Childhood’s End

From Newsarama:

The latest press release from Warner Bros. Animation confirms what many have believed for a while: The CW’s Legion of Super Heroes will end with this, its second season.

The writing had been on the wall since October, when it was announced the 13-year-old Kids’ WB! franchise was going the way of the dodo.

The Batman bowed out on March 8, which leaves as the only question the fate of the newly debuted Spectacular Spider-Man.

Legion of Super Heroes will conclude with a two-part episode, set to air on March 29 and April 5.

It’s too bad since this is the 50th anniversary of the Legion.

When I was a kid, I would have loved to have a cartoon of the Legion of Super Heroes. So, its no surprise I never missed a Tivo’d episode. It wasn’t quite what I wanted, but the designs and the changes grew on me. It was a little too kid-friendly for me, but it was on Kids’ WB! so I went with it.

As a youngster learning how to read, my Dad let me peruse his comic book collection. He has one of the most amazing silver age collection ever. One of my favorite comics he collected was the Legion of Super Heroes. It was teenagers with powers mixed with science fiction and the future. It had time travel and cool villains like Mordru and the Fatal Five.

My all time favorite storyline, “The Death of Ferro Lad,” was adapted for the end of the first season and I thought the show finally found it’s footing. The second season changes didn’t make much sense to me. Adding a genetic engineered Superman seemed a waste of time.

So, after two seasons the kind of show I would have loved to have watched every Saturday morning is done. Long live the Legion!