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 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #208 - Divided We Stand - From Genesis to Revelations
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): John Romita Jr.
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: April 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands and X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands Hardcover
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Fun Facts: The X-Men title has been changed to "X-Men: Legacy" as of this issue. Similar to when X-Men changed to Uncanny X-Men. The volume number does not restart, it continues as normal.
Comic Summary: Exodus, Amelia Voght and Frenzy, along with Omega Sentinel, recently freed of her possession from Malice, debate what to do with Xavier now that they have him in their possession, although in a very limited capacity since he is essentially dead. Frenzy thinks they should kill him, while Amelia, still clearly in love with Xavier, is more protective of him, as is Omega Sentinel, who after learning what happened during the war of the mutant baby, including how she became free of the possession, as she has some memory loss, reveals that she feels she owes Xavier some sort of debt for how he helped her. Exodus is more interested in extracting vital information from Xavier’s mind though. However, he has some trouble doing that, to which Amelia explains that it is the barriers Xavier learned to put up during the Korean War. Inside Xavier’s mind, the founder of the X-Men slips through periods of time - firstly to a discussion he had with Moira MacTaggert before the X-Men were formed in which he wanted he research on genetics, but she turned him down. Then, to much later, to when the Original X-Men had been formed and Moira learned of Xavier’s “Danger Room”, which she disapproved of and told Xavier he was creating an army. Moira also learns that Xavier believes Cyclops has had prior contact with a mutant who is plotting against him. Another time, shortly after, Xavier re-visit’s a discussion he had with Cyclops about how he wants him to lead the X-Men during his absence, and Cyclops questioned Xavier’s motives. Back to reality, and Exodus discusses the situation with his newest visitor - Magneto!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #209 - Divided We Stand
Importance Rating: 2.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: May 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands and X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Magneto talks to his brain-dead companion, Professor X, about the old days, when he notices Omega Sentinel listening in. Omega Sentinel explains that she is only here to ensure Xavier’s safety, and after a discussion with Magneto, Omega Sentinel reveals that her remaining Sentinel components confirm that there is something going on inside Xavier, that his mind responds to the sound of Magneto’s voice. Inside Xavier’s mind, he recalls numerous encounters with Magneto over the years and their arguments over their ideologies and what is the correct path for mutantkind to take. Karima wants to know which of them was right, to which Magneto suggests Karima asks Xavier himself, by waking him up. Karima attempts to do this by using her powers to create a super-conductor, lowering the neural trigger-points in Xavier’s mind. Inside Xavier’s mind, Charles recalls an early battle between the X-Men and the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants, and a speech Magneto made, which Xavier knows is out-of-place. He then wakes up. Meanwhile, Exodus and three of his Acolytes - Amelia Voght, Frenzy and Random discuss the current events, in particular their former leader, Magneto being depowered. Frenzy is particularly disgusted by it, and while a weary Xavier gather’s his thoughts, his mind somewhat scattered, Frenzy makes her way to where he is, offering to end his troubles for him. Frenzy gets into a fight with Magneto after he tells her to leave, as she is not going to listen to a flat-scan, and throws him across the room. Karima comes to Magneto’s defense, the two women fighting furiously, until Frenzy gets the upper hand, taking Karima out. But as she is about to smash Xavier, Magneto stops her, using a surgical lazer on her eye, burning out part of her brain. Xavier remembers the infamous “No. More. Mutants” scene from the House of M, and explains that he and Magneto cancelled each other out, eventually becoming irrelevant. Exodus soon arrives and, annoyed that Frenzy has been injured, he attacks Magneto, before Xavier begins to battle him on the astral plane.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #211 - Divided We Stand - Sins of the Father, Part 1
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scot Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: Main Storyline Series
Variant Covers: A. Skrull Variant.

