Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Bright And Shiny Future Version 5.0 Edition
The latest issue of Legion of Super-Heroes is not quite the last (there’s still a post-mortem Kevin Maguire wrapup to go) but it seems that another ending is in the cards for the kids from the future. While I understand that the series has some hurdles to overcome in terms of sales and audience expectations, it’s a shame to see the inverted rocket ship closing up shop after forty years of continuous publication and fifty-five years of history. These days, I don’t even hold much stock in the old chestnut that it’s good for a property to go out of circulation so that it can come back with a fresh perspective in a few months, as the publishing plan at both Marvel and DC right now seems to be “fish or cut bait.” Given that the team has weathered revampings, reworkings and at least 3 full universal schisms, I don’t think that it’s the end of my Legion, but I have to say I’m not feeling optimistic, especially hearing about the plans for a ‘Justice League 3000′ title to take the place of the LSH.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that the whole problem started when Paul Levitz unceremoniously shuffled away Matter-Eater Lad, asking: Do you think that it’s time to finally leave the Legion’s future in the past?