X-MEN LEGACY #1
X-Men Legacy #1

• Legion, the most powerful and unstable mutant in the world and son to Professor Charles Xavier, has killed gods and reshaped the face of the universe.

• NOW! in the aftermath of Avengers vs. X-Men, Legion will finally attempt to conquer his demons and embrace his father’s legacy!

Story by Simon Spurrier
Art by Tan Eng Huat & Craig Yeung
Colors by Jose Villarrubia
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Mike Del Mundo, Kaare Andrews, & Skottie Young

Price: $2.99
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  1. daddy_ak74 daddy_ak74 says:

    Im as big fan (if not bigger) of X-Men than Ron, but this does not excite me. It says X-Men, but it doesn’t sound like there are any in this series. With that said I will still give it a shot…

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      The Word Balloon replay of the Marvel Next Big Thing press call is what got me interested in trying this new volume. In that podcast, Si Spurrier talked about how there will be X-Men in this book. Basically, they’re keeping an eye on Legion. He’s in a decent place mentally, and the X-Men are there to make sure he stays that way.

  2. jerriblankstare jerriblankstare (@dbergene) says:

    I kinda think this is the most anticipated Marvel NOW book for me, Si Spurrier’s work on Extermination is amazing, I think this is gonna be all kinds of awesome.

  3. zattaric zattaric says:

    Curious about this book, worth a shot

  4. Quite impressed, interested to see where this is going.

  5. Xtianhardy Xtianhardy (@Xtianhardy) says:

    I dug this book A LOT.

  6. jerriblankstare jerriblankstare (@dbergene) says:

    With the big Marvel NOW shake up, I feared that the X-titles may lose their individual flavor. X-Men Legacy really puts that fear to rest. This feels really modern and wry and personal. Ken Ochalek can finally rest knowing he is not the only one reading X-Men Legacy :)

    • KenOchalek KenOchalek says:

      Haha, and wasn’t even planning on reading this new volume! The massive change in direction and no familiarity with Si Spurrier or Tan Eng Huat’s previous work made it seem like an easy pass. But the excitement of new books got the better of me, and I’m glad it did!

      I really like the depiction of Legion’s mindscape and the slightly Scottish rhythm to his dialogue. I’ll be back for issue 2!

  7. theWAC1 theWAC1 says:

    First book I read this week. I thought it was really cool, fun, interesting, creative. Excited to see where this book goes and what happens in his qortex, also interested to see how all the other mutants play into the story. Uncanny Avengers vs Legion ?? J/k. :)

  8. DikBallistik DikBallistik says:

    Color me surprised. After a slow start I got really into this book. I’ll actually be reading Legacy regularly if this keeps up. Marvel Now! has been firing on all cylinders for me so far. I’m psyched but my wallet isn’t.

  9. AquaPimp82 AquaPimp82 says:

    Pass.

  10. Xtianhardy Xtianhardy (@Xtianhardy) says:

    FIrst time I read through this, I thought it was pretty cool. On my second read-through, I realized this was my favorite book of the week.

  11. walterwhite walterwhite says:

    I read this after reading Thor, Saga, All New X-Men, Batman and The Walking Dead. After being spoiled by those amazing books that combine both mind blowing writers and artist this unfortunately did not measure up. The story by Spurrier isn’t bad per say and David is a interesting character,but I just can’t get into the art. Panels went from decent to %@#$ real fast ,and i just can’t waste my money on something that can’t please the eyes as well as my intellect. 2/5 PASS

  12. Firevine Firevine says:

    I was not familiar with the creative team at all, and this was in no way what I expected out of an X-Men book, but I think I loved it.

  13. I had heard a lot of bad things about this so I kept avoiding reading it…. I ended up loving it! One of my favorites of the week.

  14. FrancisMH says:

    I didn’t get into this story until about halfway through and will admit that the “X-Men” prefix definitely didn’t set me up for the context of this story. This was not a typical X-Men title.

    Once I realized what was going on, rereading from the beginning made things much more enjoyable to follow. I don’t think it’s easy to write for Legion, but Spurrier set the scene very well for a character even the Marvel staff (via AR) admittedly don’t know much about.

    Given the low resolution pencil scans we were treated to in the Marvel NOW! preview from a few weeks back, I expected the art to look rushed, and in my opinion, it did. What I thought made it worse was the inking, with lines a little too coarse, making everything feel a little cheap. Hopefully this improves.

    However, these covers by Mike Del Mundo are perhaps the best of the entire Marvel Now line-up. This and next month’s covers so perfectly capture the character using an unconventional, Sienkiewicz-like style rarely seen in mainstream books. Makes great use of the new centred titles as well.

    Dropping this for now and may pick up the trade if I hear good things.

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