Few things are more painful to hear than to be told “We don’t want you!” Yet, for the vast majority of eager young hopefuls seeking membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes, “rejected” was the response.
These discards found their dreams dashed against the rocks. And it didn’t help matters that, even towards the candidates who applied in good faith, the Legionnaires were…
To qualify for membership in the Legion of Super-Heroes, a candidate must be under the age of 18; must have at least one genuine super-power, which he or she can fully control; and must be courageous and of good character.
This was the first clause of the Legion Constitution, the one which stipulated the criteria for joining the super-hero club. Straightforward, short, and easy to understand. Nevertheless, lots of folks who…