Saturday, 7 September 2013

X-Men Re-read: New Mutants: Return of Legion

comic musings

The Great X-Men Re-read

New Mutants: Return of Legion

Collects: New Mutants #1-5
Writer(s): Zeb Wells
Penciller(s): Diogenes Neves, Zachary Baldus

Old is new again...

Quick Synopsis
Core Cast: Cannonball, Karma, Magik, Magma, Dani Moonstar and Sunspot

Reuniting (most of) the cast of the original New Mutants this brings together Cannonball, Karma, Magik, Magma, Dani Moonstar and Sunspot and builds on the end of X-Infernus.

Magik arrives in San Francisco, claiming to be from the future and saying that Karma and Dani Moonstar will die if they do not save them. Sensibly the X-Men do some test to make sure it isn't an impostor. Cannonball recruits Sunspot and Magma and heads off with Magik for a rescue.

It turns out they've run afoul of Legion, Professor X's erstwhile son. Karma has been mentally trapped inside, there is the interesting plot device of the psyche holding a teddy bear is the one in control of Legion's body and their powers are used.

Things get sorted out, and the new New Mutants team is assembled, except for Dani - who as she is currently depowered, Cannonball doesn't want her on the team. They clash and eventually Cannonball relents.

Warlock returns to earth and finds Cypher's grave empty, setting us up for the Necrosha crossover.

Best Bit
Getting the band back together again.

Final Words
Finally, a Magik story that's not all about Limbo.

8 / 10

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