The first storyline ends here after issue #5’s shocking last page! (Didn’t see that one coming, didja?) Legion leader Cosmic Boy makes a drastic decision, that will affect the next year’s worth of LEGION stories. And the quest to build up the 31st century Green Lantern Corps continues!

Written by PAUL LEVITZ
Variant cover by JIM LEE and SCOTT WILLIAMS

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  1. This might be my last issue of Legion Super Heroes. I want to like this title much more than I actually do. I’m on the fence about even dropping the $4 for this issue.

  2. Time to answer the question, "Why Shady? Why?"

  3. @PozrDu

     Maybe after decades of boring Mon-el she wanted someone a little rougher…she needed a bad boy!  Plus Mon-El kept getting himself stuck in the Phantom Zone. 

  4. @zattaric:  Is Mon-El even a factor yet?  He was stuck in the Phantom Zone before joining the Legion in the original series.  Even so, if you’re gonna pimp out Mon’s girl, don’t have it be with that jerk.  Sodam Yat is all alone on Oa.  At least she could keep it Daxamite. 😉

  5. @ Pozrdu  Ha!  "Keep it Daxamite."  

    After reading so many iterations of Legion, I get excited when the writers stop retelling past stories and do something different.   

  6. I hate it when they retcon the future!

  7. Fuck yeah, Sodam Yat!

  8. I dropped this and Adventure Comics. While there good and I like LoSH, I just find that I don’t really care and I’m just not that stoked to read them each month.

  9. @Elusion: I know what you mean.  I’ve been on the fence about both myself, but I can’t drop Jeff Lenire’s Atom stories, & the twist with Shady (& the potential of the Green Lanterns) suckers me in.

  10. I’m looking forward to the Legion Academy stuff in Adventure Comics — especially if Phil Jimenez is announced as the ongoing artist.

    The main book is okay. I’d like a bit more pizazz from the artwork, and I mostly dislike the uniforms that Gary Frank designed.

  11. Why did I even buy this, had no clue what was going on, seems like sorta under the radar work by Phil Jimenez too, and he’s a draw to me only because his stuff is reminscent of George Perez.  Legion girls are pretty hot though.

  12. I don’t know why DC went from giving us a really cool Geoff Johns LOSH to these "meh" series.  I like this better than when Jim Shooter came back to the book, but it really is kind of underwhelming.  I wanted so much more for the Legion.

  13. @BCDX97: Geoff Johns is only one man, and he’s got a lot on his plate. Between crafting the worlds of Flash and Green Lantern and guiding the DC brand into various other media, there are only so many other books he can actually write. The next best thing besides having Johns write everything in the DCU is to give the property to somebody that knows how to handle the Legion. I think it’s a fair assumption that Levitz knows what the Legion is about, being most associated with the team after his defining run on the book in the ’80s. Who better to give the book to? As far as the quality is concerned, I happen to be enjoying this run immensely. Levitz has actually inspired me to look up past Legion stories, and this is currently my favorite team book. YMMV, but I for one am glad Levitz is back writing Legion. It’s fun.

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