Adventures of Superman #521

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Geraldo Borges Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 25, 1995 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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The rebuilding of the Green Lantern Corps in the 31st century starts here! Now set in "contemporary" Legion times, this issue tells an all-new tale starring the last survivors of the fabled Corps. Their next recruit will shock you! In The Atom's co-feature, the Colony continues its assault on Ray Palmer with more shrinkable suicide bombers!

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - DS Arsenault Dec 1, 2010

    Adventure Comics #521 delivered on its title and brought me shrunken and futuristic adventure and excitement. I love the Legion and they are the main reason I bought the book, but Lemire and Asrar have got me feeling for the Atom. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Dec 3, 2010

    In the Atom story, I'm mostly confused by what seem to be several retcons that seem to be creeping into Ray's story. For the longest time, he was the only one who could use his belt without causing an explosion after a few minutes. It was even referenced in a JLA story a few years ago. Since then, more and more people are using his gear without issue, including the Atom that was with the Suicide Squad, Jean Loring, and the most recent Atom Ryan Choi. Further, in this story, Ray complains that his uncle gave away his secret ID to the Colony. Ray himself wrote an autobiography revealing his secret ID years ago during his "Sword of the Atom" phase. I wish they'd tell us when they are retconning things, it really is unclear as to whether this is a retcon or a writer error. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Dec 5, 2010

    I'll be looking for that comic - but I think I'm done with Adventure Comics - at least for now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Dec 4, 2010

    In the final installment of the Atoms co-feature (with the story apparently slated to be completed in a second Atom Special in March) Ray Palmer and his uncle Dave find themselves trapped in their diminutive size, forced to battle some tiny killing machines. Fortunately, this gives them time for a much-needed heart-to-heart. Jeff Lemire works in some good character stuff here, neatly paving the way for the conclusion of the story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ross Haralson Dec 5, 2010

    All in all, this is essentially a transitional issue of Adventure Comics, rather than one that will be remembered years from now on its merit as a single-issue story, but the issue certainly offers everything that comic books should have: a likeable cast, strong characterization and larger-than-life heroics. Not to mention fantastic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Dec 5, 2010

    Hopefully, this issue is the beginning of Levitz finding his footing with the Legion again. With the academy taking center stage soon and Jimenez coming on board for art, we could be seeing the start of something great for the newly revived Legion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 5, 2010

    There are definitely enough Legionnaires to fill two books, and they will hopefully do so in a flexible but interrelated fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Dec 5, 2010

    Id prefer to see cover artist Scott Clark become the regular Legion penciler, though there are several new illustrators Ive noticed working for DC lately who would be good choices here as well. Still, Borges might grow into his role as the illustrator of the Legion in the same way that other former Legion artists grew into their roles before becoming legends. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 3, 2010

    "Adventure Comics" is already on the road to improvement, but I do wish we'd had a little less "Green Lantern Idol" and a little more plot development. Still, I'm excited about "Adventure Comics" again, something I haven't felt in months, so hurrah to Levitz and Borges for making the book fun once more. Read Full Review

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