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Most of this issue is about a group of Durlan assassins who are attacking folks on Earth they don’t like, specifically those they believe brought on the death of R.J. Brande, the founder of the Legion, and in recent continuity, secretly a Durlan himself. Think I’ve got that right. Thing about Durlans, is, they can take on any shape, and one of any size (how the physics of that works is a mystery best left unplumbed). So, not only are the Legion faced with Durlan assassins they know about, the ones they don’t can be even more trouble, and they sure are in this issue. It’s a good premise, and with the Legion’s best tracker, Dawnstar, in the infirmary, they have their work cut out for them.

Meanwhile, elections for a new team leader are on. I’m not sure how often this happens, it seems to happen a lot more lately than I remember from earlier years, but it’s always good to shake things up in a team book, and this is one way to do it. And what can you do when the chosen leader isn’t even around to accept or decline?

The art by pencilers Yildiray Cinar and Daniel HDR (is that initials or an actual name?), and inkers Wayne Faucher and Bob Wiacek looks good. In fact, it may be the little touches of extra skill and polish by those long-established pro inkers that gives the art on this one a higher degree of accomplishment than some previous issues.


2 thoughts on “And Then I Read: LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES 8

  1. David Goldfarb

    Actually, Brande being secretly a Durlan isn’t recent continuity: it was established in the miniseries “Secrets of the Legion of Super-Heroes”, way back in 1981. So in fact at this point he’s been a Durlan for twice as long as not.

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