Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 27, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 22
6.4Critic Rating
3.7User Rating

Whatever happened to the Legion of Super-Heroes? The team is no more, and the United Planets are in total chaos as one of the Legion’s own has turned on the entire galaxy! Everyone is affected...and not everyone survived! Ultra Boy tries to put the Legion back together to face the future head on! Find out the fates of all your favorite Legionnaires like Shadow Lass, Triplicate Girl, Brainiac Five, and Bouncing Boy. Plus, a shocking twist in the Legion mythology-and a long overdue appearance by the Legion of Substitute Heroes! It’s all here in a truly way-out tale by writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Riley Rossmo!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 29, 2021

    I have very much liked Bendis' take on the Legion so far. So no surprise I liked this issue a lot too. The interplay between the characters is spot on. The echoes of other Legion histories while being completely new is wonderful. And Rossmo's art is just intoxicating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 26, 2021

    Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 completely exceeded my expectations. I wasn't really a fan of Bendis' reinterpretation of the Legion, but I am really enjoying this look ahead into a potential future for the team. If Bendis continues under Bendis' direction, I hope he continues this story instead of picking up where he left off. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 27, 2021

    The overall effect is a thrilling reintroduction to the Legion as they return to prominence at DC Comics and Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 makes clear that there's a bright future awaiting this franchise, even in their darkest days. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 26, 2021

    When all is said and done, Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes #1 sets up its narrative's final confrontation well. Even with the clash in character designs, I still enjoyed what this book brings, and I look forward to seeing the next issues wrap up. LONG LIVE THE LEGION! Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes Jan 26, 2021

    Decent. Not horrible, not life-changing, but the story will entertain you and keep your interest and if you're a Legion fan, I have a feeling that you're gonna love it!! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Jan 26, 2021

    This is a narrative that readers have likely experienced before, but the craftsmanship still makes it an entertaining, and sometimes powerful read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 30, 2021

    This is a snappy and fun issue that is both too full of characters and full of strong character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 26, 2021

    Much like the main series, it feels like Bendis is spending a lot of time exploring the setting but doesn't quite have a firm central narrative to ground it in. I'm not sure if one more issue here will be enough to change that. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 26, 2021

    Reigning in my bias I believe that this is Riley Rossmo's best art to date due to the aid of Francesco Plascencia's gorgeous colors. Also, while I am not a fan of the story itself, I admit that it moves quickly, establishes the stakes, and establishes some interesting character moments and inter-personal Legionnaire relationships that I did not foresee. Finally, we got a hint of the Legion of Substitute Heroes which always puts a smile on my face. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jan 27, 2021

    Initially, Bendis used the floating name tags, geography banners, and a few word bubble tricks (way to go Saturn Girl! No problem Superboy!) While I loved the art in , the script is like someone trying to cook an omelette, flipping it and then finding out we are having scrambled eggs for dinner. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 27, 2021

    Overall though, this just feels like another missed opportunity in a sea of missed opportunities. Read Full Review

  • 3.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 27, 2021

    There are some fun concepts here, but the Legionnaires haven't been fleshed out enough to support variations on the themes, and Rossmo's art makes literally everyone unidentifiable. Not a fun reading experience. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jan 28, 2021

    It's hard to say what's messier " Rossmo's linework or Bendis' script. Either way, avoid this book. Read Full Review

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