Legion of Super-Villains #1
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Legion of Super-Villains #1

Writer: Paul Levitz Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 9, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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This 31st century team of psychopaths returns! Now led by Saturn Queen, they break out of the prison world Takron-Galtos to wreak havoc on the United Planets. DCU fans won't want to miss this one-shot, which sets up a major 2011 storyline that'll shake the universe!

  • 8.4
    Supergirl Comic Box Commentary - Anj Mar 16, 2011

    This was definitely a fun way to start my reviews of Legion books here. It set the table for this upcoming arc. It has a 'bigger than life' feel to it with this unknown entity forming a team of villains to destroy the fabric of the universe. Sounds sort of similar to the Great Darkness Saga. So I can't wait to see this continue in the main title. And Portela's art was just slick throughout this book. I hope Portela finds a long-term home soon. His stuff it too solid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 9, 2011

    "Legion of Super-Villains" is a fun one-shot, and while it would've been nice to see all of this unfold in the pages of "Legion of Super-Heroes," I have to say that so much happens here that I'm not complaining. (We're getting two issues worth of material in one fell swoop, after all.) With the promise to keep reading this story in "Legion of Super-Heroes" #11, well, my attention has been grabbed. This is a good opening chapter, as well as a nice primer for new readers. All in all, good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 11, 2011

    The whole issue feels like a glorified setup for the next major Legion story arc, which doesn't seem like a good value for the five bucks you'll have to fork over for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 12, 2011

    Three things work for this issue: Saturn Queen's push feels natural and raises questions in the reader's mind that open up speculation about her motives, her new power source and whether or not we'll recognize her benefactor. The team being assembled is a nice mix of old and new, making the core of a Legion of Super-Villains that could actually oppose the full power of the LSH with a few strong additions. And, much like the Annual of a few weeks ago, it adds depth and verisimilitude to a world that feels a bit under-examined in the core title. It's funny that the one-shots related to the book would work better than the individual issues of Legion, but they're leading me to believe that there's a larger plan in place. I hope that it turns out to be a world-building plan rather than a single thread that will end up getting blown off in some big crossover event, but all in all this issue works. (Seeing that jerkwad Micro-Lad croak was a perverse draw, as well.) I had some issues with the Read Full Review

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