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Finally: The third release of Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds

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Legion of 3 Worlds No. 3

Published by DC Comics. Plot and script by Geoff Johns. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Scott Koblish.

The Deal: DC finally releases the third issue of Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, a series that is somewhat connected to the company's big Final Crisis limited series. Legion brings together three different versions of the long-standing team of futuristic teen heroes known as the Legion of Super Heroes.

The Good: First off, let me make it clear that I'm one of those comic readers who didn't particularly enjoy the main Final Crisis series (written by Grant Morrison). I'm a big fan of Morrison, but his work can be esoteric and ambiguous at times -- and a big, status-shattering event like Final Crisis doesn't really work if you can't figure out what exactly has been shattered. The FC tie-in Legion of 3 Worlds, however, gets it right. It's an epic storyline featuring dozens and dozens of characters -- but when a big moment happens, you're totally clear about it. On top of that, the writing by Geoff Johns is fast-paced, engaging and dramatic; the art, by comic book legend George Perez, is (unsurprisingly) detailed and just a delight to behold. Oh, and one last thing: At the end of this issue, Johns brings back a dead hero in a cool way.

The Bad: Can't say I dislike much about the book ... oh, it's late as hell. So late, I basically forgot where the previous issue left off. Thankfully, Johns is one helluva writer, so it wasn't difficult to pick up the storyline after a few pages.

The Verdict: I say buy it. The big reveal at the end is worth the price of admission alone.

Reviewed materials provided by Heroes Aren't Hard to Find: www.heroesonline.com.

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