Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #5
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Final Crisis: Legion Of Three Worlds #5

Event\Storyline: Final Crisis Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: George Perez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 22, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 5
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The time-stopping finale arrives as Superman, Cosmic Boy, Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl battle Time Trapper while Superboy-Prime and the Legion of Super-Villains engage in an all-out war with the Legions of Three Worlds!

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 23, 2009

    It's not entirely what I expected, but it does avoid the kind of problems that could have arisen out of a book like this... The appearance of the Post-Crisis, 5-Year Gap, and SW6 Legionnaires finally fulfills the promise that this series would contain EVERYONE who had ever been a Legionnaire, and it was good (and also saddening) to see the likes of Laurel Gand, Laurel Kent, Kent Shakespeare and even more obscure luminaries such as Ferro Man. This series has managed to distill the essence of the Legion, while taking things in new directions. The upcoming Adventure Comics thus has many built in plot hooks, such as the eight missing Legionnaires, the new kids assimilating, the Black Witch's actions and more. There wasn't the big sense of disappointment that many big event series tend to engender, and I'm left wondering where the Legion goes now. That's a good thing. George Perez delivers his usual brilliant, detailed, insanely character-filled art, and each page is rife with Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Jul 26, 2009

    The Legion Lost crew (who were formerly the Reboot Legion) choose to remain lost, while the "eat it grandpa!" team turn out to have Superboy Prime's legacy to cope with directly. Meanwhile, it seems the Levitz/Giffen League (from just before to the five-year Gap) are back to being our main team--with a revived Superboy (Conner Kent) set to share some new adventures with them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jul 23, 2009

    More importantly, though, "Legion of 3 Worlds" #5 also clearly serves as a lead-in to the Legion's upcoming back-up stories in the new "Adventure Comics" series. Between this and the earlier Legion story by Johns and Gary Frank over in "Action Comics," it's been a great couple of years for Legion fans. "Legion of 3 Worlds" #5 has made me, once again, excited about what's in store for the rest of this year and beyond. So, mission accomplished and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Dan Phillips Jul 22, 2009

    Seeing as how Legion of Three Worlds #5 hits stands just a week after the first issue of Johns' and Ivan Reis' Blackest Night #1, it's impossible not to compare the writer's work on the two very different takes on a DCU event. I'd definitely say that Johns' more organic, internally-driven storytelling approach in Blackest Night is far more satisfying than the gimmicky, externally-driven take on Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis found in Legion of Three Worlds, but again, I think it says a lot about Johns' talent and versatility as a writer that he can now successfully pull off both. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jul 26, 2009

    There is nothing particularly deep or meaningful about this story. It isn't very moving or inspiring but it is a fun ride. Sadly, it comes out after months of delays which diminished its impact. Even Superboy-Prime seems disgusted with the delays. He isn't completely stupid after all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Aug 8, 2009

    Like I said, this issue just didn't dazzle me like the previous ones did. I'll always hold this mini in very high regard(it brought back Kid Flash and Superboy!)though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 26, 2009

    That makes Johns's creative choices regarding Superboy-Prime all the more curious and interesting. As I read this issue, it struck me that Johns was writing the corrupt Superboy as a child having a tantrum; every bit of his dialogue indicated that. Once the reader reaches the end of the issue, it's clear what Johns is saying: that Superboy-Prime represents every childish, whining, sheltered fanboy who's ever dissected the minutiae of continuity and complained endlessly about the comics he so obsessively follows. This has been suggested of Prime's character in the past, but never have creators been so overt about the message. I have to admit that I enjoyed the metatextual comment, so perfectly represented in the art by Perez's choice to use the roughest of sketch lines to depict the character's fading form at the story's climax. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Jul 26, 2009

    Anyway, this series is finally over, and my wallet can rest at ease. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jul 28, 2009

    Final Crisis Legion of Three Worlds #5 was a hurried, sloppy and unsatisfying read. Having said that, I would recommend this issue to fans of Superboy and Kid Flash. I think that those readers will enjoy seeing their characters in action together once again and would also enjoy the Teen Titans reunion scene at the end of this issue. I would also recommend this issue to readers who love lots of frantic action scenes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Charles Webb Jul 26, 2009

    If you liked this review, be sure to check out more of the authors work at Monster In Your Veins Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kyle Garret Jul 26, 2009

    I dont know that Im going to waste four dollars a month for what could be eight pages of new Legion stories that might very well be like this series. Heres hoping DC lets a different writer have a shot at this team sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Paul Brian McCoy Jul 26, 2009

    There, it's done. Now stop talking about it and go read something good. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Jul 23, 2009

    The previous issues were a lot of fun and had a great story. If you go back and reread those, you can just pretend that the villains were defeated at the end of issue #4 to avoid yourself the trouble of reading this train wreck. The haphazard plotting, disappointing art, and simply weird ending simply cannot compare to the actual great moments in this series, including the returns of Kid Flash and Superboy. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jul 22, 2009

    Whether Johns actually meant the SuperboyPrime conclusion to come off this way or not, this is about the least professional thing I've ever seen and I honestly thought I was being pranked by some fake copy my LCS spliced together before finally letting it sink in that I just spent more than $20 and about a year's worth of time on a series only to be treated as the butt of a joke by the writer and DC. This isn't a "I'm never buying DC or Geoff Johns comics again!", but there's a definite lack of respect for both after reading this and I can't, in good faith, recommend something like that to anyone. Read Full Review

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