A wise man once said: “Where goeth The Legion, there goeth comic books… Eventually.” Okay, maybe it’s a little presumptuous to call myself wise, but at the very least I’m vaguely shrewd, at least in the ways of pop culture and the super-capes. As a boy, I was fascinated by the fact that, while the Avengers had five members and the JLA nine, the Legion consisted of nearly TWO DOZEN heroes on active duty, as well as other rotating in and out as guest-stars here and there. With the news that the Marvel NOW! relaunch of Avengers would have EIGHTEEN members, I smiled inwardly, awaiting the rage and vitriol of the non-Legion-innoculated public.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) got it’s Great Darkness Saga in your Five Years later, asking: When it comes to a single group or title, how many heroes is TOO many heroes?