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Legion of Super Heroes Volume 1
Legion of Super Heroes Volume 1
Actor: Legion of Superheroes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
NR     2007     1hr 29min

Kids WB! Brings you a new series inspired by the DC Comics legend Superman. In LEGION OF SUPER HEROES, a team of superheroes from the 31st century heads back in time to enlist Superman's help in battling their nemeses, the...  more »
     
     

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Actor: Legion of Superheroes
Genres: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Animation
Sub-Genres: Superheroes, Animation, Animation, Television, Animation
Studio: Warner Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/28/2007
Original Release Date: 01/01/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 1hr 29min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 1
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, French
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

This is SO Cynical
Geena | Metro Atlanta, GA | 05/22/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"The only reason Time-Warner continues to put out this one disc/three-four episodes nonsense is to snare small children, who will needle their parents into making the impulse buy. The adult fans of these shows already know to wait for the inevitable box sets. This is aimed squarely at kids, who don't have the ability to discern what a bad deal it truly is. Shame on you, Time-Warner."
Why Does Warner Keep Doing This?
ttenchantr | Raymond, NH USA | 05/13/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"I hate that Warner keeps doing these one disc/3 or 4 episode releases for their cartoon series first and waiting years to do full season releases. Full seasons releases are the standard now and I wish that Warner would get on board. I'll be waiting for the full season and will laugh when I see this release in the cut-out bin next year."
Wait for the full season....
Sam Kurien | Ft Lauderdale | 09/28/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I actually bought this and then returned it as soon as I got it because I thought I had ordered the FULL season, this dvd only had 4 episodes, which is bogus. They need to stop playing games and give the fans and collectors what they want, not try to wring every penny out of our pockets."
Long live the Legion! Down with Warner Brothers!
H. Bala | Carson - hey, we have an IKEA store! - CA USA | 09/06/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Let's get the rating over with: 5 stars for the series, 1 star for this Volume 1 excrement (which averages to 3 stars).

Tomorrow, young Clark Kent embarks on his new job as Daily Planet copy boy in bustling Metropolis. But, for now, he's spending his last night in Smallville. Later in that evening, he's visited by time travelling youths from the 31st century. They desperately need Clark and his abilities in order to best the powerful Fatal Five. But Clark still has a ways to go before he becomes the celebrated costumed crime fighter. In fact, he's still growing into his powers (he's still shaky on the flying part). And he's certainly never heard of this Superman fella. However, after being reassured that he'll be returned to the same temporal moment as his departure, he agrees to go on the adventure. Clark Kent doesn't know it yet, but it's gonna be a long night.

In 2006, the Kids' WB line - on the CW network - opened the curtains on LEGION OF SUPERHEROES. And, with the recent drying up of animated superhero shows, this one couldn't have come at a better time. It's a point of interest that this show doesn't bear the same continuity as Bruce Timm's Batman: T.A.S., Superman: T.A.S., or the JUSTICE LEAGUE/JLU series. But it doesn't really have to. LEGION OF SUPERHEROES is a darn good show, and will thrive on its own merits. Believe me. I've seen every episode. So, if you like the four episodes here, it gets even better.

The focus early on is mostly on this version of Superman (Superboy, really), but we get enough of a spotlight on the other kids to justify the series title. The ones I've gotten to like best, besides Clark, are Phantom Girl (who must have recessive Valley Girl genes but makes very good use of her phantom powers), the robotic Brainiac (a 12th-level intellect and a devout Superman fanboy, although "Phantoms" reveals his cautious, practical side), and Timberwolf (bestial looking and looking cool). I do like the show's out-of-left-field choice of Bouncing Boy, whose character lends to levity. The brash Lightning Lad fills in the role of Superman's competition and critic (you know it'd be too boring if Supes got along with everyone; besides, Batman's not here). Saturn Girl, by the way, could do with a personality infusion.

With a rich, rich history to draw from (LoSH debuted in 1958), there won't be a lack of story lines to plumb here. In the villains department, the inaugural episode doesn't waste time in ushering in the fearsome Fatal Five. Other episodes included treat us to the debuts of a descendant of Lex Luthor's and of Drax, who professes to have been born in the Phantom Zone and who has a voice in his head that keeps reiterating how evil he is. Do I sense a possible change of heart sometime in the future?

This dvd also comes with a 9-minute-long "We Are Legion" featurette (worth watching). The four episodes are:

Episode 1 - "Man of Tomorrow" - To combat the Fatal Five, the Legion of Superheroes travel back in time to recruit the greatest superhero of them all. Except that the 31st century heroes land in Smallville and some time before Clark Kent puts on the cape and tights. Blink, and you'll miss Booster Gold vacuuming in the museum.

Episode 2 - "Timber Wolf" - The Legion responds to a distress call originating from a scientist being terrorized by a feral beast. But not all is as it appears. Surprisingly, I found this one to be pretty boring, which is strange, because I like Timberwolf.

Episode 3 - "Legacy" - Clark hangs out with the richest girl in the galaxy and again discovers that wearing a cape is a fashion faux pax. Meanwhile, the rest of the Legion rumbles with the Scavengers, a gang of technology thieves. Keep an eyeball peeled for a quick glimpse of Lobo (at least I think it's Lobo).

Episode 4 - "Phantoms" - In the Superman museum, Clark inadvertently activates the Phantom Zone projector and releases Drax, who shares Superman's abilities plus an immunity to kryptonite.

And that's it! Four measly episodes! I agree with everyone here. Absolutely, it sucks that the fans are getting a raw deal yet again. On an even more personal level, now I have to wait even longer for my favorite episode "The Substitutes" to come out on dvd. Dang!
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