The GeeksverseX-Men Legacy #248

X-Men Legacy #248
Published on Thursday, May 12, 2011 by

Written by: Mike Carey
Penciled by by: Jorge Molina
Inked by: Craig Yeung w/ Pat Davidson
Colors: Matthew Wilson
Letters: VC's Cory Petit & Clayton Cowles
Cover Art: Mico Suayan w/ Marte Gracia
Assistant Editors: Sebastian Girner
Editor: Daniel Ketchum

The aftermath of the Age of X has hit the X-Men. I’m not sure I like the idea that’s being taken here. Apparently the mind/reality altering that Legion’s persona did to the X-Men still exists. It wasn’t erased when the world was set back on course. The X-Men still have the memories of that time. And just because it was seven real days, to them it was a lifetime.

What I don’t like about it is that the effect only lasts depending on the individual X-Man. Some choose to have their memories suppressed so they forget their time in the Age of X. But some choose to keep the memories. In effect Carey has chosen to make the Age of X impact only on those characters that he wants it to. The rest it doesn’t exist.

That seems like a kind of cop-out to me. It should either affect all or none. It seems odd that a story like the Age of X would only affect select characters, the ones that the writer wants to tell stories about.

I hope, since they chose this idea, that they carry it through and we have storylines that have those that remember having to deal with those that don’t remember.

That being said, Carey does do a good job with the aftermath. He hits all the right notes and we see spotlights of alot of the various X-Men and why they don’t want to remember. We see how the X-Men choose to deal with Legion this time. But this remembrance also allows Carey to force the story where he wants it, with the Rogue and Magneto relationship.

The most interesting is the choice of putting more attention on Frenzy.

Molina’s art is solid in this issue. There’s no complaints about his work as a fill-in artist.

X-Men Legacy #248 receives
3.5 out of 5

I’m not sure I like how they are dealing with the aftermath of the Age of X.

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