> > > Why would DC continue with a Legion that didn't know Superman?
> > Because it's selling as good or better than any Legion title in the last 12 years?
> Which is probably pretty poorly, right? Does it sell over 50K?
The book sold well in the beginning and improved when Supergirl joined, though declined when Waid and Kitson left. In October of 2004, it was at 40K which was pretty good coming off of "Infinite Crisis" and before Waid's departure.
> > >I don't get it. What possible value is there in that?
> > The same -- if not more -- as the "possible value" in rebooting for the third time in little over a decade.
> Going back to the original isn't a reboot. It's righting a sequence of wrongs.
> Oh well. All of a sudden I have a reason to care about Final Crisis. Maybe Morrison will eliminate the Waid-verse.
Uh, no. I don't think it's going anywhere yet. Besides, I believe "Final Crisis" is basically trying to tie up all the loose ends.
> Meanwhile, I won't be buying the current book. I stupidly ordered the first Jim Shooter issue because I thought I knew what I was ordering, but I was mistaken. When the issue arrives, I'll tear it up and toss it in the trash.
That's not a good thing to do. Just return it or send it to a comic book store. I know that you don't like it, but that is a waste of your moeny and someone else could benefit from that issue.
Anyway, there is no guarantee that even with Shooter or Johns writing a classic Legion that the sales would stay high for long. Between crossover burnout and fickle readership, this is probably going to be the best you'll get.
Right now, having two teams works. It allows both Johns and Shooter to do their own thing, without having to worry about interference.
> Right now, having two teams works. It allows both Johns and Shooter to do their own thing, without having to worry about interference.
Do you think Johns will continue with the real Legion after his current story arc ends? If so, that will be great! Even if it continues as simply a component of future Superman stories, that will be far better than nothing.