Legion #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: Wilfredo Torres Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 12
6.9Critic Rating
6.4User Rating

Trauma Part 1
A mind-bending X-Men tale from the brains of Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Shade the Changing Man) and Wilfredo Torres (Moon Knight, Black Panther)! David Haller, the son of Professor Charles Xavier, has always had trouble containing the multiple personalities in his mind. And with each personality, comes a wild and dangerous mutant power. But now, a terrifying new personality is threatening to absorb these powers and take  over David's mind and body.  In a desperate attempt to save himself, David seeks out the help of renowned young psychotherapist Hannah Jones to delve into his fractured mind and fight back this dark perso more

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - David Conine Feb 1, 2018

    Being a long time fan of David Haller and Legion, it was more than interesting seeing David Haller again. As to whether we will find out where he has been or where he is headed is the most perplexing question. PeterMilligan's writing in combination with Torres's artwork actually delivered a spot-on portrayal of some of the earliest David Haller and his Legion run-ins that brought me to appreciate the character so much. I think this was an incredible job at reintroducing such a complex character, but a reader with as much knowledge of Haller and his past, a lot of questions come to mind. I'll be looking forward to finding out which direction the story is going to be heading and just how deep into the rabbit hole that is thepsyche of Legion Peter Milligan plans on taking us. An enjoyable read for any fans of this character and who knows what we may find out is the root cause of Lord Trauma?!? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Jan 25, 2018

    There's certainly enough goodwill bought in these pages to merit this comic to be a BUY for me. Going forward, I would love for the team to shoot for the moon and keep their strong focus. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Brax Jan 26, 2018

    Enter Dr. Hannah Jones, psycho-therapist to the stars, who is emerging as a media star in her own right " doing tv interviews and featured in Ebony and New Yorker magazine profiles. She is the perfect ally for Legion but he has to get to her before Lord Trauma does. Milligan and Torres have accomplished a near perfect set-up for the series in their opening salvo. The story line moves like Legion's mind and the kinetic rendering of the visuals is an appropriate extension of Legion's artistic origins. Readers will want to stick around for what looks to be a wild psychological trip through Legion's mind. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 24, 2018

    Legion #1 isn't just a good comic for X-fans or newcomers who enjoy the FX adaptation, it's a genuinely great starting point. If you know what mutants are and who Professor X is, then you know as much as you need to rifle through these pages. The setup of the story is solid with plenty of directions to travel and a threat that is as unpredictable as the narrator is unreliable. If the rest of the Legion mini-series lives up to the promise of #1, then there's cause to call for an ongoing. It's a fine start to a very strange sort of story. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 31, 2018

    Dark and disturbing stuff, but a really good read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jan 25, 2018

    Art duties for a book on Legion can sometimes be tricky, but Wilfredo Torres is up to the task. Legion having so many different power sets will always lead to some spectacular visuals under a steady hand and that is what Torres brings to the table. Everything is sufficiently weird to work. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicsverse - Kat Vendetti Jan 25, 2018

    LEGION #1 kicks off the limited series with plenty of conflict and intrigue, but it's a safe start that doesn't embrace what this series is capable of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Russ Dobler Jan 24, 2018

    It's fine, but that's about it. Given the character and the creators, you'd expect something that really sets itself apart, but it's instead about as average as can be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Don Alsafi Jan 26, 2018

    The irony is that "safe and unassuming" is probably the one thing the troubled David Haller would most want out of life. But in the world of drama (whether on television, or in the comic pages), stories thrive at the crossroads of passion and terror. And if they don't have that " then what are we here for? Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 24, 2018

    Legion is a perfectly decent introduction to the character, which is likely what Marvel was striving for with this new series. This issue downplays the character's back-story and histroy with the X-Men in favor of crafting a a digestible conflict between David Haller and his own dark side. Unfortunately, the trade-off is that the book lacks that special, weird flavor that defines the best Legion stories. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Jan 26, 2018

    Final Verdict: 6.5 " "Legion" #1 is a well made book, and a good introduction to the character, but is missing some of the weirdness one might want out of the title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 24, 2018

    The story, the art, it all feels rather conservative in a way and falls short of the challenging and groundbreaking work we've seen in live action. This is a case where the spin-off adaptation is better than the original. While this series may improve as it moves along this first issue doesn't quite have a hook to get me excited to see what comes next. For those checking this out due to the television show, I don't see what would get them to stick around. There was a lot of potential in a new series, unfortunately that's not tapped here at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Jan 28, 2018

    This book essentially works as a stop-gap for fans of the show, as we're thrust into the dark and twisted world David Haller, Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Newsarama - Justin Micallef Jan 29, 2018

    The biggest criticism I can levy against Legion #1 is that it is perfectly serviceable in terms of being a modern X-Men comic book, but ultimately disappointing in terms of an exploration of mental health through the aesthetics of psychedelia. By grounding itself in such literal and unassuming settings, Milligan and Torres limit what their narrative can do in terms of comic book storytelling. With such vast minds at its disposal both on and behind the page, let's hope that Legion breaks free from its self-imposed limits. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Brandon J. Griffin Jan 26, 2018

    While it's not technically a poorly put together issue, Legion #1 is disappointing in how bland it is. Whether you're a longtime fan, coming from the TV show, or a new X-Men reader, this introductory issue likely isn't what you wanted from a David Haller story. Read Full Review

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