X-Men Legacy #266
Written by Christos Gage
Art by Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, and Rachelle Rosenberg
The short of it:
The Avengers/X-Men war is coming to the Jean Grey school, and that means that Rogue has to keep the teachers and students in line! Some staff bail to go help Scott, others aren’t sure what to do, and most of the students want to go beat up on the Avengers. Wolverine? No where to be found. Hey look, Avengers at the door, but they didn’t call ahead! She Hulk, Falcon, and Moon Knight come looking to lock the place down, because anything X is guilty until proven not as guilty! Kitty and Rogue talk them into staying at a distance, but they aren’t too pleased with it…and neither is Frenzy. It’s not hard for her to start a fight, but it’s even easier for She Hulk to take the situation and make it go completely FUBAR by taking out three students because she thought she saw a ‘monster’. Lesson one, X-rookies, never tell an X-Man you thought a mutant was a monster. Why? Because now it’s Rogue versus the Avengers…and their secret weapon!
What I liked:
What I didn’t like:
The guy in the White Hood really did say “you people”.
This is one of those cases where I feel Krakoa should be used, because, I mean, if he’ll attack Cyclops in one book, you think he’d try and kill the Avengers here for actually attacking.
Still hate Moon Knight.
So does Falcon know he’s covering for Captain America having Wolverine booted out of a jet, or is he just making up bogus excuses because he didn’t bother to ask?
Hellion jobs too much. This dude was the bad ass kid of his day, Quentin who? But now he’s just dude with floating metal hands that occasionally says something douchey.
Come to think of it, Pixie is the only member of Academy X that seems to get any degree of love from anyone. Sofia is gone, Laurie and Jay are dead, David shows up here and there to say something smart, Nori shows up here and there to be a bitch, and Josh has been gone since Kyle and Yost exited X-Force. Sooraya, Ceslie, Santo, Victor…I hate that the cast is bunch of background fodder. I loved that run.
Did Frenzy start the fight? Sure, she instigated the hell out of it, but I’d like to think that an intelligent general wouldn’t send a bi-polar schitzophrenic with anger issues to a school. That was just begging for him to go loose cannon.