Thursday, January 26, 2012

Legion Lost #5 (March, 2012)

I never read the original 2000 Legion Lost mini-series, using it instead as a jumping-off point from five and a half years of buying two LOSH titles. I also haven't picked up an issue of the DCnÜ Lost series, since the only Legion of Super-Heroes stories I've enjoyed in the past eleven years were during Jim Shooter's truncated run. However, I will probably buy the sixth issue, since it will feature an unannounced guest appearance by Stormwatch. I was alerted to this fact by friend of the blog Anj of Supergirl Comic Box Commentary. As I understand it, a bunch of the Bronze Age Legionnaires are stranded on modern day Earth and are trying to contain a virus from the 30th Century called "Hypertaxis."

Most of the team fought a battle against the villainous Alastor in this issue, while the proto-Wolverine Timber Wolf got stuck carrying the virus victim Chameleon Girl around on his back. Off on their own, Timber Wolf caught the scent of a new aggressor, and snarled as the figure hovered over his head...

"Your presence here is extremely dangerous. And the Martian Manhunter intends to get answers."

"Under Pressure" was by Fabian Nicieza and Pete Woods. The "Martian Manhunter" part of that speech incorporated his 1988 logo, which I've seen more than once amidst the New 52. It amuses me that while every other hero got a new logo this year, J'Onn finally returns to what works after several years with his blah 2006 one. If you'd like a more in depth look at the issue, Anj will provide, and I'll thank him again for offering the above scan!


mathematicscore said...

Nineties logo and inaccurate collar... the more things change the more they stay the same.

LissBirds said...

What's J'onn's characterization like in this book, I wonder?

The old logo threw me off for a bit there. I'm glad they're sticking with it.