An X-Men Legends #2 Micro-Review – Wolverine vs. Beast…?

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X-Men Legends 2, cover, 2022, Kaare AndrewsTITLE: X-Men Legends #2
AUTHOR: Roy Thomas
Dave Wachter, Edgar Delgado (Colorist), Joe Caramagna (Letterer). Cover by Kaare Andrews.

RELEASED: September 21, 2022

By Rob Siebert
Fanboy Wonder

This issue doesn’t exactly deliver on the promised fight between Wolverine and Beast. That kind of thing is a pet peeve of mine. So this issue left a sour taste in my mouth in that respect.

Still, there’s plenty to like here. Especially for old school Marvel fans. This issue and its predecessor serve as a bridge between Wolverine’s debut in 1974’s The Incredible Hulk #181 and 1975’s Giant-Size X-Men #1. And Dave Wachter and Edgar Delgado once again make it all look beautiful. So X-Men Legends #2 has a pretty big silver lining.

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Astonishing Art: TMNT by Alex Donovan

By Rob Siebert
The 5th Turtle

I love a good play on a classic comic book cover. And of course, Giant-Size X-Men #1 is one of the most important superhero comics of the last 50 years. It marks the first appearance of Storm, Nightcrawler, and Colossus. They among others, including a scrappy Canadian brawler called Wolverine, were all brought on to the X-Men for the first time. It marked the dawning of a new era.

In terms of homages, what you see below is pretty damn cool.

My favorite part of what Alex Donovan did with this piece is contrast the colorful cartoon Ninja Turtles with the ones we saw from the Eastman & Laird comics. When that cartoon hit the air waves, it ushered in the golden age of the TMNT. And indeed, the dawning of a new era in pop culture. Turtlemania was officially running wild!

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