Legion of Super-Heroes #37

Writer: Jim Shooter Artist: Francis Manapul, Livesay Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 26, 2007 Critic Reviews: 7
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“EVIL ADVENTUS” part one. Several Legionnaires find themselves in mortal peril as the universe is faced with a frightening and mysterious alien threat. Plus, in the absence of longtime team captain Cosmic Boy, the Legion seeks new leadership, only to find themselves under the shaky and uncertain control of...Lightning Lad?

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 30, 2007

    The first issue of the new Legion of Super-Heroes is a winner. Shooter has immediately brought the team back on track, and Manapul expertly distinguishes a massive cast while detailing the future universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 3, 2008

    Legion of Super Heroes #37 was a solid debut issue for the new creative team in Shooter and Manapul. For the first time in a long time I am actually excited about reading the Legion of Super Heroes. I think that we may in store for a quality run with these two gentlemen at the helm. If you haven't tried the Legion of Super Heroes before then this would be a good time to hop aboard this train. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Bryan Joel Dec 29, 2007

    So DC has a minor success on its hands here. There's promise that the Legion can and will become a great little book. As far as I'm concerned, Jim Shooter's controversial return to DC was definitely a step in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Dec 30, 2007

    In other words, Im recommending this series for its writing. The illustrations neither detract nor bolster the quality of the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Dykema Jan 7, 2008

    The art of Francis Manapul & Livesay (whoever or whatever that it) is pretty good, but its a bit scratchy and dirty for my tastes. People have strange lines showing up on their faces, and the guys look especially beat up. That said, its not a turnoff by any means. One thing that will get annoying over time actually looked pretty cool at first, until I realized Id be seeing it all the time since many Legion adventures take place in space. Thats the glowing eco-protection their flight rings supply. Their invisible transuits provided this back in the day, and allowed the characters to look like theyre supposed to look like. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Dec 30, 2007

    New artist Manapul is a real find; he grasps the dynamics of each character immediately, and builds on rather than abandons the quite compelling Barry Kitson recent redesigns. All in all, while not galaxy-shaking, this new issue has a fresh energy and goes through all the expected motions with style and confidence. Its a great base from which to build as solid and legendary a new era for the book as Shooter is capable of (though it is interesting to compare this titular appearance to the currently much more nostalgic take going on in Action Comics). Id say both iterations prove how much life is left in this old concept still. Welcome back! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jon Judy Dec 30, 2007

    This is just an average comic book. Nothing really great to say about it, nothing really bad. If youre a hardcore fan of the recent LSH, youll love this. Shooter doesnt mix it up and doesnt attempt to turn the clock back forty years. If you like the recent LSH well enough, like me, give this a try. I thought this was good enough to merit picking up the next issue. There was some foreshadowing in this issue that some new team members were on the way, which may be the new twist I was hoping for, and besides that Im predisposed to liking the Legion. If you dont have that affection for the team, save your $2.99. Or buy another copy of Ultimates 3 #1. You can never have too many. Read Full Review

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