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.