Marvel Comics Final Thoughts – X-Men: Legacy – Divided He Stands, Sins of the Father

The life and times of Charles Xavier are on display in semi-clip show format in this new series following the mega X-Men crossover event Messiah Complex.

With Marvel’s popular and successful foray into films with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, I’ve finally decided to get back into comics. I grew up a big fan of X-Men and other superheroes but haven’t really kept up since the 90s. Thus begins my grand catching-up of the last ten years of Marvel comics, events and stories.

Thanks in large part to trade paperbacks and the digital convenience of Marvel Unlimited I can make relatively quick progress, and I’ll write down my Final Thoughts for each collection here on my blog. Like my gaming Final Thoughts, this will be full of spoilers. You’ve been warned!

x-men legacy divided he standsWriter: Mike Carey

Artist: Scott Eaton

Issues: X-Men: Legacy (2008) #208-216, X-Men: Odd Men Out


The death of Professor Charles Xavier has been greatly exaggerated. To be fair most deaths in the modern Marvel age do carry some significance, even with the caveat that they’ll eventually come back. Steve Rogers, for example, was gone for several years (an eternity in comics) following his highly publicized death after Civil War. What follows is the life and times of Charles Xavier wrapped up in an X-Men clip show, as Xavier’s past sins are put on full display in this entertaining but at times repetitive new series. Continue reading “Marvel Comics Final Thoughts – X-Men: Legacy – Divided He Stands, Sins of the Father”