When he was a boy, Clark Kent was brought to the future by the Legion of Super Heroes, the galaxy spanning super teen team Now he has been summoned once again, only to find the Legion broken and under attack by an Earth based group of super teens who claim that Superman was a human, and that all aliens must be destroyed The story was decent but not outstanding The real star here is the art by Gary Frank Big fan of his Superman. In honour of Superman s 80th birthday, I am continuing my Superman marathon with another volume of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank s Action Comics Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes is a story that starts with a supergroup from the 31st century who were once Clark s childhood friends Their future world is in peril, so they come for Superman from our day to help them In this future world, people are taught that Superman was, in fact, a human, and all the aliens of which there are now countles In honour of Superman s 80th birthday, I am continuing my Superman marathon with another volume of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank s Action Comics Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes is a story that starts with a supergroup from the 31st century who were once Clark s childhood friends Their future world is in peril, so they come for Superman from our day to help them In this future world, people are taught that Superman was, in fact, a human, and all the aliens of which there are now countless different species are super evil, and that Superman was the Earth s greatest protector from the alien threat Naturally, this shady new world order tries to start a war between humans and aliens to preserve the purity of the human race Yes, this is a pretty heavy handed allegory for fascism the future Justice League members even wear nazi like arm bands with the Superman symbol instead of swastika, yikes , and the reason for the world to become this way was really flimsy Whaddaya want, Geoff Johns isn t the most subtle writer out there Fortunately though, Johns didn t go too far with his metaphor, so most of the book reads like just a regular Superman adventure with a simple twist that it s set in the future It s an entertaining read, Johns writes Superman really well as I already said in my review of Brainiac, and for all the complaints that I may have about this comic, it still feels like a good old classic Superman story, and that s worth a lot of points in my book I mean, look at that Hell yeah, he is for everyone And Gary Frank s artwork, oh man What a talent His style is a great fit for this kind of book full of action scenes and stunning splash pages, and his Superman looks just perfect.Superman is my favourite DC character, but it can be hard to find a good Superman story once you ve gone through the most popular ones Fortunately, Geoff Johns run on Action Comics proves to be quality stuff Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes may not be the deepest Superman comic out there, but it s a fun and good looking book, so I really enjoyed my time reading it Way back in the day, the only place I ever got comics was right off the rack in the drug store A chance purchase in the second grade made me switch my super hero loyalties from Batman Robin to the Legion of Super Heroes I don t remember the number of the issue, but it was somewhere in the 320 s or 330 s of Tales, the one where they find out the Dark Circle is really a crap ton of clones How could a kid not like a super hero team composed of kids in the future From there, I grabbed the Legi Way back in the day, the only place I ever got comics was right off the rack in the drug store A chance purchase in the second grade made me switch my super hero loyalties from Batman Robin to the Legion of Super Heroes I don t remember the number of the issue, but it was somewhere in the 320 s or 330 s of Tales, the one where they find out the Dark Circle is really a crap ton of clones How could a kid not like a super hero team composed of kids in the future From there, I grabbed the Legion where ever I could find it, up until the last issue of Tales of the Legion.Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes brings back fond memories of that time Superman takes a Time Sphere to the 31st century where Earth has become xenophobic, the Legion are outlaws, and Superman s legend has been perverted by Earth Man To top it off, the sun has gone red Superman teams with what s left of the Legion and goes about setting things right, all with the prospect of an intergalactic war looming in the background.Geoff Johns shows why he s the most consistently good writer in comics today in this one There are nods to the past without wallowing in it, the characters are consistent with their past incarnations ie the Levitz Giffen era Legion , and the story goes pretty smoothly When the sun went back to yellow and Superman regained his powers and took the fight to Earth Man, I felt like a kid again I must have been grinning like a jackass Gary Frank s art suited the story perfectly, detailed but not overwhelmingly so.For fans of the silver age of DC comics, this is one not to miss This was decent Maybe I just don t like the Legion of Super Heroes They re kind of cheesy and boring Anyway, they ask Superman for some help Superman travels to the future This future is bad for supes since the whole earth is covered with the red sun Supes is weak Supes is still the beacon of hope though Supes will fight with the legion Andhe will win since he s supes This isn t bad I enjoy Johns Superman a lot He writes Clark heroic and brave, I love that All the dialogue is act This was decent Maybe I just don t like the Legion of Super Heroes They re kind of cheesy and boring Anyway, they ask Superman for some help Superman travels to the future This future is bad for supes since the whole earth is covered with the red sun Supes is weak Supes is still the beacon of hope though Supes will fight with the legion Andhe will win since he s supes This isn t bad I enjoy Johns Superman a lot He writes Clark heroic and brave, I love that All the dialogue is actually pretty solid and the pacing is well enough done and explained that won t be confused Saying that, I didn t care for most of the characters, this art didn t work for me either, and I just didn t care about the ending Overall a 2.5 out of 5 Johns does it again This is my first time reading about the Legion, but I didn t feel lost at all I think the best thing about his writing is the way he makes you care about all of the characters, even if you ve never heard of them before. It s been decades since I last followed the exploits of the Man of Steel in Action Comics And it would take a lot to get me interested in picking up this title However, after checking out fan boy favorite Geoff Johns 52 and having flipped through the art of Gary Frank as well as several gushing reviews in both Wizard magazine and the manager of my favorite local comic book shop I ponied up and put this collected volume on hold at my local library.Binding together six recent issues from Ac It s been decades since I last followed the exploits of the Man of Steel in Action Comics And it would take a lot to get me interested in picking up this title However, after checking out fan boy favorite Geoff Johns 52 and having flipped through the art of Gary