B. Wizard World Philadelphia Sketch Variant.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands and X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The Juggernaut resists someone trying to invade his mind, and threatens to come looking for them, while Professor Xavier dreams about his sister, Cassandra Nova, who brings up some of the past failings in Xavier’s life, notably the tragic life Xavier’s son, Legion had. The next day, Xavier visits his childhood friend, Carter Ryking, in the Ryking secure Psychiatric Facility, hoping that by reading some of Carter’s memories, it will restore some of his own. Carter, whose mental stability is not quite right, agrees, and Xavier revisits his childhood, when both he and Carter were “patients” of Dr. Milbury, and for the first time, Xavier sees the red mark on Dr. Milbury’s forehead. Xavier recalls the four powerful people at Alamogordo - his father, Kurt Marko, Irene Adler and Dr. Milbury. Returning to his car, Xavier becomes aware of someone watching him - a sniper - and uses his powers to cause a flock of pigeons to fly around the sniper, and allowing Xavier to make his getaway. Later, Carter is about to be given an injection, but seemingly dies. Xavier pours over old photographs, and recalls a time where he was examining Jean Grey’s new powers and she said some very poignant words to him. His mind races to when Bishop recently killed him, and feels that once again he is being watched - indeed, some assassins are outside his motel room, but they are then confronted by…Gambit! Meanwhile, at the Hellfire Club, Sunspot is disappointed with Sebastian Shaw about the mysterious device that recently killed two Hellfire Club staff members. Shaw explains the history of the device, and Sunspot puts him on a tight leash, before telling the other members of the Inner Circle that there will soon be a vacant position within the Inner Circle.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #212 - Divided We Stand - Sins of the Father, Part 2
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scot Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: July 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands and X-Men Legacy: Divided He Stands Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Gambit attacks the assassins who were trying to get at Xavier, and during the battle, Xavier is reunited with Gambit, though he isn’t sure who he is, he delves into Gambit’s mind, and watches a scene play out during which Xavier disbanded the X-Men, and afterwards Gambit confronted him about it. In the present, Gambit explains that he came to find Xavier after he heard someone was paying to have Xavier killed, along with a list of three others - Sebastian Shaw, Cain Marko and Carter Ryking. This worries Xavier, as Carter is powerless. They travel to the Ryking Facility where Carter is institutionalized, only to learn that Carter died from a spontaneous rupturing of every blood cell in the brain. While there, they are spotted by Sebastian Shaw, who begins to follow them. Gambit accompanies Xavier on the journey to Alamogordo, as that is the place that everyone on the list, except Shaw, has in common. Xavier reveals that he intended to return to Alamogordo years ago, but something always got in the way. His mind flashes back to when he was a child, and his mother wanted to leave Alamogordo, but an abusive Kurt Marko wouldn’t let her. After stopping for a break during the long car-ride, the two men discuss various matters, and Xavier’s mind slips again, to a distorted scenario where he is commanding soldiers in war - the soldiers of course being the X-Men, whom he practically orders to their deaths. He is confronted by this militaristic version of himself, who explains that he is a potentiality. In reality, Gambit and Xavier are attacked by the assassin again. Gambit is taken down quickly, but Xavier manages to stumble away, only to fall over and wake up in his mind again, this time, as a child, with Mr. Sinister looming over him, scalpel in hand.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #213 - Divided We Stand - Sins of the Father, Part 3
Importance Rating: 8.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scot Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: June 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father and X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Xavier finds himself trapped in his own mind and taunted by Mr. Sinister, while in the world outside, Gambit battles the assassins who tried to kill Xavier - and is soon aided by Sebastian Shaw, the two of them calling a truce while they get to the bottom of what is going on, as they both have relevant information to the situation. Sinister taunts Xavier some more, reiterating strongly that Xavier is a failure and a bad mentor to the X-Men, he “replays” some of Xavier’s less-than-stellar moments with the early teams of X-Men, before using Xavier’s own telepathy to cancel the assassination orders that the assassins