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Legion Lost (Legion of Super-Heroes) Hardcover – June 21, 2011

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Product Details

  • Series: Legion of Super-Heroes
  • Hardcover: 296 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics; First Edition edition (June 21, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401231209
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401231200
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.8 x 10.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #650,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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 characters - including Scooby Doo, Thunderbirds, Conan the Barbarian, the X-Men, Johnny Bravo, BATMAN, Rupert the Bear, Dr 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 has recently helped rejuvenate the LEGION OF SUPERHEROES 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.

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Customer Reviews

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One of the best Legion of Super-Heroes stories ever.
Benjamin Fritz
Their origins are covered without banging you over the head with unnecessary exposition or in depth sob stories.
David Suiter
This is the one LoSH book that I would recommend for anyone who wants to see what the Legion is all about.
H. J. Pacheco

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Axel on July 5, 2011
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This is a mean (not in the good sense) collection by DC comics of an excellent twelve issue maxi-series originally published around 2000-2001 and is collected here for the first time. It's a basic, as in bare minimum, collection, although the hardcovers and binding are reasonably good quality and the paper stock is pretty good as well. There are just no extras of any sort. No foreword by writers Abnett and Lanning, no sketches or commentary at the end by Coipel, one of comics most popular artists at the moment... there's nothing. Oddly, this treatment of a fairly important story for DC is not surprising. Despite strong fan reaction and appreciation since its release, DC has treated Legion Lost pretty shoddily, waiting some ten years to finally collect it. (The poor treatment of the work is however, somewhat perplexing, given that Abnett and Lanning have returned to the DC fold to write a re-launched "Resurrection Man" after a substantial absence.) The collection is almost completely a result of direct fan demand, as the series became a cult favorite that eventually blossomed into a well-regarded and much sought after series long after it was released, similar in many respects to the way some movies find a new and larger audience on dvd or blue-ray after only modest success in the cinema.

Whatever the case, Legion Lost represents a well told, wonderful story by Abnett and Lanning with excellent sci-fi and slight horror elements. In "Lost," the Legionnaires find themselves far from home in an unknown sector of space and are confronted by an adversary who represents the very antithesis of what the Legion stands for.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Kevin M. Derby VINE VOICE on June 21, 2011
Format: Hardcover
"Legion Lost" was a maxiseries published in 2000-2001 with the rebooted version of the Legion of Superheroes. It may tell you something about the comic business that, since that time, the powers that be at DC pulled the plug on this version, launched yet another reboot (often called the "threebooted" Legion) before ending it, launched yet another reboot tied to the first version and will reboot everything all together later this year. So many readers will not know the situation and this incarnation of the Legion and its main characters. This could be a bit of a problem as the story goes out of it way to show the dramatic emotional impact members of the Legion face in "Legion Lost."

Despite this, "Legion Lost" is a great story with a profound message and solid action scenes. The Legion is far from home and many of them are doubting themselves--and each other. It has interesting threads on heroism, loyalty, relationships, diversity and the responsibilities of power. The art seems a bit off for such a dark tale but it does help alleviate what is often a very grim story. The character development is excellent though, with all the boots and reboots, readers may be a bit thrown off. This is one of the few Legion tales which may be better for readers who are not as familiar with the team than those who are. Either way, it is a very good story that will entertain and make readers reflect.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Scott Yeats on January 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I was a Legion junkie back in Levitz-Giffen glory days... early- to mid-80s... but then I tuned out til recently and am catching up. My impression is that the Legion has seen big highs and lows in terms of quality - but I heard Legion Lost was a highlight. Indeed it is!

I was not familiar with this version of the "D-n-A" Legion but that didn't matter. I was instantly drawn into their plight - stranded in a different galaxy (universe?) with no way home, and a dangerous alien race on their trail. Each character is well-developed and I was invested in their survival. The desperation and hopelessness was palpable. Lots of twists I didn't see coming! Art by Coipel is gorgeous. Overall, I was sad to see it end.

FYI, there are numerous mentions in the book to a recent event called "The Blight", and I saw on Amazon that this Legion storyline had been recently reprinted. I had to do some hunting... it's not a TPB, it's a regular comic that came out with a June 2011 date, called "DC Comics Presents 100 Page Spectacular Legion of Super-Heroes". You can find it for sale here on It reprints Legion of Superheroes 122/123, and Legionnaires 79/80, the Blight storyline, which originally came out shortly before Legion Lost. It's a good primer. Beware, there are 2 versions of this comic! The 1st version reprinted the 4 issues out-of-order. A corrected version came out a month later.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Harry on June 26, 2011
Format: Hardcover
When i first picked this up i had never read a Legion of Super Heroes book in my life, and the only reason i did pick this up was because it was written be Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with art work by Olivier Coipel and Pascal Alike, and that was all the reason i needed. So when i started reading it i was amazed at how good it actually is.

DnA come in at full force with great writing and Coipel's artwork is top notch stuff. All around its a good read and is great to look at, i highly recommend picking this up if your a fan of DnA, Coipel, The Legion or just want a good read
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More About the Author

Dan Abnett is a novelsit and award-winnig comic book writer. He has written twenty-five novels for the Black Library, including the acclaimed Gaunt's Ghosts series and the Eisenhorn and Ravenor trilogies, and with Mike Lee, the Darkblade cycle. His Black Library novel Horus Rising and his Torchwood novel Border Princes (for the BBC) were both bestsellers. He lives and works in Maidstone, Kent.

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