X-Men Legacy #7: Review Roundup
“The newest issue of X-Men Legacy is one of the most politically charged, intelligent and plain old hilarious Marvel books I’ve ever read… […] At this point I just can’t recommend it enough; it’s a complex, challenging story of mutant destiny, peppered with real-world ideas present in a shocking and occasionally hilarious way. It’s a battle cry against stagnation, and it promises and fulfils the idea that the superhero genre can tell any story worth telling, even mature ones. If you aren’t afraid of it, X-Men Legacy will absorb you.”
I never quite know the protocol on posting reviews for one’s own work - (who’m I kidding, of course I do, It’s Totes Icky) - but I have two points in my defence:
Point! The! First!: The below links were all forwarded or second-handed to me via twitter, so I’m totally absolved of The Sin Of Reading Comments, so nyer, and
Point! The! Second!: Almost every glowy delightful blush-inducing review I’ve read poses the query, somewhere along the way, “why aren’t more people reading this book?”
Answer: because nobody expected it to be any good.
So I shall Toot My Trumpet all I want. But, hey, it’s worth saying: an amazingly healthy number of people are reading this book. We’re a long, long way from being in danger. The trick is not to wonder why people are missing-out, but to persuade the fuckers to give it a shot.