David Harper over at the late lamented SKTCHD blog has a great article about the comics industry's current obsession with "recency", and does an excellent job of dissecting fandom's love/hate relationship with the whole thing.
It's nice to see someone finally give voice to why I no longer follow Legion of Superheroes. It's been rebooted and relaunched so many times that it long ago became unreadable. To my credit I actually stuck with it through the "threeboot" years where the title was split between Legion of Superheroes and Legionnaires, but the team got lost during the run-up to The New 52 and then scrambled with a metaphorical Kitchen-Aid mixer afterwards. Not the smartest trajectory for a team with such a rich history and a massive cast of characters. Like most annoying things in comics it's probably John Byrne's fault for trying to retcon Superboy out of existence during his Superman reboot.
|And this only covers through the Kieth Griffen Years.|