Monday, September 29, 2014

Alien Legion: Uncivil War #4 (of 4)

   Here's the book that (happily) will not die.

   Alien Legion started life as an Epic Comic in the '80s, and has bounced around since then, finally landing at Titan Comics (which is happily preparing to reprint numerous collections of past stories).

   Created by Carl Potts, Alan Zelenetz and Frank Cirocco, it followed the battles and adventures by a rag-tag band of assorted aliens, gathered into a French Foreign Legion-style organization.

   This mini-series (which wraps up with this issue) is in the capable hands of writer Chuck Dixon, who is simply the best action / adventure writer in comics today (my simple rule is: if he writes it, I buy it).

   The art is by the frenetic Larry Stroman, inked by none other than original creator Carl Potts, and offers a powerful and chaotic battle.

   With all that said, it would be tough to start this story with this final issue - you might be better served to wait for the collection coming in a few months. With this issue you're getting the final part of an against-all-odds space battle that has the Legion up against a powerful opponent - and the life of a planet is on the line.

   It's great to see this series back in action, and hopefully this is just the beginning of a new series of stories!

Grade: A-


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