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Legion Lost #3

A comic review article by: Ray Tate

Incognito, The Legion, lost in our time, hunt for the victims and carrier of a virus that transcribes the DNA of those exposed into an alien helix. A police report indicating a serial killer that sucks the marrow from the bones, the signature of a particular alien species, attracts Timber Wolf's attention.

The Story So Far

This amounts to what will likely be the average issue of Legion Lost. The Legion catch wind of a victim. They hunt the victim. They capture and cure the victim or deal with him. All the while, they try to stay off the past's radar. However, there are some important stand-out moments that raise the issue above mere average.

Timber Wolf does some pretty outrageous things. Stealing a police car is low on the totem pole, although it's on the list. The way in which he intends to track the killer, however, that's something even Wolverine wouldn't do.

Eeeeeewwwww!

During the battle with the alien, ably illustrated by Pete Woods and Brad Anderson, Timber Wolf exhibits a new and disturbing power that while fitting his sobriquet is almost as disgusting as his taste test. Disgusting in a good way, I mean. Fans of the character will also be amused by the design of the alien.

Big Dukeroo

He sort of looks like the way Timber Wolf did in a limited series during the post-Crisis era.

Timber Wolf, '90s Style

The superficial similarity in appearance is probably serendipity, but writer Nicieza twists an even better surprise at the end. So, perhaps the appearance of the alien meant to clue Timber Wolf to the revelation. Whatever the reason, Legion Lost is not to be missed.


Ray Tate's first online work appeared in 1994 for Knotted. He has had a short story, "Spider Without a Web," published in 1995 for the magazine evernight and earned a degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Since 1995, Ray self-published The Pick of the Brown Bag on various usenet groups, where he reviewed comic books, Doctor Who novels, movies and occasionally music. Circa 2000, he contributed his reviews to Silver Bullet Comic Books (later Comics Bulletin) and became its senior reviewer. Ray Tate would like to think that he's young at heart. Of course, we all know better.

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