Now, the big three for the Legion has always been Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl. I was under the impression that the Legionnaires were here to bring Lightning Lad back to life. However, Karate Kid mentions Saturn Girl brining Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad with her so they couldn’t be on a mission to save Lightning Lad.
But, who else could they be on a mission to save? Superboy? He is the only other big name Legion member that I can think of. The Legionnaires make several cryptic comments about how Superman can’t know about their mission and how the future is too dangerous for Superman now. That something has happened to both the Legion and to Superman’s name.
Johns also drops a bomb on the reader about the “The Legion of Three Worlds.” That one of the Legion’s most historical adventures remains undocumented because none of the Legionnaires can remember it. It is called “The Legion of Three Worlds.” That this was the last time Superman saw the Legionnaires and that this adventure occurred right after the first Crisis.
This is pretty cool twist. Could the Legion of Three Worlds include the New Earth’s Legion that we currently have on their title, another Earth where the Adventure Era Legion exists and a third Earth where the Pre-Crisis Levitz Era Legion exists?
I have no idea where Johns is going with this, but he has successfully captured my attention. Johns is doing a great job creating plenty of suspense with this plotline and I can’t wait to see where he goes with this. I do know that it is obvious that DC is taking serious steps to try and re-establish the Legion’s glorious past and to really re-energize this long time floundering franchise.
Eaglesham and Jose supply plenty of great looking artwork. Eaglesham does a great job drawing the Legionnaires. Eaglesham also turns in some wonderful looking action scenes.
I'm enjoying "The Lightning Saga" so far. I hope that it has a satisfactory ending that all Legion fans will be happy with. I liked some of your thoughts and think that you may be onto something.Scott