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Subj: Re: Legion of Superheroes #2: Care to predict the book's future?
Posted: Sun Dec 22, 2019 at 07:58:12 pm EST (Viewed 307 times)
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Legion of Superheroes 002 (2020)

> It’s been one thousand years since anyone has seen the oceans of the Earth, but with Aquaman’s original trident recently discovered, a chase to control Earth’s future tears across the galaxy. All this and the reunion you’d never thought you’d see! Another DC sci-fi epic into the far-flung future like you’ve never seen before!

A LOT of DCU namedropping to TRY to grab readers' attention.

Ultra Boy regretfully confesses that his father is a famous despot and an enemy of the LSH.

Saturn Girl has one incredible power showing.

No one else from the legion of characters really stood out at all.

Already forget the Trident-stealing bad guy.

Rose's presence continues to be BAFFLING to this reader and U.P. President Brande (same name, different alien) as well.

Superboy makes a BONEHEAD decision to recruit Damian.

But other than that and the detailed artwork this relaunch has me completely AMBVIALENT.

Wanted to be excited with this but was NOT. How 'bout YOU?

Nice cover, though, and the book made #5 top digital seller this week at link below. Who else doesn't expect to see it in Top 10 next month?


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I'm not reading it, despite being a great Legion fan, and perhaps therein lies a large part of the problem with this latest relaunch - it assumes that there is an audience out there for it.
An audience separate from oldtimers or existing comicbook buyers. The problem is though that the Legion is a very acquired taste, it simply doesn't appeal to the mass audience generally unless, perhaps, is has Superboy, Clark kent as its central star and anchor-point. He was always the draw for the masses, the book survived his departure back in the day true, but he was still there in the books background and available for a return at any time needed.

Jon Kent, especially after Brian Bendis' tinkering with him, is simply not established enough with the mass audience to be the anchor and attraction that Clark kent/Superboy was. He doesn't have that star-power or the history. Even to me, someone who enjoyed his introduction to the Superman mythos and his series with Robin, I cannot yet connect to this new aged up version as it is completely artificial and undermines some of the appeal of the character as created.

So this, along with the all new and different Legion and its universe, has no selling point to me. It lacks a draw.

I do wish it the best, but I am a realist, it has no chance of finding any lasting or meaningful audience... not in this ever-shrinking marketplace. \(euh\)

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