X-Men: Legacy #239

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Clay Mann Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 25, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

“COLLISION” PART TWO When a pack of Sentinels chases a girl through the streets of Mumbai, the X-Men assume she’s a newly-manifested mutant and rush to her aid. But could it be that she’s something else entirely? One thing’s for sure: she has ties to the X-Men that could spell bad news for Rogue and Magneto… Rated A …$2.99

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Joe LopezShare this:StumbleUponDigg Aug 29, 2010

    Carey's plot and character work shine in this issue, making up for any negatives found in his script. And while I'm not enamored of Clay Mann's suitability to the story found here, he is certainly not a bad artist by any stretch. Are there “louder” X-Men titles out there? Yes, but Legacy continues to be solidly well-done and that should count for something. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 25, 2010

    Clay Mann's art is generally solid. His characters carry a sense of mass and motion that too many books lack. However, his renderings aren't entirely consistent in their level of detail, particularly when it comes to wide shots. Legacy's current arc is moving a touch too slow, but it succeeds in providing X-readers with a strongly character-driven focus that only X-Factor is able to match. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Aug 25, 2010

    Part of the point of doing more than one X-Men book is to specifically focus on different aspects of their mythology. I realize that Legacy is consciously trying not to feel the same as regular X-Men, but I still prefer that title to this. I think it better balanced the heroics and the character interest, while this felt so much like a soap opera, I was waiting for a diamond thief to show up with an eye patch on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ryan Schrodt Aug 26, 2010

    Aside from some personal issues with the plot of this story, I was actually pretty pleased with how well written it was. Carey did a solid job of developing the characters and their relationships, which is a major plus. If there was something to balance out the negative image of Indian culture and a stronger showing from the art, this could've easily been one of the best books I picked up this week. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 27, 2010

    At the end of the day, "X-Men Legacy" #239 feels like a rough draft that needed another polish before going live. Even some of the finer details have mistakes that could have used an editor, like Magneto's name of "Erik Lehnsherr" being misspelled as "Eric Lensherr." This issue is an unfortunate misstep by most parties involved. Let's hope it stays an atypical end result and the book is back to normal next month. Read Full Review

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