Sunday, August 1, 2010

X-Men: Utopia (part 2) X-Men Legacy #226-227

I think Mike Carey's ongoing storyline in X-Men Legacy took a bit of a detour during Utopia. Carey had to rush Rogue, Gambit, and Danger, back to San Francisco so they could be part of the crossover. And with all the self-discovery and development of the past few issues, it was a tad disappointing seeing the three characters basically running around and getting in silly fights.

Carey does line up an interesting face-off with Rogue and the fake Ms. Marvel (Moonstone). Both characters have a ton of history with the real Ms. Marvel, so it is interesting seeing them facing off with the original totally left out of the equation. I also love that at least for a bit, Rogue got some of her old powers back. By absorbing strength and invulnerability from Ares, she almost seemed like her old self. I love bricks, so I hope we see more of that "classic" Rogue in the book.

There's a ton of characters wandering around these scenes that I have absolutely no clue about. Ariel, Onyxx, Trance... I don't know any of these people. Trance actually has an important part; she's the macguffin that drives the story, but I know nothing about any of them.

Dustin Weaver does a nice job on the art, he's solid. I'm particularly amused that he had Rogue's costume rip so she's running around with her bra showing for the whole story. I suppose that is more realistic than what we usually see when lady heroes' outfits rip!



Mart said...

Is Ares back already? A quick return even for Marvel!

I like bricks too.

Timbotron said...

I should be clear, this took place awhile ago, back around Dark Avengers 7 or 8, I think.