Legion of Super Heroes Volume 2
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Kids WB! Brings you a new series inspired by the DC Comics legend Superman. In LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, a team of superheroes from the 31st century heads back in time to enlist Superman's help in battling their nemeses, the Fatal Five. But when they arrive in the Man of Steel's hometown, Smallville, they discover that they've miscalculated a bit. Instead of a powerful, confident Superman, they find the introverted, insecure young adult Clark Kent, whose abilities need fine-tuning and who knows nothing of the legend that comic book history says he'll become.It takes some effort, but Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, and Saturn Girl convince Clark that he's special and may be able to help them. Although he sincerely doubts that he's the "Superman" they keep talking about, his curiosity is piqued enough that he goes back to the future with them. The legion itself is a group of well-meaning, undisciplined and unpredictable, super powered young adults who just happen to be the Universe's only hope. The Legionnaires are still light-years away from becoming the seasoned (and cynical) pros of the Justice League.]]>
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LEGION OF SUPERHEROES Vol. 2 stingily doles out four more episodes from this series' pretty good 13-episode inaugural season, as Warner Brothers again do us the dirty by releasing a season, bits at a time. Personally, I recommend that you wait for the complete season release before dropping your dollars. But it all depends on your waiting stamina. I'm not sure if the series's cancellation (sadly, after a mere two seasons!) will have any bearing on the promptness of its dvd releases.
As far as the four episodes included here, all in all, they're decent enough, for all that they aren't my favorites of the first season. As usual, a young Superman serves as the centerpiece. Two episodes focus muchly on Lightning Lad, not one of my preferred Legionnaires. Family dynamics surface as Phantom Girl is embarassed by her mom, who happens to be the President of the United Planets, and Garth Ranzz renews his sibling rivalry with his older brother Mekt. And if you thought Garth was cocky, wait 'til you get a load of Mekt. I like Bouncing Boy a lot, so "Fear Factory" was a treat for me as Bouncing Boy's fascination with horror films plays a hilarious and key role in the plot.Read more ›
Now, the WB seems bound and determined to continue to release four episodes per disc of this series, and I am afraid that the low sales are going to keep them from releasing the season sets anytime soon.
Newsflash! The low sales on these limited episode sets are because everyone is waiting for you to release the season sets!!!!!!!! C'mon, WB! Release the season sets of Legion of Superheroes....please.
With this volume the series kind of plateaus becoming a threat of the week sort of show. There's still some nice Easter eggs and cute moments, but a lot of repetitiveness too. One high point for me was a classic bit from the comics, Legion try outs! A lot of minor Legion characters are scattered in there.
It's a shame this series never got a proper release (and season 2 is still MIA). I'd recommend getting the set of volumes 1-3 over individual episodes.
Legion of Superheroes: Volumes 1-3
In my opinion, "Fear Factory" was probably the weakest program on the disc with its odd, "Haunted House in Space" idea which had some issues particularly with Bouncing Boy reduced to typical cowardly fat guy. It was a bit much.
The other three episodes are far more enjoyable. The relationship between Lightning Lad and his brother featured two episodes is pretty intriguing. Also, "Fear Factory" and "Brain Drain" are solid looks at Brainiac 5. In the end, this is a likable group of heroes with great fun for kids and kids at heart.
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Wish they had the entire series on DVD or Blu-Ray.. What's the hold up?Published 19 months ago by Demetrius J Powell
THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE CANCELLED THIS SHOW AFTER ONLY TWO SEASONS
AND WHAT'S THE HOLD UP ON THE SECOND SEASON DVD RELEASE?
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