R.E.B.E.L.S. ’94 (#0) – Tom Peyer

3 out of 5

The zero hour ‘reboot’ of L.E.G.I.O.N., which apparently just continued that previous book’s storyline, with the now-former Legion members (and main characters) on the run from their recent employers.  The zero issues were DCs way of gently allowing readers into whatever new continuity would follow, and as such, part of this book’s pages are dedicated to reviewing L.E.G.I.O.N.’s formation history, cleverly sneaked in to the series’ plot as the new baddie (the new Legion leader) picks apart said history in order to re-tell it in a more flattering fashion.

Meanwhile, our on-the-lam heroes juggle the morality of their actions: aggressions against former teammates.  This part of the book feels a a little lightweight and rushed, but fair enough: it’s an indication of where the following issues will go, with more space dedicated to that zero issue catchup.

I picked this up for exploring more of Tom Peyer’s writing, and while it’s relatively standard DC 90s fare, it’s also a fun read – and a reminder of the comparatively carefree time in comics – with wildly expressive art from Arnie Jorgensen.