Friday, November 8, 2013

X-Men Legacy #19

Writer: Simon Spurrier
Penciler: Tan Eng Huat
Inker: Craig Yeung
Color Artist: Jose Villarrubia
Letterer: Cory Petit
Price: $2.99
Release Date: November 06th, 2013

"Smoke Mirror"

This issue reminded me how quickly Simon Spurrier is able to drag me into one of his story arcs. We last left David knocked down after losing one of his inner voices (the one that looks like his Dad) into the body of his probably biggest foe right now, Luca. We start the issue with Ruth searching in her dreams for her love but can't seem to connect. He is lonely and scared and, not surprisingly, in the custody of S.W.O.R.D.

After David's last run in with S.W.O.R.D., it was no surprise that they were happy to have him as a prisoner. It seems that Spurrier intends to pull all of his previous arcs into his last by also re-introducing Aarkus the Aetheric who also has a bone to pick with our hero. Aarkus quickly shows David what his Xavier self connected to Luca is doing to the world and it is not pretty. Of course Aarkus blames David for his mind running free and so decides it is his duty to deal with him. He releases something dark and powerful in the end which is sure to lead to more craziness in the next handful of issues.

There is no doubt that Spurrier is one of my favorite writers right now because of his ability to tie humor into something serious so fluidly that it is hard to notice how great he is at it. Every time I close an issue of this, Six-Gun Gorilla or read a chapter of Disenchanted or Crossed I am still blown away. If you haven't given him a chance, go back and grab a trade of this book or any of the others I have listed. I truly doubt you will be disappointed.

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