Let's start off by saying this is a first time author for us an we really enjoyed our first read by them.The story was pretty much action packed from beginning to end.
The story had a great cast of MC character's that were loving,kind,protective,loved ribbing and teasing each other but, no doubt we saw the love they had between them as it was all there for those to see.These men were down right dangerous too "so", the perfect mix.
We loved Angel the man went from nailing everything he could to pretty much love at first sight but, he set his sights on one women riddled with a ton of complications.We loved how protective,kind,loving and caring he was toward Mercy from the moment he met her.
Mercy was a women who lived a life of slavery and pain and brutality and yet remained a women who was caring and loving and one who had a sense of humor and one who would give her life just to protective the ones she loved a cared about.Mercy was special because not only did she have Angel wrapped around her little finger she had a entire MC club that came to love her in no time at all.
"Our relationship had been built on danger, survival,death, and . . . limitless hope."
Overall the story had action and suspense from onset to the very end but, it was also one filled with emotion.I enjoyed the story and we are looking forward to the next in this series.
As the issues move deeper into the 1960s the Legion of Super-Heroes begin acting on some of the seeds planted in earlier issues. The Time Trapper in particular is a villain that was foreshadowed years before he actually makes an appearance in an issue collected here.
Legion stories take up most of "Action Comics" space, but there begin to be more stories that couldn't be completed in a single book. Some events and characters became important only in hindsight (and known only to me because of the introduction). Legion comics of the 1990s and now still pull from these early issues for inspiration.
The problem with reading these so close together is that I run out of things to say. I could go into plots but, honestly, they're so slight it would be spoiling things.
That doesn't sound like a hearty recommendation, but I'm going to still pursue these when I can find them for close to their retail price.
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I love these Archive Editions, in most cases they cost more used then they did new back in the 1990s but they have crisp color and, of course, they're more available, durable and readable than the original comics. They are the only way, other than pirating of course, to read these old comics books.
I wish they had left the credits pages in though. Or added them if the original book didn't have them for some reasons. The introduction talks about the evolution of the series and the influence various writers and artists had on the series, but when you're reading the stories themselves I can't find who wrote them unless I look online, which defeats the purpose of the book somewhat.
That is small quibble compared to the joy of seeing all the girls in the Legion vying for Jimmy Olsen's sweet, sweet loving. Feminism will get to the 31st century eventually girls! More seriously there are storylines like the "mutiny" that established "space fatigue" and allowed writers to shuffle through the roster without having to constantly explain why the Legion doesn't just have Superboy and Mon-el do everything all the time. I may be mistaken, but I think this might also be when Bouncing Boy is (temporarily) de-powered after several panels in various issues are spent pointing out that the boy may be jolly but his powers aren't much use in most circumstances.
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