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I haven't grabbed Darkseid yet. But it's inevitable. I need a better Darkseid. (there's always a better <X>, right?).

WB like Disney will kill their respective turkey and golden-goose. Needlessly. All for their hubris, lack of vision and social agendas. In that order.
Killing the goose that lays golden eggs is the inevitable consequence of having said goose in the first place. They can't help themselves. Look at Star Wars, the poster child for using movies to sell toys.
 

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Killing the goose that lays golden eggs is the inevitable consequence of having said goose in the first place. They can't help themselves. Look at Star Wars, the poster child for using movies to sell toys.
Yeah movies are now going the way of music. There are very few auteur franchises that corporate owned studios are willing to risk financing for originality. They're out there - but their inevitable meddling turns it into art-by-committee where we get some algorithmic pap-smear of an offering.

Tons of remakes. Tons of unoriginality. The inevitable johnny-come-lately to what their marketing department has identified as the "zeitgeist" - and of course they're wrong.

And its killing these franchises.
 

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So, at long last, DC Comics just announced a relaunch of the Legion of Super-Heroes by Brian Michael Bendis and Ryan Sook. It will kick off with a two-issue mini-series in September titled Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium. It will showcase how everything between the 21st and 31st Centuries leads up to the formation of the Legion, tying together Batman Beyond, OMAC, Kamandi, Tommy Tomorrow, and Booster Gold. They will all now be in the same continuity, leading to the 31st Century of the Legion of Super-Heroes.

You can read more and see some Legionnaire character redesigns by Ryan Sook here.

So, the Legion had a soft reboot in 1989, a hard reboot in 1994, a second hard reboot in 2004, a second soft reboot in 2007.... Will this make this the Legion of Super-Heroes v4?
 

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I loves me some Legion, but Bendis is pretty much the *last* writer I would want attached to it.

(okay, Liefeld would be worse, but still...)
 

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I loves me some Legion, but Bendis is pretty much the *last* writer I would want attached to it.

(okay, Liefeld would be worse, but still...)
Yeah, that's pretty much exactly how I feel. Superman, Supergirl, and The Legion have been my favorite DC Comics characters for decades. Now Brian Michael Bendis is writing all of them. :thumbsdown: I stopped buying Action Comics, Superman, and Supergirl when he took over.
 

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It’s time for a new generation of writers to put their mark on these legendary characters.
 

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Yeah, that's pretty much exactly how I feel. Superman, Supergirl, and The Legion have been my favorite DC Comics characters for decades. Now Brian Michael Bendis is writing all of them. :thumbsdown: I stopped buying Action Comics, Superman, and Supergirl when he took over.
Bendis was at his best writing crime comics.
A friend of mine summed it up quite nicely when he noted that you could predict how good any given Bendis series would be by how many of the following three categories you could say 'yes' to:

1) are the characters creator-owned, as opposed to corporate-owned pre-existing characters? (Bendis doesn't always do well with the latter, as he has no problem with writing them in a manner highly inconsistent with previously established characterization as long as it serves his plot du jour)

2) does the premise lean toward the dark, cynical, and noir-ish?

3) is the main focus on a solo lead, or perhaps a pair or characters, as opposed to a larger, 'team' book?

His early crime books like Jinx and Goldfish were great, if a little rough in spots. Powers was excellent (as least in the early days when it was a priority to him, as opposed to the later stuff when he writing half a dozen books for Marvel and would only occasionally deign to work on the title that helped to actually make him a writer of note). Daredevil (no on 1, yes on 2 & 3) was pretty good, although he hung around for a few more story arcs than he really needed to, and drug out the misery porn waaaaaay too long. Ultimate Spider-Man pretty much worked because it was an alternate reality (so he could do his own take on Peter), and the focus was pretty much crime/street-level stuff. Avengers had some bright spots and interesting ideas, but was overall more miss than hit... and the less said about his X-Men stuff, the better.

Legion of Super-Heroes is a 'no' on #1, albeit a soft one since the Legion has already been rebooted multiple times, and this looks like yet another reboot, so realistically he has some leeway here. #2 and 3 are not only a 'no', but a hard 'no' with lots of exclamation marks for extra emphasis.

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Two extra thoughts: First, those costumes look like ass (and not in a good way). Second, I'm a little surprised and disappointed that they don't seem to be acknowledging the recent Electric Warriors mini, seeing as that explicitly formed a bridge between humanity recovering from Kamandi's Great Disaster and the formation of the United Planets, with individual heroes representing the different worlds thereof.
 

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It will showcase how everything between the 21st and 31st Centuries leads up to the formation of the Legion, tying together Batman Beyond, OMAC, Kamandi, Tommy Tomorrow, and Booster Gold. They will all now be in the same continuity, leading to the 31st Century of the Legion of Super-Heroes.
So...unnecessary retroactive continuity connecting together things best left separate and explicating things best left to the imagination.
 
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