…the prestigious AV Club, part of The Onion empire, named X-Men Legacy one of its top comics of 2013. We’re rubbing shoulders with some really amazing titles in there, so I’m a tad breathless.
A lovely surprise.
Simon Spurrier, Tan Eng Huat, et al., X-Men: Legacy(Marvel)
The biggest surprise of the Marvel Now! publishing initiative has been Simon Spurrier’s ingenious character study of David “Legion” Haller, the son of Charles Xavier who has to live with an army of super-powered alternate personalities running around his brain. After the death of his father, David dedicates himself to making Xavier’s dream of human-mutant coexistence a reality, taking proactive steps to ensure the survival of the mutant race while fighting to control the chaos in his mind.
Spurrier’s exploration of David’s external and internal struggles makes Legacy the year’s most personal and idiosyncratic X-book, using David’s fractured mental state to provide a unique perspective of the ongoing mutant conflict. Artist Tan Eng Huat offers an unconventional take on Marvel’s mutant population, and his psychedelic interpretation of David’s mindscape lends a surreal quality to the title that distances it from the usual superhero fare.