Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #1
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Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #1

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: George Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 20, 2008 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
7.7Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

The Time Trapper constantly tries to erase Superman's legacy from the Universe, but the Legion of Super-Heroes have always been there to stop him. This time, though, the Time Trapper has found the ultimate weapon to carry out his plan: the insanely powerful Superboy-Prime!

  • 10
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Aug 21, 2008

    Out of all the Final Crisis spin-off books, this was the one I was most worried about. As it turns out, it's the best read of the bunch. Shame on me for doubting the power of Geoff Johns. And George Perez? He's the icing on the cake. This is a near-perfect comic if I ever saw one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Aug 24, 2008

    On the other hand. the story Johns is crafting here looks to be rather grounded. As much as there's tons of cosmic time bending going on, the core theme of the book looks like it's focusing on the idea of maturity. The Legion has always been a team about youthful exuberance and ideology. Johns isn't the first person to turn that on its head and look at what happens when those kids become adults, but he's also framing it in the context of the ongoing story of Superboy-Prime's inability to grow up and face reality. When Superman reveals his grand plan to diffuse the catastrophic consequences of Prime's arrival in the future, Johns makes it clear that there's going to be more to this story than three hundred superheroes punching three hundred villains (although I'm pretty sure there'll be plenty of that, too). Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 30, 2008

    So. That was a reeeeee-hee-hee-hee-heeeeeeally long review. This book has a ton of things going on, including reviewing virtually everything we know about the 30th Century, re-establishing relationships, worlds, the core of the Legion, killing off Brande, restoring Prime to dangerous levels, and showing over 100 different Legionnaires for at least a panel or two (including Tyroc, Matter-Eater Lad, and even Bouncing Boy.) It's a well-written book, but parts of it seem almost over-written, such as R.J.'s speech to the U.P. representatives. Even for me, knowing what I know, there were a couple of moments where I had to go, wait, which one is that again? It's NOT an easy book to get on board with, but if you're looking to see where the LSH goes in their 50th year, this is the place to be. There were a couple of issues with the art for me, as well, with Perez doing a stellar job on Superman and Mon-El's classic costumes, but having a bit more trouble with the Francis Manapul-des Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 20, 2008

    Frankly, the only connection I can form between Final Crisis and Legion of Three Worlds is that both books are packed with characters and not overly accessible to new readers. Both are rewarding experiences to those with a reasonable knowledge of the DCU, however, and that should be enough for most readers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Aug 21, 2008

    Final Crisis Legions of Three Worlds #1 was a solid, but certainly not spectacular, debut issue. Johns spends most of this issue trying to lay a strong foundation for the rest of this story. Unfortunately, that means that the majority of this issue is rather dry and unexciting. Still, I think that Final Crisis Legions of Three Worlds has the potential to be a great read if Johns can keep his penchant for blood soaked slaughter-fest big events under tight control. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Aug 21, 2008

    To be fair, I think you could skip this issue, read this review or random spoilers and be able to jump right into the next issue without missing a beat. This was the equivilent of a Secret Files oneshot or some other character profile book with the exception it was narrated instead of just static images and text profiles. To me, that's not good storytelling and I don't like paying $3.99 for it. However, what little that does happen is great and the setup for the rest of the story is taken care of, leaving us with nothing but, hopefully, action packed, balls to the wall action for the rest of the series. Read Full Review

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