Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Books/Comics

‘Legion of Super-Heroes #8’ (review)

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Various
Published by DC Comics

 

This series has really been a hard one for me.

I love the Legion of Super-Heroes, yet this creative team has been all over the place with book. This issue starts a new storyline so I was hopeful that this may improve things. It seemed unlikely but I was going to give it a shot.

It actually is still a pretty bad story in this issue.

But Bendis has put together such a crazy array of artists here that it is tough not to enjoy at least a little but of the issue. It starts off with Superboy giving a monologue setting the pace for the story.

Almost immediately, the story started to jump around.

The book bounces all the way around the known galaxy.

It goes from the Planetary Orando to Daxam, to New Metropolis. The characters from all these different planets are being in pulled into the main storyline here. It is very hard to tell what that is as Bendis can’t keep the story still for long and it jumps from scene to scene.

Eventually, a big fight erupts. It gets pretty insane, but not as insane as one would hope. The title of the storyline is called “The Trial of The Legion of Super-Heroes.”

I was hoping for something grander than this.

Bendis proves again that he just doesn’t have a handle on the characters. This should feel bigger! Instead, this issue seems to exist so Bendis can show us how many artists he has for friends.

This could have been so cool! Sadly, it is barely memorable ten minutes after reading it.

RATING: C

 

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

You May Also Like

Columns/Features

EDITOR’S NOTE: We’ve teamed up with our friends at Dynamite Entertainment to being you some very cool special content, including Writer’s Commentary on their...

Books/Comics

Written by Johnnie Christmas Art by Dante Luiz Published by ComiXology Originals   Crema is a love story…about coffee…and it has ghosts. Lots of...

Comics

Written by Erica Schultz Art by Diego Giribaldi, Juan Pablo Massa Published by Red 5 Comics • Stonebot   On my Four-Color Shadows blog,...

Comics

DC is starting 2021 off with a bang, giving fans a glimpse into futures both near and far, full of current and new characters...

%d bloggers like this: