Adventures of Superman #524

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Phil Jimenez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 19, 1995 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES) and Phil Jimenez (INFINITE CRISIS) continue their "Legion Academy" arc starring Legionnaires in training! And the Taurus Gang resurfaces with dark ties to the Academy!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 16, 2011

    "Adventure Comics" is doing well with its new Legion Academy feature, and even if it ends up being a limited run in "Adventure Comics," hopefully it'll show its face again before too long. This is a fun, easily-accessible gateway into the 31st century. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 17, 2011

    New blood seems to be just the thing to make Legion fun again; their adventures may be smaller in scale than their adult counterparts', but at least they get you more invested. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Mar 21, 2011

    No one really has the charisma of Chuck and Luornu, whose powers (think Multiple Man and Mr. Fantastic, on a smaller scale) aren't all that but whose successful marriage and confidence and bravery have made them heroes many times over. Levitz does some good work connecting Chemical Kid to Chemical King (who died in the line of duty), and the adventure on the Kid's homeworld (where his wealthy family is attacked and the kids get in way over their heads) could become interesting. The book just needs the time for the new concept to click in. All the pieces are there for a home run, they just need a few more innings. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 19, 2011

    Nothing makes me more irritated than attempts to try and "toughen up" the image of the Legion of Super-Heroes, whose core concept is 'happy teenage heroes from the future.' This issue continues the trend of misusing or sidetracking characters with potential (and once again shows how ugly the new costumes are in Cosmic Boy's short appearance) but has some fun with the new Academy kids. Duplicate Damsel's drill sergeant routine is fascinating to watch, especially as Bouncing Boy serves as her quiet, humorous foil. I'm liking this arc in it's micro-scale moments, with the dialogue shining in a brief appearance by Legion mainstay Doctor Gym'll, even while some of the larger scale bits play less well for my biases. All in all, though, Adventure Comics #524 does a good job advancing the new characters and their arc, earning 3.5 out of 5 stars overall. Now, if only we could overcome the seeming belief that nobody but the founders, Brainiac 5 and Earth-Man deserve airtime, we might get the 30 Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Mar 17, 2011

    As I said, there's a lot of cliche here. It still feels to me like we've seen this before, from the New Mutants to Harry Potter, and many others. I'm sure the kids will save the day, defeat the villains, and somehow either get out of trouble for breaking the rules and/or get some humorous punishment at the end. Read Full Review

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