Monday, June 14, 2010

48. X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands by Mike Carey, illustrated by Scot Eaton, John Romita Jr & Billy Tan

#48

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Title: X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands
Related Series: X-Men
Authors: Mike Carey, illustrated by Scot Eaton, John Romita Jr & Billy Tan
Copyright: 2008
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9780785130000
Publisher: Marvel
Twitter: @marvel
Format: Hardcover
Rating: 4/5 stars
Finished: 6-12-10
Challenge: 100 Books 10, 1010 Challenge (Graphic novel category)

From Amazon:
In the wake of Messiah CompleX, there are no X-Men and mutantkind still lies in ruin. With Magneto depowered and Xavier gravely injured, it seems their reign as the preeminent mutants has ended. But neither of these old soldiers is willing to go gentle into that good night! Fresh off a groundbreaking run on Messiah CompleX, writer Mike Carey takes on mutantkind's most iconic figures, as well as some of the most important moments in X-Men history. Collecting X-Men Legacy #208-212.

Spoiler Alert!
After the events of Messiah CompleX, Professor X is trying to piece his life back together, literally. After being shot in the head by Bishop, Xavier's body is taken by the Acolytes and Exodus repairs the damage to his brain, but isn't able to reconstruct all the memories in his head, so Xavier then goes on a mission to meet up with people from his past so that he can read their memories of him and try to reconstruct his life, even though he doesn't necessarily like the person that he was.

Overall, not a bad story. I actually enjoyed this Messiah CompleX follow up story a little more than the story running concurrently over in Uncanny X-Men. The use of different artists when they were jumping back and forth between flashbacks and now was a nice touch.

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