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Review: X-Men Legacy #239

The X-Men tackle arranged marriage.

As the X-Men follow Paras into Mumbai, they find out his presence there's complicated by not only some arranged marriage intrigue, but also by the appearence of the mysterious street artist, Luz.
 

The Good   

By and large, I've been enjoying the new directions the X-Books have been going in lately. It makes a lot more sense for them to be more of an organized community like this, with Utopia as their base as opposed to some secret mansion in upstate New York. On the same note, I'm glad that they're also finally exploring subjects that had just been teased about for years and years, like Rogue's possible relationship with Magneto. I'm liking how it's being handled. 

The Bad   

The art here's honestly a bit stiff and under-detailed for my taste, especially in the opening action scenes. It feels like the inker and colorist are picking up more slack when it comes to rendering than they ought to. Plot wise, I realize this is supposed to be more soap operatic X-Book in contrast to the more action-based "adjective-less" X-Men but this arranged marriage drama seems rather... pedestrian for the X-Men. There may yet be more to the Luz girl than meets the eye (as Magneto is keenly aware of, already) but it just doesn't seem to sit right that they'd put up with her childish vamping for even this length of time.

The Verdict - 3/5  

Part of the point of doing more than one X-Men book is to specifically focus on different aspects of their mythology. I realize that Legacy is consciously trying not to feel the same as regular X-Men, but I still prefer that title to this. I think it better balanced the heroics and the character interest, while this felt so much like a soap opera, I was waiting for a diamond thief to show up with an eye patch on.    
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Posted by the_nightwalker

yeah, legacy is the only x book i won't consistently pick up. Rouge is a good enough character but to have her as the focal point of the series is just... meh.
and can we get magneto back to bad ass he rightfully should be instead of this soft lovestruck old man pretending to be the master of magnetism?

Posted by Mutant God

Rogue/Magneto...just another thing that might transform Gambit into Death
Posted by jordama

I'm good as long as the X-Students are being written about instead of forgotten. 

Posted by conor_merriman

Yeah, Rogue and Magneto? Rogue and Gambit! I miss the x-mansion, and bad ass human hating Magneto!

Posted by iLLituracy

Currently my favorite X-Book.

Posted by Pizawle

Previous issue was meh. 
 
Then again, at least it is better than Uncanny.

Posted by CellphoneGirl

It came out already? Dammit lol

Posted by MatthewWilliams

I guess id be deemed "old school" for saying this but it just doesnt sit right with me not seeing Rogue with Gambit, but its interesting how more realities (besides Earth-616) more often have her with Magneto than Gambit , so im interested to see how that pans out. Also while its nice she can control her powers, but her not being to touch people made her like a deadly Siren drawing in people but not able to touch it.

Posted by Alaric

Old school x-men aside, anything with the new x-men kids is win.

Posted by Jake Fury
@the_nightwalker said:
"yeah, legacy is the only x book i won't consistently pick up. Rouge is a good enough character but to have her as the focal point of the series is just... meh.and can we get magneto back to bad ass he rightfully should be instead of this soft lovestruck old man pretending to be the master of magnetism?"
Read the book. You'll be surprised. He's showing some signs..