Legends of Tomorrow #1
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Legends of Tomorrow #1

Writer: Gerry Conway, Len Wein, Aaron Lopresti, Keith Giffen Artist: Bilquis Evely, Matt Banning, Aaron Lopresti, Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, Yildiray Cinar, Trevor Scott Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 8
7.5Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

It's four powerhouse tales in one colossal comic, as some of comics' most legendary talents launch new tales of Firestorm, Metamorpho, Metal Men and Sugar and Spike-that's right, Sugar and Spike!

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 16, 2016

    Like any multi-feature some stories are stronger than others and while a few are a bit of a bore every story looks fantastic. The Sugar & Spike story is so damn good I'd recommend the book to anyone, but overall this is worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 18, 2016

    While some readers may simply be compelled to trade-wait their preferred character's collected edition, the price structure on this series is actually a bit of a bargain. I waffled with the notion of holding out to buy Firestorm in trade. Recent DC trades are in the $15 range (American). A six-issue series priced at $7.99 each, the individual issues come down to just under $2. Six times two is twelve, so it's a bargain for all four stories. I was in for Firestorm, I'm most likely in for Metamorpho, especially as Lopresti has that character poised for an enchanting mix of fantasy and sci-fi, and Sugar and Spike really won me over. I see no reason not to continue. Is it the perfect book? No. But it is like getting a collection of really interesting reads all at once. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 16, 2016

    Legends of Tomorrow #1 won't satisfy readers looking for an extension of the TV series. That's the fault of DC's marketing department, not the creators of these stories. This book will, however, appeal to DC fans who crave a simpler, more innocent take on this superhero universe. With a lineup of classic DC writers and talented artists tackling a variety of B and C-List heroes, there's a lot of fun to go around in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart Mar 21, 2016

    Unrelated though the two series may be, Legends of Tomorrow #1 features an intriguing range of stories that introduce heroes who could find a home in any current small-screen adaptation. While that may not be DC's end goal, it's a fun ride for fans both old and new -- diehard DC followers will find something to enjoy with new tales from old heroes, while television converts will get a solid introduction to characters they may only know in passing. Somehow, Legends of Tomorrow #1 manages to be a tie-in done right without being a tie-in at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Mar 21, 2016

    Although $7.99 is a lot to ask of a consumer to spend for stories about B, C and with Sugar and Spike D-List characters, longtime DC fans may want to give this one a shot. At 80 pages of story, they are giving a lot of content for the cover price, too. I'll be back for the rest of this series and feel as though I got my moneys worth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Dark Knight News - Eric Joseph Mar 17, 2016

    While this is highly recommended for DC fans of yesteryear, I feel it is accessible for a new generation of readers. The $7.99 price tag is a bit steep, but do keep in mind that you're essentially getting four comics from some of the top writers in the industry at a price lower than what you would pay individually. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Mar 16, 2016

    You get four stories for the price of three and worth every penny. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 17, 2016

    I like all these characters, but there's nothing here that demands my attention. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Mar 16, 2016

    Legends of Tomorrow may not look anything like its TV counterpart, but that might actually be for the best. Though the Legends of CW TV were threaded into The CW-verse through their respective shows, the Legends here are lesser-known DC staples that are ripe for the kind of resurgence this anthology can offer. Though the weekly format quickly feels boorish and unending, Legends of Tomorrow #1 makes great use of a format that DC could and should be using to its advantage more often. DC has a wealth of characters that are just itching to be made use of and Legends of Tomorrow #1 is a fun step in the right direction for all those lost or forgotten DC heroes of yesteryear. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 16, 2016

    As three out of the four features are worth the read, "Legends of Tomorrow" #1 is a real victory. Hopefully, this book will get some attention and maybe even come back with another series of spotlights on different characters in the DC Universe. This gives readers a lot of bang for their buck, and -- in the end -- I want to see more of "Tomorrow's" characters today. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Mar 16, 2016

    As stated, we didn't see the point in judging this entire book as a whole, since it's four completely different stories that have nothing to do with each other. So we're going to list the scores for each individual story, then do an average score for those who like that sort of thing. Take from these numbers what you will! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jessica Petrecz Mar 18, 2016

    DC may have missed or squandered a fantastic marketing opportunity, but they made up for it by giving some freedom to the creative teams Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Atomichound Mar 27, 2016

    Interesting re-introduction to some old characters. My personal rankings were close to the order of the book itself; 1. Firestorm, 2. Metamorpho, 3. Metal Men, and 4. Sugar and Spike. All are entertaining and well done with some imaginative twists along the way. Without any discussion of content, I found them all engaging and character driven. While unsure when I purchased it, I am pulling for this book and hope it can generate sales to continue. If it is a precursor to the "Rebirth" branding that is going to occur this summer, there will be a number of quite happy DC customers, including me.

  • 7.5
    Joe Mar 18, 2016

    The Firestorm comic was a mess and Metamorpho is just a retelling of his origin which is a little disappointing, but Metal Men is awesome, and Sugar and Spike was an amusing read, will keep reading.

  • 6.5
    Nuckster77 Mar 28, 2016

    Firestorm 6/10
    Metamorpho 6.5/10
    Sugar & Spike 6.5/10
    Metal Men 7/10

  • 6.0
    BrightestDaycare.com Mar 24, 2016

    This is a book that is rather difficult to review, because it has four very different, very unique and separate parts to it’s story. Which is why, as youll see- in the end, I gave this book an unimpressive, albeit without disdain rating. The Firestorm story was one I was really interested in, because I loved the New 52 Firestorm book, and I was really excited to see where Gerry Conway was going to take this character- y’know, since he co-created it an all. The visuals were really solid, but the story just seemed to be a bit flat. I liked the relationship between Ronnie and his football buddy Eddie, but I really was a bit miffed by how Professor Stein was handled- maybe because I am so smitten with Victor Garber’s take on him in the TV more

  • 5.0
    EggMath Mar 16, 2016

    4/10 - Firestorm |
    4/10 - Metamorpho |
    7.5/10 - Sugar & Spike |
    6/10 - Metal Men |

  • 7.0
    MalaysianComicBookGuy Mar 17, 2016

  • 7.0
    Juanpk26 Mar 21, 2016

  • 6.0
    EGO Mar 17, 2016

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