Friday, January 27, 2012

X-Men Legacy #261

Next comic up for reviewing? That would be X-Men Legacy #261. This is only the second issue of Legacy that I've read in the past 3 years or so, and that's thanks to Christos Gage taking over the series. Let's see what Gage has in store for us here.

X-Men Legacy #261:

Summary: Blindfold(one of the X-Kids) gets a prognosticative(how's THAT for a ten dollar word!) vision and warns Wolverine and the rest of the faculty that destruction was coming to the school. Wolvie sends the kids to the school's safe room(which actually shunts the kids to a neutral dimension) and spots the trouble outside... Exodus(!!!). Wolvie and the faculty head outside to see what Exodus wanted, and he demands that they head back to Crazy Mutie Island(Utopia) since splitting the world's remaining mutants was harmful(or something). Wolvie says nuts to that, so Exodus attacks. Realizing that the best they could hope for was a stalemate, Rogue tells Exodus to look into her mind to see why her and the rest of the non-crazy X-Men left Crazy Mutie Island. Wolvie also agrees to be probed(ugh) so Exodus looks into their minds and apologizes, since he now realizes that Rogue and Wolvie left Crazy Mutie Island because that's what they believed was best for mutantkind. Exodus tells the X-Men that now that he knew who the REAL problem to mutantkind was, he'd eliminate them. With that, Exodus leaves, and Wolvie and Rogue realize that Exodus intended on killing Lord Summers(GOOD!!). Being the good guys, the faculty rush after Exodus to stop him.

Thoughts: This was a very good, very solid comic book. As a huge fan of Exodus, I was happy to see him pop up here, as crazy as ever. And yes, I loved the twist at the end with the X-Men realizing that they accidentally sent Exodus off to murder Lord Summers. So yeah, this was a good comic. It wasn't great or anything, but it was a fine way to pass a few minutes.

Score: 7 out of 10.
x-men legacy #261
Yep, I am indeed a fan of Exodus!


  1. I felt so bad for blindfold at the beginning when no one wanted to talk to her, also i don't know how i feel about the 2 x-groups colliding so soon (which is what i assume is going to happen next issue).

  2. The way everybody at the school treated Blindfold was horrible! It's not like she can control what she sees, and all she wanted to know was the math homework or something! IDK if the two x-teams are going to bump into each other next issue. I get the feeling Wolvie and his group will manage to halt Exodus before he actually gets to Utopia. I figure when the two X-teams meet it'll be in one of the big two X-books(Uncanny X-Men or Wolverine and the X-Men). But who knows!


    Pointless story but since I am a fan of anime I found it kind of cool.

  4. I was worried you weren't reading this title! This book is basically what I thought the other two X-books were going to be. So happy with it.

  5. Agreed 100%. It even has me liking characters I've either never enjoyed, or characters that I liked and just lost interest in. This is probably going to be the sleeper out of all the X-titles. Plus it has Cannonball!