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Learning to Love the Legion: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8

Learning to Love the Legion: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #8

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! This issue features art by Evan “Doc” Shaner, Jeff Lemire, Dustin Nguyen, Joëlle Jones, Michael Avon Oeming, Liam Sharp, André Lima Araújo, Sanford Greene, Cully Hamner, Yanick Paquette, Dan Hipp, David Mack, Darick Robertson, Dan Jurgens, Norm Rapmund, Bilquis Evely, Fabio Moon, Michael Allred, Ryan Sook, Wade Von Grawbadger, Alex Maleev, John

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #7

The Legion confronts President Brand and the United Planets Assembly. There’s a challenge to the leadership of the Legion. And Rimbor continues its belligerence. I want to start by saying that I think this might be the first issue of this run that I’ve genuinely loved. Certainly, a lot of things happen; the UP plot

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Events come to a head as the Legion fights to keep the Horraz from using Aquaman’s Trident to destroy New Earth. It’s been over two months, but Bendis, Sook, von Grawbadger, Bellaire, and Sharpe are back with a new issue of Legion of Super-Heroes. It’s both weird and somewhat comforting to be

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #5

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! It feels weird to be writing a fannish examination of the latest Legion of Super-Heroes comic, ensconced in my locked-down New York City apartment. I haven’t been outside in three days, but my wife is a social worker in the ER of a large hospital. Today she went to work and saw

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #4

Welcome back! It’s issue #4 of the new Legion of Super-Heroes series and we finally get the backstory on the Legion’s foundation… Or at least, part of it. This issue starts with Superboy finally settling in to view the orientation the Legionnaires have been talking about since the first issue. He doesn’t quite get through

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #3

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! We’re back for another look at the latest issue of the current Legion of Super-Heroes series — that is, issue #3 by Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Sook, Travis Moore, Wade Von Grawbadger, Jordie Bellaire, and Troy Peteri. This month, we get more sense of the new status quo for Rimbor, we see

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #2

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Welcome back, Legion fans! This month, we’re on to the second issue by Bendis, Sook, Von Grawbadger, Bellaire, and Sharpe — and things are starting to come together for this new Legion run. After last month’s premiere issue, this one feels a little more explanatory. We open where we left off, with

Learning to Love the Legion [Bonus]: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES Is Back

SPOILERS! SPOILERS! SPOILERS! Sorry for the delay; I’ve been busy the last month getting married. But now I’m back and ready to finally dive into the first official issue of the new Legion of Super-Heroes! This issue opens on a chase, as Ultra Boy, Star Boy, Wildfire, and Karate Kid run down members of the

Learning to Love the LEGION: On Supergirl and Selective Continuity

Hello, loyal Legion learners! Welcome back to the bi-weekly column where we attempt to figure out what this whole Legion of Super-Heroes business is about and why you, a Twenty-First Century comics connoisseur, should give them your attention. I had forgotten how many characters are introduced, and how quickly, early on in the Legion’s publication

Learning to Love the LEGION [Bonus]: Meditations on Immortality

Here we go! After six years of absence, we finally have the start of the miniseries that leads into the relaunch of Legion! And Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 boldly asks long-time Legion fans: “You’ve already waited six years, would it kill you to wait another month?” I joke. I liked this comic a lot.

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