STAFF PICKS :: X-MEN LEGACY #4 :: JANUARY 09, 2013

January 08, 2013 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: X-MEN LEGACY #4 : Si Spurrier and Jorge Molina heat things up this issue, finally bringing Legion face-to-face with some honest-to-God X-Men. Blindspot has lead Wolverine and company to Tokyo, where David Haller has made protégés of twin Yakuza mutant orphans. Classic superhero misunderstanding fight sure to ensue. But Legion’s mental state is still fractious; anything could happen. Pick it up and find out what. (ed- Also, Mike Del Mundo’s covers are bonkers! -rico)

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REVIEW :: X-MEN LEGACY #1

November 21, 2012 By: Justin Crouse Category: DISCUSS, Reviews

I’ve always liked the X-Men as characters, but their comics always intimidated me. Between the dense continuity and the scope of the X-corner of the Marvel Universe, it’s hard to know where to start. What other major Marvel characters comprise so many story elements? From the political sphere to magic, time travel, intergalactic adventure, and alternate realities, mutantdom, truly, has it all.

Like many readers, I was caught in the net of Jason Aaron’s excellent new series Wolverine and the X-Men when it debuted. The real coup there is that even through the major upheavals brought on by Avengers vs. X-Men, Aaron managed to keep the book fun and accessible, which is a testament to the quality of his craft. It was the gateway I needed to crash the X-Men franchise. (more…)

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