Mild Mannered Reviews – Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

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Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Scheduled to arrive in stores: February 19, 2020
Cover date: April 2020

“Legion of Super-Heroes”

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciller: Ryan Sook and Mikel Janin
Inker: Mikel Janin and Wade von Grawbadger
Cover: Ryan Sook
Variant Cover: Alex Garner

Reviewed by: James Lantz

Legion of Super-Heroes #4Jon Kent has finally begun his Legion of Super-Heroes orientation, beginning with the origins of its founding members and its creation by Madam President of the United Planets R.J. Brande. However, Jon may not get to finish said orientation due to a Legion emergency. Aquaman’s trident has been stolen, and it’s up to the entire Legion, including Superboy, to investigate the theft. Unfortunately, fate is not on the Legion’s side. The same Madam President of the United Planets has ordered the Legion to not leave their headquarters. Otherwise, armed science police will take matters into their own hands.

5Story – 5: While this is more of a character driven chapter, like much of Bendis’ run on Daredevil, it’s still an entertaining read. We still haven’t gotten any answers to the questions brought up in the mess that was Millennium, but we really don’t need them at this point in the series. However, I hope Bendis won’t take too long to resolve those plot threads. It might ruin this great book if he does.

5Art – 5: The art is solid, well done, and it tells the story strikingly. One couldn’t ask for anything better in a comic.

4Cover Art – 4: That darn logo is too big and ruins the main cover’s rating. Make it so it doesn’t take up a third of the image, DC.

4Variant Cover Art – 4: This is a little nitpick on my part, but there’s too much light in some areas of this image. It obscures some features too much.

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February 19, 2020 10:23 am

Really for that logo to work I think you might have to move it over to the left and then figure out a different way to get the issue number and the DC logo on there.

Or just use the trade dress of the alternate cover as the standard. It’s not very classic like a good ol’ proper title logo but you got the DC and LOSH symbols on the sides book-ending the title which Looks kind of nice IMO.