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Posted on the 20 June 2014 by Geekasms @geekasms

Alien Legion returns after a 20 year slumber.  I have vague memories of this title from the mid-80′s, but it never made it onto my pull list.  The book is about a group of aliens that band together to fight for the greater good.  Or something like that.  They get caught up in a civil war and spend a lot of time talking nonsense.  I mean, alien language is one thing, but it was pretty thick here to the point you had to try and figure out if you knew what was being said.  Was that a curse word?  Did you insult his Mom?  I don’t know.  It was to the point of distraction to be honest.   

What about the art?  Well, I enjoyed the look of this issue.  Stroman does some solid pages and there is a lot going on.  Aliens of different colors and sizes, lots of ships and explosions.  His panel work is tight and it is a nice looking book from front to back.      

I can’t say that I didn’t like Alien Legion: Uncivil War #1, but it felt out of place.  It really seemed like this was something that Dixon and Stroman did on their original run and it was just now printed.  The weird part is there was a part of me that liked that classic feel, but the script was lacking in catching me up on what was going on and the character bios in the front and dialog key in the back didn’t do enough.

If you want a trip back to comics of the late 80′s, then Alien Legion gives you that, but at a much higher cover price than you paid 20 years ago.  If you were a fan of the original, then you could probably jump right in and it would fit like your favorite pair of parachute pants.  For us not that familiar, it was a rough introduction, but I’m curious enough to see where things go.

Written by Chuck Dixon

Art by Larry Stroman

Inks by Carl Potts

Colors by Thomas Mason

Letters by Gabriela Houston

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Troy Lyons

Husband to a geek loving wife and father to a geek daughter in training. Editor and writer at Geeks In Capes and Geekasms.
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