X-Men: Legacy #236

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Greg Land Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 19, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
5.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

“SECOND COMING”, CHAPTER EIGHT Bastion’s plan comes to fruition as an impenetrable dome makes the Bay Area a prison. It’s bad enough for the millions of humans, but it’s even worse for the 98% of the world’s mutants who live there. Rated T …$2.99

  • 7.0
    The Comic Addiction - Antony Ellis May 23, 2010

    Land’s art aside, this is a really great issue of X-Men Legacy and my continued enthusiasm for Second Coming hasn’t diminished but in my head I just keep thinking Choi and Oback next week! Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    IGN - Bryan Joel May 19, 2010

    On paper I imagine X-Men: Legacy #236 sounded really cool. The idea of Bastion leaving the X-Men stranded and now irreversibly trapped in their own self-imposed exile does sound like a promising prospect, but the follow-through was bungled here. "Second Coming" may be headed for a big finish, but a year from now I feel that fans will look upon its bloated middle section with very little love. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 22, 2010

    I have no idea how this crossover is going to end, but I am not thrilled with the direction that each issue takes. I think I would have liked this issue more if we understood Bastion's endgame or if Hope and Cable had consistent decision making that remained in line with their short past. I liked this issue and found it to be fairly entertaining but far from great. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 22, 2010

    Greg Land and Jay Leisten's art is predictable and on form with their earlier work. Land's blatant photo references remain as distracting as ever, to the point that tight close-ups on some characters are actually a little confusing because they don't look recognizable due to a lack of their own, familiar faces. When he breaks free of them it's not quite so bad--he's actually doing a nice job on what little action there is in this issue--but post-"Second Coming" I'd be happier if Terry and Rachel Dodson took over "Uncanny X-Men" full time. At the end of the day, this issue's art is just like the rest of it; all right, but getting a little predictable and tired. Here's to some more pep in the remaining chapters. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt May 21, 2010

    I was excited about the direction of this crossover before this issue and I'm excited to see what happens next, but I really couldn't care about what happen (or rather, doesn't happen) here. This is just a dull comic with almost no plot movement and some of the most boring characterization I've ever read from Mike Carey, who is normally a fine character writer. Plus it is filled with the lazy tracings of Greg Land, which ruins everything it comes in contact with. Read Full Review

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