Adventures of Superman #525

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Phil Jimenez, Geraldo Borges Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 17, 1995 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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The cadets are on the ropes in this penultimate chapter in Paul Levitz and Phil Jimenez's "Legion Academy" arc! Also: a short story starring the Black Witch and the extreme difficulties of containing the awesome power of Mordru.

  • 6.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Apr 20, 2011

    I don't like that Levitz seems to keep going after the Legion romances. He broke up Shady and Mon-El, off screen, and has done the same with Night Girl and Cosmic Boy. The story with the younger kids I just don't really care for, it's not doing much for me. I'm hoping they do better next month with the Legion's speedster, XS. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 14, 2011

    With three plots running at once in one issue, none of them get the chance to really grab your interest. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 16, 2011

    The Legion of Super-Heroes isn't the Avengers or the JLA, a group that has to be limited in scope or membership. One of the underlying problems that I'm having with this arc is the fact that it seems quite clear that none of the Academy cadets (some of whom have been at this for DECADES) aren't going to make it into the team, and that the reasons given for not using interesting characters will be unsatisfying and nonsensical, much like the non-reasons for (Yes, I'm going to keep harping on this) Matter-Eater Lad's exit. Power Boy's density powers and Lamprey's electromagnetism are no more impressive than Cos' own powers or Sun Boy's or even Dawnstar's. This arc (and the concept of the Legion Academy) are designed to have characters try out for the LSH, and when most, if not all of them fail, it raises larger issues about the story being told. That said, this book is very nice to look at, thanks to Phil Jiminez and company, and if you're of a mind not to over-think things, it's an enjoy Read Full Review

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