Having returned to their own time without Superboy, Saturn Girl, Cosmic Boy and Lightning Lad join their teammates in outer space, to take on the unidentified warships entering UP territory. It's their first time fighting outside Earth's atmosphere, but the tyro team takes out their enemy, with much of the credit going to newest member Ultra Boy.
As the book closes, with Mycroft about to spring a trap on Brande, we see that the being who's taken him over is ... the Time Trapper.
Well, probably. That's my interpretation of the shadowy figure drawn by artists Chris Batista and Marc Deering. And it makes sense, given this villain's apparent mastery over time. We'll find out for sure next month, in the conclusion to DC's latest origin of the Legion (collect 'em all!).
Other commendable bits of characterisation in Paul Levitz's breezy script see Invisible Kid showing Brainiac 5 that while he may be as clever as he thinks he is, others have smarts too; and Gim Allon being colossally cheesey.
The art's bright and bold, as befits a Legion origin, but Batista over-elongates his characters, at times. The black-clad Invisible Kid, in particular, looks for all the world like he should be going by Stick of Licorice Lad.
With five down and one issue to go, I can't see this mini-series coming up with an ace now to blow me away. This most detailed retelling yet of the Legion's beginnings is a pleasant read, but entirely missable. Really, it's only for longtime fans with pockets as big as Colossal Boy's.