Sunday, July 25, 2010

COMIC: Top of the Stack - Legion of Super-Heroes #3 (Review)

Written by Paul Levitz
Art by Yildiray Cina & Wayne Faucher
Cover by Yildiray Cinar & Wayne Faucher

Publisher: DC Comics
Price: $3.99

If there is one thing that the past few months have shown, it is that Paul Levitz, former DC President and Publisher and now writer of Adventure Comics and Legion of Super-Heroes, was born to write the Legion. Amongst a crowd of books that performed much better than last week's selections, his Legion of Super-Heroes title rose to the top of the stack with a perfect mix of action, mystery and emotion to keep the reader enthralled.

This issue continued several storylines like Earth-Man's adventure with the Green Lantern ring, Saturn girl's continuing search for her kids having her cross paths with Lightning Lad & Lass, and the end to Saturn Queen's brief reign of terror against the Legionnaires. Earth-Man's story was the proper choice to get most of the focus in this 40 page issue with the other two getting just enough time to get the impact of the results.

The art continued to stay steady throughout the issue, and some of the moments featuring one of my favorite legionnaires, Sensor Girl, looked even better. And something that is always nice to see, the cover actually covered a moment in the issue! During Earth-Man's Green Lantern rescue mission, he gets put in the position that requires Sun Boy's reluctant help.

While Earth-Man seems like an agitating character, I had liked the turn of events of a Green Lantern ring selecting him. However, with his removal and abandoning of the ring at the end of this issue, I worry that my interest in the character will wane without that new dimension to him. I'm by far not an expert or even that knowledgeable of the Legion but I know that I enjoy how Levitz handles them and look forward to the next issue.

Check out Geek Plate's Tumblr for today's picspam on the Legion theme.

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