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Legion of Super-Heroes, Vol. 2: Death of a Dream (Legion of Super-Heroes #2; issues 7-13)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  238 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
A bright, defiant, energized team of super-powered teenagers from different worlds form a legion of passionate activists that crusade to leave their mark on a complacent society that has forgotten how to fight for change. This volume features an all-out brawi between the Legion and the evil agents of Terror Firma in the Fifth Dimension in order stop galactic destruction. B ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2006 by DC Comics
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Wow. I thought Teenage Revolution held a lot. It has nothing on Death of a Dream. I loved loved loved this book. I was up until 2 in the morning reading it because I refused to put it down until I had turned the very last page.

I love the focus on certain characters at certain times. There are so many of them that, in the wrong hands, these comics would have been a mess. But it's very orderly, introducing each and making you connect with each. The war is going strong in this book and it is terrif
This story was busy, there was a lot going on and the large cast of characters and the frequent changes in artist didn't help, as the characters and locations blurred together. The Legion is trying to stop a war that the UP and all of the other adults want to deny is being started, fighting another teenage super team, while fighting with and misunderstanding each other along the way. The teenage revolution future feels forced in this story, to try and give the team an edge that doesn't feel righ ...more
Jack Haringa
May 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The second trade collection of Mark Waid and Barry Kitson's "threeboot" of Legion of Super-Heroes finishes the story arc begun in the first, giving greater definition to many of the Legion's large cast of characters and clear direction for the team itself. Waid continues to strike a balance between respect for the Legion's Silver Age roots and a need for a more contemporary sensibility. He establishes new origins for both the team and individuals and even comes up with a reasonably plausible exp ...more
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: good-stuff, comics
Well, my man Mark Waid did it again! Yes he did, folks. Number 2 here, is as good as number 1. Mmmmhmm. If you love Brainiac 5, you're gonna love Death of a Dream. It sort of had the spirit of REBELS, just without Tribulus. He faces off with everybody, and it just makes for good comedy as much as it does high adventure. Cosmic Boy, Triplicate, Dream Girl, Colossal Boy, Element Lad, Sun Boy (can you guess his powers?), these are my 31st century intergalactic gangstas. With a great villain, too. I ...more
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Mark Waid has this uncanny ability to take characters I've barely heard of and make me care about them. The Legion Of Super-Heroes have had a tumultuous past with many different incarnations but its hard for me to believe this one could be topped. While its not perfect, it is a good example of juggling multiple storylines and characters. At times there are too many but other than many of the dark haired guys looking too similar I could tell who everyone was. Barry Kitson's art, other than that s ...more
Reprints Legion of Super-Heroes #7-13. The Legion finds themselves at war with Lemnos and works to defeat him while trying to keep from falling apart. The Legion of Super-Heroes always seems like a strong comic, but it also always seems overly weighty. The Legion from the 1990s Zero Hour relaunch seems like the lightest of the Legions in existence and this Legion is definately more traditional Legion with a higher risk factor.
Aug 20, 2009 rated it did not like it
Didn't really stick with me. I had a hard time identifying with any of the characters here. Perhaps it's because I know very little about any of them, other than from what I've seen in DCAU. The story here wasn't very interesting though, and I got about halfway through before I stopped. I'll admit that I'm more of a Marvel geek, but I try to keep my mind open to other heroes and storylines, so I did give this a shot. I was dissapointed. Artwork was good though, so a point on that.
Dec 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comic-books
A nice reimagining of the LSH and an interesting future world.
Lots of action, interesting characters and clever ideas.
Waid gets a bit bogged down trying to juggle such a big cast and sets up way too many sub-plots, but enough good to get you through the weaker spots.
Also, some very nice art. Barry Kitson is a vastly underrated artist.
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dcu
I love the Legionnaires. Mark Waid has done a wonderful job rebooting this series with deeply flawed characters. What makes this team do interesting is that they can not seem to work as a group and they are not sure if they are fighting the good fight. The end to this first storyline was a bit rushed, but other than that, it was pure comicbook heaven. 4/5
Jul 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics, sci-fi
A continuation of the story begun in the first Legion of Super-Heroes books. In this one, we experience some rifts in the Legion itself, with a division of alliances and in-fighting...right when a huge threat to the universe rears its ugly head. Again, I think this series is a lot of fun, and more palatable than the typical super-hero stuff. Yay!
Ikea Monkey
Apr 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
I am a Legion of Super-Heroes fan from waaaay back, but, I hated this series. I love Mark Waid's Irredeemable, but, with this, I have n idea what he was thinking. He changed all the characters around, their personalities, their origins, pretty much everything. At least the art was good.
Justin Allen
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Read my review on Book 1. Once Jim Shooter takes the reins in issue 37, the book feels like a Legion title again.
Jul 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
OK Now I'm hooked on Legion. Really entertaining, great plot, great drawing.
Wow. Now I want to go read more about the Legion, I never thought I'd say that.
Damián Vives
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
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Mark Waid (born March 21, 1962 in Hueytown, Alabama) is an American comic book writer. He is best known for his eight-year run as writer of the DC Comics' title The Flash, as well as his scripting of the limited series Kingdom Come and Superman: Birthright, and his work on Marvel Comics' Captain America.
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