Legion of Super-Heroes #7

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Stephen Byrne, Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 29, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 18
6.2Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

Jonathan Kent, intergalactic fugitive! The United Planets is less than thrilled with the decision to bring Superboy a thousand years into the future to protect the past. Planet Gotham is under siege. Ultra Boy’s homeworld is on the verge of all-out war. And as if that weren’t enough, new Legionnaire drama unfolds as Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy throw down over who should take on the Legion’s leadership! Plus, Brainiac 5 will reveal a secret that will make one Legionnaire quit the team-and we ask the burning question: Who is the strongest Legionnaire? Find out in the only book telling you the future of the
DC Universe every month!

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 3, 2020

    I am thrilled that Brian Michael Bendis is melding all the Legion's and keeping this train moving. And a Legion election! It makes this old school fan thrilled. Hoping all old Legion fans are giving this a shot! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jul 29, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes #7 packs it's pages with a moment for the Legion to regroup, and they spend that time figuring out who should be their new leader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jul 28, 2020

    As the issue closes the Legion are presented with a new challenge which hints that next issue might be a bit more exciting for readers. And while I enjoyed this issue thoroughly, I cant say that a bit of Legion fueled action wouldnt be welcome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 31, 2020

    The Legion is known for a lot of things, but one of their most iconic features"besides new member auditions"is probably their often raucous leadership elections. Bendis gets to show us one of those Bendis-style for the first time this issue, as Cosmic Boy's tenure by acclamation is challenged for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 1, 2020

    This issue is jam-packed with so many characters that it feels like the comic might tip over, but being a wild, over-stuffed mess of a comic is exactly what I'm loving about this Legion of Super-Heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Jul 28, 2020

    Legion of Superheroes #7, in typical Bendis fashion, is a bit prose heavy, but this is a beautiful book and continues to be a creative reimagining of the team! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Jul 30, 2020

    The future is here … and it doesn't really have it together either, honestly, as a series of scenes reluctantly try to be a story. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Aug 10, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes #7 delivers another pretty but otherwise inessential issue, filled with talking heads and little forward plot movement. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Jul 27, 2020

    Bendis' work on the Legion is becoming a bit formula driven. It's a huge task with a LOT of characters to keep new and old readers involved in the Legionnaires, and the storyline. It all seems to be an enormous task for Bendis as of late. Jonathan Kent and Brainiac 5 recently visited Superman. Perhaps it's time for the Legion to find two arenas…. it works for the Justice League. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    GWW - Deron Generally Jul 29, 2020

    Ryan Sook, Stephen Byrne and Wade Von Grawbadger do fine work with the art, but they are hampered by having very little to do. Nothing in the plot requires the visuals to be interesting or engaging so every scene breaks down to the group standing around looking at each other. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 28, 2020

    Legion should be a better book, but Bendis cant get out of his own way enough to write compelling, interesting characters and scenarios that put them in any kind of real danger. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 4, 2020

    I have no idea what to make of this book anymore. Not that it started at its best or anything, but it's gotten progressively problematic as more issues come out and a gap that didn't help. It's just a lot of bickering going on at this point with no sense of purpose as it tries to suss out the basics, which should have been set before starting and just gone forward with. I love the look of it and the character designs but the book is just incredibly hollow and revealing that more and more with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Jul 28, 2020

    I continue to be disappointed in the ways Legion of Super-Heroes struggles. Not just because the book has problems, but because they're problems I believe could be fixed easily. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 29, 2020

    If Legion of Super-Heroes wants to provide readers with intergalactic intrigue, then it has some serious deficiencies to confront before continuing. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 28, 2020

    There are no complaints on the art in Legion of Super-Heroes #7, despite Sook not being able to keep up with a monthly schedule. Byrne fills in admirably and Bellaire's colors hold it all together. Unfortunately, Bendis just keeps adding elements that don't progress the narrative. Much like issues #4 and #5 which told the origin of the Legion, the Legion leader vote in this issue detracts from the story arc. There's a real lack of narrative flow. The constant barrage of ideas without satisfactory explanation don't serve the story effectively. It's like a movie with good scenes assembled terribly. It really appears that it's too much for Bendis to manage. Some streamlining would do wonders for this series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 29, 2020

