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About two-thirds of this issue focuses on 31st century China, specifically an area that’s surrounded by, as the cover says, a sea of fire due to past disasters apparently. One group of Legionnaires faces a fiery Chinese villain gang, including the sister of Dragonwing, one of newer Legion members. Another group is trying to get into the heart of the burning sea to stop trouble there. Needless to say, that’s characters who can handle it, like Sun Boy. Meanwhile, Brainiac 5 and Mon-el are sparring over team leadership, and the guys with big circles on their foreheads, The Dominators I think, are hatching more serious trouble. In general I’m enjoying this run, but with the focus spread thin there isn’t anyone who stands out for me at the moment. If I were Paul I might consider giving someone a first-person viewpoint, let us get into someone’s head more. Right now everyone seems a little distant.
The art by Francis Portela is good, and I think improving. There are still a few faces that seem a bit off to me, but in general everything works well from storytelling to layouts to action and acting.