Things are heating up in Paul Levitz's return to the characters that made him, the Legion of Superheroes. It's only relatively recently in my own comic collecting, within the last ten years, that I began to realize how addictive the whole mythos can be, but the fact is the Legion has everything geeks could possibly want all in one glossy package. I'm catching up on Levitz back issues even as I'm buying the new ones, so hopefully it doesn't all get too jumbled.
This ish is pretty fun, at least the lead story about Saturn Girl in the early days of the three founding members. We see a workout version of SG's costume, and then there are some events involving a female Science Police liaison whose name is neither Gi Gi nor Shvaughn, and that's all I'll say about that. As the cover hints, there are some shenanigans with Cosmic Boy, the purpose of which Paul Levitz is currently explaining, in a note included on today's Legion Omnicom. The second feature is the new Atom arc, but I only skimmed over that, it had some rather boring stuff involving Ray Palmer's father that just looked like typical "fill in the background" aka "slow down the pace". No thanks. Y'know, it probably occurred to Gardner Fox, writing the original Atom stories, that he could go on for pages about the Atom's family background, but he probably realized that would be dull. David Copperfield kind of crap.