Sunday, November 07, 2010

LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #6- Signs of a Better Future?

The latest issue of LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES set my fanboy meter to override. I had never really considered myself as a fanboy before but I think I may just be.

First, we have the Legion by Paul Levitz. Levitz is the man who molded the Legion into the powerhouse they became in the '80s. No one knows these characters, their history and their worlds as much as he does.

Second, #6 features the art of Phil Jimenez, who shows us that Sensor Girl can look good without that silly mask. No one knows why she still wears that thing...

Third, #6 also shows spotlights the Legion Academy, introducing several characters (illustrated by Jimenez).

And last (but definitely not least)- DC Comics is doing an election to vote the next leader for the Legion. The leader election was one of the key traditions of the original Paul Levitz run and its return is a pleasant surprise to fans.

The nominees are:

Brainiac 5
Chameleon Boy
Chameleon Girl
Colossal Boy
Cosmic Boy
Element Lad
Invisible Kid
Lightning Lass
Phantom Girl
Polar Boy
Sensor Girl
Shadow Lass
Shrinking Violet
Sun Boy
Timber Wolf
Ultra Boy

Go here to cast your vote!


Dan said...

I agree this was a great issue where the series really started clicking into place.

Republic of Replicants said...

I think that it's recapturing the excitement that's been lost for so long from the series.