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X-Men Legends #3

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.


Ann Nocenti returns to her co-creation with an all-new story set after the original LONGSHOT miniseries!

Longshot’s adventure on Earth may be over, but before he can continue his mission, he’s pulled into Mojoworld for a multipicture deal he simply can’t refuse.

And when WOLVERINE and SHADOWCAT investigate the mysterious psionic disturbance, will they be able to escape the pull of Mojoworld before things SPIRAL out of control?

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23 pages
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  • 96

    You Don't Read Comics

    Far back in the mid-1980s, writer/editor Ann Nocenti had worked with artist Arthur Adams on a very popular mini-series called Longshot. The intention may have been to lead into a regular Longshot series. It was certainly popular enough. Nocenti got a little side-tracked. She’d intended on getting back to Longshot in a couple of years but ended up getting lost in other work for nearly four decades. A lot had happened. There was an extended run on Daredevil. Another on Catwoman. There was an editorship at High Times. There were...a hell of a lot of other projects. Now she’s ready to get reacquainted with the character in X-Men Legends #3. This time Nocenti teams up with artist Javier Pina and colorist Jim Campbell. It’s exciting to see her getting back to the character she co-created a long time ago...if only for a few issues.
  • 80

    If not for a reference to emoji, X-Men: Legends #3 could be titled Longshot #7 and have come out right after the end of the original Longshot miniseries, and that's perfect. The plot picks up with Longshot, Spiral, and Mojo returning to Mojoworld, as they did at the end of Longshot #6, and Mojo getting up to his old tricks. It could be a rote attempt to recapture past glory, as some past X-Men: Legends issues have been, but Ann Nocenti's wit and knack for writing dialog are as sharp and fresh as ever. No one captures Mojo's scatterbrained blend of cruelty and humor like his creator, repartee with straight men Spiral and Major Domo as Nocenti doubles down on the media satire of the original series elevates the issue. It would have been wonderful if Art Adams had joined Nocenti for this follow-up to their collaboration on the original Longshot miniseries. That didn't happen, but Javier Pina is no slouch. His artwork delivers action, humor, and conversation with appropriately varied layouts and dynamically rendered figures. Hopefully, this X-Men: Legends arc alerts more people to Nocenti's work and Longshot's cutting charm.
  • 70

    Major Spoilers

    X-Men Legends #3 is intriguing but doesn’t hit that nostalgic feel for me. This was written before I got into comics, and I am not familiar with the themes of these characters. However, the story is a lot of fun!
  • 68

    Comic Watch

    This is definitely an experience. It's not a series I would read again just because it doesn't appeal to me, but that doesn't mean it's bad. It's just something that I still have no idea what my own opinion is about the issue and the story. So this is one that you should try to read an issue (maybe cheap on digital or borrow someone's first) to see if this is something you'd like to read for yourself.

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