DC Universe Legacies #1

DC Universe Legacies #1

Writer: Len Wein Artist: Scott Kolins Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 19, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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It starts here! DC Comics proudly presents a ten-part history of the DC Universe spanning five generations of heroes from the dawn of the Mystery Men to present day. In this first exciting issue, the Second World War rages on, giving birth to a new breed of hero. Caped and masked urban myths become legends as they emerge from the shadows to earn their place in history. Meanwhile, explore the bizarre new heroes Dr. Fate and The Spectre and learn whether their powers are realor imagined.Join renowned writer Len Wein (SWAMP THING, Incredible Hulk), legendary artist Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK), his son, the fan-favorite Andy Kubert (BATMAN, X-Men) and J.G. Jones (FINAL CRISIS, 52) as they unearth the DCU's epic history in this event you won't want to miss!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 23, 2010

    "DCU: Legacies" is a nice divergence from the grim and gritty universe that fills the pages of the current DC Universe. It's not an event comic, and it doesn't need to be. It's a solid read sprinkled with nostalgia that revisits times in the vast history of the heroic age of the DC Universe. Unlike the 1980s version of the "History of the DC Universe," this story starts in the twentieth century, and is grounded on Earth. This is a smart beginning for this series, and I look forward to seeing the progression through the ages. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill and Thom Young May 25, 2010

    * Not only did Holyoke publish a character who obviously started at DC, they had other characters with eerily familiar names: The Blue Beetle, Ragman, Catman and Kitten, Golden Archer, and Mr. Miracle. Its almost like Holyoke was publishing a parallel Earth version of DCs past and future characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski May 24, 2010

    You guys know the drill by now… I’m a big sucker for the old-school stuff and even though I might rag on fans who are overly obsessed with continuity, I do enjoy it quite a bit myself. Even moreso than the history of these shared universes, I enjoy the history of the medium, so I get a kick out of seeing such great talents re-telling these stories and re-establishing a (hopefully) cohesive history for the DCU as well as expanding upon the philosophies of the universe. The first issue of Legacies didn’t exactly grab me by the collar, slap me in the face and demand that I buy the next issue, but it was a solid read and it was awfully pretty to look at. If you have similar inclinations, you might want to give it a look-see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad May 25, 2010

    It remains to be seen if future issues will match the quality of this issue. But so far, things are looking very good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - inferiorego May 19, 2010

    Look, I'm bias when it comes to Golden Age DC comics. If you put the JSA in a book, I'm going to enjoy it. But, trying to look at it from another point of view, I really think most DC fans would enjoy this book, since we don't have the origin of these heroes in a new comic once every five years like we do with Superman and Batman. It's a highly interesting read, and if you've never read a JSA book, you'll be introduced to some awesome characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips May 19, 2010

    Legacies #1 is by no means a bad comic; it just pales in comparison to Marvel's previous two forays into the same genre. It still has plenty of potential, and has the chance to rise to new heights if Wein can manage to turn his lead into a more fully rounded character. Right now, though, the best thing it has going for it is its lineup of talented artists. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Maxwell Yezpitelok May 24, 2010

    I gotta say this comic wasnt exactly what I expected, but that isnt necessarily a bad thing. Its permanence on my pull list will depend on how the story of the protagonist evolves, since thats the main draw here, and not its impact on continuity as I had assumed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 31, 2010

    Great art, but better production values than story values for me. Read Full Review

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