I'm not sure I've ever mentioned it before, but I love the Legion. It's the most DC-ish of the DCU, what with its wacky Silver Age extended continuity, and the most Marvel-ish as well, with its one-power teenagers and their little high school dramas. Shouldn't everyone love the Legion?
I guess that's what DC is counting on for its new LSH animated series, being jumped on current episodes of JLU (for which we get the scene below, courtesy of the wonderful Legion of Super Heroes Blog):
Which leads to the point of this post: I'm terrified of the Emerald Eye of Ekron.
I guess I was just at the right age when I first saw the Fatal Five, who were presented, matter of factly, as scaring the Legion. Five beings who could take on the whole Legion and usually fight them to a standstill? Yipe.
The Emerald Eye. It's a disembodied, floating eyeball of unknown original. Ick. That's bad enough. But it use to kick Superboy's butt regularly. The pre-Crisis Superboy. Shudder.
Although next to nothing is known about the Emerald Eye, despite it being featured in many stories, we do know that it exists in the 20th Century (Garrin Bek of L.E.G.I.O.N. had it for a while). Why doesn't DC dig it out and throw it against the Green Lanterns? They might know no fear, but I sure would!
My nightmares are not haunted by the Joker, or Darkseid, or Anton Arcane. It's always the freakin' Emerald Eye...
Are you, too, afraid of the Emerald Eye?