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Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Scott Godlewski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 12, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 26
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One thousand years in the future, a Legion of Super-Heroes comes together to dedicate their lives to recapturing the great age of heroes of the 21st century. When the heroes discover that reality is falling to a great darkness in both times simultaneously, the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes must team up to stop it all. But what is the connection between the secrets of the new Gold Lanterns and the coming of the Great Darkness? A monumental DC epic event miniseries!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 14, 2022

    So maybe the person Lantern is talking to at the beginning is whoever has done this kidnapping? After all, the colors here seem a but purplish. Maybe we catch up to that conversation next issue. This was a solid first chapter for me. This was predominantly Legion focused. It set up some mysteries. And it felt like classic old-school team-ups. Solid cliffhanger too.  Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 11, 2022

    Expect to be wowed by Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1. There's a lot to enjoy here and be in awe of, from the epic nature of the story to the incredible visuals that are clean and easy to follow. There are visual ideas at work here -- the lettering, the colors, and the pencils add up to a work of art. This is cutting-edge comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Jan 12, 2022

    Bendis introduction to the series provides a rock-solid foundation for what is to come next. There are a hell of a lot of characters to juggle, but Bendis seems to be giving everyone a respectable amount of time. Thats easy enough to do when everyone is getting acquainted, but once the conflict settles in with the second issue, it could be quite challenging to get it all to come together. Bendis has a great deal of experience with this sort of thing, and Godlewski is clearly up to the task of rendering it for the page.  Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 11, 2022

    Godlewski delivers some great art in the issue. The style is perfect for the type of story being told and it lends itself brilliantly to the action and characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 11, 2022

    Like the series that preceded it, it's fine, but often gets lost in just how much it's trying to do in a single issue. Hopefully the plot that comes will live up to its highly regarded predecessor of a Legion storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - jrhuitt Jan 11, 2022

    Justice League vs The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 kicks off Brian Michael Bendis' version of "The Great Darkness" storyline. In my opinion, there isn't any story in the Legion's very long history more sacrosanct than this one. This will be the second time that the story has been revisited. I've always believed that if you want to revisit something that's fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Batman-News - Cam Lipham Jan 11, 2022

    I wanted this book to be a fun romp with the Legion and the Justice League, and that's what I got, at least for this issue. Let's hope Bendis doesn't pull aCheckmate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 14, 2022

    It can be a little disorienting as a reader to navigate the beautifully laid out double splash pages with heaps of characters. Sharpe does a really good job differentiating everyone's words with different lettering and bubbles. In a scene that you could easily get lost in, he really makes sure you stay the course. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 12, 2022

    The set up for Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes is one of the most promising debuts Bendis has made at DC Comics, not least because he circumvents the mandatory superhero teams fight before allying trope. It's a presentation to two of the publisher's most impressive pantheons assembled side-by-side in a fashion that evokes their immense potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Ethan Maddux Jan 13, 2022

    Justice League vs Legion of Superheroes #1 is worth reading and will be worth sticking with as long as this level of quality is maintained. There are a lot of interesting ideas at play here, and they are being implemented by an incredible creative team that has a history of playing to each other's strengths. It's a bit thin in terms of actual plot, but the characters' fun banter and exciting action make up for it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Jan 11, 2022

    Justice League vs the Legion of Superheroes #1 is a fun blockbuster crossover. The love that Bendis has for the characters and for the medium is clear. Seeing the interactions between the heroes from across time is delightful and leaves the readers beaming. The art looks fantastic and the new character looks very interesting. The only downside is that the sheer number of characters and Bendis love of dialogue can be tough to keep track of. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 12, 2022

    The “Great Darkness” that underscores the narrative in this opening issue is the same threat currently being confronted by the Justice League: Incarnate. It will presumably lead into DC's rumored summer event this year. Here's hoping that this battle between mainstream Justice League and the Legion of Super-heroes adds to the excitement of that coming event or, at least provide some new information on a Legion that has thus far failed to successfully build an audience as passionate as it was 40 years ago when, in 1982, Paul Levitz crafted a Darkseid centered story that would become the metric upon which almost every Legion of Super-hero story told since is measured. Read Full Review

  • 5.2
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 11, 2022

    Justice League vs. Legion of Super-Heroes #1 sadly falls flat on all levels, leaving me to wonder if maybe it isn't time for Bendis to fully return to small-scale, crime comics for a time to find his muse again. This is a comic that isn't worth the time of fans of either team. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Matthew B. Lloyd Jan 13, 2022

    Derek: Justice League Vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1has me feeling somewhat ambivalent. This title has a lot of potential, but I don't know if Bendis' story is going to realize it. He has done some good writing in the past, but his recent work doesn't give me a lot of faith that he will again. On the other hand, at least it looks nice, thanks to Godlewski's art. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jan 11, 2022

    Derek: Justice League Vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 has me feeling somewhat ambivalent. This title has a lot of potential, but I don't know if Bendis' story is going to realize it. He has done some good writing in the past, but his recent work doesn't give me a lot of faith that he will again. On the other hand, at least it looks nice, thanks to Godlewski's art. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 11, 2022

    This wasnt the best start for this mini-series. It reads more like Bendis writing in circles again with characters he still hasnt properly captured their voices. The series might eventually turn around, but this was a lackluster first impression. Read Full Review

  • 3.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 15, 2022

    Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 is the Nilla Wafers of comic books. It offers you nothing more than a bland taste and empty calories. There is nothing in Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1 that will appeal to Legion fans. There is also nothing in this issue that will appeal to Justice League fans. Those fans need to know that the Justice League is barely even in this issue. There is also nothing in this issue that will appeal to general comic book readers who are not fans of the Legion or the Justice League. Those readers can find far more interesting and unique superhero titles on the market to read. There is no way I would recommend that anyone spend their hard-earned money for Justice League vs. The Legion of Super-Heroes #1. Read Full Review

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