Written by Fabian Nicieza, Art & Cover by Pete Woods
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Seven heroes from the 31st century have traveled back to the present day. Their mission: Save their future from annihilation. But when the future tech they brought with them fails, they find themselves trapped in a nightmarish world that, for them, is the ultimate struggle to survive! Don’t miss the start of this all-new LEGION series illustrated by Pete Woods – fresh off his spectacular run on ACTION COMICS – who is joined by writer Fabian Nicieza (RED ROBIN)!
Bias: The only time I’ve collected Legion of Super Heroes was when Mark Waid was writing it, and I loved it then. I didn’t care so much for what came after that, and while I’ve heard good things about Paul Levitz’s run, I hadn’t yet found the time to try checking it out. So this might be a good time to check out the Legion stories again, starting with the Fabian Nicieza Legion Lost story. Besides, I’m a sucker for time travel stories…
What I liked: Time travel! While there wasn’t a lot of bouncing around the timestream (it was limited to where the Legionnaires come from and the present), there was a lot of situations involving the heroes forced to deal with the modern world on its own terms, which was fun.
What I disliked: There wasn’t enough of an introduction of the characters (especially for someone like me with only a peripheral knowledge of the Legion of Super Heroes), which led to more than a little confusion. The concept also seemed more suited to a mini- or maxi-series than an ongoing.
Verdict: I’ll probably collect this title, though it’ll need to find a reason to keep me in the long term, as I don’t see the plot lasting beyond a year or so.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.