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Action Comics #862

Posted by lordcomicguy on March 15, 2008


  Buckle up, Action fans, as we are rolling to an impressive finish to this thrill ride of a story. In Action #862, part 5 (of 6) of the Superman and the Legion of Super-Heroes, things are really coming to a head. Superman and his Legion group are racing back to Earth, just ahead of a multi-planet strike force bent on stopping the Earth. With time being of the essence, it’s time to call in some help. In this case, it’s time to call in the subs, The Legion of Substitute-Heroes to be specific.

  The Legion of Substitute-Heroes are heroes who weren’t quite up to Legion standards, yet still wanted to fight the good fight. The team consists of Rainbow Girl, Fire Lad, Chlorophyll Kid, and Stone Boy and what they lack in power and skill, they make up in enthusiasm. And that enthusiasm is put to the test as it’s up to them to keep the Justice League busy while Superman and the remaining Legion members try to free the captive Legion members.

  With only one part left in this arc, I really am having some mixed feelings about next issue. On one hand, I really want to see how this fantastic story ends, but on the other hand, I’m enjoying this story so much that I hate for it to finish. I guess that’s a good problem to have and is a testament to the quality writing that Geoff Johns is putting in on this book. A quick note on my Barry Allen watch…It doesn’t look like we’re going to see who’s in the lightening rod Brainy has but I’m hoping it finds its way back to the current timeline with Supes. We’ll see next month, I hope, as we are all set for a climactic close to this memorable story. 

Writer: Geoff Johns

Pencils: Gary Frank

Publisher: DC Comics

Price: $2.99

THE CORNER RATING: 7 out of 10


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