Date: 2011-10-21 03:56 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
What would you want to see, exactly? Seriously, I'm curious. Even long-time fans on the Legion boards are always talking about how hard the book is to approach if you've never read it.

Personally, I started long before there was an internets to help me along, and I still don't see it. The Bat-Family, the Flash Family, the GLs, the Justice League... all also have complex and often convoluted histories. While none of them have ever really held my attention, they seem to have no trouble getting other fans. So what's the trouble here?

Date: 2011-10-21 05:08 pm (UTC)
kenn_el: Northstar_Hmm (Default)
From: [personal profile] kenn_el
TONS of history, several reboots, taking place in the future while heavily reliant on the present for starters. It's like the X-Men.

Date: 2011-10-21 05:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meowshi
Maybe it's the sheer number of characters? And the fact that it takes place in a different time period than every other book? It also feels like one of the books that wasn't rebooted in anyway, and is simply another "relaunch". I don't know.

I never read DC before the reboot, but I had no trouble getting into any of the Bat-Family or Latern books.

Date: 2011-10-21 07:13 pm (UTC)
hero_of_lallor: (legion)
From: [personal profile] hero_of_lallor
Legion's fine. You just need to find your way in. Like the X Men perhaps getting attached to a core team will help. Have you tried the Legion cartoon series to begin with?

Date: 2011-10-21 11:03 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (lightning1)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
[shrug] I like the sheer number of characters, and the self-containment (ideally) that comes from it being set in the future.

On one hand people don't want the reboots if they're going to jump in, and yet they don't want the book to stay the same if they're going to jump in. (And I'm not saying this to pick on you or kenn_el, above, BTW. Even long-time fans of the book have been having this argument for a dog's years.) Myself, I think the real problem is that DC's pool of fans is too small. They could solve a lot of problems by getting this book (and others) out where non-traditional/casual readers could see it.

But I doubt that will ever happen. I don't think these people know their rear ends from a hole in the ground when it comes to marketing.

Date: 2011-10-24 10:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chrysicat
Actually, I think there's a big issue that we're not seeing when people say "well, just put the books on newsstands and in grocery stores again"...namely, if you do that, the same moral guardians who got the Comics Code put in place in the first place will demand that you go back to conforming to it. Never forget why comics went behind the shop door in the first place...
Edited Date: 2011-10-24 10:18 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-10-24 04:46 pm (UTC)
cleome45: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cleome45
I'm not talking about newsstands. I'm not even sure how many are left. There are other venues, assuming that being roped to a monopoly like Diamond would allow the publishers to access those venues.

Besides, comics in comic books shops has never stopped moral crusaders from carrying on about how they're Corrupting the Youth, etc. Certainly not in my lifetime.

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