Jul 032020
 

Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series is a show that only lasted two seasons from nearly 15 years ago, so I can be forgiven for not ever heard of it before. However, it’s a fun enough time for most ages though I’m not a big fan of the animation style.

 

 

Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series
(2006-08)

Genre(s): Animation, Adventure, Science Fiction
Warner Archive | NR – 579 min. – $29.99 | July 14, 2020

Date Published: 07/03/2020 | Author: The Movieman


SERIES INFO:
Writer(s): Various
Voice Cast: Yuri Lowenthal, Andy Milder, Kari Wahlgren, Adam Wylie, Phil Morris, Wil Wheaton, Jennifer Hale


DISC INFO:
Features: Commentary, Featurette
Slip Cover: No
Digital Copy: No
Formats Included: Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3


Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 1.78
Subtitles: English SDH
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C


Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post.
The opinions I share are my own.


THE MOVIE — 3.5/5


Series Synopsis: One thousand years from now the legendary Man of Steel inspires a group of emerging young heroes from the 31st century to band together and defend the newly formed United Planets. That is, if they don’t kill each other first. In Season One, Legionnaires Bouncing Boy (MICHAEL CORNACCHIA), Brainiac 5 (ADAM WYLIE), Saturn Girl (KARI WAHLGREN) and Lightning Lad (ANDY MILDER) travel back in time to convince an awkward teen named Clark Kent (YURI LOWNTHAL) to join their Legion of Super Heroes and battle their archemeses, the Fatal Five. The insecure teen is, in turn, inspired by his new friends and, with their help, begins his journey to become the galaxy’s greatest hero. Catching up two years later, Season Two presents Superman and the Legion with an even greater challenge: Kell-El, the Superman of the 41st century.

Quick Hit Review: Prior to receiving this release, I actually never heard of Legion of Super Heroes other than maybe mentions about the comic book series, but nothing on this animated show which only lasted two seasons and aired on Kids’ WB (on the CW), and apparently became Superman-centric as a promotion for Superman Returns which came out in 2006. The show, due to Kids’ WB folding into something called “4Kids” never got a renewel.

As for the show itself, kind of goofy at times, especially the first season before going darker in season two, but a bit of fun humor for both young and old, fans and non-fans. Not entirely sure I loved the animation itself, a bit weird however the stories were pretty entertaining and I did enjoy these colorful characters rarely seen outside the comics, a nice change-up. Course, hard to measure up to the various other animated series (Batman, Superman, Justice League), but still a nice addition to the other outstanding shows from DC animation.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


The three-disc set is housed in a standard Blu-ray case. Not a ton of features, but there is a We Are Legion (9:05) featurette and a Commentary track on the series finale (both parts) with Producer James Tucker, Director Brandon Vietti and Voice Actor Kari Wahlgren.

 


VIDEO – 4.0/5


Legion of Super Heroes flies onto Blu-ray through Warner Archive where its shown with a 1.78 widescreen aspect ratio and has been given a 1080p high-definition transfer (MPEG-4 AVC codec). The picture here is bright with good balancing for the darker elements, and while there is some noticeable banding, for the most part it’s still a pleasant looking HD presentation; likely better than how it aired on TV nearly 15 years ago.

AUDIO – 4.0/5


Each episode comes with a DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track. Nothing terribly noteworthy about this, though dialogue comes through with good clarity but the front and rear channels were a bit limited, maybe some minor depth for the various action sequences.

 


OVERALL – 3.0/5


Overall, Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series is a show that only lasted two seasons from nearly 15 years ago, so I can be forgiven for not ever heard of it before. However, it’s a fun enough time for most ages though I’m not a big fan of the animation style.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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