Legionnaires: Hot or Not?

A project I've been managing for the Legion of Super-Bloggers is the Hot or Not? feature that rolls around every couple weeks on Saturdays, and I really want to give it some cross promotion, if you'll allow it. Though the blog is mostly about Legion story write-ups, one easy-going theme for the weekend has been "Hot" Legionnaires (because that's what happens when the Irredeemable Shagg is a member of the team), but since the LSB is, for the moment, a boy's club, no one seemed particularly enthusiastic about covering male Legionnaires in that section (not that they didn't try to give it their best shot). Born out of my desire to add women's voices to the Legion experience, I enrolled five of my female friends to participate in a special round table project. The idea was that I would show them male Legionnaires from Who's Who, with the briefest of descriptions, and they would determine whether that Legionnaire was "Hot or Not". I thought it might lead to 3 or 4 articles, covering several Legionnaires in one go. After a few minutes of them going at Cosmic Boy, I realized this would be a much longer-running feature. Not only were they savagely critiquing 30th-century fashions, but they were investing these heroes with personality and creating a (soap opera) continuity all their own! And it was funny! (Well, I did expect that, they ARE my friends, after all.) We're five Legionnaires in, and though they had no prior knowledge of the Legion, they look forward to our biweekly chats even more than I do (more, because they don't have to format it from publishing). And yes, super-powered dick jokes, because women can get away with a lot more inappropriateness than we can, and there's nothing wrong with that. Links follow...
Cosmic Boy was first (we're essentially doing them in order of joining). Night Girl was collateral damage.
Lightning Lad fared better than Cos, but not by much. Saturn Girl was also part of the conversation.
Chameleon Boy was the group's first true alien.
On the flip side, Colossal Boy was the group's first true human. (Gigi, Violet and Yera are all gossiped about.)
The first Invisible Kid (no spoilers as to who he might have dated, I'm keeping that as a surprise!) but their reaction to his fate was priceless. And well, one of them had a birthday this weekend, and look at what we had written on the cake.
I can't begin to describe the face the store's cake decorator made.


SallyP said...

Cosmic Boy has no fashion sense whatsoever. Lilac? The Space Corset?


Siskoid said...

I think you and my friends are like-minded.

d said...

Wait, Invisible Kid was only 14? Someone call 30th Century Child Protective Services!

Siskoid said...

Character's publishing age may not match biological age.

But of course, all the Legionnaires were teenagers.

dannyagogo said...

I love love LOVE the Cosmic Corset!!! Shame on those who want to cover him up!!

Anonymous said...

Late to the game finding this, but I all these cracked me up so much! Love this series and hope it continues!

Siskoid said...

All the Legionnaires from the original era have been done (check the Hot or Not label on the Legion of Super-Bloggers to get them all), and then the feature was turned into a podcast oHOTmu or NOT, which has about 30 episodes out. So you have a LOT to get through if this is your type of humor :)

Siskoid said...

Oh and all the Subs too.

Here, so you don't have to do all the work. All the Hot or Not Legion features at

And all the podcasts at


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