Saturday, May 21, 2011

Farewell, L.E.G.I.O.N.

Our R.E.B.E.L.S. are now ended. These our L.E.G.I.O.N.naires,
As Brainy foretold you, were all Legion knockoffs and
Are melted into limbo, comic book limbo:
And, like the pointless plots of this vision,
The towers of Rann, the Tamaranean palaces, 
The Psion laboratories, the Vegan system itself,
Ye all which it inherit, shall dissolve
And, like this Baxter paper faded,
Leave an empty rack behind. They are such stuff
As graphic novels are made on, and their little lives
Are rounded with bright covers.

(apologies to Will Shakespeare)



Paul Newell said...

...andAre melted into limbo, comic book limbo...
Unless the rumours are true of a title relaunch after Flashpoint. :)

Madman2001 said...

I finally got ahold of the latest and last issue and wast thinking about your earlier analysis of this comic.

After reading this final issue, I realized that this wasn't necessarily a team book. Sure, there's a team involved, but (as you noted) you never really get to know the team: their motivations, personalities, etc.

It is, rather, a book about Vril Dox. He is featured upfront every issue. It's his plans and his dreams and his personality that makes LEGION what it is.

I'm not saying that this is the best. It would be interesting to see what a team-oriented approach would look like here.

Maybe next time.


Meerkatdon said...

Paul: That would be cool.

Madman2001: I believe you're right. Dox has always been the "star" of L.E.G.I.O.N., and I'm not sure what the team would be like without him. Just the same, I like a good team book, and I wish R.E.B.E.L.S. had taken that approach this time around.

Perhaps there will be a reboot....

Madman2001 said...

Agreed, I do like a team book and I do think that REBELS would have been better if it had focused on the LEGION team instead of those goofy Green Lanterns or Starfire or whatever.