Friday, September 15, 2006
It's lost on me. The adoration. The numerous books, websites, fansites and blogs devoted to its existence.
It all just seems so quaint to me how hopped up folks get about something that hasn't even happened.
I just don't get The Legion of Super-Heroes.
Lord knows, I've tried. I've tried to follow it numerous times. The Levitz/Lightle era. The Bierbaums/Giffen years. The Waid/Peyer/Moder years. The Legion Lost/The Legion stuff. The current Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes run.
Three to five issues in and again, I'm gone. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate The Legion. I dig the camaraderie, how every member kind of has a different "thing" that contributes to the collective. I get it. It's "quaint." It's "retro." It's "futuriffic." I just don't understand the love this book receives.
So, I ask you, dear reader... please, make me understand. What makes this Legion train run? What am I missing?