DC Universe Legacies #2

Writer: Len Wein Artist: Various Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 16, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11
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The awe-inspiring history of the DC Universe rages on. In this second installment, the exploits of the mystery men and emerging heroes of the mid-century inspire the everyday populace to fight crime. Groups like the Justice Society of America encourage regular citizens to action: Meet the Newsboy Legion and more! Meanwhile, the Seven Soldiers of Victory join together against a seriously unusual enemy! Join writer Len Wein (SWAMP THING, Incredible Hulk), fan-favorite Andy Kubert (BATMAN, X-Men), his father, legendary artist Joe Kubert (SGT. ROCK) Scott Kolins, (FLASH) and J.H. Williams III (DETECTIVE COMICS, PROMETHEA) as they redefine the DCU more

  • 9.6
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 22, 2010

    Two issues in and a series that was great from the get-go is already improving. I love the fact that they’re really living up to the Legacies title, with a father-and-son art combo and two stories that mimic the style of the day, only updated with decades of knowledge and mastery of the craft. This series is looking like a masterpiece in the making. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 20, 2010

    All told, it's a terrific package with incredible art and a great story. What more do you need? Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Jeff Mazzuca Jun 17, 2010

    Now that the story has gotten past it's similarities to Watchmen and found its own footing, there isn't much of anything I didn't enjoy about this issue. Sure, there are some purists who might not like the "generalness" and lack of details of the storyline, but when one only has ten issues to cover the DCU's quite extensive history, all we need is enough to get us caught up to where our modern storylines are currently taking us. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 16, 2010

    I was initially skeptical about what seemed like another retread of DC's history, but I found a very fun reminder here of what makes a shared superhero universe so appealing in the first place. You've got a true line-up of legends and stars at work - - the cream of the crop for comics writing, drawing and storytelling. While I did mark this down for getting a little saccharine at times, I still recommend it for any fan who, as I said, needs a reminder of why we follow these great pantheons in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Jun 20, 2010

    Not content to merely present a tweaked version of the post-Infinite Crisis DCU timeline, DC Universe: Legacies is a powerful commentary on a life lived reading superheroes. It speaks to those of us who fondly remember poring through stacks of comics as children and who plan to leave them lying around the house for our own kids. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jun 17, 2010

    This issues second feature puts the spotlight on the original Seven Soldiers of Victory. An old foe challenges them to a battle, and the soldiers split up to take on his minions. Here we see that Len Wein has taken the old formula heroes split up, get together at the end and given us a quick story told in snapshots. Whats really impressive here is J.H. Williams IIIs art. Each of the snapshots of the Soldiers in solo or dual action has its own different look and feel, as if each panel was created by a different artist altogether. There seems to be a deliberate attempt here to invoke what Grant Morrison did with his revamped version of the soldiers, and it works pretty well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jun 26, 2010

    The art, in both the main story and the Seven Soldiers back-up feature, is the high point of the book, giving a retro-feel while still being pleasing to the modern eye. The only quibble is the way Kuberts make all the superheroes look so angry and hostile. That is something we might see from modern comics but the Golden Age heroes tried to look up-beat and inspiring. Look at all the all old DETECTIVE COMICS of that period and you will see Batman and Robin always smiling at us. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jun 20, 2010

    The Seven Soldiers of Victory upset the schemes of the Vigilantes arch nemesis who tries to misdirect them by having them believe one of their other foes, Black Star, has returned from his apparent death in Leading Comics #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Andre Lamar Jun 20, 2010

    Though impressive, this comic features a slight flaw in some of Joe Kuberts unwarranted inking. Nonetheless, Legacies #2 is a collaborative effort that shines bright. Im truly curious to find out how the story will transition into contemporary times, and if the tone will become darker. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jun 20, 2010

    In fact, the horizontal compositions echo classic funny papers formats, but the tale doesn't seem dated--just cheerfully nostalgic. The whole is an essay in storytelling, but it has to be completely formulaic in order to get the job done so quickly. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 16, 2010

    DC Universe Legacies is not the cream of the crop this week, but it has something to offer anyone hoping for a richer knowledge of the sometimes overwhelming and convoluted DC continuity. Read Full Review

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