Monday, April 13, 2009

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #3

So this review's been pretty late, but since the next issue has been delayed for so long, I figure I still have plenty of time to catch people up.

Superboy-Prime and his Legion of Super Villains have attacked everything the Legion of Superheros hold dear. Their solution? Recruit their counterparts from not one, but two parallel universes to help defeat Prime and his team.

Last issue ended with the death of Ron Vidar, the last Green Lantern. Mon-El and Shadow Lass were charged with bringing his body back to the Planet Oa, home to the Green Lantern Corps. When they arrived, they found nothing but empty rings and corpses. And Sodam Yat, the keeper of the Planet Oa.

Back on Earth Prime and his team battle the 3 Legions. With the help of the real Superman, things seem to be looking up for the heroes. However, even without the help of the villains, Prime is still more powerful that most of the heroes combined. Which is why Brainiac 5, the team genius, set forth a plan to finally defeat Prime once and for all. This includes bringing back a hero that the universe had thought to be dead. (SPOILER ALERT) It's Bart Allen.

The majority of this issue is a pretty big slug fest with art that is ripe with detail. Geoff Johns incorporates decades of Legion history into the story that draws references and elements from all the different Legion teams. It's a fan boy's dream. My only gripe is the delays between the issues. The Final Crisis crossover has been over for months so this series is being dragged out. Albeit Geoff Johns is stretching himself pretty thin with Booster Gold, Flash: Rebirth, Green Lantern, and other books. And with the amount of detail George Perez puts into his art, it's only understandable to give him some time to work his magic.

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