Okay, just finished up – overall, I liked this sort of arc to a certain extent. It has a great hook, but I feel like they don’t really resolve it and take advantage of it. Leaving Alistair to just…disappear at the end of #6 was so odd, felt very anti-climatic – it’s almost as if someone wanted everything resolved super-quick so that the characters can be put in place for a cross-over event…
I also found it odd that the book kept talking about how this virus that causes people to have alien DNA combined with their own with destructive results, the Legion keeps talking about how they could be infected and yet after almost a week of exposure, almost nothing happens. We get that weird scene of Timber Wolf shooting out his claws like spikes, but it’s almost not talked about again after that. I think with a story like this, they should have played a bit more with that – really mess with these characters and make the story have an impact.
Have Timber Wolf go straight up werewolf super-beast and he has to contain that form. After Martian Manhunter fixes her, Chameleon Girl has to consume a piece of someone or something to turn into that form – and doing so makes her gain the memories of that person or being and if she stays in the form long enough, she can forget who she is. Tyroc loses the ability to speak, so he has to use the soundwaves of people and things around him in order to communicate. Gates slowly loses pieces of himself every time he teleports. In a dramatic bit of irony, Wildfire gains a humanoid body while controlling the anti-matter energies, but feels immense guilt that the thing that made him feel whole for the first time in a long time is making his friends suffer.
I dunno, just thoughts that came to mind. I think there’s something cool here, it just didn’t seem to have the time or thought to really go through with it, if that makes sense.
Now onto the questions:
“2. Who was your favorite character and what was your favorite moment from these issues?”
I think a lof of the characters here have at least a cool moment to shine, but I think my favorite character and moment is with Tellus, when he’s communing with the girl in the coma. I like the idea of how this big, hulking, monsterous looking creature is probably the most empathetic and wise of them all.
“3. Put yourself in these Legionnaires’ fancy future footwear: what would you do if you were stuck in the distant past?”
You mean like a thousand years in the past like they are? Oh I would die. Straight up. If the internet withdrawal doesn’t do it, the back-breaking labor would do it. Also, wasn’t World War One happening at that time? I’d probably die there. I imagine most of the Legion would think the same thing about time travel. They’d look at it like a lot of people look at New York City – you may want to visit, but you’d sure as hell not want to live there.