This is the first comic-book I ever read! I could not have been more than 4 or 5 years old at the time. Since then, the Legion of Super-Heroes has always held a special place in my heart. I guess as a little kid, a superhero club was extremely appealing – just imagine belonging to that!

The Legion is a superhero team in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe. The team first appeared in Adventure Comics #247 (April 1958), and was created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. The Legion stories contain both superhero and sci-fi elements and that probably contributes to its appeal even after all these years.

Unfortunately, in its 48 years of publication, it has been “rebooted” (i.e. to a discard much or even all previous continuity in the series and start anew with fresh ideas. Effectively, all established fictive history is declared by the writer(s) to be null and void, or at least irrelevant to the new storyline, and the series starts over as if brand-new.) This has alienated many fans over the years and has made following Legion stories a complicated process.

Ironically (or maybe not), the Legion is back where it started – as a back up feature in Adventure Comics. However, there will be a new Legion comic book (by Paul Levitz and Yildiray Cinar) this year. Read the interview with Paul Levitz here.

Stay tuned for more Legion at the Power of Pop.

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