The Avengers decide to pay an unexpected visit to the school. Rouge objects politely with her fists. Today I will be reviewing X-Men Legacy #266 . Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think.
X-Men Legacy #266
So let’s talk about the book. Its just another normal day at the Jean Grey School for gifted youngsters. Except the Phoenix is coming and a bunch of headmasters leave to join up with Cyclops and help him in his quest to find hope. Rogue is left in a lurch but decides to stay and help keep the kids safe. All is fine and dandy until the Avengers show up and tell the X-Men that they will be monitoring their future activities to make sure no one else leaves. To keep the peace, Kitty agrees and so does everyone else as long as the Avengers do not come on school grounds. This peace last for about three seconds as Frenzy decides to antagonize the Avengers and lures them into throwing the first punch. Rogue tries to break up the fight, but after She-Hulk accidentally harms one of the students, Rogue attacks. Suddenly, Iron Man appears and blasts the X-men. And that’s the book.
So let’s talk opinions. I know I haven’t reviewed this title in a while, but time constraints are a bitch. However, in honor of AvX and that awesome cover, I decided to review this series for a little bit. So this issue was awesome. It tied in to the main “event” and to Wolverine and the X-Men #10 perfectly. There were a few continuity disorders as to who went to join Cyclops and who didn’t, but who cares. As long as they fix it in the next few weeks, all is cool. This issue was one big internal debate for Rogue, one of the longest and most powerful X-Men around. She had to weigh her morals and beliefs against the greater good. At first, she chose the greater good. Then She-Hulk went and got her angry. And you wouldn’t like Rogue when she’s angry. Of course this whole thing is the fault of the Avengers. Who died and made them big brother? Since when can anyone just come on your property and demand that you can’t leave because it is for the “greater good”? Especially when that property belongs to the one man your team leader, Captain America, personally came to and asked for his help? This is a free country still, right, not a dictatorship. Not only that, but how stupid do you have to be to come to a gunfight unarmed. Three Avengers versus a dozen fully trained X-Men and a small army of mutants? Especially if one of them can decimate most of your team by herself? Foolish tactics there. Even Iron Man jumping in is going to be a laughable joke. Speaking of jokes, I loved the humor in this issue. Frenzy is freaking hilarious the way she abuses She-Hulk, Falcon and especially Moon Knight. This whole situation was completely unnecessary. But since it got Rogue into the fight, I’m more than happy it happened. I can’t wait until next issue to see an actual throwdown. No offense to the Avengers fans, but this is one battle they have very little chance of winning. The odds are too much against them. And rightfully so. Quick note on art. Freaking awesome. Big clean images with nicely detailed backgrounds. The cover, as well as the Rogue gets Hulked up splash was gorgeous. I can’t wait to next issue when hopefully some Avengers get some much deserved beatings. That’s my opinion folks. Take it or leave it.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|awesome story. Great character growth. amazing art. nice action. lots of humor|
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