Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds

November 26, 2009 | Trades

Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds
Geoff Johns, George Perez, Scott Koblish
DC Comics
$24.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
**** ½ (out of five)

Long live the Legion!

Umm… Legions!

When Superboy Prime, the former hero who went mad and started ripping people’s arms off in the DC’s epic 2006 crossover series, Infinite Crisis, and caused even more mayhem in 2008’s Sinestro Corps. War, is mysteriously hurled into the year 3008, it is seriously bad news for the protectors of the age: The Legion of Superheroes.

After Prime frees the entire Legion of Supervillains and they start cutting a path of destruction across the galaxy, the heroic Legion calls on their most powerful former member, Superman, for help. They also recruit a small army of other heroes they know they can trust: Themselves.

But are even three versions of the Legion enough? Not even close. This crisis calls for the resurrection of two characters fans have been hoping desperately to see more of.

Essentially the sequel to Infinite Crisis, but with deep ties to events in Action Comics, Justice Society of America, The Flash, Teen Titans and other books that may or may not have been written by the ultra-creative Geoff Johns, Legion of Three Worlds is truly colossal in scope. It is complex, but masterfully executed with the help of incomparable artist George Perez, who is at his best with character-packed pages and action everywhere you look.

While Legion of Three Worlds is technically a spin-off book of DC’s latest universe-shaking event, Final Crisis, it is actually the better work and it may even have larger ramifications for the DCU.

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