The Legion of Super-Heroes #292

The Legion of Super-Heroes #292

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Title: “Darkness Transcendent”
Synopsis: The Legionnaires attempt to make a stand against the Servants of Darkness on The Sorcerers’ World.

Writer: Paul Levitz
Penciler: Keith Giffen
Inker: Larry Mahlstedt

“The Great Darkness Saga” rolls on and The Legion creative team continues to deliver the goods. Writer Paul Levitz serves up a well-paced mix of mystery, horror, sci-fi, fantasy and superheroics. More importantly, he juggles the Legion’s vast cast without the book ever feeling crowded; it seems every cast member gets an authentic character moment. Read today, the Master’s identity is no great secret, but Little Me was spellbound waiting for the reveal back in ’82. Levitz has a perfect partner in Keith Giffen, who delivers splendid design work and masterful fight choreography. Simply an excellent superhero comic!

Grade: A

Cool factor: Didn’t you read that review? This whole issue is cool!

Second opinion: Recommended by The Slings & Arrows Comic Guide (second edition).

Notable: Also includes “The Roll Call,” a one-page text feature offering short bios on Legionnaires from Blok to Duo Damsel.

Character Quotable
“Live – to witness the darkness transcendent … and your ultimate, undying doom.”“The Master,” not yet revealed
The Legion of Super-Heroes #292

Published and © by DC, October 1982
Cover by Keith Giffen

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