Legion of Super Heroes

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Legion of Super Heroes
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Kids WB! Brings you a new series inspired by the DC Comics legend. Legion of Super Heroes follows the adventures of a group of teenage superheroes one thousand years in the future who must travel back in time to recruit Superman, the greatest superhero of all time, in their fight against evil. Members of the Legion include: Lightning Lad: Garth Ranzz of Winath, he has the power to project lightning bolts. Saturn Girl: Imra Ardeen of the moon of Titan, who takes her name from the planet it orbits. She can read minds, project her thoughts, and mentally control others. Phantom Girl: Tinya Wazzo from the extra-dimensional world of Bgztl, she has the ability to phase through solid matter but materialize to hit her opponents. Brainiac 5: Querl Dox of the planet Colu, and descendant of the 21st century villain Brainiac. "Brainy" possesses a 12th level intelligence that lets him build any number of gadgets, including the Legion's flight rings and his personal force field. Timber Wolf: Brin Londo of the planet Zuun by way of Rimbor. Brin has enhanced strength, dexterity, and animal-like senses. Bouncing Boy: Chuck Taine of Earth, Bouncing Boy can inflate himself and bounce at will, using his body as a battering ram. These and many other superpowered teenagers band together with Superman to teenage superheroes battle such futuristic supervillains as the Fatal Five.moreless
Yuri Lowenthal

Yuri Lowenthal

Superman (Kell-El Season 2)

Andy Milder

Andy Milder

Lightning Lad

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Saturn Girl/Triplicate Girl

Adam Wylie

Adam Wylie

Brainiac 5

Shawn Harrison

Shawn Harrison

Timber Wolf

Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan

Phantom Girl

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Litteraly! Honestly though I did thoroughly enjoy this first episode. I can't wait to see future members/what else is to come from the Legion of Super Heroes. Until Next Week then...moreless

    10
    I thought this show made a very interesting first impression and a turn for the better when the theme song started. I mean seriously that was one of the best theme songs I've seen in a long time. I was glad that the episode was very good, which is surprising for most series premieres. I have high hopes that this show could become the next Justice League/Teen Titans/The Batman/every other show that's awesome that is out there. I want nothing less then 4 seasons of this show and I will happily be this shows only supporter if no body else likes it but that seems very unlikely. Please continue to support this show and it could be the next big thing to hit Kids' WB.moreless
  • BRING BACK THE LEGION, I LOVE BRAINIAC 5 AND REALLY WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPEND TO HIM.

    10
    the legion of superheroes is a great show set in the 31st centry montropolis. its characters include:



    lightning lad

    superman

    superman X (season 2)

    camelion boy (season 2)

    saturn girl

    phantom girl

    bouncing boy

    timberwolf

    and my favirote, brainiac 5

    & many other characters



    the legion is a group of teenaged superheroes who have banned together to fight evil. the series is mostly based around a friendship between superman and brainiac 5, who is a desendant of supermans 21st centry arch-foe brainiac.



    now the important bit:

    this series has been ended on a cliff hanger wich has left hundreds of legion fans devestated. this cliff hanger is made when brainiac 5 has finally got his dream of being a human but leaves the legion, superman x joins the legion.... and in the last scean we see brainiac 1.0 get a body and declare revenge... the series ends there.

    i think this is exstremly unfair leaving the legion like this, in the final episode we see brainiac 5 tell superman hes leaving but he also says the will return when he feels ready, i belive many legion fans around the globe will agree with me in saying this is very much stupid leaving a great series like this.

    so now i conclude with this statement:

    SAVE THE LEGIONmoreless
  • teenage superheroes of the future recruit superman to help them and help him further understand his powers, awesome show!

    9.5
    This was a really awesome show and i really miss it. it seriously needs to be brought back on the air!!! definately for a third season! the character "interactions" were fine but a little more couldnt hurt, right? both seasons were very good but personally i liked the second one better because the characters were older and more grown up plus there was the addition of many characters to major plots. Final words: disagree with me or agree? Legion of Superheroes should most definately come back on the air... straight up, no questions asked, hands down.. etc. ?? what do you think? :) *~*moreless
  • A doomsday weapon is mysteriously activated.

    9.4
    I missed the entire first season of this show and just got around to watching the last episodes on DVD. The teaser opening of this ep suffers a bit from predictability but is nicely done. The real story begins when the team gets a distress call from an uninhabited star system where weapons of mass destruction have been stored. One of the weapons has somehow become activated. The Legion arrives just as the weapon is forcing its way out of the secured facility. The scenes where the device slips past individual members of the team are suspenseful. They discover that the device is a Sun Eater, weapon that destroys stars. It breaks into open space and promptly devours the system's star. There's another suspenseful, and eerie, scene involving a robot saboteur that cripples the Legion's ship as the Sun Eater sets a course for earth. Loved the cliffhanger.moreless
  • A solid show but a lack of any real threatening antagonists and character development really holds back this show into becoming a truly great animated program.

    7.0
    In the future, Superman is a worldwide celebrity that is praised universally as the greatest entity to ever lived. Though with his presence long deceased, and evil running around without a single hero able to match its strength, the Legionaire fly into the past to retrieve Superman. Unfortunately they went back a little too far when he was still a teenager, before the world even knew Superman existed! However, it was something they had to work with. The Legionaire, adding its newest and most important member Superman, save the earth in its future from various natural disasters and enemies.



    It almost seems like with Teen Titans ending its legendary run, they had to animate another big name superhero, and who better to centralize a cartoon with than Superman? The show does everything that Teen Titans has basically did except with different characters and in a more universal (literally) setting. That's not a setback however; Teen Titans was a good show and copycat programs aren't anything to dog a cartoon on unless it copied another show while doing a poor job of it. Legion of Super Heroes has good execution.



    The problem with this show really dwells within its characters. There was never really a point where you have a connection with them. They just feel like these vessels on a daily cartoon show exchanging blasts and punches with its enemies. It also has a very weak supporting cast; many of these random superheroes are often introduced with almost no background for us to know more about them. The only thing we do really know about these extra superheroes is their names and powers. A lack of real character development within both the main characters and its supporting cast knocks a lot of points off for this show.



    Plus the lack of a major antagonist establishes Legion of Superheroes a show to watch whenever it is on. Most of the individual episodes concerns a very non threatening villain with a predictable ending to how they are dealt with. The antagonists are just as important as the main characters, and it is pretty disappointing to see that there really isn't any inspiring villains in this entire show.



    Still a pretty solid show despite its setback of any real character development, though sadly the characters are always the best part of a show. You can have a bad storyline and some wonderful characters and it can still be a classic. Still, if you have some extra cash or time, Legion of Superheroes isn't a bad choice, but it's not good enough to really go out of your way to get or watch.moreless
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    battle for earth, nerd fantasy, alien technology, teen angst, superhero escapism