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Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 1: Teenage Revolution (Legion of Super-Heroes #1; issues 1-6)

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An amazing collection featuring LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1-6 and the preview story from TEEN TITANS/LEGION SPECIAL #1! A bright, defiant, energized team of super-powered teenagers from different worlds forms a team of passionate activists crusading to leave their mark on a society that has forgotten how to fight for change!
Paperback, 200 pages
Published December 1st 2005 by DC Comics
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Hey! This didn't suck!

This was an origin story of sorts for the Legion of Super-Heroes. Not The Origin Story, but at least the original cast was front and center in this one.


I couldn't buy into the whole 'We're Creating a Group of Teenage Heroes Because the World is Too Boring' thing.
I just didn't really 'get it'.
Then again, I think I'm officially part of the Establishment at this point in my life.
Look both ways before you cross the street.
Hold my hand in a crowd.
Don't take candy from strangers
Jan 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dcu
Mark Waid knows how to tell a clear, straightforward story without forcing the dialogue or getting sidetracked with unnecessary action. This time around, he lends his talents to the mid-2000's reboot of the LSH, a reboot that was truly needed because the last incarnation had veered so far away from the main DCU, and from the original concept of the Legionnaires, in my opinion. This time around, the future is much more dark and disparate, where teenagers are meant to be neither seen nor heard, wh ...more
Jack Haringa
May 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The Legion of Super-Heroes was one of my favorite comics when I was growing up, and I sought it out in all its incarnations, from a back-up in Silver Age Adventure comics to the title to their own. I lost track of the team just a short way into Keith Giffen's "Five Years Later" seismic jump. I didn't love the growing grittiness of the comic (which was following the trend of every other superhero comic on the stands) because one of the essential qualities of the future the Legion books offered wa ...more
Nov 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, good-stuff
Ill tell ya what I thought. I thought, "This is good comics right here." The spirit was here, the writing (Mark Waid) was great, and it just feels inspired. This is like the perfect melding of superhero comics and science fiction. Fun, fun, fun. Chocolate and peanut butter. Caramel and apples. Steak and milkshake. Brianiac 5 is always good to have around, but I also dug some of the characters I wasn't as familiar with: Dreamgirl, Ultraboy (who has all these different random powers, but they can ...more
Emmett Spain
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good jumping on point for new readers, Waid's exploration of the Legion balances a light tone, a huge cast, and a growing threat with ease and aplomb. At times it verges on being a bit too breezy for its own good, but the concluding issues of the volume set the stage for a huge follow up which promises to up the stakes.
Gary Fortuin
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have always loved The Legion of Super-Heroes but the titles never seem to last. Mark Waid takes the franchise on and does some interesting things with it.

We get Triplicate Girls backstory done in a way that is fascinating and depressing. Micro-lad. "My power is shrinking! I come from a planet of giants!" Brilliant.

He dips his toe NGOs we've all probably wondered about too: what exactly do the flight rings do and why doesn't everyone in the UP have them? Who pays for all of their stuff? And so
B.  Barron
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good art, very good story!
Aug 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: gn
Good art and intriguing plot.
Reprints Teen Titans/Legion Special #1 and Legion of Super-Heroes (5) #1-6 (November 2004-July 2005). The Legion of Super-Heroes isn’t a team; the Legion is a movement. With new members joining from planets all over the United Planets, the Legion’s sudden growth and power is frightening to many adults and world leaders. With enemies in the Science Police and accusations of being a rogue enforcement group, the Legion has problems. When Dream Girl has a vision of a threat to the entire United Plan ...more
EscaPe iNTo thE PaGEs
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a light read to pass the time who's also into the comic...
4 solid stars for this one!
Allisa White
With this book came my entering into the comic book world. Found this gem at the library, not at all expecting what I was going into. Right afterwards, my love for DC was complete and an obsession with LoSH commenced. Oh heavens, it's been quite a ride.

In the beginning, I was completely confused. I understood that this was the future. I thought the names were hokey, that the pictures weren't that great... but then I got sucked into the story. Mark Waid played tricks on my mind.

The first time I r
The other John
Mar 12, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a compilation of The Legion of Super-Heroes issues 1 through 6. The 2004 edition, that is. It's another reboot of the Legion, a concept created back in the 50s. (At one time I knew what year the Legion first appeared--I think I'm losing my fanboy status.) I've been a Legion fan on and off for years. I've been turned off by some of the darker visions of the group. This generation, however, is intriguing. The setting is somewhat dark--the government is oppressive, there are wholesale slaug ...more
May 09, 2009 rated it liked it
So, the Legion was rebooted again. I'm not sure why, probably due to some mega-crossover happening in the mainstream DC universe (Infinite Crisis, most likely). The basic idea for the team remains the same, however: a thousand years in the future, there's a huge super-team of human and alien teenagers who use their abilities to protect the United Planets.

This version of the Legion goes back to exhaustively using the "lad" and "lass" type names, which I've never been fond of, and is centred aroun
Caitlin W.
In a world with a corrupt government, it is only teenagers that can see reality and justice for what they are. Teens run away from their well-meaning parents to join a rebel group of young people, many of whom happen to have super powers. As this is the first in the series, not too much of the plot is gone into, but we are introduced to many characters on a two-page spread near the beginning of the book. Some of the characters are introduced for a short period of time or not at all, and though e ...more
Jul 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, sci-fi
What happens when your culture is so utopian that there is no room for individuality, free-thinking, or bending the rules...and you're a rebellious teenager? Well, you join up with the Legion of Super-Heroes, of course! A bunch of teenagers from around the universe, fed up with the passive way their parents and other adults interact with the world and let their governments decide what's best for them, join forces to use their diverse powers as a team to save people and fend off threats. Even the ...more
The Legion of Super-Heroes is my favorite superhero group, I still have the first Legion comic that my mom got for me as a little kid which reprints some of their best early adventures from the 50's and 60's, I also read the monthly comic during the 5 years after storyline and the first reboot of the team. This is the third reboot and it combines the original Legion with the speculation that was involved with the 5 years after storyline by not filling in the back story of the Legionnaires. Overa ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
I have had little to no exposure to the Legion of Superheroes but I have always enjoyed both creators work the past. Here, I thought Mark Waid was able to create a pretty complex storyline involving young heroes and possibly political ideologists. The team is pretty big and maybe unruly at times but I think he pulled it off well. Barry Kitson was able to do such a good job of making each character easily identifiable. Overall, it was a surprisingly fun read!!
Justin Allen
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
I have issues with the 3Boot as fans call this run. The Kitson art is superb, but no matter what, Waid just never seems to figure out what the Legion IS. It's more than a Super hero team, it's a family, and that's where the 3Boot misses on every mark
May 16, 2015 rated it liked it
It tries to capture what teen rebellion in the future or at least what a version of it may look like
Damián Vives
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Buen relanzamiento de cero para la Legion. Mark Waid realiza un trabajo de guión que funciona tanto para los lectores que se inician como para los nostálgicos. Kitson se luce en los dibujos.
I've never been a fan of the Legion, but leave it to Mark Waid to make me care about these characters. He does a wonderful job of creating a world and people to populate it that really grab me.
Jan 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
Really good idea for a reboot, Mark Waid was imaginative on some of the classic characters and the future in which they live.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
First meeting with the legion of super-heroes for me. Good job done, now it's on my monthly list.
Aug 05, 2007 rated it really liked it
See my short note on it here:
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comic-books
Great revamping of the LSH. This first collection is the best of this series. Waid does a great job introducing us gradually to a huge cast and giving us a great sci-fi action story.
The far distant future is fun, but the best part is when they pretend to be in the past.
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.
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