Mild Mannered Reviews – Legion of Super-Heroes #1

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Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: November 6, 2019
Cover date: January 2020

“Legion of Super-Heroes”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ryan Sook
Inker: Ryan Sook and Wade von Grawbadger
Cover: Ryan Sook

Reviewed by: James Lantz

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Legion of Super-Heroes #1Jon Kent/Superboy has been brought to the 31st century to join the Legion of Super-Heroes, who are obsessed with him seeing the induction production. In the meantime, a group of Legionnaires have returned with Aquaman’s trident and the group of Horraz who stole it for the shape changing Mordru. Elsewhere, there is word that the Legion may have violated the United Planets’ first rule.

4Story – 4: This merits a five, but the dangling plot threads in the mess that was Millennium prevent that. Should things get resolved in a satisfactory manner, I’ll retract my rating for this issue and maybe even Millennium. This first chapter is a great start to a long overdue series. This is what I really expected from Millennium. It’s a fast paced first chapter that mainly introduces the Legion to new readers and those who haven’t opened one of their comics in a long time. Bendis reboots the team in the same way he did for the Avengers. Finally, we have a new Legion of Super-Heroes monthly title, and if it continues in its current direction, it can be a great title right up there with Scott Snyder’s Justice League.

5Art – 5: Ryan Sook’s art has come a long way over the years. He brings his A-game to this issue. Let’s hope he continues to be this great as the series progresses.

5Cover Art – 5: It’s pretty straightforward for an introductory cover, but it’s well done.

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