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R.E.B.E.L.S. Vol. 1: The Coming of Starro (R.E.B.E.L.S. #1)

3.54  ·  Rating details ·  56 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The legacy of the Legion of Super-Heroes lives on in this first collection of a new DC series. Brainiac 2, former member of the Legion, is now a hunted man. His cosmic police force safeguarded over 80 worlds until a mysterious adversary suddenly seized control. Now he must recruit a new team to win back his command and free countless billions. And this time, he's basing hi ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published January 26th 2010 by DC Comics (first published January 12th 2010)
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Aug 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I remember flipping through an issue of this in the store some time ago, and wondering what on earth this gorgeous-looking book was that had Lobo in it, along with a bunch of freaky aliens doing things I completely didn't understand. You don't really pick up superhero comics to be surprised, and I sort of had no idea how to process this incredibly strange DC title I'd never heard of.

The L.E.G.I.O.N / R.E.B.E.L.S pocket universe within DC is a genuinely weird article: its only consistent feature
Feb 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Admittedly this might be a slightly high rate for this tome, but it was a fun read for me. Virl Dox is back, yes the hero pretty much everyone loves to hate. He uses people, berates, people, and firmly believes that he is the smartest man in the galaxy (truthfully at the very least that is close to true). Someone has usurped Dox's control of the L.E.G.I.O.N. the pay for protection interstellar police agency he foudned (hey when this title was first done years ago that means Dox beat Blackwater t ...more
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Pretty good. Bedard seems to pull in just about every alien world in the DCU here, to good effect. I've always loved DC's cosmic characters and even though the Green Lantern Corps is absent, they're alluded to. Art is very Moebius-like, just perfect.
Curtis Hempler
Dec 03, 2010 rated it liked it
I might have given this a 4-star rating, by I think my expectations were a little too high.

I really enjoyed all of Marvel's Annihilation books, and was expecting this to be something similar... It didn't quite measure up, in my opinion. Bedard writes some good dialogue, and I really like the Vril Dox character. Also, Starro makes a great villain. Part of the problem I have with this is that it seems to crib a lot of plot points from Annihilation, and even a watered-down version of the Gamora cha
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: DC completists!
When this book was coming out I heard very good things about it. I finally decided to check it out. This book suffers from a common symptom of DC Comics as there are way way too many characters introduced almost at the same time. Tony Bedard, whose work I usually enjoy, does a very good job with Vril Dox but struggles to infuse any personality into the other characters. There was just too much going on. Tons of different alien races, multiple villains, unsettles protagonists, etc. Just jumbled. ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Jul 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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I was pleasantly surprised by this volume, full of nice continuity to both L.E.G.I.O.N. and LoSH. Also, good writing and nice art. On a second read, it remained a strong comic with a very nice overview of the DC Universe. My only complaint is that the big plot feels a bit too much like one of the Marvel cosmic series, and that was lessened on a second read.
John Yelverton
Aug 07, 2011 rated it liked it
This is one of those books where it was really well written with great suspense, and yet I hated it because it forever alters one of DC's greatest characters.
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