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Mild Mannered Reviews - Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century

Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #7

Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century #7

Scheduled to arrive in stores: October 24, 2007

Cover date: December 2007

Writer: Jai Nitz
Penciller: Ethan Beavers
Inker: Alexander Serra

"No Boys Allowed!"

Reviewed by: Adam Dechanel

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The island of Themyscira is long gone, the Amazons have moved to larger premises in the 31st century. Jupiter's fourth moon Io is now New Themyscira and they have a problem...

Princess Xenobia.

With no ruler they have no option other than to offer Regent Circe the throne until their true leader returns, problem is their princess is a party girl and shirks off responsibility.

The Legion is worried too, especially Phantom Girl, Xenobia is one of her closest friends and would never disappear without word to her people or to her best friend! She asks her team mates if they can investigate and of course the three most lustful testosterone driven members, Bouncing Boy, Lightning Lad and Superman must insist on visiting a planet full of beautiful man-less women.

On to Themyscira where the boys are promptly placed in captivity aboard their own cruiser. The Legion girls greet Regent Circe and explain they are here to help find the princess. Circe leads them deep into the city and quietly sows the seeds of distrust and hate amongst them. She reveals Saturn Girl struggles to control her powers when her emotions rule her head, that Phantom Girl is a thief when need arises and that one of the Triplicate Girls has no moral fibre when it comes to men. While they bicker amongst themselves they realise too late that they've walked into a dungeon and are promptly captured by Circe's evil magic.

The boys are having trouble curbing their sexual urges and theorize if they can't set FOOT on the world of women they can FLY. Out of the hatch they fly unnoticed on their quest for sexual advancement. Where would women lusting after men be? Well Superman reveals some knowledge, Aphrodite was the goddess of love. Her temple would be full of sex hungry women!

Much to their surprise this water filled temple is filled with women that would rather gut them alive than take them as lovers. To escape Superman combines his heat vision to create a steam bath and his x-ray vision to lead them out, following the path of steam they discover the energy prism holding the Legion girls and rescue them.

Superman and Xenobia are instantly attracted but before they can flirt or restore the princess to the throne Regent Circe turns the boys into piglets. Phantom Girl leads Xenobia to safety while Saturn and Triplicate Girl distract her.

Xenobia is through running away and takes her rightful place as leader. Arming herself in Amazonian armor she confronts Circe and demands she lowers her protective magic and fight to the finish. Unbeknownst to Circe Phantom Girl has rallied the Legion girls and the piglets - superpowered piglets!

Pulling their curly tails activates the boys powers and they launch a surprise attack of lightning, heat vision and um, pork belly...

Defeating Circe and restoring a now responsible Xenobia to the throne earns the Legion the honor of Amazonian Knights. However to keep with tradition the men are asked to leave.

Not without a flirtatious glance at Clark though...

2Story - 2: This was a great concept. A planet full of warrior women descendant of Wonder Woman's people honoring tradition in space. However we learn nothing of Princess Diana, save a gigantic statue at the gates to the planetoid. We aren't told how one of Diana's most evil, most powerful and most deadly foes is able to take over the royal reigns and her subjects not realize it was not her behind it... nor are we told what they actually did with her after she was defeated.

High points were the girls fighting amongst themselves, Xenobia returning to the throne, Clark and Xenobia's spark of flirtation promising a follow up and the comedic moment the boys were turned into what reflected their personality.

Low point: The boys acting like sex hungry perverts was not good.

4Art - 4: Awesome artwork this issue, conveying elements of anger, lust, comedy and action perfectly. Circe looked a little too angular for me and her magic depicted as scribbly but over all a feast for the eyes.

4Cover Art - 4: The cover promises a civilization of powerful warrior women and a real throw down fight, which doesn't really reflect the inside. It is still an awesome action based cover I really like.

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