For the Week 28 [Legion Fan Club] reading, we return to the very unique version of the Legion called the Legionnaires that was published from the 1990s through the very early 2000s.
[Legion Fan Club] presents: LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #4 – 7 The New Fatal Five! Written by Tom and Mary Bierbaum, with art and cover by Chris Sprouse and Karl Story.
Oh, and totally in the 90’s tradition of emphasizing art, the covers of the New Fatal Five arc go together:
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #4 The new Emerald Empress learns that revenge is indeed sweet as she draws the Legionnaires into deadly battle. Also, Mano and the Persuader meet Mordecai…and another Emerald Empress?
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #5 The reborn Fatal Five is out for blood…and not just the Legionnaires’. They want the man who reunited them as well.
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #6 The battle erupts from Capitol Plaza on New Earth and rolls through the estate of Leland McCauley IV, as the Legionnaires try to subdue their fearsome foes.
LEGIONNAIRES (1993-) #7 (guest artist Adam Hughes) All the Legionnaires want is some rest and relaxation while staying at the Green Lotus Inn in the Atlantis Dome, but that’s when the Devil-Fish attack.
Questions for Reflection:
What do you think of the New Fatal Five? How do they compare with the older version we usually see?
Do you like the “new” Green Empress? Why or why not?
For this arc, who was your favorite Legionnaire? Why?
What would you rate the reading, art and writing, 1 to 5, 5 being the best?
Please add any other questions you want to discuss (wiki).
Next week: Crisis tie-ins: Legion just before and just after the Crisis of Infinite Earths: the Fates of Superboy and Supergirl