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It feels like a really long time since I’ve been able to read an Uncanny, or Astonishing, or Legacy issue without spending the entire time visualizing a ship of my chiuldhood slowly sinking below the surface of mediocrity.  The last Legacy storyline was boring.  Astonishing is infrequent, and inconsistent.  Uncanny was ok for the Sisterhood Storyline, but the scope of characters was too big, and the scope of the events too small.

This issue of X-Men Legacy didn’t suddenly make the ship more buoyant.   It didn’t toss a lifejacket to any fans who may have fallen overboard.  But it did calm the seas.

The focus on this issue is Rogue, Gambit, and Danger.  Fresh from their previous storyline, they are en route to the riots that took place in Utopia #1, and the last isue of Uncanny.  And while there are a lot of side characters in this from the X-verse, they’re all used sparingly, and gave the sense of their being important to the story, not just thrown in to say “Hey, look, remember this character?  She’s also in San Francisco!”

There’s even a cool Rogue development that nearly makes up for the plodding pace of the last couple Legacy story arcs.

This issue was a welcome surprise for my evening, which was otherwise taken up by the unsurprising awesomeness of DC’s main titles.  This is also part one of a just two-part story arc.  I can’t tell you how excited I am that this well told story is going to be wrapped up quickly, and not dragged on until the end of the decade.  This could end up being the best run (admittedly, a short one) of this series since Messiah Complex ended, and Whedon left Astonishing. 

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good

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