I found a fun blog that has a bunch of fan art (of a sort) featuring some of my favorite characters. As you can see, here are several costume evolutions of some of the Legion of Super-Heroes. If you want to see more LSH costumes over time, or many other DCU characters, head on over to BoyBlue’s DC Universe blog.
Let’s start with the grande dame of the Legion, Saturn Girl.
I think I like the Reboot version (4th from the right) the best, maybe followed by the one to the right of that from the Threeboot (2005, according to BoyBlue’s Saturn Girl page). How awful is the next one to the right (Threeboot 2008)?
Now for one of my favorite Legionnaires, Rokk Krin, aka Cosmic Boy.
Other than the pasty costume from the 70s, I pretty much like all of Cos’s costumes. If I had to choose, I’d probably go with the 80s version first, followed by the Threeboot black and blue suit, though the Reboot version (second from the left) is pretty cool too.
Back to the ladies, featuring again one of my favorites, and one of the longest serving Legionnaires, Phantom Girl.
Except for the original (with the large P on her chest), the 2nd and 3rd costumes from the right, and the sleeveless version, I pretty much like all of Tinya’s suits. My favorites though are the Reboot versions (at both ends).
The powerhouse of the group, Mon-El, hasn’t had too much variety in his suits, if you don’t count the Green Lantern recruit suit (blech).
The classic look is one of my favorites (3rd from the left), but I always wondered how he was able to pull off a skin-tight vest look. I also like the Reboot version (when he was known as M’Onel) with the starfield accents (but lose the gold armbands) and the New 52 version (on the right), though the blue patches on the forearms have to go.
Last, but not least, is one of the unluckiest Legionnaires, Luornu Durgo. She could split into three bodies (Triplicate Girl), then Computo killed off one of her selves. Later, another of her duplicates (when she was Duo Damsel) was killed off before the Legion was rebooted and she came back to the the traditional three (Triad, a much better name). (There was also the Mark Waid Threeboot Legion run where Cargg was actually populated by duplicates of Luornu, which was an interesting idea.)
Hmm, I think I like the first Reboot costume the best (3rd from the left), though the 80s duo-toned body suit (2nd from the left) is kind of neat.
So, it appears that I like the Reboot suits the most, which is interesting because I only spent about a year with the Reboot Legion (I’m sensing a back issue itch all of a sudden). I really wish BoyBlue had done an Ultra Boy collection. Or maybe I should go do that myself!