Friday, December 23, 2011

X-Men: Second Coming 3: X-Men Legacy 235-237

Rogue is another of the characters set up in contrast to dictator-Cyclops for this story. She spends the first half of the trade escorting Hope around (along with Nightcrawler) and she gets to use that sweet combo of X-powers we've seen before. I don't really see the connection between Hope and Rogue, but I do like that she seems to be one of the kinder, gentler leaders in the X-Men.

This is the title that introduced the heavy-hitter X-team, and I always love seeing big casts split up like this. Colossus, Rockslide, Namor, Archangel, Iceman, and Dust are part of this group, and they get the task of facing down dozens of future-Sentinels as they port into San Francisco. I honestly think this could have supported more pages, because who doesn't want to see these powerhouses throw down? Colossus suffers a rare "break" here when the nimrod-class sentinels work over his arm, giving this a bit of a Mutant Massacre feel.

Magneto fans should be sure to check out his big appearance here too. He's a one-man cavalry in this!

It's weird seeing Greg Land handle the art in this title. I expect to see White Queen and Psylocke arching their backs and laughing in pleasure, I don't expect Rogue and Magma to get that type of treatment. It's just... odd.


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