Saturday, September 10, 2016
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #30
This issue marks the finale of the Dominator War arc and is a gripping issue where I was questioning this new Legion's ethics. Do the ends justify the means? Has Cos drifted to the dark side in the context of this war? The ending may surprise you.
It also marks the end of Mark Waid's run on the book and I am sad to see him go. Waid never seems to disappoint and he didn't here. I said it was a monumental task to please old Legion fans while bringing in new readers. The ending of this issue shows just how innovative Waid is in merging the old and the new.
As for Supergirl, there is a great moment.
There is a plan to bring a bomb to the center of the Dominion Homeworld and detonate it, destroying the Dominators once and for all. But the bomb needs to be brought there. Supergirl volunteers.
But Brainy knows that Supergirl could never willingly bring about the end of 5 billion people. Everyone knows Supergirl is better than that.
Mark Waid gets Supergirl.
To contrast, this was the issue of Supergirl on the shelves this very month. Joe Kelly had Supergirl shooting up her high school on Krypton.
Joe Kelly did not get Supergirl.
A thanks to Mark Waid for this great series!