    Perhaps I'm being unreasonable and should extend Bendis the benefit of the doubt that *some* mysteries will actually be resolved in this series other than feed the real-world hunger of speculators, desperate for the 'next' first appearance of "Who-gives-a-crap-Lad". At a minimum, I want some sense that the captain of this ship knows where he's going, even if it's apparent that he has no compass. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Forces Of Geek - Joshua Selle Jul 29, 2020

    This is a hard book to like. I love artist Ryan Sook. He seems incapable of finishing an entire issue himself, though, and it adds to the disconnect. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Spacey Medicine Aug 3, 2020

    Imagine being so bad at developing characters that you have to write them introducing themselves straight to the audience. Imagine telling on yourself like that. Also, could everybody please shut up? For forever, ideally.

  • 7.0
    KittyNone Jul 29, 2020

    Man, the pacing in this book is weird. This issue finally feels like we're getting a glimpse of some of who the dozens of characters are, but that only highlights that they've been faceless cyphers for six issues — and now that we've gotten the slightest glance at them apparently we're barreling into the extra-sized finale to the first storyline?

    Still, taken on its own merits, this is one of the better issues of the series. I'm warming to some of Bendis's characters —in particular, his bright-eyed and curious but also controlling Braniac 5 is beginning to convince. And although Ryan Sook's beautiful art is missed, Stephen Byrne is a perfect choice for a fill-in. A decent part of a shapeless and awkward whole.

  • 3.5
    Nihilist Jul 28, 2020

    Bendis' Legion reminds me of Star Wars prequels - overtalked, with barely any memorable, complex characters and relationships, focused on uninteresting and at times rather cliche political intrigues. For series so vast and diverse, it should have been better, bigger, more bombastic and... well, vast and diverse, really. Give us some depth, develop these heroes properly, by making them experience something, not just talk about what they did off-page.
    Ensemble books clearly don't work for Bendis. Both Young Justice and Legion, as well as Event Leviathan, suffer from the same fatal flaws. Skipper.

  • 2.0
    Briton Aug 1, 2020

    Bendis must go.

  • 1.5
    Todd A. Lonn Jul 29, 2020

    This is somehow the worst issue so far.

    How, Bendis.... with over 30 characters, do you make them all sound exactly the same??

  • 1.0
    KErtneY Jul 28, 2020

    Too bad, the Bendis legion of super-heroes actually only made one mistake (Jonathan kent aged up) this story and all the rest were ruined for that, it's been forced, unnecessary and messy. Everything would have been better if conner kent had been the founder of the united planets and a member of the legion, we could have had awsome stories with a hero thatactually have REAL experience, we could have Tim drake and young justice in the future. Jon Kent was never a problem to be solved, it was all lazy writing. Bendis had to ruin many stories to bring back the legion, this the worst decision that ruined EVERYTHING.

  • 1.0
    Psycamorean Jul 28, 2020

    Oh my god, there is so much inane taking in this book. I do not care about any of this. Make me care Bendis. You can't handle 30 characters at once, no one can. Maybe tell smaller stories and build up the cast instead of just shoveling more huge developments into our fat faces. I think I'm close to done with this stupid fucking series. And I feel so bad that the artists are wasted on this series. They could be telling an amazing story, but they're stuck with this shit.

  • 1.0
    KFuqua Jul 29, 2020

    Bendis continues to show he should not be writing the Legion. As much as I love the Legion, this book is garbage. DC needs to cancel it and bring the real Legion back in a new series.

  • 6.5
    Swift Planet Jan 29, 2021

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  • 10
    Bruno Mael Nov 28, 2020

  • 7.5
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.5

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  • 1.5
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  • 1.0
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