Penciler: Tan Eng Huat
Inker: Craig Yeung
Colorist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Cory Petit
Release Date: August 21st, 2013
"The Place of Broken Things"
This is yet another strong and emotional showing from Simon Spurrier in his telling of the David Haller story. This issue we get the chance to see David interact with his human mother, Gabrielle Haller and allows him the chance to ask her a few questions about his childhood.
Spurrier does an incredible job giving more back story on David through the short story telling moments drafted through flashback images. We get a taste of his being "raised" at Muir Island as well as the whole Age of X story arc. David obviously has issues with the fact that his mother handed him over into his "father's world" instead of allowing him to just exist in her world.
There is a quick and emotional twist at the end that shows what David can do when he is truly upset and the first place that he goes quickly after. It is hard to not feel bad about David because of what has happened to him in the past and the fact that he isn't exactly having the easiest life now. I have said before that Spurrier has made it possible to actually care about a character that I had once basically forgot about and he just keeps doing it. There is no doubt that X-Men Legacy is standing with the flagship titles and proves every month that it deserves to be there.
I am beyond excited about the drums...if you read this issue, you will know what I mean.