Marvel NOW! Si Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat on X-MEN: LEGACY

Exclusive news comes from MTV Geek on the next Marvel NOW! relaunch title, X-Men: Legacy written by Si Spurrier and drawn by Tan Eng Huat. They spoke with Spurrier, who had some things to say, but not a lot. Basically, the series will have Legion, the son of Charles Xavier. Other than that, details are sparse, like who else is on the team and what’s going to happen.

Here’s a touch of what Spurrier has to say about the main character:

I hesitate to say too much about him because part of the journey we’ll be taking is about meeting this amazing guy properly for the first time. But there are a few obvious notes you’d expect to see: he’s haunted by the trouble he’s inadvertently caused in the past, he’s shaped to a certain extent by his relationship with his father, and he’s constantly anxious about his own mind. He’s got a fascinating setup: he’s one of the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe but he can’t trust his own brain. That’s a fantastic, and often spooky, tension.

I’ve made a few other stylistic choices too, because all too often David’s been treated as a Walking Plot Point rather than a fleshed-out character – it’s vital to reverse that trend. People tend to forget he grew up on Muir Island, so I’m instilling him with a faintly British – even slightly Scottish – accent. It lends itself well to sarcastic sniping, and I’m finding that as I get to know David he’s kinda characterised by a rich vein of black gallows humour. He’s seen so much tragedy and trauma, but he’s witty and sharp and able to force a sad smile in any situation. One snarky sod, basically – although underneath it all he’s the same frightened kid, scared of himself, as ever.

Above all he’s a good guy. He wants to help – to matter – to make the world a better place. It’s just that he’s completely conflicted, not to mention constantly facing violent opposition, whenever he tries to figure out how to go about it.

Look for X-Men: Legacy #1 in the fall, and maybe you’ll find out about all that stuff he can’t talk about.


  1. So far, this is the only Marvel NOW! book I’m not interested in. Just don’t care.

    That is a great cover collage though.

  2. If issue 1 doesn’t prominently feature a haircut, I’m out. I just can’t stand looking on that guy on the page.

  3. what had simon Spurrier done before not familiar with his name

  4. Didn’t Legion die like 20 years ago? Was he ever brought back?

  5. Not sure I have any interest in reading it, but i think that cover is fantastic. Especially the title type. Where’s wallythegreenmonster at to give his design analysis?

  6. I will check this out for sure.

  7. I was considering to get this for Spurrier, but I strongly dislike Legion. I’m on the fence.

  8. It almost looks like an Invisibles cover. Very cool.

  9. I hope this solves the Xavier beach party in suits mystery in AvX.

  10. Please don’t let this be the X-men’s answer to the last Moon Knight series. Or is it a team book with Legion Wolverine, Namor, Cable and Magneto?

    • Namor!!! is that who that is, i had the others bu could get that last one. Do you know which book? or am i going to far into the abyss. Cheers

    • Nope, I was wrong! It’s Cyclops from the cover of Giant Sized X-men #1. Where he’s in black and white with the original team as he and the new team bust through.
      The only reason I can tell is because I did a homage drawing to the old Gil Kane cover with the Young Justice team and Justice League.

  11. I’m a fan of Simon’s work in 2000AD, so take with a grain of salt, but it’s a little funny and self-serving how he associates Britishness with lending well to sarcasm and wit.