“They’re releasing mind-expanding gas at us!”
The Legion goes psychedelic!
An obvious reality of any story set in the (ever-moving) distant future is that it’s necessarily written from a contemporary perspective – and despite supposedly telling tales of another era, the stories seem to reflect a lot of modern sensibility. Here, just barely ahead of The Summer of Love, readers watched the once-stoic Legionnaires of a far-flung tomorrow have a freak-out and a bad trip all at once.
If the visuals weren't sufficiently reminiscent of the youth culture of the time, perhaps the juvenile sense of humor which prompted the naming of the mind-altering anti-Legion gas “Preparaton L” will do the job.