Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

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7.0 Overall Score
Story: 7/10
Art: 7/10

All your favorite Legionnaires

Too many characters for development

Comic Info

Comic Name: Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: George Perez

# of Issues:5

Release Date: 2009

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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #2

Reprints Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #1-5 (January 2009-September 2009). Superboy-Prime has learned that in the future he isn’t considered a major villain, despite all his crimes. Now, he’s setting to make a name for himself by taking on the Legion of Super-Heroes. Teaming up with the Legion of Super-Villains, Superboy-Prime battles the Legion, and it will take Legionnaires from all times and dimensions to stop Superboy-Prime…if they can!

Written by Geoff Johns, Final Crisis:  Legion of 3 Worlds ties in to the DC Comics event series Final Crisis.  The series features art from George Perez.

I wasn’t that big of fan of Final Crisis. It was confusing, and Grant Morrison kind of misfired with it. Normally, I like Grant Morrison because he pushes his subjects to the extreme while Geoff Johns is solid but often takes the safe route with characters.  In Legion of Three Worlds, Geoff Johns makes a more enjoyable mini-series that has more impact than the real Final Crisis (you have two major characters “return” from the dead).

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Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds #5

Part of my enjoyment of this series is that I’ve read a lot of Legion comics and when the Legion was in a lot of different formats. It was nice to see some of the original characters back, the cartoony post-Zero Hour comics, and the adult Legion. The characters really help carry the series, but with so many different Legionnaires, it doesn’t get much personality from each of them.

The problem with the limited series is Geoff Johns obsession with the obnoxious Superboy-Prime. I was already tired of him by this point and Johns puts him in all the big crossover series…it feels like enough with the Superboy-Prime. He was ok for his first appearance and the Crisis on Infinite Earths, but now his actions and stupidity is getting boring.

It is frustrating as a Legion fan to see the series relaunched over and over again and hopefully there will be some continued continuity for a while. You can’t pick and choose your Legion, and this series shows it. It is a welcome return to the other Legions, and I hope that over time a good Legion prevails.

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