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It’s the penultimate chapter of the rebellion against the new Starro the Conqueror! With Despero’s head in hand, super-genius Vril Dox harnesses the alien cranium as the key weapon in Starro’s defeat. But with the conqueror’s horde closing in, Dox calculates a 4.3% chance of success. Uh-oh.

Written by Tony Bedard
Art by Claude St. Aubin and Scott Hanna
Cover by Kalman Andrasofszky

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  1. I found the first 10 issues of this series at a Half-Price Books the other night and devoured the first 6 in one sitting – this book is GREAT! My understanding of the history of L.E.G.I.O.N., outside of some late-night wikipedery, borders on zilch, but I love the characters and the plotting.

    One question: can anybody tell me if the annual is vital to the story? All of my Starro knowledge is based on Tom Katers…

  2. @thebear – Yes, the annual is important.  It gives the origin of the Starro introduced in this series as well as all his minions, so it definitely gives some needed back-story to the villains.  Glad to see another person jumping on this book.  I know very little of L.E.G.I.O.N. aside from the fact that I’ve read Invasion! and the first couple of issues of the ’89 series, but that’s it, and I still find this series easy to follow and engaging as hell.

  3. @CDPO – Great, thanks – I’ll have to do some local digging to see if I can uncover a copy of the annual then. What exactly is so different about Starro from past appearances? As best I can tell, the ginormous starfish himself is still floating about out there, sending out those spores – is the Conquerer his herald of some sort, or an incarnation of Starro? I’m assuming all of this is covered in that book, naturally…

  4. @thebear – Yeah, it’s all covered.  This Starro is different as it’s revealed that he IS Starro, and those star spores are all under his control, and once one gets on you, so are you.  It’s a new take on the character that works quite well.

  5. Damn, this was good.  I can’t wait for the conclusion next month, it’s been a long time coming…

  6. This has been such a great series. Looking forward to Bedard on GLC.

  7. Oh Braniac-3, you scamp.

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