Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1
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Legion of Super-Heroes Annual #1

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Keith Giffen Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 2, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The legendary team of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen reunite on the Legion for the first time in 20 years to introduce the all-new Emerald Empress! She's ultra-twisted! She possesses entire planets! And she devastates the Legion so completely that one Legionnaire will never be the same!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 6, 2011

    And to read them, we will need sunglasses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Thom Young Feb 6, 2011

    The Eye of Ekron is back--as is an all-new Emerald Empress, who has her sights set on ruling the medieval planet of Orando. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Feb 6, 2011

    Brian Douglas Ahearn's drawings for the board game are irreverent and goofy, but I think it's probably indispensable as the best guide yet to just who is who and what is what in Legion lore at this point. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Feb 3, 2011

    It would have been nice to see more of some of the other underused characters here- a Black Witch vs Emerald Empress would have been interesting. I know, you can only do so much with a huge team. My only other gripe here are the nude scenes. Personally, I'm a great admirer of the female form. But, you keep hearing the comic industry complain they have fewer and fewer young readers. Well, this may be part of why. I'm not sure I'd want to explain to my friends' kids why the women (almost always women) in comics keep ending up naked. I don't feel the nudity added to the story in any way at all. If you want to make it an adult comic, do so, and show everything. If you're still trying for the all ages range, keep their clothes on. Or am I the only one who feels that way? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Feb 2, 2011

    "Legion of Super-Heroes Annual" #1 is a nice throwback to when the annuals had big storylines that couldn't fit into the main series. While there are hints that this story will eventually come back to haunt the team (maybe in "Legion of Super-Heroes Annual" #2 if we're lucky?), for now it's a nice, large chunk of story that feels satisfying. All in all, a fun effort. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Feb 5, 2011

    This isnt a terrible issue, but its not a great one either. I would have hoped for better for the new Legions first annual. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 3, 2011

    A decidedly uninspired adventure for only five Legionnaires, so dont expect gripping action or drama. It really takes the annuals general feeling of a glorified filler issue to the next level. Read Full Review

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