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X-Men Legends #8

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Based on 5 critic ratings.

ENTER: OMEGA RED! WOLVERINE’s hunt for the missing mutants goes from bad to worse!

Following LADY DEATHSTRIKE and the mysterious JIE JIE to Shanghai, where HINO-CHAN and JUBILEE have been taken, Logan will have to keep YUREI safe while dealing with the Hand. But who invited OMEGA RED to the battle?

It’s Omega Red vs. Wolverine in an all-new tale, making this one of their earliest bouts in continuity (betcha weren’t counting on that)!

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23 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 83

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    As X-MEN LEGENDS #8 takes off, readers searching for a continuation of a nostalgic WOLVERINE team-up story will be pleased. Hama and Tan give readers just enough information to start with that make the narrative easy to jump into while providing just enough late 80s WOLVERINE flare to remind fans of the definitive elements that made WOLVERINE the character he is today. However, the biggest takeaway from this issue of X-MEN LEGENDS was how much I missed that version of Jubilee. Jubilee fans may want to snag this issue and give it a look!

  • 74

    Comic Watch

    Again, I had mixed feelings of this comic and I think your view depends on how you feel about 90’s X-Men. However, with everything going on with the current X-Men content, it’s a nostalgic palette cleanser that is refreshing and can be fun to read. It’s also been a while since I’ve read a comic with so much action from page to page, that was a blast to read.

  • 70

    Manga Mavericks / All-Comic

    X-Men Legends #8 is a dream come true for Wolverine fans. Larry Hama gives us two classic Logan villains in this issue that deal a lot of damage and put our hero in a tough spot. The pencils and colors this issue look great and give us amazing visuals on every page. X-Men Legends feels like the 90’s never ended, and that’s a good thing.

  • 63

    Major Spoilers

    X-Men Legends usually hits a cool nostalgia factor for me. My family mostly read X-Men comics, so I remember reading a lot of these older runs when I was a kid. However, I struggled remaining interest in this one. Not to say that it was a bad comic, but it wasn’t what I wanted.

  • 60

    X-Men: Legends #8 is a Wolverine story like many others, which shouldn’t be surprising as Larry Hama, the man who helped define expectations of Wolverine solo stories, writes this issue. Wolverine and his teen girl sidekick—this time Jubilee as the story takes place between issues of Hama’s early ’90s Wolverine run—are tracking down some kidnapped girls in Asia. Some of Wolverine’s old enemies show up to try to stop him. The most noteworthy thing about the plot is the density of villains, with Lady Deathstrike returning from the last issue, Omega Red showing up in this issue, and Sabretooth and Birdy arriving just in time to set the stage for the next issue’s brawl. And if you like old-school, straightforward Wolverine stories, this will be comfort food for you, even if the artwork is a little rough in places—Tan’s linework looks rushed in spots, and the linework doesn’t connect well with Chris Sotomayor’s colors. It isn’t inventive, but if you enjoy a good-old-fashioned Wolverine slice ’em up, it won’t disappoint.

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