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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Long live the Legion

I talked today with James Tucker, a producer on the animated “Legion of Super Heroes,” which debuts Saturday morning as part of The Kids WB block on The CW.

DC's Legion is really what got me into comics; I can remember as a kid reading their early stories in “Adventure Comics.” The different characters, the futuristic setting, the multitude of powers ... there was so much to engage the imagination.

Since then, the Legion has been through several reboots and incarnations. Tucker says he’s picking and choosing elements from various eras, including the early, innocent days of comics’ Silver Age.

“I don’t mind some of the goofy elements from the Silver Age,” Tucker said. “If you can take that and make it feel fresh and cool, there’s nothing wrong with that.”


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