Robot 6

Legion fans want their plastic promotional flight rings

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

After the release of seven plastic promotional rings for Blackest Night and the announcement of three more for Brightest Day, some fans are hoping DC Comics will show the Legion of Super-Heroes a little love.

It seems only logical that a Legion flight ring should come next. After all, the Green Lantern Corps, the Flash Family and the teenagers from the future form a sprawling trinity of functional superhero jewelry. Plus, Legion of Super-Heroes is being relaunched with legendary series writer Paul Levitz at the helm.

But just in case DC needs a little convincing, fans have organized a grass-roots postcard campaign reminiscent of the one launched in September to return Wonder Woman to its original numbering. (Of course, that one originated with the publisher, not with readers.)

Blogger Sven Straatveit points out that DC already has a flight-ring mold — a ring was released with DC Direct action figures of Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl — so the company won’t have to shell out money for design or sculpting. Sound reasoning, that.

So how about it, DC?



Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

And why not?

Sending off my postcard today.

Just realized something terrible!

All the GL rings (9) + the Flash ring (1)= 10 Fingers! TEN!

Even if they made a LoSH ring, I wouldn’t be able to put them all on at the same time. Guess I’m going to have to put some on my toes. Haha!

“Dear comics industry,

We wish to announce that not only do we sincerely approve of your embrace of junk-jewelry promotional gimmicks, but believe that you need to expand on these programs. We love what you have done in the way of placing everything else (such as creative storytelling by individual voices) secondary to marketing-driven events, but feel that there is still enormous potential in de-emphasizing actual good comics.

Please know that however far you may go in moving away from such old-fashioned traditional priorities, it can never be too far for us; we not only accept responsibility for, but demand, ever greater expansion into juvenile junk.

Sincerely yours,

It’s not really a problem until Grant Morrison has Batman put on a new Batman ring, and then a Batman ring promotion is announced the following week.

Thanks for the mention and for getting this idea out there!
It is greatly appreciated I assure you!
I hope we can pull this off…

Long Live the Legion!



Dear Comics Industry,

Please ignore the lame bitching about these great promotional rings sadly alot of people actually have their head so far up their ass they can’t even enjoy a cool little ring prop with their comics. Myself and a majority of other comic fans truly appreciate the promotion and would enjoy it if in the future you continued to do so and find more creative ways to get people to try different books they might not in other ways try.

Sincerely yours,

Non Elitist Snob Comic Book Fans

Man…think of it…Superman condoms!

Thanks for the mention guys! Successful or not at least we tried. Oh, and thanks for all the non-snarky replies too.

shut the hell up Wraith, I’ll be DAMNED if anyone gets in the way of this,

Sir Manley Johnston

March 1, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Come on Wraith you’re acting like comic books are mankinds literary legacy. Superhero comic books have traditionally been about fun and simple pleasures (primarily for ten year old boys). Have you never heard of Spider-man Underoos or Batman bubble gum cards? Where is this lost golden age of magical story-telling that you seem to see being trampled by a few baubles? The “old-fashioned traditional priorities” of comic books are Beppo the super-chimp, bat-mite and Superbaby.

Leave a Comment


Browse the Robot 6 Archives