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Action 586 – Superman – son of Darkseid

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Action 586 (March 1987) is chapter 19 of Legends, and the third part of a Superman book story arc within Legends, which sees Superman brought to Apokolips, and made to believe he is the son of Darkseid.

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Byrne and Giordano have Superman training under the tender touch of Granny Goodness.  The mental blocks needed to make him believe he is Darkseid’s son prevent him from using his full powers.

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Orion and Lightray come to Apokolips, and while Amazing Grace tries, and fails, to seduce Lightray, Orion takes on Superman.  Orion really is the son of Darkseid, and is amused when Superman calls himself that.  He manages to break Darkseid’s programming of the hero.

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Superman attempts to confront Darkseid, enraged at what he had been made to do, but Darkseid uses his omega beams to return Superman to Earth, in time for the final issue of Legends.

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Detective 568 – Batman vs the Penguin in a Legends crossover

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Joey Cavalieri and Klaus Janson launch the adventures of the post-Crisis Batman in Detective Comics with issue 568 (Nov. 86), a Legends crossover.

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Only the very beginning of the story touches on Legends, as Batman and Robin watch an anti-hero rally lead by G Gordon Godfrey.  To my dismay, it appears no one gave Janson an image of what the villain looks like, as the man pictured does not resemble Godfrey in the slightest.

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But most of the story has nothing to do with Legends.  It follows the Penguin, as he kidnaps some peregrine falcons.

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Some great art by Janson (though I intensely dislike how he renders the Penguin’s nose).  And overall a very good issue.  The fact that it only touches on Legends actually works to its benefit, as it shows the early days of the anti-hero rallies, before things really get going.

 

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