Chris Batista’s Character Sketches for LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN

Landing in comic book stores today and in bookstores everywhere on Tuesday, LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN collects all six issues of the fan-favorite miniseries by writer Paul Levitz (LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES; WORLDS’ FINEST) and artists Chris Batista (Thunderbolts) and Marc Deering (SUPERGIRL).


In LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN, learn why the United Planets was formed, who tried to kill R.J. Brande the first time, what great power could leave entire planets desolate and lifeless, and more!


Exclusive Preview of LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #5

Last we saw the Legionnaires, they decided that they needed to recruit the help of Superman to help defeat the evil attacking their homeworlds. In LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #5, the team finds themselves in the midst of war. And as if that wasn’t enough, they become frozen in both space and time. Will they be able to defeat the alien forces trapping them in time to find out for themselves if the legends about the Man of Steel are true? Or will the Legionnaires be doomed for good?

Exclusive preview of LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #4

The Legion continues to form as new members join the team. But will the addition of these new faces be enough to stop an army of marauding machines? And when the Legion is given a new mission, which member of the Justice League will they turn to for help? LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #4 comes to you from the creative team of Paul Levitz, Chris Batista and Marc Deering, and arrives in stores next Wednesday. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

Exclusive Preview of LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #3

Time is running out for the Legionnaires to save the border worlds of the United Planets from an unknown alien menace. But to what extremes will a team that is so young need to go in order to stand a fighting chance against such a grave threat? LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #3, in stores on Wednesday, is written by industry legend Paul Levitz and is illustrated by Chris Batista & Marc Deering. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

From The Editor’s Desk: Kwanza Johnson on LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN

My background is in online and digital media, which folks are saying is the future of comic books. So perhaps my evangelization of new technology (i.e. not evil fax machines; bane of my existence), apprehension to papercuts and healthy diet of Millennial broadcastings are why I was assigned to edit LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN, a space saga that takes place in the 31st century of the DC Universe. Note that I wrote space saga.

Exclusive Preview of LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN #1

Who attempted to assassinate R.J. Brande? What threat brought together the United Planets? What led to the creation of the Legion of Super Heroes? In the new 6-issue miniseries, LEGION: SECRET ORIGIN, industry legend and LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES writer Paul Levitz and artists Chris Batista and Marc Deering answer these questions--and more. The series, in stores next week, brings new insight into the world of the DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 in the 31st Century. Here's the very first look at the series.

Inque’s Origins Revealed

Whether hero or villain, everyone has an origin story. In BATMAN BEYOND #8, writer Adam Beechen and artists Chris Batista and Rich Perotta weave together the never-before-told full tale of the misunderstood anti-hero Inque. When a young girl is torn apart by personal tragedy, she does not turn onto the path of justice like her nemesis Batman once did. Instead, she channels her suffering into an involuntary transformation that results in her becoming a member of Gotham’s criminal underbelly.

The Beast That Ate A Thousand Power Rings

The events of “War of the Green Lanterns” has had more consequences than the Green Lantern Corps ever fathomed. As a result of the conflict, an ancient evil in the farthest reaches of the universe has broken free, consuming countless Green Lanterns in its wake, feeding on the vast energy of their power rings. To halt its path of raw destruction, the Guardians send an elite crew led by Guy Gardner to find it and halt it — permanently. Can Guy and his team stop this beast before it reaches Oa?


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