When the Legion returns to their own book in May, it will be the older, original Legion not either of the reboots. The question is "Will we read about heroes in their thirties with complex backstories or would we rather have them young again or again young?"
I know their history since Legion was the first book I bought regularly, yet that very history that makes them unique is also a weight that may drag them down. A 30 year old Lightning "Lad" with an attitude may be annoying while a rebellious 16 year old is interesting. Garth and Irma's love being set in stone is comforting but being free to date anyone is exciting!
Therefore I ask, Do we want a Legion our own age with their past intact or another NEW Legion where anything can happen?
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Oh didn't you know? The Legionnaires are still called "Lad", "Lass", "Boy", and "Girl" because of a treatment that keeps them eternally young. It was in the "Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes" run, maybe #223. That's why they're still boys and girls.
Must be true. Clark Kent told me the story, and he has the most... compelling... eyewear...
But I'll tell you what. For still being lads and lasses, that drug makes 'em look like five miles of bad road sometimes... maybe it's the same as that Nick Fury Infinity formula!
Eric L. Sofer
The Silver Age Fogey