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Book Title: Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes|
The author of the book: Geoff Johns
Edition: DC Comics
Date of issue: July 22nd 2008
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ISBN 13: 9781401218195
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This TPB edition collects Action Comics #858-863, a 6-part event titled “Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes.
Writer: Geoff Johns
Illustrator: Gary Frank
I need this more than you, Superman! You were never rejected! You were nevera n outsider!
Don’t talk like you know me. You don’t.
I wanted to read this storyline since long ago, but until now I was able to buy it. And I loved it!
I am fan of Superman and I am fan of Legion of Super-Heroes, and always Superman AND the Legion of Super-Heroes have been like bread and butter.
Obviously, one can think of just Superman, but it’s hard of thinking about the Legion without thinking along about Superman, at least in my personal case.
The Legion of Super-Heroes is a team founded in the far future of 31st Century, inspired for the legacy of Superman and formed by more than 30 members of several different worlds part of the United Planets organization. Each member has an unique power, each member is accepted through a selection process, and a team leader is elected each year. They began as teenagers but now, many of its members are already adults. Its headquarters are in Metropolis, Earth.
When the Legion was still on its beginnings, its founding members: Lightning Lad, Saturn Girl and Cosmic Boy, travelled back to the past, to Smallville, when young Clark Kent still was several years to become Superman. After that fateful meeting, they started to invite “Superboy” to trips into the future, having adventures along the Legion, and always coming back to the point in time where he left.
When Clark Kent reached adulthood and he was presented himself to the world as Superman, he never heard again from his friends of the future.
Suddenly, an unexpected message from Brainiac-5, a member of the Legion and descendant of the villain in the present, takes Superman into a trip to the future once again. Their friends are in trouble and there won’t anything that it would stop Superman from helping a friend.
However, Superman isn’t prepared for the menace in the future. His legacy has been corrupted and now Earth hates all kind of extraterrestrials, expelling the Legion, closing its borders to any aliens, making containment camps and resigning its membership from the United Planets, and all in the name of...
Now the people of Earth believe that Superman was born on Earth and that he dedicated his life to protect the blue planet from extraterrestrial menaces, concluding that all aliens are evil.
A brand new “Justice League” rises and now the Legion is hunted down!
And the real catch? (as if all that wasn't enough!)
Now Earth has a red sun! Superman is powerless in the future! So, nobody will believe that he is the real Superman from the past, people think that he is just some nut in a costume.
MY IMAGE ABOUT SUPERMAN
Centuries later, Superman remains as the ultimate symbol for truth, justice and the universal way.
I liked a lot the storyline. It’s fast pacing, quite entertained and amazing artwork.
A priceless bonus in this story is that Gary Frank’s style to draw Superman makes him just look like the late Christopher Reeve. And nobody can deny that Christopher Reeve is Superman, not was, IS and he will always will be! Thank you again for making me to believe that a man can fly. For a 6 years old kid watching him in a cinema theater, not watching him as an actor performing a role, but watching him as a real live Superman taking flight, catching with one hand to Lois Lane and with the other hand, a helicopter! A HELICOPTER! WITH ONE HAND! WHILE HIM FLYING!. That image marked me in a positive way as a kid, and later when I was older and able to understand the real weight of some phrases, the image was complemented with the last dialogues in the movie:
--Warden: This country is safe again, Superman, thanks to you.
--Superman: No, sir. Don't thank me, Warden. We're all part of the same team. Good night.
That’s Superman to me. Being the most powerful being in the world and still he doesn’t look himself above anyone.
LEGION: WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE
In the name of Superman-- --Long live humans!
Retaking the storyline in hand, this reminded me, stories like in Millar/Quitely’s run in The Authority when they created “The Americans”, an evil version of The Avengers. Here, the “Justice League” of the future, is like an evil version of The X-Men, but more sublte, since “The Americans” with just looking at them, you know that they are a pastiche of The Avengers, while in this future’s “Justice League” you need to know their names and/or what kind of powers they have to understand from which team are inspired from.
I like this, since it’s a cool way to see how teams from different publishing house would react in a battle without the mess of organizing a publishing houses’ crossover event, and also without the trouble that since they are both hero teams with their own fanbases, you ends with a mandatory tie, while in this clever stories, you have a hero team and a villain team, so there is no need for white gloves and having a real rude fight.
It’s a shame that they decided to exclude from the TPB, the following comic book issue, since investigating about it, that issues serves as a much needed epilogue where the identity of a villain in the shadows is revealed (no, I won’t spoil it) giving explanations to certain elements in the story.
Also, I felt that it may be confusing that they mention a previous event, “The Lighning Saga”, featured in the pages of Justice League of America and Justice Society of America, involving a trip by certain member of the Legion to the present. I have that storyarc (in single issues, by the way) so I am not confused myself, but thinking on readers whom only have this TPB at hand, it can be confusing not giving a little more of detailing of what happened before. And also, once again, that epilogue issue not included in the TPB, would give some relevant light to this previous event too.
But, don’t get me wrong, you still are able to enjoy the excitement and action. This is a must-read for any Superman fan, and Legion of Super-heroes fan!
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Read information about the authorGeoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career writing Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E. and JSA (co-written with David S. Goyer) for DC Comics. He worked with Richard Donner for four years, leaving the company to pursue writing full-time.
His first comics assignments led to a critically acclaimed five-year run on the The Flash. Since then, he has quickly become one of the most popular and prolific comics writers today, working on such titles including a highly successful re-imagining of Green Lantern, Action Comics (co-written with Richard Donner), Teen Titans, Justice Society of America, Infinite Crisis and the experimental breakout hit series 52 for DC with Grant Morrison, Greg Rucka and Mark Waid. Geoff received the Wizard Fan Award for Breakout Talent of 2002 and Writer of the Year for 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 as well as the CBG Writer of the Year 2003 thru 2005, 2007 and CBG Best Comic Book Series for JSA 2001 thru 2005. Geoff also developed BLADE: THE SERIES with David S. Goyer, as well as penned the acclaimed “Legion” episode of SMALLVILLE. He also served as staff writer for the fourth season of ROBOT CHICKEN.
Geoff recently became a New York Times Bestselling author with the graphic novel Superman: Brainiac with art by Gary Frank.
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