Frank as well as several gushing reviews in both Wizard magazine and the manager of my favorite local comic book shop I ponied up and put this collected volume on hold at my local library.Binding together six recent issues from Action Comics, this story arc offers a brilliant narrative stroke that recalls the Man of Steel s first encounter with the 31st century superheroes called the Legion, which frames the main narrative in which he is called forward in time to redress many despicable wrongs that have been made in his name on Earth and in the parts of our galaxy once known as the United Planets Conjuring up images of Nazi Germany, Earth has fallen for the xenophobia propagated by the bitter Earth Man and his cohort of disgruntled Legion rejects and former Legion of Super Villains folk as they tirelessly promote the lie that Superman was a native son of Earth, and that his Kryptonian heritage was merely a multi cultural ploy to weaken and water down the glory that was once Earth s alone I liken Frank s art as akin to Francis Lenil Yu s of New Avengers and Secret Invasion fame in it sharp lines and fine pen strokes and shading A high point in visual story telling for mainstream Man of Steel fare, if you ask me Geoff s writing and Frank s art are a perfect marriage that heightens the operatic drama as the tension mounts into a gripping and exhilarating climax that defines in my estimation one of the greatest moments in Legion history And not likely to be repeated anytime soon, considering the lackluster sales of the near constant reinventions and failures of any Legion series in recent years If you re looking to rejuvenate you interest in all this Superman and Legion, look no further This is the book for you All hail the Legion Perhaps I am being a bit harsh with my rating There is not really much bad about this book..the artwork is ok, the storyline is ok, etc But that s really the gist It is just ok I know little about the Legion of Super Heroes After reading this story of Superman heading to a 31st century where people of earth believe him to be an earthling and not a Kryptonian, the Legion has been banned it is composed of many aliens and a corrupt Justice League humans only now rules earth and a xenophobi Perhaps I am being a bit harsh with my rating There is not really much bad about this book..the artwork is ok, the storyline is ok, etc But that s really the gist It is just ok I know little about the Legion of Super Heroes After reading this story of Superman heading to a 31st century where people of earth believe him to be an earthling and not a Kryptonian, the Legion has been banned it is composed of many aliens and a corrupt Justice League humans only now rules earth and a xenophobic genocidal populace wants all aliens wiped out or banished from earth Into this mess comes Superman, summoned by the Legion to help Sadly the sun is red so Superman is not all that super The rest of the story revolves around the Legion Most of the characters excepting Brainiac 5 are just not that interesting to me I have never heard of them and could care less Thats why this was only a 2 star rating Mr G Johns is a superb writer but the source material here is just is not for me If you are a Legion fan though, I think you will really like this TPB If you are not.take a pass Life in the 31st century has gotten oddly grim the Justice League has decided that Earth is for humans only and to deport all aliens because of some warped idea that Superman was human So the Legion of Super Heroes travels to the past to bring the real Superman back with them and prove that he was an alien Apparently wikis don t exist in the future I ve never really liked the Legion of Super Heroes they always seemed like the scout troop to Superman s scoutmaster Buncha boring, naff any Life in the 31st century has gotten oddly grim the Justice League has decided that Earth is for humans only and to deport all aliens because of some warped idea that Superman was human So the Legion of Super Heroes travels to the past to bring the real Superman back with them and prove that he was an alien Apparently wikis don t exist in the future I ve never really liked the Legion of Super Heroes they always seemed like the scout troop to Superman s scoutmaster Buncha boring, naff anyway Geoff Johns has written a surprisingly readable book with this crowd The first act is superb Johns manages to show Superman and the Legion s origins, the current state of things in the Legion s world and place Superman within it all effortlessly It s concise, sharp writing without any fat And, though I can t recall any of their names, I was definitely interested in the Legion characters introduced at that point The story is dramatic, exciting and immediately gripping And then it starts to fall apart doh Johns setup never develops beyond the simplistic the Justice League are Nazi stand ins with their ethnic cleansing goals that are villainous clich s It s never explained why aliens are so hated or why everyone in the world is going along with it so it s never convincing for a moment and feels cartoonishly silly The turning the sun from yellow to red contrivance was written so stupidly too and, while the story started promisingly, it devolves into the standard good guys punching bad guys finale yawn Then there s the Legion they re so damned generic It seemed like new characters were being introduced with every few pages and they all have immediately forgettable designs, powers and names Something Man Boy and Something Woman Girl Ditto the villains Brainiac 5 is the only one I remember I can easily see why I was never interested in this title when it s full of bland characters having unimaginatively derivative adventures Gary Frank delivers up a fine looking comic as always And he s drawing Superman so you know what that means Christopher Reeve lives again on the page That s not a criticism either, I love seeing Chris Reeves Superman Geoff Johns takes this assortment of cheeseball characters and somehow makes them interesting enough for this book to be a decent read a laudable feat in itself It s let down by an uninspired second half but Superman and the Legion of Super Heroes wasn t bad it s a mildly fun superhero story with Superman as a supporting character and quality artwork I was not prepared for just how good this was.I don t know if this is Geoff Johns s best ever story, but I liked it better than anything else of his I ve read and he s generally good.Gary Frank s art is always amazing.The plot in a nutshell In 3008, Earth has been taken over by alien hating, super powered humans who teach that Superman was from Earth, and Krypton was a lie The Legion has been broken up, and Superman can do little, because Earth s sun is now red.That sthan I knew going I was not prepared for just how good this was.I don t know if this is Geoff Johns s best ever story, but I liked it better than anything else of his I ve read and he s generally good.Gary Frank s art is always amazing.The plot in a nutshell In 3008, Earth has been taken over by alien hating, super powered humans who teach that Superman was from Earth, and Krypton was a lie The Legion has been broken up, and Superman can do little, because Earth s sun is now red.That sthan I knew going into this, and typing it out makes it sound silly, but trust me, this team knows what Legion comics are about chef s kiss