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Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #28

Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes #28

Scheduled to arrive in stores: April 4, 2007

Cover date: May 2007

Writer: Mark Waid
Penciller: Barry Kitson
Inker: Mick Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti

Reviewed by: Jeffrey Bridges

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Dream Boy is having a vision involving Dream Girl, which he surmises must mean she's alive. She tells him how he chooses to act on this vision may be what saves the universe.

Mon-El's lead poisoning is returning, but Brainy has no way to make more antidote as the Dominators have taken over every lab on Earth. Billions of people are starving to death because they can't use their food and water processors as the Dominators and their robots have taken control of every technological device.

All across the globe, the Legion and the Wanderers are isolated in small groups, trying to fight the Dominators as best they can. They've all set up a special rendezvous point for a last stand, and Phantom Girl spends some time in the ruins of Legion HQ looking for a mysterious special item.

The Dominators are torturing Cosmic Boy for the location of the rendezvous point, but he refuses to talk. They change tactics and torture Triplicate Girl, who cracks and gives them the location.

The Dominators send their shock troops to the location of the rendezvous, but it was a double-cross and Supergirl, Mon-El and Ultra Boy fly through and shove the shock troops back, and gain control of the device that operates the portals on the Dominator homeworld.

Cosmic Boy quickly disables the Dominators that were torturing him and portals open up and the Legion and Wanderers go through. Cosmic Boy says that they may have lost Earth, but they're taking the fight to the enemy now and won't stop until the planet is theirs.

5Story - 5: Once again, this book delivers on nearly every level. Even in a book so packed with action, torture and story motion, there's time for character development in a scene with Shadow Lass and certainly for Cosmic Boy.

It was fun, exciting, well-told and was over all together too quickly.

5Art - 5: There's nothing else to say. Kitson is Kitson, and he's great.

Okay, that's not entirely true. Triplicate Girl could use a new haircut that's not right out of 1972.

So there.

4Cover Art - 4: A very cool image that is nicely symbolic of the interior story. Supergirl doesn't have a whole lot to do with this issue, really, which was the only reason I knocked it down. That should have been Cosmic Boy staring down the Dominator, but it's a wonderfully creepy image either way.

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