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They are likable characters with fun powers, and the storyline is engaging. One of the better books in the New A very good read. Aug 13, Kevin Knowles rated it liked it Shelves: comics. I enjoyed this more than the main Legion of Super-heroes series.
I think it was mostly due to less characters and a more streamlined plot. A group of Legionnaires from the future crash land in the present and must contend with a virus that morphs humans into aliens. It was a decent splash of super heroes and more of a volume one than its sister-title. May 12, Alex Sarll rated it did not like it. If insanity is repeatedly doing the same thing while expecting different results, then my attempts to find a version of the Legion of Super-Heroes which lives up to the core concept definitely count.
This feels like a comic from 30 years ago - characters explaining their powers to each other every issue, while using the caption boxes to narrate and emote.
Nov 15, Robert rated it it was ok Shelves: xseason , comics-graphics. Slow plodding start, semi interesting end, and a frightful coda, considering the teased crossover has already been read and was terrible. Jul 19, Fizzgig76 rated it liked it Shelves: graphic-novels-and-trade-paperbacks. Reprints Legion Lost November May With limited resources and unable to reveal themselves with fears of altering the future, the Legion could be facing their toughest mission yet…and the Hypertaxis virus is spreading!
Featuring art by Pete Woods with additional art by Matt Camp, the series was faced with critical reviews and struggled to find an audience. The original Legion Lost mini-series was a great read, and I looked forward to a retooled, reimagining of the Legion for the New Unfortunately, Legion Lost made itself too difficult for even fans of the series to follow. Both Legion Lost and the New 52 Legion of Super-Heroes play with the relaunch by having actual Flashpoint affect the reality and separate the two teams. It is a little rocky to start out but it immediately launches into the hunt for Alistor.
The series did a good job of picking Legionnaires for this volume but with its choices, it also kind of screwed Legion of Super-Heroes. A lot of the Legionnaires on this team are my favorites…making the flagship Legion less interesting to read for me.
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Also, the comic suffers the classic Legion problem of tons of characters and many with complex backstories. For new readers, this is a challenge, and New 52 was all about gaining new readers. Jul 12, C. Dawnstar, Wildfire, Timber Wolf, Tyroc, Chameleon Girl, Tellus and Gates are chasing Alastor, who has come to the 21st century to release the Hypertaxis pathogen and infect everyone on earth. What this pathogen does is combines human and alien DNA, effectively turning every human on earth into an alien.
Why does he want to do this? Each issue is narrated by a different character, but none of these character really spoke to me. Gates felt, to me, like Orko from the old He-Man and the Masters of the Universe cartoons, just small and in the way. At least, not within the confines of this story. I liked the idea of this story, the Legionnaires trying to find an enemy who can change his shape, and trying to stop him before he infects all of humanity, while at the same time having to deal with the aftereffects of those he has already infected.
The whole fish out of water thing is only going to work for so long. The book was okay, and it definitely had some good moments. Pete Woods handled the art for the series, and his visuals definitely contributed to the best moments of the book. He handled the various alien races very well, and his actions scenes were highly energetic and easy to follow.
The 21st century has enough heroes of its own.
Mar 05, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: manga-comics. I never know what to say for graphic novel reviews except that I liked it. Aug 07, Shep Harper rated it did not like it.
In the case of DC's New 52 title LEGION LOST, they might as well have put “ limited series” on the cover, because there's nothing about this book that says it's . Fabian Nicieza is a veteran comics writer whose work includes cowriting TRINITY , DC Comics' weekly comic, as well as several Batman-related projects, and.
Not sure about the Legion, but my interest is Lost. Shelves: traded-donated. In October of , DC launched 52 different series and rebranded their entire product line as the New All of this happened due to the events in Flashpoint storyline.
The Legion of Superheroes sent a group on an assignment that they had to time travel for. During the midst of their time travelling, the events of Flashpoint happened and caused some troubles with their time travelling device. This book starts In October of , DC launched 52 different series and rebranded their entire product line as the New This book starts just as the travelers from the 31st century enter our world in the year Since they are Legionnaires lost in time, that's where the title of the series comes from.
The book starts off in what seems to be the middle of the story, but it doesn't take long to get filled in on what has happened previous to the first page. The Legion was trying to stop a terrorist attack in their own time and the terrorist fled back in time with a virus that he planned on releasing upon the citizens of Earth. The majority of this book is about that mission and acts as an introduction to all of the main cast.
This book is a lot more accessible than the other Legion of Superheroes book that came out at the same time. Part of the reason for that is this book has a much smaller cast. The other part is due to the writer of this series. Writer Fabian Nicieza had a great run writing X-men for Marvel back in the 's. He showed way back then that he was highly adept at writing a team book that featured many different personalities. That skill is still evident today as he is writing this book. I had previously read the Culling crossover event that the Teen Titans, Superboy, and the Legion lost take part in.
That crossover takes place after the events of this book, but having read it previously, I had some idea of who the main characters were.
In that event and this book, the characters stay pretty consistent and Nicieza does a great job of distinguishing each character from the others. The final issue in this book is a standalone story that has some of the best writing of the series. The writing for this book gets 4 stars. The series is illustrated by Pete Woods. I've never heard of him before but he has some extremely good art with thin, clean lines. All of the characters look great, but Dawnstar and Tellus stand out as the best of the bunch. I guess the fact that the artist is pretty much an unknown is the reason he got stuck on this series.
His talent level suggests he should have been placed on a much better selling series though.