Speaking of short-lived superhero cartoons, let’s turn our attention to Legion of Superheroes for a moment, shall we?
As a team, the Legion of Superheroes—a group of crime-fighters from 31st century (New) Metropolis—doesn’t exactly have the greatest reputation. Usually when I hear about them, it’s because someone is making fun of the perceived lameness of their membership, and with members like Matter-Eater Lad, I can’t really blame them. (At least they had the sense to reject Arm-Fall-Off Boy.) But someone somewhere must have thought them capable of turning a profit, because in 2006, a cartoon based on these half-baked heroes debuted on the CW (then called the WB).
Season One started with a young Superman traveling to the future and chillin’ with the Legion, consisting of, among others, Brainiac 5, Bouncing Boy, Triplicate Girl, Timber Wolf, and Lightning Lad, most of whom have pretty self-explanatory powers. It ended with Superman going back to his own time, and then came Season Two.