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Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes Vol. 4 [Paperback]

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Oct. 5 2010 Showcase Presents
Over 500 pages of futuristic super-hero action are collected in this value-priced volume! In this new volume, the Legion battles Mordru the Merciless and The Fatal Five, and meet The Tornado Twins.

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  • Paperback: 528 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (Oct. 5 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401229417
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401229412
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 16.8 x 3.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #539,214 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

James Shooter is a writer, artist, editor, and publisher for various comic books, most notable for his successful and controversial run as Marvel Comics' ninth editor-in-chief. Cary Bates is an American comic book, animation television and film writer. Curt Swan was the artist on Superman for over three decades. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Legion Matures in Transitional Period March 25 2012
By Kevin M. Derby - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This charming collection contains Legion of Super-Heroes stories from the late 60s and early 70s. The main author is Jim Shooter but other writers pull the strings on DC's premier team of the future in this edition. The fourth volume of the "Showcase Presents" series contains the end of the Legion's "Action Comics" run and the start of the "Superboy" run.

This work contains classic tales but, more than three decades later, it's fairly obvious that the Legion was in transition when these issues were published. The last traces of the late 50s/early 60s Legion and the start of the "disco era" can be seen in these comics. While Superboy dominates some of the stories, he plays less of an important role as the comics continue and the Legion members--some of them for the first time--truly come into their own.

There are some gripping and important tales here and a little camp. Still, for the most part, these comics hold up well despite being first released from 1968-1972. The team probably made more changes in those four years than it did in its first decade--something that is clearly on display in this collection. While Legion fans do not--and should not--rank the stories in this collection up there with say the "Great Darkness Saga" or "Legion Lost," this is an important era for the team. Comics fans in general, and Legion fans in particular, will enjoy the more than 500 pages of comics in this collection.
3 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Legion just getting it's groove Dec 13 2010
By lightningedge - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
The Legion stories are short and some end rather quickly. The stories start out pretty well and just have sorry endings.

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