Monday, October 25, 2010

DC Universe Legacies #6 (of 10)

It's a tribute to the power of the original Crisis on Infinite Earths maxi-series that it merits coverage in two issues of DC Universe Legacies.

It also covers the Legends series that followed the Crisis, as DC became a company (for good or ill) that focused more on event comics.

Once again, writer Len Wein has done a terrific job of balancing the job of recapping past events and giving us a fresh perspective on it, as we look through the eyes of policeman Paul Lincoln.

It's an unusual viewpoint for a DC comic, and it works well here.

The comic also has fantastic art by penciller Jerry Ordway (one of my all-time favorites), with inks on half the book by George Perez (who also provides the cover) with Scott Koblish inking the second half.

As good as that opening story is, I think I enjoyed the backup even more, as Wein and artists Keith Giffen and Al Milgrom offer a humorous look at the first meeting between Superboy and the Legion of Super-heroes. I suspect this one isn't really in continuity, but it's very funny - Legion fans should get a kick out of it.

So it's another outstanding issue in the series that should help educate new readers about the history of DC, while reviving great memories of past stories for those of us who were there to witness it the first time around.

Highly recommended!

Grade: A-


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