Dan Abnett (AQUAMAN, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Andy Lanning’s (THE AUTHORITY, Guardians of the Galaxy) legendary run chronicling the Legion of Super-Heroes’ adventures are collected here in THE LEGION BY DAN ABNETT AND ANDY LANNING VOL. 1. Joined by superstar artist Olivier Coipel (Mighty Thor), the creative team introduces an uncertain and exciting future for its greatest heroes with gripping characterization, cosmic-level threats and epic sci-fi storytelling!
Earth at the end of the 30th century. A super-modern age, and the pinnacle of human cultural endeavors. Then came the Blight. Who they are is irrelevant. What matters is what this highly advanced, techno-organic culture wants: the life energies of the worlds they come across.
Upon infiltrating the United Planets’ means of hyper-accelerated interstellar transportation, the Blight entwine Earth and destroy its forces within hours. Where life once flourished, it now deteriorates. And those who don’t die meet a worse fate: they become of the Blight.
That includes the Legion of Super-Heroes, the U.P.’s young champions. Unable to fend off the invaders, their once-great numbers now serve the Blight and hunt down the last resisting Legionnaires—the ones looking to find enough survivors and open one last Stargate to freedom.
Earth, the United Planets, the Legion of Super-Heroes…they’re all damned.
Collects LEGIONNAIRES #78-81, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #122-125 and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES SECRET FILES #2.
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About the Author
Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked for a while as an editor of comics and children's books before turning to writing full time. In the dozen or so years since then, he has written for such a diverse range of charactersincluding Scooby Doo, Thunderbirds, Conan the Barbarian, the X-Men, Johnny Bravo, Batman, Rupert the Bear, Doctor Who, Mr. Men, the Terminator and Postman Pat-that he is now clinically bewildered. He created the popular series SINISTER DEXTER, which he continues to write, along with other strips, for 2000 AD, and helped rejuvenate the Legion of Super-heroes for DC Comics. His work for the Black Library, particularly the best-selling GAUNT'S GHOSTS and INQUISITOR EISENHORN novels, is often cited as damning evidence of just who it was that let the galaxy burn.
Andy Lanning is a British comic book writer and inker. He has co-written (with Dan Abnett) such titles as THE LEGION, FORCEWORKS, RESURRECTION MAN and several space-themed comics for Marvel. His smooth inking style has been in much demand, and has been seen on various titles including WONDER WOMAN, AVENGERS, OTHERWORLD, THE LEGION and STAR TREK: STARFLEET ACADEMY.