Legion Of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: Death Of A Dream

July 17, 2006 | Trades


Legion Of Super-Heroes Vol. 2: Death Of A Dream
Mark Waid, Barry Kitson
DC Comics
$19.99/$14.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

This new Legion Of Super-Heroes series may just be the perfect comic book expression of teen angst.
The adventures of DC Comics’ 31st Century heroes continues with a look at the danger of cliques, how the government oppresses teens and the beginnings of young love.
As the simmering feud between team leader Cosmic Boy and his rival Brainaic 5 heats up, Legion members start to choose sides, while their efforts to warn the galactic government about an imminent invasion are met with scoffs.
When the invasion comes (we told you so!) the Legion is divided and dejected and the costs of war prove heavy, but you should never underestimate the power of a group of motivated teens.
Writer Mark Waid, along with artist Barry Kitson, do a wonderful job of balancing some very universal teen problems with the, um, problems in the Legion’s universe and come away with a highly compelling new series.

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