Talk:Legion of Super-Heroes

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Gerry Conway bashing[edit]

In regards to this comment: "Ironically, this fell in the middle of what is widely considered to be a low point in the Legion's history. The Conway stories were not very well-received, and often seemed to lack ambition." This is an unsupportable, clearly subjective claim (can it be demonstrated that the stories were widely disliked, and what are the criteria for possessing "ambition" in regards to a 1980 mainstream super-team comic?). Generally speaking, comments like that are only appropriate if the alleged fan discontentment actually amounted to something (the Spider-Man Clone saga, for instance)

List of Legion of Super-Heroes members[edit]

Rather than many small quasi-stubs, could it not make sense to expand List of Legion of Super-Heroes members into a table? This would also make it simpler to track where and where not there are changes between the original and rebooted versions. unkamunka 02:15 15 Dec 2003 (UTC).


Is there any place in the article for a outline of the in-comic history of the Legion? --khaosworks 03:35, 24 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Sure! I'd suggest renaming the History header to Publication history, and adding a new section entitled Team history or Fictional biography, perhaps with sub-sections for the pre-reboot and post-reboot teams. This will mirror the structure I've been using for some other DC articles, such as The Flash, Green Lantern and Hawkman. -mhr 03:42, 27 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Superman: The Man Of Steel Volume 4[edit]

I added this to the trade paperback section recently, since it includes The Death Of Superboy. That being the story that explains Clark Kent's/Superboy's existance in LOSH despite being out of existance Post Crisis.

Pic choices[edit]

Wow. This article is heavily biased with images of recent incarnations. Two of the post-ZH teens, two from the current version, one post-Infinite Crisis of the classic version and one cartoon version. Not a single image of the original team that's actually from that era. The Legion didn't suddenly spring into being in 1994, ya know.

Needs a major rewrite[edit]

This entire article needs a major rewrite as do all the linked pages. Since it has now been established that there are multiple Legions on alternate Earths, the term reboot no longer qualifies. And any Legion outside of teh main Earth One group should now be under the "Other Versions" banner. --Xero (talk) 13:35, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

No, it shouldn't. Wikipedia isn't supposed to focus on the in-universe stuff. The publishing history is more important, and as far as publishing history is concerned they were basically separate. Wikipedia isn't going to reorganize every Legion article when DC changes the Legion's continuity every 20 minutes. Nutiketaiel (talk) 15:11, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I believe that's twice in two comments you've had to use that phrase, "publishing history is more important", and I agree, with reservations. However, perhaps there might be a sub-article possible about major (and less-major) shifts in LSH continuity in order to keep everyone satisfied and informed on what the current continuity is, assuming anyone knows what it currently is. It could give a respite to this particular back-and-forth debate, and then we could have a whole new debate on meaningless trivia. :-) -- Couillaud (talk) 23:11, 4 February 2010 (UTC)
I agree. Where is it written in stone that "publishing history is more important"? Last thing this topic, or any topic for that matter, needs is a Wikinazi trying to reduce the usefulness of an article. Both the publishing history *and* the in-universe history are equally important, and they need to be included as such. 66.90.148.162 (talk) 03:40, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

addition[edit]

This story is fairly unique in comic history, as it destroys and reconstructs the entire universe, all the way back to the beginning of time, not just once, but twice, in the same issue.

The quote above has been put in and removed from the article multiple times. The quote needs a source from an independent reliable source as written. If all we had was the end of the sentence, after the comma, then it could use the book itself as the source. The first part is the problematic portion. Determining if something is unique can not be done by a Wikipedia editor. It must be something that a reliable source that is independent of the book must do. ~ GB fan 02:20, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

  • GB fan - are you by any chance familiar with the LoS, (LOSH) .. eh, "Legion of Super-Heroes" by any chance? The article really does need some work, and given the convoluted history of this particular comic brand/franchise - it really is a tough subject for one editor to handle alone. Anyone else familiar with these?

— Ched (talk) 04:31, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

  • I don't know anything about it. Not sure how I originally got involved in that dispute. ~ GB fan 13:11, 26 January 2020 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

Workforce (comics) was proposed for deletion, but redirect was suggested as an alternative. Or, at least redirect ... Klbrain (talk) 21:08, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

Almost a year and no one is saying anything. Enjoyer of World (talk) 07:05, 31 August 2020 (UTC)
Indeed. On reflection, given the start date of 1995, a better target might be Legion of Super-Heroes (1994 team), which ran from 1994 to 2004 and therefore seems to cover the relevant period more specifically. Klbrain (talk) 09:15, 20 September 2020 (UTC)
  checkY Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 19:22, 13 October 2020 (UTC)