Enough Stick. More Carrot, Please
The Legion Omnicom (which should be your first stop for Legion-related news) has a tidbit of news from this weekend's comic-book convention in Bristol. Dan DiDio has said that the Legion's backup stories in Adventure (yes, I know that DC wants us to call them "co-features". DC can eat applesauce) will start off spotlighting individual Legionnaires and then eventually move to featuring the whole team. And if they're successful, it's possible that the Legion will get their own title sometime down the line. It wasn't clear from the attribution how much of this was straight from DiDio and how much was interpolated by the article writer.
I said before that, in such a situation, I would want to introduce DiDio to the dictionary definition of "increased", but (if all this is straight from him!) it seems that I'd also need to show him "commitment", because this isn't one. But it's no big thing. (I think.) Here's what I figure:
1. It is inevitable that the Legion will appear in their own title again someday. Inevitable. (And DC is being very shrewd in setting up such a title: all the appearances of the retroboot Legion so far have been calculated, far as I can tell, to increase the Legion's appeal and exposure to mainstream DC readers.) Even if DC has no current plans for a regular Legion comic (which I'm not at all sure is true), it'll happen someday anyway. DC just doesn't have that many characters who can carry their own titles in the long term. The Legion, collectively, is one of them, and eventually DC will go to that well again. There is supply and there is demand and eventually the two will get back together. And I'm sure DiDio knows this as well as anybody.
2. Still, DiDio can't exactly tell Legion fans that it's okay for them to blow off Adventure because there's a real Legion title coming down the road in a year. He wants to put as much juice as he can under Adventure. Which is all very well. But it does not satisfy me.
So if you want to buy Adventure, go to it. But if you don't want to, don't worry about it.
Labels: Legion of Super-Heroes