Pencilled by Pat Broderick
Edited by Mike W. Barr
Cover by Pat Broderick & Romeo Tanghal
We’re back with the second installment of the Great Darkness Saga, as collected in the Great Darkness Saga HC & TPB. This time out it’s Legion of Super-Heroes #285, which features a 19 page lead story starring a small squadron of Legionnaires and an 8 page back-up story featuring Dream Girl.
Meanwhile, across the cosmos, we check in on Princess Projectra and her lover Karate Kid, on Projectra’s homeworld of Orando. Karate Kid has the undesirable task of proving himself to Projectra’s father, the King of Orando, in hopes of earning his approval of their relationship and her hand in marriage. It seems like the King is about to dismiss Karate Kid’s request, when he is mysteriously struck dead.
With the first true action piece of the issue finally coming on page 15, with just 4 pages left to wrap-up the story, we see the Legion, lead in battle by Mon-El, make short work of the Khund attack with quick and effective ease. With the day won, and Nullport’s safety enhanced thanks to Mon-El pushing it a few more light years into United Planet Territory, the Legionnaires depart in not one, but five new Mark 494 Starcruisers.