Last year, former DC Comics publisher and writer Paul Levitz said goodbye to the company’s Legion of Super-Heroes franchise noting, “I really had so much fun working with them for so long it’s time to let other people get a chance to do something fresh with them, whatever that next incarnation will be. I’m sure there will be one at some point.”
And it appears that time has come.
The Nerdist has news of DC’s October comic Annuals, including the return of the Legion in “Justice League United’s” Annual #1 by Jeff Lemire and Neil Edwards. The solicits describe the story as the start of “The Infinitus Saga” where “the Legion of Super-Heroes arrive with the shocking news that the 31st century has been destroyed! Now it’s up to the Justice League United to save the future!”
One of DC’s longest-running and more fan-centric franchises, the Legion wrapped its New 52 run last August due to low sales. While a revival has always been something of a certainty, the “United” Annual appears to star the same version of the team from that cancelled book. However, with the 31st Century apparently eradicated, options for retooling certainly seem open.
Other Annuals on tap for the fall include “Justice League Dark” by JM DeMatteis and Klaus Janson, “Swamp Thing” by Charles Soule and Javi Pina and “Injustice: Gods Among Us Year Two” by Tom Taylor, Marguerite Bennett, Jheremy Raapack and Dave Yardin.
For more on “Justice League United,” see our interview with Lemire on the book’s current opening arc, and stay tuned to CBR News for more on the return of the Legion.