Legion of Super-Heroes #1 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Ryan Sook Publisher: DC Comics
Welcome to the 31st century! Inspired by the acts of and lessons learned from the greatest heroes of all time, the Legion of Super-Heroes have gathered together to stop a galaxy from repeating its past mistakes. The greatest lineup of heroes in comic book history returns with new, fresh, and reader-friendly stories!
Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis reteams with master artist Ryan Sook for one of the most ambitious mainstream comic books ever created! Why have the Legion of Super-Heroes broken the cardinal rule of the United Planets and inducted Jon Kent, a.k.a. Superboy, into the Legion? What are they hiding? And what does it have to do with Aquaman's long-lost trident?
Ryan Sook has been among the best visual talents in comics for at least a decade now. While writer Brian Bendis struggles giving the enormous cast of characters any semblance of individual identity. Ryan Sook has gone to extraordinary lengths to update character designs, making them all stand out in the crowd. Ryan Sook has a real knack for detailed comic illustration without being too detailed. None if the sets feel unfished in the least but there’s nothing to distract readers from the action or character interactions.
All-in-all Legion of Super-Heroes is a very well-illustrated comic book. Ryan Sook’s line art is smooth as silk, fitting the characters and setting. His set-pieces and character designs have terrific detail, fitting the genre well. Unfortunately, character emotions are limited and don’t really fit the story. I don’t fault him for all the unnecessary 2-page spreads. Bendis uses these to pad his page counts in most of his comics thes..