Fans will be fans even the fans who are pros, like E. Nelson Bridwell and as such, fans will filk. (Filking is the act of creating a fannish song about a subject. Frequently humorous in nature, and often using someone elses tune, although completely original filks are done, too.)
(Is The Star-Spangled Banner a filk, since it uses the tune of To Anacreon in Heavn?)
The Legion has had a handful of filks done for it, starting as early as the 1960s. Here are a few that I have found.
In Inferior Five #2, the man pictured above with the lyre came to the Inferior Fives headquarters, offering to write them a fight song, and demonstrated ones he had written for everyone from the Justice League to the Sea Devils. The issue also included a panel of him actually visiting or at least getting kicked out of the Legion clubhouse, with Invisible Kids voice.
(The Five actually ended up buying a fight song from him.)
Here, in easier to read form, is the text of the song:
Legion Fight Song
The Legion of Super-Heroes
(No, I dont think it scans very well, either. Might be better if I knew Stars and Stripes Forever, though.)
Circa Legion of Super-Heroes v4 #87, when the Team 20 Legionnaires had been stranded in the 20th century and Team 30 had to continue without them and held tryouts, this filk was posted to one of the Legion mailing lists. It was posted (and presumably filked) by someone with the net-name Poltergeist (probably with the last name Cinelli, from New Jersey); without the ability to vet this with him or her, I am posting it without explicit permission.
Lori: Is this the future?
And Lyle Norg likes me.
All these things the kids
Rokk: Imra, where are we now?
no, my belt is crushed.
XS: Oh Rokk,
see a dreamer named Nura in my future
Final round of Tryouts
And Sensor finishes it off.
Lived in the Nineties
That was just a disguise,
this is my true form.
By the fire, I am stuck here!
So you think you can dis
me without even a chance,
dont really matter.
Garth: Imra please come home soon.
The Ballad of
Attend the tale of Brainy
He kept a lab in the
Blow your labs up high,
His skin is green, his
hair is blond
Brainy wants to left
Attend the tale of Brainy
How this started: there was a debate over the origins, modifications and appropriateness of the phrase (Great) Floating v4 Flamewar. Troy (I think) said that aesthetic appeal is important after all, how would you like The Moderately Okey-Dokey Floating v4 Flamewar? I responded that that was the name, and first line, of a song Mordru recorded at the height of his vaudeville career. Earlier this evening, while my supper was in the microwave, I started playing around on my piano, trying to get the tune just right... and by the time I was eating, the lyrics were just pouring through my brain. Disgusting image, eh? Without much further ado, I hereby present what there is, so far, of:
The Official Legion of Super-Heroes Flamewar Song!!!
Lev Kalman then contributed a third verse:
(As to that bit about Mordrus vaudeville career... dont ask. Really. Its a running Internet fan joke. Take it as a given that the last gasps of his career are the only explanation for lowering himself to star in the two Challenge of the Super-Heroes TV shows in the 1970s. [And to be chased by Adam West on a jet-ski!] Oh, how the mighty had fallen!)