Every week on our Flashback podcast (available exclusively to our patrons), Stephen and I have been talking about CW’s weekly Flash TV show, which last season featured XS of the Legion of Super-Heroes as a regular cast member.  This allowed Stephen to talk about how she is among his fave-rave Legionnaires and how the CW is missing out on big money and ratings by NOT making a Legion TV series right now.  I mean, he’s not wrong, but the big question would be what member should even be in such an LSH show?  And which version of those members?  Greatest Legionnaire is a highly subjective category, but that’s what we do here, leading us to today’s 31st  Century query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would have a hard time choosing, especially if the Super-Pets are excluded, asking: Which Legionnaire is the Greatest Legionnaire?


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  1. Malone_hasco on

    Its hard to say. If I’d have to choose only the greatest, I’d say Superboy but my favorites are the obviously alien ones, like Chameleon Boy, or my personal obscure #1, Comet Queen.

  2. Mon-El … for me. But, many of them possess that quality, greatness. I don’t know if it even makes sense to try and rank them.

    I actually wanted them to do a Legion series back when Smallville was on; start with Smallville … then do a Legion series with ‘Superboy’ … then do Metropolis. Seems a bit silly now … but I think it would have worked … even if just for a season or two.

  3. I once told Mark Waid my favorite was Bouncing Boy and I stand by that. Wildfire and Dawnstar are right up there too.

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