Legion of Super-heroes: the Great Darkness Saga (Deluxe Edition)

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Dc Comics, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 397 pages
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The godlike Darkseid emerges in the 30th century with an ingenious plot to finally conquer the universe in this Deluxe Edition hardcover of Paul Levitz and Keith Giffen's timeless Legion of Super-Heroes epic! Not only is THE GREAT DARKNESS SAGA collected here for the first time in hardcover, this edition also includes several LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES issues written by Levitz that have never before been collected in any format!

Using his faithful minions to acquire all of the mystic artifacts of the time, Darkseid gains mental control over a race of three billion all-powerful beings. Now, as their universe teeters on the edge of Armageddon, the Legion of Super-Heroes amass their own army of every champion who ever held the status of Legionnaire to stand against the Dark Lord and his invincible soldiers. But as the Legion suffers defeat after defeat, they realize that salvation and victory rest in the hands of a mysterious baby that has aged into adulthood before their very eyes!

This is the perfect edition of the classic Levitz storyline that was decades ahead of its time and still stands as one of DC's most enthralling superhero tales! Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284-296 and ANNUAL #1.

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

This is, to date, the best Legion story ever written. Having read it during its initial run, I can say that the slow build-up, the hints dropped as to the identity of the villain, and the sheer cosmic ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg Trosclair - Goodreads

I bought this story way back in 1982. I remember when it came out and remember how I stuck with reading the Legion for another decade because of how good this story was. It is one of my favorite superhero stories. Great everything. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Summit, NJ resident KEITH GIFFEN has 30 years experience in the business writing LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES and JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL, as well as creating fan-favorite characters like Lobo, Trencher, and Ambush Bug.

Lafayette, LA resident KODY CHAMBERLAIN illustrated ?30 Days Of Night: Bloodsucker Tales' for IDW. The ?30 Days Of Night' film hit theaters in the fall of 2007.

Chee lives and works in Malaysia. His first American comic book work was an adaptation of George A. Romero's DAWN OF THE DEAD with Steve Niles of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT fame.

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