Friday, March 30, 2012

X-Men Legacy #264

First up tonight is X-Men Legacy, which I was originally going to review on Wednesday... And then Thursday... But hey, better late than never, right?

X-Men Legacy #264:

Summary: Mimic brings his friend and former Dark X-Men teammate Weapon Omega to the school, hoping Beast could help stabilize Omega's rapidly deteriorating condition. It seems that Omega has become addicted to siphoning mutant powers, so Mimic was allowing Omega to feed off of his powers. The only problem there is that Mimic isn't really a mutant and siphoning from Mimic actually messed Omega up even more. Beast brings Mimic and Omega into his lab and after some examinations realizes that Omega's body was so messed up that he was going to explode, resulting in a massive release of energy. Rogue and Mimic offer to take some of Omega's powers away, figuring that would help stabilize Omega, but unfortunately, duping Omega's powers turns Rogue and Mimic into bombs as well.

Thoughts: I have to admit, I wasn't really that into this comic during the early stages. But the cliffhanger? The cliffhanger definitely saved this one for me. See, my thing is that I've NEVER cared for Weapon Omega. He's never interested me in the least. And Mimic? The only Mimic I ever cared about was the Exiles one, and this Mimic is definitely not that Mimic. So seeing those two characters pop up here just did nothing for me. But the ending, with Mimic and Rogue also becoming ticking timebombs of mutant energy was a great way to leave this issue off, and has me really interested to see how Beast, Rogue and the rest of the team wiggle their way out of this mess.

Score: 7 out of 10.
x-men legacy #264


  1. OMG the Chamber scene was awesome, i would pay WEEKLY for a series about the mutant kids, also Chamber should be on the Legacy team jus' sayin, he doesn't get half of half the screen time he deserves.

  2. "also Chamber should be on the Legacy team" Agreed 7,000%!!! Seriously, Chamber is one of the most criminally underutilized mutants out there! He ABSOLUTELY needs to have a role in SOMETHING! Hopefully Gage has plans to use him more going forward!

  3. I thought that Chamber sequence was just SO well done. It was funny and touching all at the same time. I hope Gage continues to add in those moments. He is doing such a better job of displaying the School and its potential than Aaron is.