Legion of Super-Heroes - The Great Darkness Saga

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DC Comics, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 397 pages
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Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by KEITH GIFFEN and others Cover by KEITH GIFFEN 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 Giffene(tm)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 DCe(tm)s most enthralling superhero tales! Collects LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES #284-296 and ANNUAL #1. On sale NOVEMBER 17 e 7.0625e x 10.875e e 416 pg, FC, $39.99 US

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User Review  - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing

For some reason, I ordered The Curse before I'd even read The Great Darkness Saga, so it's a good thing I turned out to like The Great Darkness Saga so much. Even better, I liked The Curse even more ... Read full review

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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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About the author (2010)

Paul Levitz is a comic book fan who has worked as editor/publisher of The Comic Reader, editor of the Batman titles and others, writer of more than 300 stories including an acclaimed run on Legion of Super-Heroes and a DC Comics executive, finishing his 38-year stint with the company as President and Publisher. He returned to writing in 2010 with a new series of Legion stories and other projects.

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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