Legion of Super-heroes: The Great Darkness Saga (Deluxe Edition)by Paul Levitz, Various
The godlike Darkseid emerges in the 30th century with an ingenious plot to finally conquer the universe in this Deluxe Edition hardcover of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen's timeless Legion of Super-Heroes epic! Not only is THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA collected here for the first time in hardcover, this edition also includes several LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES issues written
The godlike Darkseid emerges in the 30th century with an ingenious plot to finally conquer the universe in this Deluxe Edition hardcover of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen's timeless Legion of Super-Heroes epic! Not only is THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA collected here for the first time in hardcover, this edition also includes several LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES issues written by Levitz that have never before been collected in any format!
Using his faithful minions to acquire all of the mystic artifacts of the time, Darkseid gains mental control over a race of three billion all-powerful beings. Now, as their universe teeters on the edge of Armageddon, the Legion of Super-Heroes amass their own army of every champion who ever held the status of Legionnaire to stand against the Dark Lord and his invincible soldiers. But as the Legion suffers defeat after defeat, they realize that salvation and victory rest in the hands of a mysterious baby that has aged into adulthood before their very eyes!
This is the perfect edition of the classic Levitz storyline that was decades ahead of its time and still stands as one of DC's most enthralling superhero tales! Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284-296 and ANNUAL #1.
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- 7.40(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.90(d)
- Age Range:
- 14 - 18 Years
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So, apparently this is one of the best Legion Of Super-Heroes stories ever. Wow! That's a sad state of affairs for a book since this isn't good. First off, the collection is massive and much more than jus the "Great Darkness Saga". The storylines before the Darkseid tale were rough. Bad villains, bad politics, and as usual for this team, ridiculous names for characters. I just don't know how these characters can be found interesting and not a joke. These thoughts aren't just based on the book being from the 80s. I grew up in the 80s. But this just has no substance. As for the main LOH tale, the inclusion of a huge DC villain ups the story but its all over the place. No idea why he attacks, why he uses the methods he does, why he shows up in the 30th century, or why he was able to be defeated how he was. Now, the saving grace for the book is Keith Giffen's pencils which were way ahead of their time. Yes, the style then held artists back but he steals the show here and keeps the book afloat. Overall, its interesting to see what is considered great because this is lacking. Severely.