Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #5 Review
What Happened That You Have to Know About:
The in-the-past group of characters is locked up by the cavemen but get sprung by a mysterious entity who turns out to be Q. The mid-future group has dinner with Vandal Savage/Flint and he talks to them for a while.
Okay, so not much happened this issue. Nothing new there. And Q showed up on the last page, which I'm sure is going to be a big thing for most readers. But for me, the main attraction of this issue came on pages 18-19.
This may have been the first thing in the whole series that I liked unreservedly. (It's the spread of Vandal Savage's collection of time machines.) Because it's just such a totally Chris Roberson thing to do. If you don't know what I mean, hunt down his novel, Here, There, and Everywhere, and see for yourself. I was delighted when I saw it.
The fun thing to do would be to check out all those time machines and see how many of 'em we can identify. I know I only know about half of 'em. Anyone?
But still. Basically this issue could have been dispensed with in about four pages. At least it'll all be over soon.
Art: 63 panels/22 pages = 2.9 panels/page. 2 splash pages, 1 double-page spread, 1 double-page spread of 2 panels.
Strong issue for the Moys! It looks quite good all the way through. If the whole series had looked like this I would have been much better pleased. Check out page 9, for instance; very nice. Although Savage/Flint is reminding me of someone in panel 2 and I can't remember who. Gonna drive me nuts.