Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #26
Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #26 (DC Comics)
By Mark Waid & Barry Kitson
Mark Waid and Barry Kitson continue their excellent reimagining of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Last issue, the hero called Mon-El was pulled from the Phantom Zone after a millennium in exile. This issue, the Legion confronts the strikeforce called the Wanderers as they reveal their plan to protect Earth from an outside threat, but with a great cost. What makes this series work so incredibly well is how Waid has managed to use classic pieces of the Legion’s history — Mon-El, the Wanderers and Mekt Ranzz, specifically — and put these old pieces back together in new but totally logical ways. What’s more, the addition of Supergirl hasn’t taken over this book the way some people feared it would. The story is coming together beautifully, and it’s one of the books that floats to the top of my read pile every month.