Despite being renamed to Supergirl and the Legion of Super-Heroes from issue 16 volume 5 onwards, the Legion has always been one of those books that you can’t help but wonder if anyone truly cares about, and yet which always seems to be in DC’s actively published lineup. Weird.
Anyway, maybe adding Supergirl was the ticket to continue it’s success, but for me that fantastic artwork of Barry Kitson was what was holding it afloat. Despite always seeming to be a bit underrated when it comes to interior artists, Kitson’s work has always enthralled me with his square-jawed, solid looking heroes and his simple but highly effective and clean linework.
Like this cover he churned out for issue 23 with the help of Nathan Eyring. See, see what I mean about pretty lines!?