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This volume reprints issues #1-6 of the latest incarnation of the X-Men Legacy title from 2012; starring the mutant formerly known as Legion ("Stop calling me Legion") and tells the story of his struggle with his inner demons (literally) while trying to live up to his late father's expectations of him, and become a hero, despite the best efforts of the Lycranauts of the X-Men to interfere, egged on by a mysterious character who manifests as a pair of disembodied eyeballs, and who, it turns out, is related to the new X-Man Blindfold, in a rather strange way, and who's inner demons also put up a struggle with David ("Stop calling me Legion") Haller. Eventually, stuff is resolved, new pathways are and possibilities are opened, and we get a different perspective on Charles Xavier and his legacy, which hopefully will continue, as this is an excellently written story, and though the style of artwork is not my favourite, it does tell the story very well.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 21 December 2013
David Haller aka Legion is Professor X's long lost son. He's also enormously dull to read which is why they called this X-Men: Legacy rather than Legion.

So Legion is, like the biblical Legion, possessed of hundreds of beings in his mind. David - who's Scottish for some reason - has been spending years at a spiritual retreat trying to use Eastern mysticism to control his demons, somewhat successfully. Then something happens, the retreat is destroyed and Legion is thrown back into the superhero world, whether he wants to or not. Reconciling himself with his father's most recent death in AVX (Xavier's died about seven times so far!), David tries to reclaim his life and help what other lost souls he can.

I hated this book. This is the worst Marvel NOW! title I've read so far and the relaunch has had it's share of stinkers. It's not so much Legion I dislike but Simon Spurrier's writing. He can't make me care about anybody in this book and has no ability to fashion a compelling character out of Legion. That may be because Legion is a bad character to begin with - I'm not sure, this is my first time reading about him - but Spurrier in no way makes the case for why he should have his own series. He's crazy with multiple psychic powers, he wears only orange pyjama bottoms and has troll hair - so what?

Legion's supposedly super-powerful but struggles to defeat a pair of pre-pubescent kids (the villains of the book)! Seeing Legion fighting the various entities in his head gets old really fast but we're constantly shown these scenes regardless - we know he'll always win against them, and he does, so it's hardly worth showing as it's not at all interesting.

I couldn't tell you what the story of this book is, even after reading the book - Legion wanders about, fights things, the end. Spurrier's story is completely unfocused and, as we don't know what the point of it all is, totally uninvolving. I also don't care that Xavier wasn't a good dad and sent his son away for years. Xavier was a very drab character himself and the longer they keep up with his death, the better (though it seems he's unfortunately due for another comeback soon - probably so he can die again).

One last thing about the writing - in Marvel's main line of books, they censor swearing with the usual comic book "!%$#" stuff. It can be funny to see every once in a while. But this book has Legion constantly swearing which means we constantly have to read "!%$#" which becomes seriously annoying. If you can't swear in this book, Spurrier, just don't bother, ok? This isn't Marvel MAX where they publish swear-words so it's ok to write them, but this isn't MAX, the swear words don't get printed, and it's irritating as hell to see you try to be badass in a book that won't even print "ass"!

This is a terrible comic! Simon Spurrier sucks. X-Men Legacy is THE worst Marvel NOW! series.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 21 December 2013
David Haller aka Legion is Professor X's long lost son. He's also enormously dull to read which is why they called this X-Men: Legacy rather than Legion.

So Legion is, like the biblical Legion, possessed of hundreds of beings in his mind. David - who's Scottish for some reason - has been spending years at a spiritual retreat trying to use Eastern mysticism to control his demons, somewhat successfully. Then something happens, the retreat is destroyed and Legion is thrown back into the superhero world, whether he wants to or not. Reconciling himself with his father's most recent death in AVX (Xavier's died about seven times so far!), David tries to reclaim his life and help what other lost souls he can.

I hated this book. This is the worst Marvel NOW! title I've read so far and the relaunch has had it's share of stinkers. It's not so much Legion I dislike but Simon Spurrier's writing. He can't make me care about anybody in this book and has no ability to fashion a compelling character out of Legion. That may be because Legion is a bad character to begin with - I'm not sure, this is my first time reading about him - but Spurrier in no way makes the case for why he should have his own series. He's crazy with multiple psychic powers, he wears only orange pyjama bottoms and has troll hair - so what?

Legion's supposedly super-powerful but struggles to defeat a pair of pre-pubescent kids (the villains of the book)! Seeing Legion fighting the various entities in his head gets old really fast but we're constantly shown these scenes regardless - we know he'll always win against them, and he does, so it's hardly worth showing as it's not at all interesting.

I couldn't tell you what the story of this book is, even after reading the book - Legion wanders about, fights things, the end. Spurrier's story is completely unfocused and, as we don't know what the point of it all is, totally uninvolving. I also don't care that Xavier wasn't a good dad and sent his son away for years. Xavier was a very drab character himself and the longer they keep up with his death, the better (though it seems he's unfortunately due for another comeback soon - probably so he can die again).

One last thing about the writing - in Marvel's main line of books, they censor swearing with the usual comic book "!%$#" stuff. It can be funny to see every once in a while. But this book has Legion constantly swearing which means we constantly have to read "!%$#" which becomes seriously annoying. If you can't swear in this book, Spurrier, just don't bother, ok? This isn't Marvel MAX where they publish swear-words so it's ok to write them, but this isn't MAX, the swear words don't get printed, and it's irritating as hell to see you try to be badass in a book that won't even print "ass"!

This is a terrible comic! Simon Spurrier sucks. X-Men Legacy is THE worst Marvel NOW! series.
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on 27 April 2013
One of the best books put out by a mainstream comics publisher in recent years. The premise is a clue, the only way you could get away with taking such a minor and previously uninteresting character as Legion and giving him a book is its doing something more than the surface level hero things. The book is most reminiscent of Peter Milligan's Shade the changing man and some of the abstracted mental illness as super power / super power as mental illness aspects of Doom Patrol. But its not Vertigo dark, no humorless new52isms here, Its funny, its basically a pop, fun, satirical book, but coming with a depth applied with anarchic strokes, kool little formalist experimentation with alternate viewpoints and fantastically expressive cartoonish art.
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on 24 May 2013
Legion is one of the most interesting and complex charaters in the X Men canon, so it's really great to have him in spotlight. This book is definetly worth a try, the storyline is great, very enjoyable, the characters are likable and funny when needed, the art is fantastic, it’s good to look at. I recommend this book to anyone who loves comics or just interested in getting to know the genre.
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on 12 February 2016
As advertised , story however substandard Marvel Now fare
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