receive from their mysterious leader. Gambit and Shaw briefly discuss Gambit’s time with Sinister, and how Sinister restored him to normal after he was made a Horseman of Apocalypse. Shaw reveals that his father worked for Sinister for forty years, and was present when Sinister created the Cronus device, which is a key that will enable him to write his mind, physical matrix and even memories to a select few individuals upon his death - Xavier, Sebastian Shaw, Cain Marko and Carter Ryking. Shaw explains that his father, in turn, created a device to counter that, so Sinister would never be able to take over Shaw. Xavier, meanwhile, has been brought to Alamogordo, where he is confronted by Dr. Amanda Mueller, an ancient mutant whose power is never to die. Mueller immediately sees that Sinister is inhabiting Xavier’s mind, and orders Xavier to be killed, unaware that Gambit and Shaw have arrived. Mueller reveals herself to be insanely jealous, and after shooting Xavier, her plan is revealed - that with Carter Ryking dead, Shaw and Juggernaut unable to be taken over by Sinister, and with Xavier bleeding to death, Sinister will be forced to take over her body. She informs Sinister that she gave herself the Cronus treatment when he was busy creating the Marauders, however, she modified it so the procedure will only give her his powers, not his personality, thus freeing her from this aged body. Inside Xavier’s mind, Sinister urges Charles to stop fighting him and let him take over so he can combat Mueller. Gambit and Shaw make their presence known, and take down the assassins, before Shaw attempts to destroy the Cronus device, but fails. Things take an uncertain turn though, when it appears Xavier has given in to Sinister.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #214 - Divided We Stand - Sins of the Father, Part 4
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scot Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: September 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father and X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Sinister takes Xavier on a tour of various points in his life where he has seemingly died, while Gambit and Sebastian Shaw attempt to stop Sinister, in possession of Xavier’s body, by destroying the Cronus device, until Amanda Mueller takes Gambit and Shaw out of the equation by trapping them. Sinister confronts Mueller, who wants Sinister to be reborn inside her, while Gambit and Shaw eventually break free of Mueller’s cages. Sinister takes on Gambit and Shaw, before they begins to destroy the Cronus device once more, as Xavier gains control inside his mind, eventually expelling Sinister from him. Xavier is returned to “normal”, and thanks Gambit for his assistance. Two days later, Shaw meets with a woman whom he wants to be his new Black Queen - Miss Sinister!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #216 - Manifest Destiny - Walkthrough, Part 2
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Phil Briones
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: November 2008
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father and X-Men Legacy: Sins of the Father Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Despite his protests, Xavier is taken on a “walkthrough” of various important events in his past, all narrated by the White Queen, who challenges Xavier’s reasons for doing what he has done as they take this journey. Events that Xavier is forced to re-live including the mind-wiping of everyone who had ever encountered the Beast, his harsh treatment of Rogue when she came to him for help, and Cyclops’ return after the rest of the X-Men were captured by Krakoa. Each time, Xavier has an explanation for what he has done, but the White Queen continues to push him, and briefly shows Xavier in several other situations, like murdering his twin sister in the womb, and mind-wiping Magneto. The White Queen tries to encourage Xavier to stop thinking that he is God, before quoting something Moira MacTaggert once said. This confuses Xavier, but the White Queen returns him to reality, and announces that there is no residue of Mister Sinister hiding inside Xavier. Xavier asks when Moira said those words, to which the White Queen reveals that Moira said it when she was dying, and lets Xavier relive those last moments of Moira’s life. Xavier cries, and soon makes up with Cyclops, before Cyclops and the White Queen leave.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #220 - Salvage, Part 1
