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X-Men Legends (comic, not game)

A new, canon series, the first issue of which is penned by Roy Thomas (wrote Uncanny in the 60s, and was the guy that wrote the book between Stan Lee and Len Wein).

https://marvelousnews.com/268-30208

Any chance it'll be any good?


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Not "new", Pr.

Volume 2:

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_2_1

Volume 1 started a mere year ago and still hasn't finished:

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_1_1

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_1_12

It's also canon, in case you're wondering.

Relaunching the book so soon is one of the cheapest marketing tactics that both DC & Marvel love to use.

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Any chance it'll be any good?


Let's hope so.

But the false advertising leaves a bad taste - Roy Thomas had nothing to do with Wolverine, other than being the editor in TIH #180 and #181 and asking Wein to make a character inspired by a wolverine animal.

So, unlike the description says, this will be his first chance to actually do some work with "his" creation.


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Not "new", Pr.

Volume 2:

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_2_1

Volume 1 started a mere year ago and still hasn't finished:

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_1_1

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/X-Men_Legends_Vol_1_12

It's also canon, in case you're wondering.

Relaunching the book so soon is one of the cheapest marketing tactics that both DC & Marvel love to use.



Let's hope so.

But the false advertising leaves a bad taste - Roy Thomas had nothing to do with Wolverine, other than being the editor in TIH #180 and #181 and asking Wein to make a character inspired by a wolverine animal.

So, unlike the description says, this will be his first chance to actually do some work with "his" creation.


lol, so many relaunches.

I didn't know anything about his relationship with Wolverine (or lack thereof), just that I remember reading stuff he wrote with the original crwew back in the day.

And here I was hoping we might finally get some good X-Men stuff.


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lol, so many relaunches.


Honestly, man?

The comic you've made this thread for will be basically X-Men: Legends #13.

Just two months of waiting for the next issue instead of one.

They're just shameless at this point.

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I didn't know anything about his relationship with Wolverine (or lack thereof), just that I remember reading stuff he wrote with the original crwew back in the day.


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The info is right in the link you posted, Mister Moderator stick out tongue

Spammed all over three paragraphs out of four. Cash-grab style.

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And here I was hoping we might finally get some good X-Men stuff.


We might.

Fake advertising is a bad sign, but it doesn't necessarily mean the final product will suck.

X-Men Legends has a classic feel to it, lets us know exactly when comics are taking place, does the references* thing... it can't magically make us travel back in time, though. But it tries.

Revisiting and expanding on the already convoluted 616 history is not an easy task. But as a nostalgia adventure, it works.

You should check it out.

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Well, it can't be worse than whatever Duggan is doing. It's got that going for it at least.

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Looks like Wolverine's gonna fight Beast in volume 2 issue 2:

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I can only hope Thomas won't have my guy jobbing to the worst fighter in the whole X-Men history.


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LEAVE BEAST ALONE!!!


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laughing out loud laughing out loud laughing out loud

By the way, it's a minor detail, but... Wolverine's whiskers-mask only appeared during his early adventures when he worked for Department H... so either it's just the cover art appealing to our nostalgia or this series will be taking place before the Krakoa mission and the first "All-New, All-Different" X-Men era.


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is that possible, though? Was Beast blue by then?


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Not sure --- there was that time when Beast appeared on the transmission screen while chatting with the X-Men, do you have that page in color? It'd help.

When he re-joined the X-Men (around Magneto and Nanny arc), he was 100% blue, no doubt.

But right before GSX? No idea, honestly.

Issue descriptions:

AN ALL-NEW TALE SET BEFORE GIANT-SIZE X-MEN #1!

Before GIANT-SIZE X-MEN brought STORM, WOLVERINE, COLOSSUS, NIGHTCRAWLER and THUNDERBIRD to the team, Roy Thomas redefined the merry mutants in two seminal runs on the book. Now Roy, at long last, returns to the saga of the X-MEN to take us through the period between his run and GSX, for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions before his recruitment by PROFESSOR X (including unrevealed detail on his battle with the green goliath in HULK #181/182), an untold episode involving BEAST and a host of missing mutants, and the secret behind Wolverine's costume! Kicking off an all-new volume of X-MEN LEGENDS by a host of legendary creators, this is but the first story in a run of new, in-continuity tales covering the length and breadth of X-Men history from the early eras to fan-favorite latter day sagas!

Face front, True Believers! These are the missing links you've been looking for!


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WOLVERINE…VERSUS THE X-MEN?!

• Department H has sent their operative WEAPON X, A.K.A. WOLVERINE, on a mission to retrieve "dangerous individuals" — who just so happen to be mutants known as the X-MEN!

• But what sinister forces are moving the mutants against each other, and how does it play into Wolverine's eventual membership on the team?

• At last — X-Men and Marvel legend Roy Thomas reveals a missing link between Wolverine's appearance in HULK #182 and joining the X-Men in GIANT-SIZE X-MEN!





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"for the first time detailing Wolverine's government missions" --- yeah, right laughing out loud Totally the first time


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lol, gotta love that revisionist history.

But yeah, it sounds like they might have a window to work it in, I suppose. Beast was blue by the time Krakoa came about, I remember that much.

ok i double checked:

Beast is on the cover of GSXM at least, and he's blue. And in uncanny #94 (the first uncanny of the new bunch), he's blue too.

I'll send you the link.


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Thank you thumb up

The first volume of X-Men Legends was all about that --- untold tales happening during specific periods.

Looks like the relaunch happened only because they hope to boost the sales (especially now that Thomas is a part of the creative team) --- the series still has the very same purpose.


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