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LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #1 by gillianhastie
September 29, 2011, 4:26 pm
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I don’t know where Francis Portela came from, but I hope he’s here to stay – the detail in his artwork is incredible, and on relatively insignificant background/foreground features, not just the main action. The first page, with lush vines and contrasting space-stuff really shows off his capability.

This issue is somewhat similar to Cameron’s Aliens, as the team touch down on a strange planet to investigate the loss of contact with a space station. (Funny that, as I’d also compared Legion Lost to Star Trek.)

Levitz’s Legion is the Legion I love – 31st century locations, a fleshed out and full story, loads of characters, back chat from Brainiac 5 and references to our time, but now, after Flashpoint, it seems time travel to the past is no longer possible. The team is split between then (Legion Lost, 21st century) and now (core Legion). I wonder whether the teams will eventually merge and Legion Lost will cease.  Maybe the elusive purple lady will have something to do with it.I don’t want to give too much away, I’d recommend this as a good read for Legion fans, and a good introduction for new readers, particularly with the continuation of fact-boxes (name, homeworld, abilities).

Gillian @surelyshine

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I thought this was quite awful. Far too many new characters, it read like a who’s who. 🙂

Comment by Linsay @softlyspokenlas

Yep, you’re right, but most Legion books are like that. You have to commit to them, no light reading and no dipping in and out

Comment by Gillian

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