Legion Lost looks a lot more like old, nineties Pete Woods than the Woods I’d gotten used to a few years ago. He’s looser. Maybe it’s supposed to be more “fun.”
But Legion Lost isn’t fun. It’s a TV pilot about young superheroes trapped in a past they didn’t make. In a lot of ways, it’s totally fine. It’s nothing I’d ever read if it weren’t part of a publisher’s major relaunch—and I can’t imagine anyone else getting excited based on the content, Fabian Nicieza does nothing to characterize the time traveling superheroes.
But still… it’s not terrible.
Nicieza can write thoroughly mediocre superhero books and apparently Woods can draw them.
In a lot of ways, the comic’s utter lack of ambition makes it a diverting read. There’s no “weight” to it. It’s not trying to be fun or serious. It’s just a commercial gesture for its brand.