Saturday, May 13, 2006

Top 10 Lists

More clearing out my archives of links in search of a theme... how about some lists?

  • Myrhaf's Top 10 Lamest Members of the Legion of Super-Heroes, including (of course) Matter-Eater Lad and Bouncing Boy, but also Chlorophyll Kid and Calamity King. I tried to set him straight on some of them.

    Speaking of lame (not a Top 10 list but in the same vein), Chris' Invincible Super-Blog asks why the Legion chose certain members over others who eventually made it to the Subs. I don't have an answer.

  • How do you top a list of the lamest Legionnaires? With a list of the Top Ten Lamest Super-Heroes of All Time, naturally. This one includes three Legion-related entries: Matter-Eater Lad (of course), the Legion of Super-Pets, and a surprise appearance by a long-time favorite (who was a fan favorite for years before his one and only appearance) at #5.

  • The Nine Worst Legion Retcons, a discussion over at the Superman Through the Ages forums. It's hard to argue with any of them - Valor, Phantom Girl's Cargggite past, Pocket Universe, Proty as Lightning Lad, Shvaughn/Sean Erin, etc. - but I'd argue they belong in a different order. To make an even Ten, my idea of the single worst retcon was "Superman never was Superboy", which led to Valor, the Pocket Universe, the Zero Hour reboot, Tinya/Enya Wazzo and the missing triplet, and lots of other messes.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I always felt that the Legion ladies and the guys...could have had their powers expounded upon..many heroes discover new facets to their abilities with time, but this rarely seemed to occur in the Legion. Sue Storm discovered her invisible force field in FF issue 22, and learned to manipulate it in many ways..she eventually learned how to make an invisible cushion, and an invisible slide similar to Ice Man's ice slide...

Love to have seen more of this in the Legion.