X-Men Legacy #1

X-Men Legacy #1

Writer: Simon Spurrier Artist: Tan Eng Huat, Craig Yeung, Jose Villarubia Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 14, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
6.5Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Marvel Now! spotlights Legion— the most unstable mutant in the world and Professor Charles Xavier’s son! Legion has reshaped the universe and killed gods – now, in the wake of AVX, he must conquer his demons and embrace his father’s legacy!

  • 9.5
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Nov 16, 2012

    The best part of the issue is when David senses his father's death at the hands of Scott Summers Dark Phoenix (at the end of Avengers vs. X-Men, true believers!) and basically erupts with emotion. I don't want to spoil the fun, but suffice it to say, I've already called my LCS and put X-Men Legacy on my subscription list. There are a lot of cool new ideas coming out of 'Marvel NOW!', and X-Men Legacy is at the fringe of it all, looking in and taking metaphorical approaches to literal problems. It's fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - BradBabendir Nov 16, 2012

    What I’m saying is that this book shows eons more promise than any of the other that I’ve read so far, and also that if I could cuddle with one Marvel NOW! release, it would be this one. It’s got heart, it’s got meat and I, for one, am very excited. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Nov 18, 2012

    Also, with the death of Professor X, where does Legion stand and what happens if he loses it again? All that I'm sure will be addressed, but we're finally seeing a character made WAY too powerful being brought down to relate-able levels and interesting, a difficult task and so far as good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Marcell Nov 14, 2012

    This is a nice jumping on point for readers, and fans of the character will like the book as well. While there a couple artistic hiccups, it is still a solid read. The title “Legacy” is a perfect as this story is a about living up to the memory of a parent and finding your own way in life. Recommend. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Nov 15, 2012

    It was a tall order, trying to get people to give a damn about Legion, but Spurrier's done an admirable job with X-Men Legacy #1. The art from Tan Eng Huat is decent as well, if a bit jagged in its expressiveness, and the colors from Jose Villarrubia also really help to differentiate the weird world in David's mind from reality. It's certainly worth checking out to see if you can get into it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Super Hero Hype - Spencer Perry Nov 14, 2012

    X-Men Legacy is a very unique book. It's telling a story that you won't really see in the rest of the Marvel Universe and given that its character is a bit of an outcast, it might stay that way for good. Spurrier and Eng Huat should be proud about what they've done here. This team has created a comic about a character that no one was really asking for in the Marvel U and made it a really interesting read. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 14, 2012

    Overall, X-Men Legacy has made one of the better showings of Marvel NOW! by offering up a unique concept with a character that well deserves some time in the spotlight. It makes sense that with Xavier deceased, his son would suffer from some daddy issues. Although as we can already see, those issues take shape in some pretty serious ways. As to how those issues will affect Legion, the X-Men, and the greater Marvel universe, it's hard to say, but that's where the fun is. With Spurrier's always crazy plot twists and memorable characters, you can bet this book will be chock full of surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Nov 19, 2012

    X-Men Legacy is the self-confessed black sheep of the X-books, but I think this is going to work in its favour. With the utterly bonkers mind of Spurrier at the helm, aided by the kinetic and equally bonkers artwork of Huat, Legion's mind couldn't be in better hands. There's work to do on both the writing and art fronts, but this is a strong opening issue that gives me hope for the future of Legion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Nov 15, 2012

    Did X-men Legacy #1 succeed in creating a legacy for Charles Xavier? It's hard to say at this point. Though I wasn't blown away by either the story or the art in this comic, I was drawn in by it. I will stick with this to see whether Legion becomes a villain again or whether he can maintain control over his many personalities and powers. If you're looking for something different and fresh with a c-list character, this one is a good read, but may not be a great title for those looking to break into X-men comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Nov 17, 2012

    This is a first issue. They have to mesh as a team to get a feel for how to work together and bring this story to the page. I`m not discounting this book, but I am going to be watching it closely. I really want X-Men Legacy to succeed and bring a new view on the X-Men to comics through the eyes of Legion. I have high hopes… Please don't dash them. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Nov 16, 2012

    I'm a big proponent of “weird” being a great thing in comics. It's a medium that can show us the visually impossible and the weird and immerse us in those better than any other. “X-Men Legacy” has the potential to do that, but in order for the “weird” to add up to anything, you need a strong storytelling sense behind it. Spurrier does an excellent job with the characters, but the story and the art really stumbles especially over the final sequence and leaves the reader wanting just a little bit more. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 13, 2012

    X-MEN: LEGACY 1 is an interesting opener to a series. I think there's a lot of potential here for future stories and issues. As a stand-alone opener, it was good, but nothing amazing for me. It may be a bit tough book for new readers to enjoy, and at times, the art worked against itself. I do this there is a lot of promise here, as an on-going book, and more than anything, I'm extremely excited to see where this book goes next.Overall, I give this a mild recommendation. However, this is a book that I've appreciated more and more on a second and third read-through. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Nov 19, 2012

    Legacy was never a book I understood, but this relaunched edition has Simon Spurrier making the title literal by focusing on the late Professor X's son, Legion, the Crazy Jane of the X-Men universe. The result is weird and surprisingly un-X-Menish, but lacks the personality required to make this a sleeper hit as artist Tan En Huat seems responsible for making it all seem interesting. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Crux - Wesley Messer May 10, 2013

    There are many ideas flowing through X-Men Legacy that show the immense potential that lies within this comic. I'll keep an eye on this series, I generally like Spurriers work and would love to see where series ends up going. But Legion is hard to connect with as a character, Spurrier is going to have a tough haul on that front. Between an artist that doesnt fit the series and a direction that doesnt entirely work at this point, X-Men Legacy has a tough road ahead of it. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Nov 13, 2012

    It's hard to say where this book will go moving forward. With many its off beat ideas already established and quite probably dismissed by the end of this issue, there's a lot of room for an almost immediate change in direction. The problem is whether Spurrier will be able to balance out his weirdness with his storytelling. In a world of psychic phenomena and telepathic monsters, there is always room for Spurrier's brand of British eccentricity, but it requires a much defter hand with the details than he's shown in X-Men Legacy #1 Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 16, 2012

    The sad thing is that a book about a character with multiple personalities could be fun. (Matt Ruff's novel "Set This House in Order" is a prime example of how it can work for a narrative success.) I'm not convinced that "X-Men: Legacy" could ever be that book, though. The character of Legion feels like a bit of a poison pill at this point in time, and while Spurrier and Huat throw in everything but the kitchen sink to try and fix the problem, it feels like too big of a stumbling block for either one to get over. All in all, a disappointment. Read Full Review

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