And Then I Read: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 20

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Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
   Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…

Two lines from “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats that sum up what’s going on in this book. Writer Paul Levitz, with some advice from world-destroyer Keith Giffen, are taking apart the whole United Planets with the Fatal Five at the heart of the disasters. Validus is one of those, a mindless monster set on “DESTROY.” And even if the combined might of the Legion can find a solution to him, there are more lined up for their shot. Even knowing that everything will eventually be reset, this kind of mass meltdown is compelling reading. On the art side, Francis Portela returns for the first time since issue 15 I think, and his more realistic and detailed style adds to the gravitas of the storyline.

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