Marvel Comics
X-Men Legacy #236 Review
By Victor Kutsenok
July 2, 2010 - 12:40

Marvel Comics
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Penciller(s): Greg Land
Inker(s): Jay Leisten
Colourist(s): Justin Ponsor
Letterer(s): Cory Petit
Cover Artist(s): Adi Granov
$2.99 US

Hello again my comic fanatics. I am continuing here my review of the latest X-Men crossover called Second Coming. Here I am reviewing part eight in the crossover X-Men Legacy #236.

So let's talk about the book. Bastion's final assault on our merry mutants begins. The activated towers cause an impenetrable, indestructible sphere of matter to appear around Utopia. The X-Men are trapped inside. The X-Club are trapped outside. As the X-Club are analyzing the sphere, the Avengers show up to help. Thor takes a whack at the sphere but it doesn't budge. Meanwhile, the X-Men, who are effectively trapped inside the sphere with all of their teleporters dead or missing, go to investigate the sphere. As they arrive to the center of it, they notice that a second smaller silver sphere is also pulsating. As the X-men reach it, it activates and out comes a squadron of Nimrods. The X-men prepare to fight. (Or die). And that's the book.

So let's talk opinions. Once again, this is a waste of a book. I could have done the entire book in five or six pages. By padding the book with fluff conversation, Marvel is not only wasting my time but taking my money as well. I'm really hoping something good happens soon because it has now been three issues of nonsense (four if you count Blind Science) and no story progression. At least the art is mildly entertaining. (But I am starting to notice that the more boring the story, the less I seem to like the art.)

Overall, I would rate this book a 6 out of 10. Little story progression. Decent art. I cannot wait for some action or an end to this farce of a crossover. That's my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.

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