DC Universe Legacies #5

Writer: Len Wein Artist: George Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 15, 2010 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Red Skies hang over the entire DC Universe as each and every hero on Earth gathers for what will be the first in a series of universe-spanning Crises! Meanwhile, Walter Simonson helps us shift the focus from Earth to the heroes of outer space and beyond!

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 18, 2010

    So yet another outstanding issue in a strong series. We're halfway to the finish, but already I hate to see this series end! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Sep 21, 2010

    George Perez turns in the art on the main story, and thus turns back the clock to 1985 effortlessly. The back-up feature may be even better, as it is a 100% Silver Age type tale of several time and space travelers who have been kidnapped to do battle on an alien planet, illustrated by the amazing Walt Simonson. It's fun to see these guys (including Adam Strange and Tommy Tomorrow and Captain Comet) both follow and break the rules of old conventions, in a manner as entertaining as it is goofily artificial. One of their foes wields a deadly vacuum cleaner! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Sep 23, 2010

    Retcon Watch: Aside from some possible sliding of the time line about who appeared when, I didn't catch any major retcons in this issue. That's the first of the series I can say that about. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Sep 18, 2010

    Its a good book, but I still feel its not quite where it could be, here at the halfway point. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Sep 19, 2010

    "DC Universe Legacies" #5 may not be the most exciting book published this past week, but it is probably one of the prettiest. And with an improving script, it offers up some hope for the second half of the mini-series. If nothing else, it's nice to see DC Comics' big artistic guns all getting some work. Now if Paul Lincoln and company could just stay in the background for the second half, I think we'll be set. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 20, 2010

    Everyone involved delivered a great book here (and I really hope they’ll forgive me for this because I really do admire all involved) but it’s my recommendation above that’s the reason I’m giving this a C-. It’s not that the book isn’t good enough to recommend to folks that are interested (it is) but by giving readers a reminder of how many fun storylines took place back then, I think they should just seek out the back issues, read them, love or hate them, and not worry about if they fit into the current continuity of the books being published now. Like most of the heroes that this book highlights, good stories are timeless. Read Full Review

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