Legion of Super-Heroes #8

6.8Critic Rating
4.7User Rating

Beginning a special two-part comics storytelling event! Over the course of two spectacular issues, 44 artists will dive into the 31st century-with each page starring a different Legionnaire! It starts when the team is arrested by a galactic authority that does not approve of the Legion-and it leads into an intergalactic showdown that will affect every member of the team! 

  • 9.6
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Aug 31, 2020

    And some people aren't happy. Mon-El has been surly this entire series.How interesting he used to date Phantom Girl! The Jo-Tinya relationship is one of the most entrenched in Legion lore. Her dating Mon? Maybe she has a type.And Mon-Tasmia is the other entrenched Legion romance. So nice wrinkle here, tossing things into the mix. So much fun! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 31, 2020

    Despite the clutter and chaos, I have to say that I'm really enjoying this series. Learning about the future through the eyes of Jon (Superboy) Kent is a great way to bring those of us from the 21st Century up to speed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 25, 2020

    Bendis managed to take a gimmick and make it his strongest issue of Legion yet. Hopefully this is the start of a turnaround for the title before it meets a similar fate to Bendis other team title, Young Justice. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Jeff Brister Sep 2, 2020

    The Trial of the Legion of Super-Heroes finally begins in issue #8, where the writing finally rises to the consistent excellence of the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 26, 2020

    Overall, it's a fun issue that's a great spotlight for some of the most brilliant artists working in the industry " Jeff Lemire and David Mack in the same issue! But the script isn't quite up to the level of the murderer's row of talent here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Aug 29, 2020

    This issue has a gorgeous medley of different artists, a different one for each page, and it looks great. The characters and story also continue to be quite fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Matthew Brake Sep 1, 2020

    Legion of Superheroes #8 is an artist extravaganza wrapped in a bit of a mediocre story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Frankie Sciulla Aug 25, 2020

    Legion of Super-Heroes #8 is a good, solid issue, but is ultimately unworthy of its incredible art talent. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Aug 25, 2020

    All in all,Legion of Super-Heroes #8 provides a solid narrative coupled with an interesting artistic delivery. Bendis and company continue to deliver a story that has just enough promise to keep me reading, though it never manages to really land as hard as Id like it to. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 31, 2020

    41 artists, a lot of Legionnaires we haven't spent time with yet, and a breakneck plot make for an issue that you'll want to read more than once (but don't expect that to necessarily clear everything up.) Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Dark Knight News - Carl Bryan Aug 28, 2020

    Bendis' work on the Legion is becoming a bit formulaic. It's a huge task with a LOT of characters to keep new and old readers involved in the team, and the storyline. For me the series is dragging, but that's to be expected with so many people involved, and with Bendis wanting to pay tribute to all the Legion members. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 26, 2020

    It's a series with the ambitions of a shonen manga shackled to a publication schedule and price point that prevent it from flourishing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 26, 2020

    This could have been so cool! Sadly, it is barely memorable ten minutes after reading it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 28, 2020

    This series had potential but has evolved into nothing more than an ongoing disappointment with no sign on the horizon that its writer knows what is going on. Gracing the pages with different artists only reinforces how disjointed this title has become. It is in desperate need of adult supervision. Read Full Review

  • 0.8
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 1, 2020

    If I'm actively wishing for a book to be canceled that cannot be a good sign. Read Full Review

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