X-Men: Legends #1

Writer: Roy Thomas Artist: Gerardo Sandoval Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: August 10, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
7.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Before GIANT-SIZE X-MEN brought STORM, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and THUNDERBIRD to the team, Roy Thomas redefined the merry mutants in two seminal runs on the book. Now Roy, at long last, returns to the saga of the X-MEN to take us through the period between his run and GSX, for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions before his recruitment by PROFESSOR X (including unrevealed detail on his battle with the green goliath in HULK #181/182), an untold episode involving BEAST and a host of missing mutants, and the secret behind Wolverine's costume!
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  • 8.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller Aug 12, 2022

    A decent start, but possibly one more for the long-time fans who love to see Roy Thomas writing for Marvel again, in an era thats held in a lot of affection. Bub. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Aug 10, 2022

    X-Men Legends #1 is a journey into an excellent era for X-Men comics. Giving Thomas the opportunity to go back to that time is remarkably satisfying and nostalgic. But it isnt just a book filled with callbacks and references as a new story is being told through an old era. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Comicbook Dispatch - acnbat Aug 10, 2022

    ART:Dave Wachter does a great job of capturing the visual aesthetic of a comic almost 48 years old, but with a modern twist. This is by far my least favorite Wolverine costume ever, but it sure is drawn well! Logans facial expressions are also a highlight. We also get some fantastic variant covers from Todd Nauck and Dan Jurgens! Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Aug 12, 2022

    X-Men Legends #1 sets up an excellent premise but makes some interesting choices that don't hit that nostalgia pull for me. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 10, 2022

    Wolverine fans rejoice X-Men Legends #1 offers an entertaining look at the character's earlier days at Marvel Comics. Thomas is an exciting creator to revisit a classic era, and the story here has enough going on to warrant exploring a lost chapter in Wolverine's history. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Aug 10, 2022

    The lively artwork does its best, but there's no salvaging this bore. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    CrazyforRAMU Jan 17, 2023

    There's no need for a writer credit; I can smell Roy Thomas's style from a mile away.

    It's not necessarily a bad odor; he's doing what he's always been best at, stitching continuity together in a deft way that sells the fiction that this whole crazy Marvel universe is one big story. There's even one of his trademark "slide-show" flashbacks explaining how a character (Jack O'Diamonds) got from his last appearance to here.

    The art's solid, too. Dave Wachter ticks all the boxes for Bronze-Age Wolverine: Short, scowly, hairy.

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Feb 6, 2023

  • 4.0
    Halodystroyer44 Oct 18, 2022

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