Friday, December 14, 2012

Legion Lost #15 Review

What Happened That You Have to Know About:

The Legionnaires and their miscellaneous allies continue fighting against Daggor, Thraxx, and their minions. Gates claims knowledge that the way this plays out is that they all die. Wildfire takes on Daggor all by himself and his suit is destroyed; we're supposed to understand that he's basically dead. Captain Adym proposes a solution that will defeat the enemy but kill millions; Gates considers leaving his teammates in the lurch; the Legionnaires reject Adym's plan but Harvest betrays them and it looks like he's going to help Adym carry it out.


Well, it was better than last issue. Stuff happened. There's a situation where characters have to decide what to do. Some emotional moments, some character moments... It's all in the service of foolishness, of course, but at this stage I'll take what I can get.

I wonder at some of the character takes here. Have the DC writers decided Gates has a cowardly streak? In general, I mean; I'm not just reacting to his actions in this issue. What do they have in mind for Wildfire? Is he going to possess Dawnstar and give her energy powers and a Martin-Stein-like conscience? I'm curious to see just what DeFalco ends up handing over to Paul Levitz at the end of next issue, and what Levitz ends up doing with it. Is he going to use E.C.H.O. at all? (I bet he isn't.)

Be warned: there's some stuff going on with some of the other charlies brought in to fight alongside the Legionnaires. To me it is of no interest whatsoever. Do I want to see Kon-El shouting "Kill! Maim! Destroy!"? I do not.

Oh, wait, I know what's going to happen. Or one part of it, anyway: Gates is going to interfere with Adym's plan with the time bubble.

Why does this issue start off with an introduction of Timber Wolf? The rest of the issue isn't particularly about Timber Wolf. Seems pointless.

There are too many moving parts in this issue. They should all be moving at the same time, but we have to look at them one by one, and it seems like the story spins its wheels while this happens.

Anyway. It'll be over soon.

Art: 68 panels/20 pages = 3.4 panels/page. 3 splash pages, 1 double-page spread, 1 double-page spread of 7 panels. Art by Andres Guinaldo this time; he does okay. Reminiscent of Pete Woods but not quite as good.

And would you look at Tellus on page 14.

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