DC Universe Online Legends #1

DC Universe Online Legends #1

Writer: Marv Wolfman Artist: Howard Porter Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 2, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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The DC event of the year begins, coinciding with the release of the wildly anticipated DCU MMO! Get ready for the ride of a lifetime with this immense, 26-issue biweekly series!In issue #1, Lex Luthor's obsession with destroying Superman reaches fever pitch when he cuts the ultimate Devil's deal with Brainiac...but with the shake of a hand, has Luthor consigned humanity to genocide? Comic book legend Marv Wolfman joins fan-favorite writer Tony Bedard and artist Howard Porter to tell the ultimate DC Universe Super Hero tale of good versus evil!

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Feb 7, 2011

    I doubt DC is putting this entire event into continuity, so you have to take this book for what it is worth, a gimmick to get the video game kids to read a comic book, and to get the comic book reading kids to play a video game. This isn't a new way to generate sales, Atari did the same thing way back in the day with Atari Force (and others). There's nothing terribly wrong with the issue, it is engaging and interesting, so it is worth a look. DC Universe Online Legends #1 earns 3.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Feb 6, 2011

    All in all, I don't think this series is my thing...but there's plenty of potential for this for those who get into it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 3, 2011

    This book, obviously, is set up as a gateway book for people who discover they like/remember/want more time with these characters via the game, but to those comic fans looking for a new story to follow this book is a big exercise in frustration. The Lex Luthor story is being told in a much more interesting manner over in "Action Comics." The writers on this book have delivered better. The artists are tasked with an uninspired story. The Ed Benes cover, the $2.99 price point for a mostly ad-free, the marquis creative names on the cover, and the start of a new series are all draws that this book just failed to capitalize on. Maybe this is just a slow first issue, maybe it is indicative of what to expect from this series, or maybe this is the odd man out with DC's continuous weekly/bi-weekly/twice monthly experiment. I'm not sure, but it certainly isn't a book that'll be fighting for prime space on my pull list. Read Full Review

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