Sunday, January 13, 2013

X-Men Legacy #4

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Artist: Jorge Molina
Colorist: Rachelle Rosenberg
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 9th, 2013

In four issue Simon Spurrier has dethroned Jason Aaron as my current favorite X-Book writer. I truly thought that was impossible but his work in this run with David Haller has floored me. He has some sort of strange insight as to what goes on in that unbalanced mutant's head that makes it entertaining, exciting and gripping to read.

The beginning of this issue had David standing off against Wolverine which is incredible. Without any punches thrown (because David knew he wouldn't win) he is able to take Wolvie down with a snap of his fingers. The rest of the X-Men are handled in much the same fashion. The use of the different personalities and powers in David's mind is truly ingenious.

The one thing that I really wasn't expecting was the use of Blindfold. It only makes sense that someone else who seems unstable would be able to do something about David who, no matter how stable he becomes, can still be argued as unstable. The thought of her as his nemesis is...intriguing.

There are so many mysteries floating around in this book, let alone the fact that it is impossible to tell what or how David is going to do something that it is hard to put it down. I am beyond happy that I took a risk jumping onto this ride with a character I really knew very little about. If you haven't given X-Men Legacy a chance yet you really need to. It isn't your average mutant book, it is truly special.

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