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‘Legion Of Super-Heroes #6’ (review)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ryan Sook
Published by DC Comics

 

I  was excited when I heard that a new version of the Legion was coming down the pike.

Yet, this isn’t the Legion of Super-Heroes that I remembered, or even one that I was hoping for.

Bendis does a rough job writing this title and while reading it, I was certain of one thing: He doesn’t have passion for the characters.

In the beginning of the issue, Brainiac 5 is sending out an emergency distress signal to all of the citizens of the Legion of Super-Heroes areas. There needs to be a full evacuation! Something big is going on and Brainiac 5 is terrified. This isn’t a bad beginning.

Unfortunately, there is nothing grab onto after that.

Everyone panics! The Legion tries to find the villains responsible for this chaos. A whole bunch of fighting starts up. And in typical Bendis fashion, it is overblown and crazy.

Once Gold Lantern was introduced here, I wanted to tap out and hide.

But no. It gets crazier. We are also introduced to a new Doctor Fate and Monster Boy. We get to learn about them.

And man, it is super annoying. The issue grinds to a halt when they appear and has trouble getting any traction going after that point.

We learn that one of these new heroes has a connection to Superboy, but you hardly care.

Oh well. At least the art by Ryan Sook is nice to look at. It is the only redeeming factor of this series thus far as a whole. This is pretty rough.

RATING: C-

 

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