Saturday, October 15, 2016

Review: Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #35

I continue my look at the Threeboot Legion of Super-Heroes comic over on the Legion of Super-Bloggers site. I have currently worked my way up to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #35, the penultimate issue to sport that particular title and co-star Supergirl. To read the full review, head here.

This is the Tony Bedard/Dennis Calero portion of the book. The Quest for Cosmic Boy is the name of this arc and concentrates on three away teams looking for the missing leader. Bedard has done a good job of bringing in some of the old Legion magic, specifically from the Cockrum era while embracing some of the newness of this continuity.

This issue continues the Wildfire storyline on Lallor but focuses mostly on Atom Girl, the Three boot Shrinking Violet who seems like someone who embraces the sensuality of life. Wildfire makes her tingly. Last issue, she looked lustily at Timber Wolf.

The old Vi went from timid wallflower to assertive female and one of the initial gay characters in comic to the battle-scarred stressed out veteran from the Five Years Later book. This cheeky version is certainly new.

Supergirl is barely in the book although the focus shifts back to Earth at the end. Bedard inserts some history into this issue bringing Evolvo Lad into the story.

While these stories have been interesting, we just don't see enough of the Legion to grab me. The world is recovering from the Dominator War and we just don't see any of that. What I would give for a one page peek at the rest of the team helping out!

And Calero's art is just a bit to rough and muddy for my liking on a Legion book.

So overall, in a vacuum, and as a Wildfire fan, this is a good read. Just maybe not a great Legion read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

> this is a good read. Just maybe not a great Legion read.

Speaking as more a Supergirl read, a terrible read, given the dearth of Supergirl
the last couple of issues. As you stated, Bedard was likely putting his own spin
on things post-Waid/Kitson, and kudos to him for that for moving things along.

And regarding Supergirl being "gone," again I have to wonder what was going on at
the top of the hallowed halls of TPTB at DC, for better or worse. The Supergirl
solo title at this time still had it's issues and still seemed to be searching for
it's own footing IMO, while Waid had basically put Supergirl in the best place
possible -- head of her own team of Superheros.

In any case, thanks again for the perspective on things Anj, and awaiting the
review on the next issue!