Doug: Even though we really haven't shown it much (there's just too much to do and not enough time to do it!) around here, Karen and I are big Legion fans. We've done a few comic reviews, and there's certainly been a comment here and there in the midst of our Side-by-Side series when the Legion becomes a topic within a certain year. The multi-part "Great Darkness Saga" was a fun series to review, and sooner or later we're going to tackle some more Dave Cockrum and Mike Grell 1970's goodness. But today we'd like to ask you to rank some Legionnaires in regard to their usefulness. You can choose from the entire roster (reboots included) if you want, and tell us who in your mind are your MVP's, and then toss a little dirt on those you just scratch your head and mutter, "Say what?" Who are your favorite characters (usefulness aside), and who can you simply not stand?
Doug: If this seems somewhat familiar, Karen led a great discussion earlier in the year, with Triplicate Girl as a focus; but I figured the Legion is so large in its own right that we could toss the question out again, but keep it to just this team. After all, if you read our recent reviews of the JLA/JSA/Legion team-up, you saw us complain again and again about the strange combination of Legionnaires, and how certain characters when forced to fight solo weren't all that scary. So, using the wonderful George Perez image below as your guide, do some rank-ordering of our 30th Century teen heroes!
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