X-Men Legacy #259

X-Men Legacy #259

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Khoi Pham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 30, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
6.8Critic Rating
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The X-Men are divided. As the teams part ways, Rogue, Magneto and Gambit attend to unfinished business, hoping to avoid answering the question: Whose side are they on?

  • 8.0
    IGN - Poet Mase Nov 30, 2011

    This book does a lot of things well, and, for the relatively low price of $2.99, you'd do well to snap up a copy. It's a well-timed and approachable character study that doesn't succumb to the tendency of stagnation from which such stories usually suffer. The mystery of the stowaway spirit presented and solved in this issue is engrossing, and the momentum of the final pages is contagious. An enjoyable book all around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Dec 3, 2011

    ""In the end, Carey turns in an incredibly clever script that twists the mundane into the intriguing, but the art fails to consistently do the same, thus holding this issue back considerably. A quieter issue like this would rarely be a landmark "must read" comic simply because of the subject matter, but with stronger art it could have stood out as one of those surprising little stories that sneaks up on you and becomes a favorite. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Nov 30, 2011

    Even though this sports the Regenesis banner, it's still taking place before the full split of the team. Some members we know will be leaving Utopia are still here as a new and interesting plot twist arises with the return of the mutants from space. It's great to see some of the interaction between characters such as Cyclops and Havok but we don't get enough. There simply isn't room here (or elsewhere) which is unfortunate. There is the return of a character that I hadn't heard about and that made this an exciting read as I read through to see who it would be. This issue should have happened a couple months ago but it's just one of those things you have to let go while enjoying the story. The story combined with the art makes this a great X-title that should stand out apart from the other X-titles. I'm getting more and more excited for where this series is going to go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Sara McDonald Dec 3, 2011

    As X-Men Legacy is very much a book that centers on Rogue, her decision on which team to join is given a lot of time and focus as she weighs both her options. She's torn between the two sides because, as she tells Magneto, "I see a good man following his conscience for the very best of reasons. Trouble is, I see that twice." Though she's been a team leader in her own right, Rogue still knows she has to pick a side now, even as she can see the point of view of both Wolverine and Cyclops. Magneto then offers to help her by allowing her to see his point of view by absorbing his thoughts through her powers. Rogue agrees, hoping it will make her decision easier. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Dec 3, 2011

    An okay comic, but it feels really out of sync with where the other X-comics are right now and it isn't clear what direction it is going in. This comic is stuck in the past whereas the rest of the X-office if moving forward. Read Full Review

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