Let me state right off the bat that I'm totally worn out right now and once I'm done with this review I plan on checking out my online comic shop to place my order at the stroke of midnight(eastern standard time). So expect this review to be short and/or sucky. There, you've been warned. This comic is written by Zeb Wells.
-We start this comic out by learning that Legion's mind seems to have become more frayed than ever before. Now instead of the few split personalities he had running around his head before, he seems to have a small army in there.
-Karma is also in Legion's mind and is also able to speak through Legion's body for as long as she holds a doll(in his subconscious of course).
-Karma hands the doll off to the young girl the New Mutants originally went to Colorado to find and tries to fight off the crazies in Legion's head. Unfortunately the numbers are too much and the crazies defeat her.
-Next the crazies attack the girl and take the doll from her. From there, the crazies take control of Legion's body and have him do all kinds of evil stuff like kill people and attack New Mutants.
-The crazies want to kill Moonstar since she was there during Legion's first appearance in the original New Mutants(well, they didn't exactly explain it like THAT, but that's the gist of it). This issue ends with Moonstar(de-powered from M-Day)locked in a jail cell while Legion begins to stalk her.
And that's that. I realize I didn't really mention the actual members of the New Mutants themselves, mainly because with the exception of Karma they just stood around and looked surprised a lot. This really wasn't a bad comic book, but as a life long x-fan, I'm VERY curious as to how Legion is alive right now. I can't really lose myself in this story until Zeb reveals how/why Legion has returned.
My all-time favorite comic book x-over was the insanely great "Age of Apocalypse". Here's a fun fact, out of the thousands of comics I own, the only one that has a signature from one of its creators is X-Men Omega(Mark Waid's signature graces the cover)which was the end of the AOA epic. In that comic, in order to end the Age of Apocalypse Bishop killed Legion. Whenever any of the main characters from the AOA storyline pop up I usually pay VERY close attention, which is why Legion's unexplained re-appearance is bugging me. Legion HAD to die to conclude the AOA storyline, so I'm quite interested to discover why he's running around now.
One other little thing that I noticed was the fact that Zeb corrected Cannonball's speech in this comic. Last issue Sam was using "I" when referring to himself, in this issue he was back to the correct "Ah". Yeah, it's a little thing, but those little details tend to drive me insane, especially when it has do with a favorite character of mine like Sam. For a score I'll give this comic a 7 out of 10. Hopefully next issue will shine some light onto the hows and whys of Legion's return.