Okay, I’ll admit it. My name is Troy Brownfield, and I’m a long-time Legion junkie. 50 years ago in April, the Legion made its debut in the pages of Adventure Comics. It’s fair to say that the super-teens from the future had a seismic impact; not only was the Legion the first new super-team of the Silver Age, they played a crucial role in the development of fandom as we know it (particularly with the arrival of classic fan publication “The Legion Outpost”). To acknowledge one of comics’ long-running teams, we’re starting a little ongoing mini-feature here just to talk about what we love about the Legion.
I’m kicking it off with:
Takron-Galtos: I’m happy to know that somewhere out there in the galaxy, there is a prison planet for the most heinous offenders in the universe. Making its debut in Adventure Comics #359 in 1967, Takron-Galtos has since been the scene of many memorable Legion moments. There was the showdown between a depowered Chameleon Boy and the kid Daxamite in The Great Darkness Saga. There was its temporary destruction in the original Crisis on Infinite Earths. And most recently, there was the mass breakout affected by Superboy-Prime in the pages of Legion of Three Worlds.
How about you? Favorite Legion bits? Odd characters? As we go forward, I’ll definitely take a longer look at personalities like Rond Vidar and Dr. Gym’ll, and I understand that one Matt Brady might speak on Shakespeare. Kent Shakespeare, that is. Now . . . let’s talk Legion.