I'm supposed to interview Paul Levitz about his upcoming Legion of Super-Heroes run (his third -- and the second time he's followed Jim Shooter!) for Comics Buyer's Guide. So what should I ask him?
In other interviews he's stated that he's picking up with the original Legion as established by Geoff Johns in "The Lightning Saga" and "Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes" in the Super-books, and to a lesser degree, Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds.
For those who have forgotten, Levitz wrote "The Great Darkness Saga," the most reprinted Legion story. He also wrote the Legion (in his second run) not only up to Crisis on Infinite Earths, but after -- right up to Keith Giffen's "Five Years Later" around 1989 or 1990. So he wrote the death of the "pocket universe" Superboy, was involved in the many attempts to reconfigure Mon-El as a Superboy substitute (Valor), plus the introduction of a number of post-Silver Age Legionnaires, like Myg, the second Karate Kid; Kent Shakespeare; Laurel Kent (later revelead as a Manhunter); Quislet; and so forth.
And a further reminder: FC: L3W established that the "Zero Hour" Legion would become a new Wanderers (between dimensions, and without XS, who will be in the new series), and the Mark Waid Legion returned to its own timeline/dimension (which is different than the original Legion's).
I know, I know, it's complicated. But I understand it, because I was reading throughout. And I'm sure Levitz understand his own runs through 1990 pretty thoroughly, and can pick up basically from his last story (with whatever updates Johns made in the three stories mentioned above) -- he probably won't mention post-1990 developments that are the bread-and-butter of younger fans.
So what questions would help you folks understand better? Are there certain characters you really want to know about? What elements of the original run are you interested in seeing picked up? What Five Years Later or Zero Hour or Mark Waid bits would you like to see (re-)introduced to the new run?
And so forth. Let me know, Legionnaires, what you want to know about that OTHER Legion!