Legion Lost #1

Legion Lost #1

Writer: Fabian Nicieza Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 14, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from annihilation. But when the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world that, for them, is the ultimate struggle to survive!Don't miss the start of this all-new LEGION series illustrated by Pete Woods fresh off his spectacular run on ACTION COMICS who is joined by writer Fabian Nicieza (RED ROBIN)!

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Sep 17, 2011

    A must read for Legion fans who'd like a more current take on the characters. The issue sings with action and humor, and promises even more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 14, 2011

    Legion Lost essentially hits all the right notes as it should for a book that has a bunch of people stranded in time on a mission gone surprisingly wrong when it should have been straightforward. We're introduced to a number of characters, but it's not focusing on any one over the other at the moment, letting them all have a quick moment to stand out. It's hard to have a real favorite here (well, other than Timber Wolf!) but they all offer up plenty of potential as they deal with being stranded and a pathogen potentially being released that can reshape the future they know. It's old school in a good way with its scripting, dialogue and artwork as it hits all the marks it should, entices you with enough to make you come back for more while delivering on the action. How the characters handle the situation once the truth becomes known is where it should shine though, as this opening act is all about establishing the basics. And it does that just right. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Leroy Douresseaux Sep 22, 2011

    POSSIBLE AUDIENCE: Legion of Super-Heroes fans may want to try Legion Lost. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 21, 2011

    The idea here is sound, and the setup isn't bad, but I think we needed more character stuff to make this book really sing. It helps that you've got Pete Woods and Brad Anderson on the book, though " a very solid art team that does nice work on some unique characters that don't look like anybody else in the superhero genre. The end of this issue is a real shocker, and even though its a whole new world, I really hope things aren't quite as bleak as they'd seem. It would be too quick to shake the team up that much. Still, I'm looking forward to seeing where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Sep 20, 2011

    This was a solid first issue. It had it's faults, but overall I liked it. I think the team as is is UBER-weak, but at least I get Timberwolf here. He just has a lot of work to do to keep me interested. I'm not sure where this comic book can go, the Legionaries are stuck in the past... Okay, now what? But I'll definitely be sticking around to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 15, 2011

    While this isn't the first time we've seen a story about Legionnaires being trapped in the present, the premise is a strong one and hasn't been overused. Furthermore, I like the lineup Nicieza and DC have opted for here, as it includes some of my favorite Legion characters, such as Wildfire and Gates. I think Nicieza and his editors' biggest misstep is they've really delivered a second issue instead of the first. Beginning the story in the 31st century at the beginning of the mission would've made for a more accessible plot and a less frenetic atmosphere in which to set the stage. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Sep 20, 2011

    In the past, Karate Kid had a series set in the present, Timber Wolf had a mini in the present, and around the Final Night era, a whole team of Legionnaires was trapped in the present. I guess what I'm saying is, while I like many of the elements going in to this story, we've seen this before. DC annoyed me enough with their reboot that they need to impress me fast to keep me on any of the new books. This one, sadly, didn't manage that. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Sep 20, 2011

    I'm not ready to give up on this book yet. This opening chapter had to trap the Legion here and it did that. So the question becomes where does this book go from here. Do the Legion announce they are here? Or go into hiding? Do they join the super-human community or work in the shadows? Is the first plot containing the pathogen (the cover with the Legion flying over mutated humans) makes me think the pathogen makes humans into monsters)? Or is that going to be a long term plot. I was really really hoping to be wowed. But this book felt sort of ordinary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    ComicBuzz - Phil Oldham Sep 28, 2011

    Nicieza and Woods are more talented than this issue gives them credit. In the long run, I see this series improving vastly, with the Legionnaires getting into fun and dangerous situations while trapped in their past. The characters appearing may not be the most popular Legionnaires, but I think this series will give them a chance to shine. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 14, 2011

    At least the art helps salvage the book to an extent. Pete Woods returns with a distinctly different approach than the one seen on his various Superman books. His figures are more angular and stylized, with less emphasis on blacks and shadows. It looks really nice in spots. But Woods' art is too often overpowered by the demands of the script. In some cases panels are completely lacking in background detail. Not because of a lack of effort, mind you, but because so many characters clutter the foreground that the background is completely covered. This series badly needs to slow down, take a breath, and take a more methodical and focused approach to storytelling. Any book bearing the title "Legion Lost" needs to be able to offer something more than this. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Nuts - Jef Mendoza Sep 17, 2011

    I'd say this book is a pass. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Sep 16, 2011

    The artist, Pete Woods also delivers a shaky performance. Some of his pages are reminiscent of his great run on Action Comics, but there are also several pages that seem rushed and hard to follow. If I didn't know any better, I would have guessed that this was a fill-in book for a regular team that had to be finished very quickly. That would account for Nicieza and Woods performing well below their standards. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 14, 2011

    I love "Legion of Super-Heroes," I've enjoyed comics by both Nicieza and Woods over the years, and the idea of "Legion Lost" sounded like a lot of fun. But with a jumbled first issue, a cliffhanger that makes little sense and feels dramatic solely for drama's sake... I am feeling more unenthusiastic about a Legion comic than I have in years. Hopefully the second issue will pull things together, but for now this feels like a book to walk away from. Read Full Review

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