Monday, July 10, 2006

The Legion Fight Song

Remember the Inferior Five? The Silver Age group (from Earth-12) had their own book from 1967-68. In issue 2 they had a series of super-hero fight songs - one of which was for the Legion. This one was sung to "Stars and Stripes Forever" and was written by E. Nelson Bridwell (who wrote a number of Legion stories in the late 60's and early 70's.)

I dare Mark Waid and the James Tucker/Rob Hoegee/AJ Vargas team to use this in their respective series. I double dog dare them.

The Legion of Super-Heroes
Is the club that will beat every bad guy
We'll fly through the reaches of space
and each time we'll score an ace

We'll police every world that exists
And we never will wind up making zeroes
We'll clash with the foe in the lists
The Le-gi-on of Super-Heroes!

What this suggests about the previous existence of an Earth-12 Legion is left as an exercise for the reader.

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