Legion of Super-Heroes #12

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 20, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 15
7.2Critic Rating
4.3User Rating

The battle for New Krypton is on! This powerhouse issue features the Legion confronting the greatest challenge of any era! With New Krypton on the verge of destruction at the hands of one of Jon Kent’s deadliest foes, the young hero may have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save his friends, his family, and his heritage-but it could lead to the start of a monumental new chapter in the future of the DC Universe! Long live the Legion!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 19, 2021

    When all is said and done, Legion of Super-Heroes #12 delivers an exciting conclusion to its current storyline. Strong action and some key character moments come together to make this story one of the highlights of this book's current run. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Jan 31, 2021

    LOSH #12 concludes the current series in an incredibly good place before setting the table for Future State. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 22, 2021

    So overall a very fun, action-packed issue capping the first year of this book. I just hope that there will be future issues and that they will keep up this level of story-telling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 22, 2021

    Overall, I give high marks for the series as a whole. This issue, though, was a bit of a stumble. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 23, 2021

    It's big, it's messy and it's a little too much at times, but overall, this makes for a nice finale to this sadly short-lived series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 20, 2021

    Wherever the Legion goes next (in "Future State" and beyond), they are building on a satisfying foundation from these 12 issues, which provide an excellent end point until the next chapter arrives. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 19, 2021

    It doesn't feel like this run is over, because a new subplot is dropped right before the end"maybe it'll be followed up on in next week's Future State spinoff. But if this is the last regular issue, Bendis definitely bit off more than he could chew in only twelve issues. No surprise"Legion is a notoriously tricky property. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 19, 2021

    Overall, Legion of Super-Heroes #12 is just as erratic as the entire run has been. It's as if Bendis can't tell his good ideas from his bad ideas. Clearly, he's had some good ideas for this series, but they seem to get the short shrift in favor of his bad ideas. It's easy to see this in this issue as Imra's character is much more intriguing than the botched characterization of Mon-El or the almost impressively boring Rogol Zaar storyline. Who would've thought Bendis would hinge his entire Superman run on this lame character? While Legion of Super-Heroes has been better on the whole than either Superman or Action Comics, these twelve issue are still disappointing. Jon should've been the hook for this series, but Bendis never really allows the reader into Jon's head. Jon is just one of a cast of 33(?) who get a bit of page time. While the end of the issue touts Future State: Legion of Super-Heroes as the continuation of this tale, one has to wonder how it will function. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jan 20, 2021

    Initially, Bendis used the floating name tags, geography banners, and a few word bubble tricks (Way to go Saturn Girl! No problem Superboy!) to keep the readers informed, will that continue moving forward into Future State? Join me next week, to find out. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 19, 2021

    If this truly is the end of this era of the Legion its a mercy killing as this book never managed to gain much traction beyond Bendis fascination with his aged-up Jonathan Kent. Read Full Review

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