Legion of Super-Heroes #3

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 15, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 26
7.5Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

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You knew there was no way Jon Kent was going to leave his best friend behind! Welcome to the future, Damian Wayne! (This is such a terrible idea!) Also, meet the new Legionnaires as they head to a secret undercover mission on the first man-made planet: Planet Gotham. Every page of this new DC epic plants seeds and ideas that will blast out across the DC Universe for months to come! All this, and Monster Boy is on the loose!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jan 17, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes #3 is the best issue so far. The reveals under the layers of onion are interesting and have the potential for interesting developments. However, there is a real concern that this will plod along as Bendis tries to put too many plot threads on the table at a time, thus diluting the good ideas he has injected into the series. Things could easily go the other way next issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 17, 2020

    Plus, it helps that I am really enjoying this story as it unfolds. I like Cosmic Boy's apparent unfitness for the leadership, the details about Dawnstar, and Mordru's schemes. Crav Nah is just the icing on the cake. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jan 17, 2020

    I am sooooo buzzed right now. I want the next issue in my hand now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 17, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes hits its groove this issue! The plot is engaging, and the multitude of characters' personalities are beginning to emerge from the non-stop chit-chat. Add to that an intriguing new subplot involving Damian Wayne's future history, and Eisner-caliber art - and this is a book to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jan 15, 2020

    The art is fantastic and the re-imagination of the team is perfect! My only regret is that there's so much going on that you really want the issues to come faster and faster! Well done Mr. Bendis and the gang! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 17, 2020

    You should be reading this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Khadjiah Johnson Jan 16, 2020

    Legion of Super Heroes is a beautiful beginning to a whole lot of trouble. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 15, 2020

    Bendis is starting to write some intrigue in the book beyond the team fawning over him. If hes able to keep this momentum, Legion of Super Heroes might be the one Bendis book worth seeking out each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Jan 21, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes could be one of DCs flagship titles, along with the Justice League family of books, and its clear that thats where DC and Bendis want this title to go. Before it can get there, though, Bendis needs to slow down a little and let the story breathe, at least more than he does with issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 21, 2020

    Honestly, the book is going on the strength of the brand and the artwork right now. I have no doubt that Bendis will tie this all together and that in a binge read it'll work even better. But there are just too many frustrating points at the moment combined with the lack of a real sit down and introducing the concept aspect for new readers that frustrates me as a reader for decades. I'm loving what Sook and the team are putting to the page and all the designs and costuming, but we need the characters to be actual characters and not just panicky moments flitting across the page. The potential continues to be there and I can see it but the execution is slowing grinding away the charms. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 18, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes finally reveals what is going to make this series tick and it's a welcome addition to the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Jan 16, 2020

    The art is gorgeous but it's time to take off the shackles and let the Legion truly lead the way into the future. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 15, 2020

    Overall, a Legion title is always going to be somewhat overstuffed. Bendis has some interesting plots going on here, but it feels like he needs to focus the book a little as we head towards a central plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 21, 2020

    There are a lot of moving parts and characters, and the revamp of Rimbor could be fascinating, but so much of the plot hinges on characters not explaining what they mean and Jon Kent being too dense to ask. The art is quite good, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jan 15, 2020

    There are hallmarks of a compelling story here for those readers who embrace the challenge of piecing this future puzzle together. If you are a reader who lacks such patience, you might consider picking up the next issue whereby Superboy finally (it is presumed) attends the Orientation his teammates (and us Legion fans) have been begging him to attend since this series began. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 15, 2020

    The fights in this have nothing special going on and having Damian there is rather pointless. I can't blame the artists as they are both very good. It is the script that is the issue and it makes the whole comic book not add up to much at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 15, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes remains a colorful, inviting adventure to the future of the DC universe, but with each new issue it also increasingly feels like a story built on shifting sands. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 16, 2020

    I have no idea at all who Legion of Super-Heroes #3 would appeal to. Long-time fans are sure to be disappointed with this issue. New readers will be bored and uninterested in this issue. The Legion comes across as so lame and dull that I doubt many new readers will be excited by what Bendis has to offer in this issue.The Legion of Super-Heroes is still lacking a unique identity and a mission statement. Bendis has failed to tell the reader why they need to add this title to their pull list. There is nothing about the Legion of Super-Heroes that separates itself from all of the other superhero comic books flooding the market.Readers are much better off spending their money on the numerous other superhero team titles that are currently on the market. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 21, 2020

    Plot misdirects are part and parcel of the comic book reading experience, but it's hard not to view Legion of Super-Heroes #3 as anything other than a massive disappointment. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Jan 15, 2020

    Legion #3 is problematic and just plain lacking in story Read Full Review

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