Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Legion of Super-Heroes #4

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 28, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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With time running out for the Legionnaire in the hands of the Dominators, it's down to Cosmic Boy to crack the riddle of how the all-powerful Daxamite Renegade made it through an impenetrable blockade and why would Element Lad leave Chemical Kid alone in a room with that same very, very angry Renegade?

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 28, 2011

    About all I didn't like here was the odd Shady/Mon-El scene. Yes, I was among those who really disliked the breakup, but this seemed to just come out of nowhere. I wouldn't mind if they end up back together again, but I hope it's handled better than this somewhat jarring bit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Dec 31, 2011

    Ironically, the competence of the superheroes is probably one of the biggest problems with this issue. In the end, the Legion defeat the bad guys with professionalism, efficiency and a minimum of violence. That is nice but most people read comics to see drama, conflict and a whole lot of violence. Maybe next time, we can see more widespread carnage when the Legion battles an invading space-fleet. Nobody wants to read a book about characters who are so competent that the story becomes uneventful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Dec 29, 2011

    The issue ends with Shady and Mon-El talking. She thinks he is finally acting like the 'old' Mon-El. And I agree. I am glad the Green Lantern Mon-El storyline is over. And maybe this will lead to a reconciliation between these two. I do love how Portela has Shady's hair as a mass of tendrils until it slowly smudges out to more of a cloud of shadows. Very slick. So this was a good skeleton of a story - a big threat in the opening arc, multiple Legion squads, and stellar art. But the 'meat' on that skeleton, the small details of the plots, seemed to be glossed over a bit as we rushed to the finale. Pieces of this Dominator plot which I would want discussed in depth were wrapped up without much explanation. And so that detracted a bit from this overall. Read Full Review

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