RATING: 3.9 out of 5
Tony Bedard throws everything at ya but the kitchen sink in this TPB, including catfights, Green Lanterns, family discord, Thanagarians, alien sex, and Lobo, with a wealth of characters which include the Brianiac family, Starfire, Blackfire, Adam Strange, Captain Comet, Lobo, and many others. Don't worry about being lost with so much going on because Bedard has a talent of giving you the information behind the characters, along with the story that is being told. BUT ...the last panel does leads you into their next adventure and is kinda open ended unless you plan to get the next comic.
There are two story arc's covered in this Trade Paper Back:
What Happens in Vega.... which takes place in R.E.B.E.L.S. 15-17
Starfire feeling she can no longer stay on the same planet as Dick Grayson, goes to the stars for comfort and finds....L.E.G.I.O.N waiting with open arms.
Son's of Brainiac....which takes place in R.E.B.E.L.S. 18-20
Nothing like family discord to keep you entertained especially when it destroys the planet Colu.
Poor 'wittle Starfire has left earth because she feels ... uncomfortable... being on the same planet as her unrequited love, Dick Grayson. Meh... I'm not that fond of the "Six-foot-four, half-naked supermodel" but I am a fan of Captain Comet who gets to be "friends with benefits" with the half-naked supermodel.
On a side note ...Vril Dox and LEGION has a bad reputation... so he decides to move Ran, a planet whose whole eco system was destroyed, into the same orbit that Tameran, a planet pulverized into dust, had once occupied. Both sets of refugees from the destroyed planets have a rumble on who gets to claim it, but they decide they have a common enemy...the Green Lanterns. Somehow this all works out for the good of Vril Dox, he gets a new curvy crew member and at least this particular solar system loves him...for now.
Then in the next arc...Vril get's to bring in his father, Brainiac, to justice at the feet of his home planet Colu, with as many cameras covering the event as possible, but Oops ...Lyrl Dox, Vril son and Brainiacs grandson, has a bit of scheming of his own that comes into play. Lyrl thinks he can control Brainiac...but learns that Brainiac is not an easy target even when shackled. Brainiac decides that it's time to ...delete...all... his so-called progeny. Vril recruits Lobo's help.
R.E.B.E.L.S.: Son's of Brainiac
Writer: Tony Bedard
Penciller: Claude St. Aubin
Inker: Scott Hanna
Colorist: Jose villarrubia, Tanya & Richard, Horie
Letterer: Travis Lanham
Ass Editor: Sean Ryan
Editor: Brian cunningham
Publisher: DC comics
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