Imperiex has always been a bit of a mixed bag to me. For starters, he looks like a badly cross-dressed version of Granny Goodness to me – and Granny Goodness is a step away from looking like a man to begin with. But Our Worlds at War was a great storyline that came out of Jeph Loeb when he was a great DC writer and wasn’t making Marvel fanboys tear their hair out (hey, Wolverine is a Lupine).
What does this have to do with Legion of Super Heroes? Why, Imperiex is going to be in the premiere! I’ve never really followed the series, but after reading the press release for the premiere I might just have to start watching this show.
“Legion of Super Heroes” premieres September 22 at 11:00 a.m. ET/PT as part of the Kids’ WB! Lineup on The CW Network with a two-part episode entitled “The Man From the Edge of Tomorrow” (the finale airs Sept. 29). In the episode, we learn that in the 41st century, the universe will be terrorized by a warrior named Imperiex. The only person standing in the way of his plans for domination is a clone of the original Superman. But unable to defeat Imperiex and his vast army alone, the clone travels to the 31st century to recruit history’s greatest super hero team, the Legion, to help fight this threat.
I also love whoever wrote this press release. Gems like this make it worth reading:
Wizard Magazine, the industry standard for measuring the fanboy’s pulse, hailed Legion of Super Heroes as the 2006-2007 season’s Best Animated Series. So how do you go higher when you’re already at the top?
You add more of everything. You go big and then go bigger. You take “super” and double it.
Oh. My. God. It is like they were reading my thoughts. I was like, “The only way this can get any better is if they took the ‘super’ and doubled it, but they’ll never do that. They aren’t that crazy!” I was wrong, Legion is a ballsy show.