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Legion of Super Heroes 

The adventures of a young Clark Kent, as Superman, during his time with a team of teenage superheroes in the far future.
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2008   2007   2006  
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Yuri Lowenthal ...  Superman / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2008
Andy Milder ...  Lightning Lad / ... 24 episodes, 2006-2008
Kari Wahlgren ...  Saturn Girl / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2008
Adam Wylie ...  Brainiac 5 / ... 20 episodes, 2006-2008
Shawn Harrison ...  Timber Wolf / ... 16 episodes, 2006-2008
Michael Cornacchia ...  Bouncing Boy / ... 14 episodes, 2006-2008
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The Legion of Super-Heroes of the 31st century traveled back to the early 21st century to try to find Superman for help of against powerful group of super-villains in their era. Unfortunately, they traveled too far back and instead finding a young Clark Kent who haven't assume his Superman identity yet. Taking him back to their future, Clark embracing his destiny and helps the Legion in fighting evil like Emerald Empress and upholding the laws of the United Planets before he can return to his own time. A new beginning for the Legions on the second season of the show. With Clark returns to the 21st century and began his role as the Man of Steel, The Legions realizes that they still need Superman within their rank. Enter a mysterious Kryptonian from the 41st century, appears to the be the clone of Superman, arrives to the 31st century to aid the Legions. Written by Ron

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This series was originally developed because of Cartoon Network's desire to have a Superman-centric series to coincide with the movie Superman Returns (2006) and Superman as part of the Legion worked for them. When Cartoon Network passed on the show, Kids WB! stepped in and they, too, wanted a Superman-centric series with Superman fresh out of Smallville, learning to be Superman. See more »

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DC animation at its worst
31 July 2008 | by koriandr_starSee all my reviews

I could never understand it, what went wrong? What did Batman: TAS and Justice League/unlimited both have in common? A respective display of teamwork, good dialogue and visual display of characters that made the show look it was aiming to reach more than just children. Both of the two shows excelled in art and a respectable script. The legion of super heroes is a blatant attempt to cash in on the teen Titans. And I only liked that show because at the start of the season its episodes were telling but it went downhill, all too willing to settle for melodramatic one shot story episodes in later seasons. It was still good though, Slade helped add the serious tone and each character actually had character development.

The legion of superheroes falls flat for two key reasons: The first is that the legion was poorly depicted in JLU anyway and that many like me expected supergirl to appear in the legion series as to continue from the JLU.

The second, that with other then the name of bouncing boy being really lame, it's not really about the legion but a shameless hero worship and let's all relay on superman/teen or whatever. There is no real foe or a villain worthy enough to be superman's rival, given superman: TAS and JLU gave us darkseid, one can only imagine who could fill the next big villain boots. Answer? No one.

The animation is awful, whatever happened to shows that made decent attempts in detailed drawings? Surely the legion has more talented heroes then the names already given, a lot of the characters are very generic, no defining element? Thin bodied and all big heads? That's the art style as a whole with powers and such that you would have already seen it all before and kids would have as well. Again it doesn't help when it's all about superman, if DC wants to expand with their media then they have to do more, not just focus on lesser characters but give those the characters the decent animation drawings, plot and script they need.


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23 September 2006 (USA) See more »

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