a commemorative statue along with the other deceased Legionairres - see LSH #31 & 38. Both issues were published with the new Superman relaunch well underway so the suggestion may be that in Levitz' mind Supergirl was... what? From the Pocket-universe history? Or a seperate time-Paradox perhaps?

So presumably Supergirl never died in the crisis in the Johns version of the Legion? Or was she just never a part of the Legion? Or did she die and come back from the dead.

Really unsure where she fits in.

    "Take it as you will" was the message.

    That's all correct. In the short Adventure Comics series that featured Kal-el/Superboy and the Legion(circa 2009) Levitz did seem to be suggesting though that young Clark followed a very similar path the the Pre-Crisis and therefore much or all of those historical Legion stories could/did happen as you remember them. More or less.

Right but a lot of the events between LOSH v3 #37 and 63 are um...different now I guess. Or going back even further with Supergirl and the Crisis maybe.


    Their relationship was actually suggested back in the Levitz/LaRoque years, around #22 as I remember it, and it quietly developed from there until Giffen and the Bierbaum's made it fully explicit. And Yes Levitz made it very clear that the two were still a couple as he took control of the 2011 series - an early filler issue with Walt Simonson as guest artist comes to mind as one example of a nice scene between the two.

I kind of wish they would just say Ayla is Bi.

Thanks for all the details.

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