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DVD TV Show Reviews
Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 3
by Suzanne 9/5/08
This is a great show for kids of any age. It's very clean, and
cute, and fun. I didn't expect to like it much, frankly, because I am not
a kid and because I grew up reading the Legion of Superheroes comics. The
show is nothing like the comics. However, it is a very engaging show. It
is funny and has a lot o humor. It is something that you can sit down to watch
with your kids and not be bored.
The original Legion of Superheroes comics were very serious (for
comics). I am fairly sure that Superboy was in the Legion, not Superman,
but for some reason they call him Superman in this show. Otherwise, the
characters are all the same: Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Bouncing Boy, Phantom
Girl, Triplicate Girl, and Brainiac 5. They don't have Cosmic Boy or
Supergirl, for some reason. In the comic, Superboy is asked to join the
Legion. They live in the future, so he journeys there to do his Legion
duties. I just always loved this comic because it was futuristic as well as
being about superheroes.
The art is similar to what they had in the Teen Titans series
(which to me looks similar to Japanese animation). Everything is all
jazzed up and modernized, like their costumes. I hope someday they do a
more realistic version of the Legion, but for now, this is a good reminder of
the comic book version.
Unfortunately there are no extras on this DVD for fans to enjoy,
and there are only five episodes on the disk. In that sense, it's not a
great bargain. However, it will keep you and your kids occupied for a while, so
maybe that's good enough.
Video Clip: "SUN EATER" 1:02
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