Legion of Super-Heroes #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 25
6.9Critic Rating
5.3User Rating

Meet the latest crop of Legionnaires: Gold Lantern! Monster Boy! Doctor Fate! Each a new face in the DC Universe, each with dark secrets, and each with a reason to be part of the Legion's goal to bring the values of the Age of Heroes to the 31st century. And one of them has a surprising connection to Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy. All of this and the tensions between the United Planets and the Legion of Super-Heroes have gone public! The future of the DC Universe continues to unfold!

  • 10
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Jun 15, 2020

    I can only gush so much. The book is beautiful. This is the Legion. Kudos to all involved. And everyone needs to run out and buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jun 10, 2020

    The issue is filled with small character spotlights that blend humor, action, and heart to evoke an optimistic spirit. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 13, 2020

    This is a really fun and exciting issue of Legion as everybody jumps into action and a lot of everybodies get a chance to shine in that action. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Jun 16, 2020

    Legion of Superheroes #6 continues to expand the world of the 31st century while sowing seeds for future conflicts. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Brandon Lawrence Jun 11, 2020

    The shining star of the book is (to no one's surprise) the artist, Ryan Sook. He took advantage of the multitude of chances for amazing action shots. The feel was wonderfully 70's Jack Kirby. I particularly liked the face-off between some massive Lantern energy and a huge torrent. The Legion must be a treat to draw and design with the flurry of unfamiliar characters speeding through space, dodging lasers, and blasting energy. I want to back track this series if for no other reason to see which characters are recurring and which are completely created for one or two comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jun 9, 2020

    When all is said and done, Legion of Super-Heroes #6 provides a solid wrap up to the Legion's first confrontation in their new series. With that business out of the way, I look forward to seeing where the Legion will go from here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 13, 2020

    The previous arc, which dealt with Computo getting Jon up to speed, was a little slow. This one is much more like what a Legion title should be, and the last few pages have a nice twist that shows how the Legion can be a game-changer for a devastated Earth. I don't know if Bendis plans to stay on the Legion after he wraps his Superman run, but he has a good handle on this unique world. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jun 14, 2020

    Don't get too excited by the cover because for all the punching and blasting, there's not much to know about the future here. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Jun 23, 2020

    Despite great art and well-written and snappy dialog,Legion of Super-Heroes #6 is only a so-so book, brought down by Bendis historical problems with pacing and plotting. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 15, 2020

    Any writer would have a time balancing 30 team members, but Bendis' tendency to focus on one conversation while the larger plot goes on in the background emphasizes that challenge, and this issue, like the previous five, feels like it's intentionally teasing us about revealing information about the team, the UP and the greater scheme of things, leaving many questions still unaddressed. That said, Legion of Super-Heroes #6 is about the grand gesture of giving New Earth the oceans of its past, thus allowing the Legion a big PR win, and it does that quite well, with art that works more often than not. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jun 9, 2020

    Legion should be a better book, but it rarely stands on its own and feels more like another Bendis greatest hits edition with the same tired dialogue and inconsistent narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 9, 2020

    The climax of this issue is one that is somewhat predictable but welcoming as the good guys get a much-needed win, and New Earth receives what it needs to begin a new millennium; hope and renewal. Given the current state of the world right now, I allowed myself multiple reads, stare lovingly at Sook's rendering of Saturn Girl, drink a cold glass of water… and smile. Long live the Legion!   Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jun 9, 2020

    The roster grows… well at least it appears to, so how do we continue to keep up? The readers and long time fans need more solid roots for a bit, to kelp us get to know everyone introduced thus far. Newcomers have to get some traction with these heroes, and older fans need to move towards either accepting this new Legion incarnation. or dismissing it, as it's not their Legion of old. Either way, let's take a breath Mr. Bendis, give us some character development, and let us enjoy this Legion. Put a bouncer at the door… the dance floor's overcrowded. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Jun 9, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes is unable to find its footing and relies on the excellent art to cover up its shortcomings. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jun 9, 2020

    We get the wrap up of the first storyline, but it's not really very exciting. Perhaps, Legion of Super-Heroes would be a better title if there was a stronger focus on character like issues #4 and #5. The Aquaman's Trident storyline wasn't very interesting to begin with and it has played out as such. Legion of Super-Heroes #6 is prettyto look at, but overall there's so much more that could be done with the book and cast of characters. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 16, 2020

    I crave a successful Legion series and I had hoped that Bendis would be able to break the cycle a bit after what's come before and give it the things it needed. I do think that a lot of what's here does work and would work overall, but the introductions, executions, and chaos of it all just leaves it without the heart it needs. There's simply so much going on so fast and without any connection for the reader to invest in that you're left on the sidelines, simply flipping the pages and admiring the artwork. I'm hopeful that the next round of issues will start to smooth this out now that the opening story is done but if it doesn't then I'll be hoping for a new writing team to come on board. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jun 13, 2020

    Fortunately, Ryan Sook's pencils elevate this book from being a bad comic to just being a badly told story. The pencil lines are neat and clean, and you get some nice heroic poses of many of the characters. Sook has always delivered great interiors, and his artwork is the only reason to even think about picking this one up. (Well, that and the wild speculation market that thrives on first appearances of new characters.) Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 10, 2020

    If you're willing to forgive the bait-and-switch of the cover, this is a beautifully illustrated book, despite its pacing leaving a bit to be desired. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jun 10, 2020

    Oh well. At least the art by Ryan Sook is nice to look at. It is the only redeeming factor of this series thus far as a whole. This is pretty rough. Read Full Review

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