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X-Men Legacy: Aftermath

(X-Men Legacy (2008) (Collected Editions) #7)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  319 ratings  ·  23 reviews
The greatest threats come from within. The X-Men have emerged victorious from the fight of their lives, narrowly defeating Bastion and his army of Nimrod Sentinels. But the wounds run deep--and when one X-Man loses control, another does the unthinkable in realiation. Then, following the shocking events of Age of X, the X-Men are left with memories of lives unlived and feel ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published February 8th 2012 by Marvel (first published August 10th 2011)
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Judah Radd
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: marvel-comics
Carey’s Legacy has been inconsistent. Between dull issues and exciting ones, I still haven’t worked out how I’d rate it... but this volume is undoubtedly awesome.

It focusses on (as the title suggests) the post Age of X “Aftermath,” and that aftermath is pretty goddam interesting!

Everyone is coming to terms with their memories. Frenzy and Scott, Magneto and Rogue, and while this is happening, Doctor Nemesis is trying to put Legion back together (cuz that always works, right?).

Overall, this is pr
Oct 01, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
very good X-Men story
Aug 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before I got through the first chapter I almost threw up a little for the art. Magneto on page 6 looks like a Nintendo boss character as most of the rest of the characters look like we're seeing them through a funhouse mirror.

Hellion's angst seems understandable given his hands-loss, and maybe it's just the art, but boy does it seem like teenage-romance-melodrama. And most everyone's reactions as well. I'm pretty sure Carey didn't just have a stroke, so I'm guessing art.

The Aftermath stories wer
Tomás Sendarrubias garcía
Después de Era de X, tocaba lidiar con los cambios producidos por la irrupción de X en su vida y la alteración de todo su mundo. Y lo primero es decidir si quieren mantener recuerdos o habilidades adquiridas en ese tiempo encerrados en el mundo creado por una de las personalidades de Legión: las alas demoníacas de Hada, la habilidad de Infernal para utilizar sus manos biónicas... o la personalidad heróica de Frenesí. Y tenemos la formación de un nuevo equipo de la Patrulla-X que surge a raíz de ...more
So many pages wasted on slowly going over what readers already knew well: that Hellion has anger management issues basically. Then a couple issues with art and script so awful I had to skip it. Finally the Aftermath storyline shows up near the end of this volume, and we FINALLY get to see Legion (the reason I started reading this series in the first place). Sadly, this TPB doesn't actually include the key storyline where Legion had developed a new persona based on Moira MacTaggert, but with real ...more
Adam Stone
While the Age Of X storyline that takes place inbetween portions of this trade (Marvel's collections editor is terible at their job) seems more like an homage to previous X-stories than a hacky retelling, the stories here feel like...hacky retellings.

Burying Hellion's story in a contrived "Tell the story through a series of flashbacks given by characters who are being interrogated" is lazy storytelling. Given what a gifted and creative writer Carey is when writing for Vertigo, I'm deeply disapp
May 28, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: X-Men completists
I've liked a lot of Mike Carey's work, both in comics and out, but this collection just completely missed the mark with me. Cyclops sending team members to help rebuild San Francisco makes perfect sense but how its done is goofy seeing as how a handful of the team could handle the job in a couple hours. The developments with Hellion, Sentinel, and Dust were all limited and then having the aftermath of a pretty bad event (Age Of X) collected here is editorially a bad move. Frenzy is uninteresting ...more
May 16, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
A weird collection. The first half takes place immediately before Age of X, and is mostly stalling. The second half takes place after Age of X, and is quite good. Why it's collected this way, I don't know... ...more
Continuing the great x-read of 2017/2018... (and I am really far behind with my reviews so I will be putting up a bunch of quick-takes to catch up...)

I enjoyed this volume though it was a bit disjointed.
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Mike Carey steers the Utopia residents into new territory in this volume of X-Men: Legacy. A team of X-Men are sent to San Francisco to help repair the damage from Bastion's assault on the X-Men in the first half of the volume. The mission starts strong, but turns to disaster when Omega Sentinel's latent programming overrides her human self, launching an attack on her teammates. The recently amputated telekinetic Hellion is able to shut her down by using excessive force; this prompts an assessme ...more
Jul 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume takes a breather after all the craziness of recent large events to look at how various characters, including Magneto, Hellion, David and some other students deal with it. Of course, there are still elements of action, but the emphasis and more interesting aspects are how different situations arise and characters cope and process after the events. As such, this volume does require some knowledge of what had gone on before, and that knowledge leads to a solid volume that while it may n ...more
Shannon Appelcline
The reconstruction two-parter takes a nice look at the X-Men's relationship with the people of San Francisco and is great for its focus on Julian [8/10]. Though its nice to see a focus on Blindfold in the next issue, the story is just OK overall, building on the least whelming aspects of Empath [7/10]. The final couple of issues are a terrific response to Age of X and #249 in particular is an awesome look at a group of people who appear to be making up Rogue's new strike team [9/10].
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was better than I expected it would be, particularly since it bookends a big X-event, but it somehow managed to do a reasonable job of summarizing that event and the related changes that it made to the characters. The character interactions are actually interesting in a way that this book veered away from for a while, and there are some interesting developments here, that I am interested to see pan out. In what seems kind of a forgettable volume, something a bit new is beginning.
Nov 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: recommended
This book includes the stories that take place before and after Age of X. This to me is a bit more interesting than Age of X, because you feel like something is actually happening; not just as some mind-control thing that will be erased or forgotten later. The Legion character is becoming more well-rounded and less of a simple plot device. Which is all he has been for the past 25 years. While the stories revolving around Rogue are becoming a little stale.
Aaron Swensen
Jul 17, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library
The stories were too disconnected from each other and never really moved the characters forward. #242 and 243 we okay. I eas nice to see the X-Men do something I ordinary, in this case help at a construction site, but they could have done something more with it, not just a place for Omega Sentinel to malfunction.
William Thomas
The standard interlude between Big Important X-Overs. Slowly advances the team to the next big crossover event, ushering them from the previous one and attempting to tie up any loose ends and glaring miscalculations on the editor's part. Nemesis continues to amaze me as a character and the work with Legion in this book is the greatest part of it. Not enough of Pixie to keep my interest, though. ...more
I don't know why I bother anymore. On general principles this book's great, but it just can't keep my interest. I'm lost, adrift in the vast mythology of this gang of mutants. Which storyline is this one, now? Are they all interconnected? If so, shit, that's a lot to go through. Like the Chinese say, May you live through interesting times. ...more
Aug 02, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: marvel-comics
The first half of this book wasn't that great. The final issues deal with the aftermath of Age of X and were a big improvement. If you don't know the characters however, it wouldn't be anywhere near as interesting. ...more
Sep 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ties up a few loose ends from the Age of X storyline. Helion's hardships and new developments made for interesting characterization. I am curious about what will happen to both Magneto and Rogue.
Sep 15, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, own-it
Ugh. It's the beginning of the end. Rogue and Magneto...

...nope. Do not want.
Feb 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's good, and satisfying because the writing is smart and so is the art.
It just doesn't ever get, ... you know,
... thrilling.

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