Legion Of Super-Heroes #1 – Preview

You thought DC’s Announcement of preview pages for Legion of Super-Heroes #1 was going to go unnoticed over here? Straight from DC Comics, we’ve got preview art for the arrival of Jonathan Kent into the 31st century.

We also see Rose make an appearance from Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #2. We get another look at New Earth. It’s pretty obvious that Earth is recovering from complete destruction. That makes that variant cover by Ryan Sook much more revealing.

Let’s look at the pages and talk a little more afterwards.

Legion of Super-Heroes #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Ryan Sook
Inks by Ryan Sook and Wade von Grawbadger
Color by Jordie Bellaire
Cover by Ryan Sook
Variant Covers by Ryan Sook and Jim Cheung
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
Final Orders Due: Oct 14, 2019
SRP: $3.99


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 (Action Comics) 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?

Preview Art:


First let’s talk about a few reveals in this art. Of course we have a serious moment when Superboy finds out about the state of future Earth. It’s the group shot that’s a little more revealing. Dr. Fate and Gold Lantern are on the team already. Of course you know that from their appearance in Millennium. What’s noticeable is that Dr. Fate has four arms, and they look like quite alien hands at that. Phantom Girl is sporting that blue halo in every panel that she’s in.


There’s also a hand gesture that at first glance looks like the “OK” sign that white supremacists have co-opted. There is a hand sticking up above Lightning Lad’s head that show that it’s a much simpler hand sign. The thumb is holding down the index and middle fingers, leaving the last two fingers in the air. From Dr. Fate, the two fingers up are the important part.

The cover to the third issue also shows an interesting detail. Of course there looks to be a Robin connection that not everyone is thrilled about. However, Lightning Lad has two different color eyes. I had to go back and look at Superman #14 and 15. It’s not entirely clear in the big group shot, but Lightning Lad is front and center. It looks like he might have two different color eyes. Hmm, there’s got to be story there.

Hey, I just noticed in that shot that Karate Kid isn’t completely bald. He’s got a long braid of hair. These DC artists are going to have me looking over everything with a fine tooth comb now.