Saturday, February 13, 2016

Devil Comics Review | Legends of Tomorrow Pilot [2016]

The series begins in the future where Vandal Savage taken over the planet. Rip Hunter appeals to the Time Council to save history from Vandal Savage before he destroys it. Since the time capsule has no army, Hunter decides to recruit his own army to join his crusade to stop Savage. Atom, White Canary, Firestorm, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Heatwave, and Captain Cold join Rip Hunter to stop Savage. They board the time travelling ship the Waverider and travel to 1975 while a temporal bounty hunter Chronos arrives in the present hunting Captain Rip Hunter.

In 1975 they discover from an historian that Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and Savage were exposed to the same radiation so killing one of them will pass immorality to the other. They discover the historian is the son of Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Chronos arrives in 1975 and attacks the Waverider as the Legends return to the ship to escape. Hunter reveals that they are not Legends but the opposite and Chronos works for the Time Council. Savage killed Hunter’s wife and child and now he wants him stopped.

The Legends track Savage where he is a seller of a nuclear device which he arms to defeat them. Firestorm absorbs the explosion before the nuclear fallout. During the battle with Savage, the Atom leaves a part of his tech which Savage reverse engineers to destroy Central City in 2016. Martin Stein seeks his 25 year-old self to track down the Alpha particles to Atom’s suit while Captain Cold, Heatwave and the Atom track down the knife that originally killed Hawkman and Hawkgirl leading them to Savage. The Legends confront and fight Savage as Hawkman dies while Hawkgirl is injured. The pilot kicks off a worthy series joining both Arrow and the Flash in a united DC Universe.