If you missed our exclusive preview of Legion Lost #1 make sure to check it out.
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!
But you knew all that already. What was new in this book is learning that the effects of Flashpoint were seen as far forward as the 31st century. Now trapped in the 21st century seven members of the Legion of Super-heroes are trapped with inoperable Flight Rings, failing tech and are having what can only be described as a bad “reaction” to our time’s atmosphere. Who would have thought a bunch of alien heroes would be so soft?
What are these heroes doing lost in time? Well, against the Time Institute’s warning they have come back in time tracking Alastor, a carrier of a deadly pathogen hell bent on ending the human race.
There are some pretty cool moments in this story and I really don’t want to spoil them for you fine readers. There wasn’t a ton of action in this book. There was enough going on to put the Legion in peril. Alastor is apparently not a villain to be trifled with, nor is he welcome in 21st century. It’s also why when the Legion is able to capture him all is still not well in the world. Once he is subdued and in shackles he is still not helpless. You’ll just have to find out what happens to the Legion Lost when everything goes wrong.
I have to say this, Fabian Nicieza fresh off a great run on Red Robin, has me excited about the Legion of Super-Heroes again. The Legion has been through a lot of reboots throughout the years and there have been a lot of variations of the team. One of the things that I liked the most is a team without Cosmic Boy, Lighting Lad or Brainiac 5. I am really hoping to see Timber Wolf or Wildfire really step up and be the leaders of this time displaced group.
I’ve told you about the story and I’ve shared a bit about the writing, but what about the art? Well, those duties were handled by long time comic book veteran Pete Woods. I’ve been a long time fan of his since his time on Robin all the way back in the early 2000’s. He does a really nice job with his heroes, and while most of this issue was spent either fixing or sitting around the Time Bubble, he was still able to show the story of confusion and fear felt by the heroes.
That’s it for issue #1 of ‘Legion Lost’ in the New 52, make sure to come back next month for issue #2: Outbreak.
Legion Lost #1
Written by Fabian Nicieza
Art by Pete Woods
Color by Brad Anderson
Cover by Pete Woods and Brad Anderson