Has the Legion of Super-Heroes comic written by Bendis been officially cancelled? I don’t recall seeing any formal announcement and the last published issue never completed the story.
I think Bendis has teased about it coming back on his socials, but nothing concrete has been said yet.
As a long-time L.S.H. fan I too want the book to return, but please find another writer for it. The Legion as scripted by Bendis was literally unreadable. Dialogue splash pages make for an arduous read. All that beautiful Ryan Sook art was wasted on a gigantic bore of a book.
I believe the hiatus is to give Ryan Sook time to put as much detail as he’d like into each page. It will be worth the wait.
I feel that – like, I think there’s a lot of cool ideas with the worldbuilding Bendis has done, I love the whole self-created planet aspect of it all, but from what I’ve read the characters themselves feel rather interchangable.
I know he probably won’t be doing it any time soon because he’s got that Substack money/project he’s working on, but I would LOVE to see Johnathan Hickman pick up the Legion at some point.
Sook is doing Blue & Gold
Jon is out and into his own monthly
DC hasn’t launched a new series out of Infinite Frontier
There is no Bat connection
There is a decent possibility that we have seen the last Legion comic book published
I pretty well agree with you. I LOVE the Legion, but I just couldn’t figure out what Bendis was doing. I knew enough to identify characters, but I have no idea how a new reader would know who most of the Legionnaires are. We didn’t get much of an intro to the huge cast, and we didn’t even get consistent name tags. Unless everything somehow makes sense down the road, I think we need a fresh start.
Love the Legion and I’m glad I’m not the only one missing it. They introduced a beautifully visually diverse cast of characters, but did little in depth character development to really endear them to the readers. No reason that Jon Kent couldn’t continue in the book as he is time-traveling from whenever. Whoever takes over I hope they don’t start over from scratch again, but resolve some of the dangling plotlines around New Krypton and Mon-El. Not to mention that stupid Saturn Girl kiss with Jon.
I was hoping that he was done with the Legion and with Infinite Frontier we’d be getting the original Legion back. Huge Legion fan, but not a fan of Bendis’ version at all.