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Cover date: March 2008
Writer: Matthew K. Danning
Penciller: Alex Serra
Inker: Jeff Albrecht
Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel
Saturn Girl has to stay behind and watch over things... alone.
Naturally Lightning Lad can't bring himself to enjoy a night out if his... well... team mate is forced to work. He stuns his colleagues by volunteering to stay behind and with a heavy heart watches them fly off planet.
Saturn Girl has little time to feel depressed - the Fatal Five attack!
Bizarrely, however their usual tactics take a back seat. They don't want galactic domination, what they want today is: The Legion HQ!
Tharok and Empress are in the HQ CPU, while Persuader, Mano and Validus try to capture the sole Legionnaire. Sadly Lightning Lad's presence doesn't amount to much he's quickly discovered while investigation Computo.
While Saturn Girl races through shafts and cable tunnels, Lightning Lad races into the holographic training room and a 'warrior ambush.' Through threat evasion, naturally the team mates find one another and try to mount an†offense.
With the entire base and its†defenses†against them as well as the Fatal Five the two decide the only course of action is to cut the base out of the equation. Racing to the power core, villains hot on their trail, the two reprogram Computo's power. Tharok and his arrogance take a severe thrashing as his plan rapidly falls apart.
One by one the Fatal Five fall, together they are a formidable†enemy,†apart they allow their weaknesses to defeat them. Empress†realizes†that and using her magic, teleports her team away. That's the difference between them. The Legion are strong as a team but individually they are just as formidable.
Saturn Girl†realizes†Lightning Lad stayed behind to be with her and their feelings begin to spark... they close in lips getting closer and... in walk Bouncing Boy and Brainiac 5 enquiring about the loss of power.
The moment gone... but not forgotten. Lighting Lad quips a private joke only he and Saturn Girl would truly understand.
Story - 4: A beautiful character story, developing the relationship of our two favorite Legionnaires garnished with a weak plot. Entirely necessary however as the two plot lines deliver to two entirely different audiences. For the action hungry there is plenty of 'cat and mouse' to keep you happy and for the character and development fans this is 'sharp intake of breath' stuff. Not nearly as hot as past issues but by no means a dud.
Manning has given a lot of thought to the audience here and it's appreciated. If only Countdown and DiDio paid attention to this and JLU. Especially as the book heads into a new direction with issue 11.
Art - 4: Alex Serra, has got his style flowing through this book immaculately. The issues seem to be gaining artistic momentum with each month and I can't imagine the book to get any better!
Cover Art - 4: This title knows how to deliver constant, visually appealing, genuinely eye catching covers of a superb quality. I hope the core Legion members also get this treatment as Saturn Girl looks beautifully illustrated here.
Check out the Comic Index Lists for the complete list of Superman-related comics published in 2008.