One of the contributors at the site “Legion of Substitute-Podcasters” was researching the 5YL run in advance of their segments on those issues and noticed I’d never posted an entry covering #12 on this website. I was sure I’d just somehow forgotten to post what I’d written up for the apazines, but when I dug through the old Word documents I discovered to my surprise that somehow I’d just managed to never cover #12 when I addressed those early issues many years ago.
So, better late than never, I’ll backtrack and cover #12 here and now.
And since I haven’t looked at the #11 and #13 for many years, this will be an interesting look at how the issue reads “cold,” to someone who’s not up-to-date on what’s happening in the complicated 5YL storyline.
The #12 cover is probably one of the most remembered and popular of the run, showing a prominent Legion symbol, with the shadows of some of the members being cast across the symbol and the caption “Rebirth!”
The issue opens with Brainy musing about the meaning of life and more specifically the meaning of death, as he gives up hope that he can save the critically injured Celeste and deals with the (apparent) death of Jo during the prior issue.
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