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5.0 out of 5 stars Reasonably faithful, at least in spirit, February 23, 2011
This review is from: Legion of Superheroes: Volumes 1-3 (DVD)
This set of DVDs comprises the first season of the animated TV series Legion of Super-Heroes. The TV series was based on numerous comic book series over the last 50 years. There were a number of comic book versions of the Legion of Super-Heroes and the TV series drew inspiration from a more than one of them and introduced a few novelties of its own.

The basic premise remains intact. A group of super powered teens from a thousand years in the future return to the present day to recruit a young Superman into their ranks. Superman shares many adventures with his friends in the future. Unlike the comics, he is called Superman here instead of Superboy. At the time this series aired the name Superboy was the subject of a lawsuit and was being scrupulously avoided.

The Legion members are all recognizable with the exception of Brainiac 5. Here he is depicted as a robot of sorts who can undergo a lot of transformations like the, you know, Transformers. He is also depicted as the youngest Legionnaire. Most of the Legion members are background characters who show up when the plot requires. The regulars are Superman, Brainiac 5, Saturn Girl, Lightning Lad, Triplicate Girl, Phantom Girl, Timber Wolf, and Bouncing Boy.

The stories are well written and all that is not excellent is very good indeed. No previous knowledge of Legion comic book history is necessary to enjoy the episodes although if the viewer has such knowledge he can enjoy them on another level as well.

Physically, the set is the previously released 3 discs comprising the 13 episodes of the first season shrinkwrapped together. The only bonus feature is a brief interview with the various creators. There are also some trailers for other DVDs. The presentation is in full screen (4:3) as originally presented.

Highly recommended for kids of all ages. Let's hope season 2 shows up on DVD soon.
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