Mild Mannered Reviews – Legion of Super-Heroes #8

Legion of Super-Heroes #8

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Legion of Super-Heroes #8

Scheduled to arrive in stores: August 25, 2020
Cover date: October 2020

“The Trial of the Legion of Super-Heroes” – Part One

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artists: Jeff Lemire, Darick Robertson, Yanick Paquette, Dan Jurgens, Michael Allred, Alex Maleev, Cully Hamner, Liam Sharp, Evan Shaner, Michael Avon Oeming, David Mack, Sanford Greene, Duncan Rouleau, Joëlle Jones, Dan Hipp, Fabio Moon, Bilquis Evely, John Timms, André Lima Araújo
Cover: Ryan Sook
Variant Cover: Dustin Nguyen

Reviewed by: James Lantz



The Legion of Super-Heroes battles Crav. Chameleon Boy is reporting the events to his mother, the President of the United Planets. In the midst of battle the Legion is ordered to stand down, and Mon-El reveals that he is Jon’s descendant from New Krypton.

4Story – 4: While it does feel like there is too much going on in this issue, perhaps once this arc has reached its conclusion, it won’t feel that way. It’s still a fun comic to read. Bendis just needed to pull back the throttle just a little bit.


1Art – 1: The art itself is great, but the fact we have so many artists on one issue causes it to become a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth.


4Cover Art – 4: My ongoing issues with the logo size prevent me from ever giving a main cover a five. It’s well drawn, but the big logo ruins the whole thing.


1Variant Cover Art – 1: This image’s style does not suit this book. I can’t put my finger on why, but something feels off about it.


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Superman2878
August 25, 2020 10:03 am

Wait! Mon-El reveals to Jon that he is his descendent from New Krypton? So that would mean that he is also Superman’s descendent since Jon is Clark’s son. Whatever happened to him being a Daxemite? I’m confused about this.

Last edited 4 months ago by Superman2878