Legion of Super-Heroes #49

Writer: Jim Shooter Artist: Francis Manapul Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2
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“ENEMY MANIFEST.” Part four! Timber Wolf goes berserk! A Legion Espionage Squad risks death to explore the heavily defended Intruder Planet. Lightning Lad finds comfort in the arms of...the president? Meanwhile, Phantom Girl is catastrophically injured, and she’ll never be the same again! All this and the beginning of the Universal Annihilation War!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 5, 2009

    I'm going to miss Legion of Super-Heroes. This penultimate issue is another that exemplifies why. Shooter infuses these fledglings originally shaped by Mark Waid into a group of interesting heroes that sometimes followed his former designs but on occasion took some intriguing departures. He injects honest to goodness science fiction into the future world of the Legion, and he makes every word count. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 21, 2009

    This issue is weirdly paced throughout, with several big cliffhangers that I might have expected to be issue-enders crammed into place. My assumption is that the schedule on the book might have been pushed up to get all the story in before the close comes next issue, but it makes this a choppy and disjointed read. Francis Manapul's art this issue is nicely done, especially the moment where Projectra reveals herself and takes out Saturn Girl, but it's just not strong enough to deliver the goods with this much plot stuffed into the issue. Shooter's latest Legion run has been suffering from a case of the "Whatevers" for a couple of issues now, and this one tries to put a lot of bang in for your buck, but only succeeds in stacking the deck so high that it falls over. Next issue will be the last for the current Threeboot Legion series, and while I'll miss the great parts of the Threebooted team, these last few issues haven't added much to the mythos. Legion of Super-Heroes #49 ear Read Full Review

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