And Then I Read: LEGACIES 9

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These later issues of LEGACIES, the series that gives you a condensed version of the DC Universe as DC wishes it to be now, are not as much fun for me as the earlier ones, but they remain well written and largely well drawn. Here the focus is still on Hal Jordan as he goes from being the Parallax villain to the martyr of the “Final Night” crossover event, to taking on the role of The Spectre. The synopsis by Len Wein did help me fill in a few gaps in my understanding of things I wasn’t reading at the time, so that’s a good thing.

The art on the main story (above) by Jesus Saiz and Karl Story is well done. The backup feature showcasing the Marvel Family has perhaps the most unlikely artist I can think of inside mainstream comics: Bill Sienkiewicz. An interesting idea, but it doesn’t work at all for me. Jerry Ordway, who worked on other issues, would have been a much better choice. Hell, almost anyone now drawing superheroes might have been better! Not a knock on Bill S., I like much of his work, but he’s completely wrong for the Marvel Family.

Mildly recommended.

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