Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: In The Clothing-Optional Future Edition

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Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been mulling over the upcoming end of DC’s ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’ title, and what (if anything) it means to me and to the comics industry.  I started reading Legion sporadically in 1982, but the book has been continuous part of DC’s publishing line since the characters stole Superboy’s title from him back in late 1979.  Of course, there are still rumblings that the cancellation will be followed by a launchbootvamp of a new iteration of the LSH in the near future, but the question that keeps occurring to me is whether it was difficult for the people behind the New 52 to axe a property with that kind of longevity.  The Legion as a concept not only predates the Internet, it has been part of DC’s shared universe through something like eleven presidencies, and four universal reboots, but I can’t decide whether or not that seniority works for or against the property in the free marketplace…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced “kwerl docks”) would like to point out that The Simpsons has been on the air since the Reagan administration, asking: Should the longevity of a property matter in decisions of whether or not to cancel/continue it?