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Along with the relaunched LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES title, Paul Levitz is also now writing this one, and taking it in a much more fun direction than when I read the book last. Conner Kent takes some time off from exploring life in Smallville to jump ahead and spend time with the current LSH, in a story called “Playing Hooky.” Paul handles everyone in this book with a lighter touch than in the other one, helped by the pencil art of Kevin Sharpe, who tends to draw the characters younger.
The faces are a little off at times, but generally it works fine. It’s kind of a romp through the most familiar tropes of the Legion, without the backbiting, tough knocks and anger often seen there of late. Everyone seems to be trying to make Conner’s time fun for him, a nice idea, and an enjoyable read, which looks back to the more innocent Legion adventures of their early days while still making knowing nods and winks to the present.