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: March 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Three months ago, the Skrull attack on SWORD’s headquarters resulted in the living embodiment of the X-Men’s Danger Room - aptly called Danger - being set free from her prison. Today, Gambit agrees to accompany Professor X on a search for Rogue, as Xavier wants to make amends with her, and they realize she has gone back to the place where Rogue freed herself from her mind-link with Carol Danvers. Indeed, Rogue currently resides at Maynards Plains, in Australia, with Mystique’s psyche to keep her company - though Rogue knows she is being watched by someone else. This person soon reveals themselves, claiming to be a social historian who has come to do research on the ghost town. Rogue however is very suspicious, and believes the woman to be someone in disguise, presumably Mystique, and warns her to stay away from her. The Professor and Gambit make their way towards Maynards Plains, and the Professor agrees not to pressure Rogue into anything. The historian however, finds some equipment left behind by the Reavers, and asks her if she knows anything about it. Rogue claims she doesn’t, and leaves. In space, a group of Shi’ar warriors tracking someone finds their location on Earth - in Maynards Plains to be precise. When they arrive, they start firing at the social historian, who reveals herself to be Danger, and informs Rogue that she is going to use her as a conduit for revenge against Professor Xavier.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #221 - Salvage, Part 2
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: April 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Xavier and Gambit arrive at Maynards Plains in search of Rogue, only to discover something very wrong - a sprawling city stands where a ghost town once existed. Despite the numerous people walking by, Xavier detects only five other minds - Rogue’s and four non-human minds. They soon encounter Nimrod, only for him to be attacked by Rogue - not the real Rogue however, and Xavier realizes that this is all too familiar. As they find themselves suddenly in Magistrate-ruled Genosha, Xavier develops a better understanding of what is going on - that this is all Danger Room programming - and they soon find the prison, where inside, they find the four other minds - a crew of aliens, imprisoned. The real Rogue, meanwhile, finds herself trapped in ever-changing Danger Room scenarios - firstly, she is hunted by various x-heroes on Muir Island when they were under the manipulation of the Shadow King, all the while dealing with the inner dialogue she receives from Mystique, imprinted on her mind. After dodging the fake X-Men and Muir Island X-Men, Rogue realizes she is in the Morlock Tunnels - during the Morlock massacre. Rogue takes on the Marauders, who slaughtered the Morlocks, only to find herself overwhelmed, and at the mercy of Scalphunter.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #222 - Salvage, Part 3
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: May 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue’s mind flashes back to a consultation with the Beast, regarding her powers, while right now, with the imprint of Mystique in her mind, she takes on a reconstruction of the Marauders, with Mystique’s help of course. Later, Rogue watches as the landscape around her changes often, and discusses various things with the imprint of Mystique. Finding herself in a reconstruction of Antarctica, Rogue watches as she abandoned Gambit there some time ago, before she is confronted by a the hologram of a young Cody Robbins. Meanwhile, Xavier, Gambit and the crew of the Boneyard Dog work together to take down a reconstruction of Sentinels on Genosha, before the Boneyard Dog crew explain who they are and why they are here - and agree to work together to get out of the situation they are in. Xavier and Gambit watch a reconstruction of a young Rogue’s first kiss with Cody Robbins and the disastrous results, before arriving at a fluctuating reconstruction of the Xavier Mansion, where time-crossed reconstructions of various X-Men take on numerous villains. Ascertaining that the epicenter of their problems is coming from within, Xavier walks through the ever-changing Mansion, where he finds Danger, and realizes that she has either come to breed, or die.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #223 - Salvage, Part 4
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scott Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: June 2009
Variant Covers: A. Marko Djurdjevic 70th Anniversary Variant.

B. Morry Hollowell Wolverine Art Appreciation Variant.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue wanders through the realm that Danger has created for her. Following a young Cody, she is soon attacked by the unhealthy Ms Marvel. They battle, before Rogue finds herself in Magnus’ citadel at a time when they became close. They discuss, in a roundabout way, Rogue’s predicament, before Ms Marvel attacks once more. As the battle progresses, Ms Marvel changes to Cody, and then to Mystique, though Rogue bests Danger at all times. Magnus then reveals to Rogue a way out. Meanwhile, while Rogue fights scenarios within Danger, Xavier confronts Danger herself. After explaining to Gambit and the crew of the Boneyard Dog that his voice commands can reset Danger, he ventures into her mainframe, where he discusses with Danger what she is doing now, and the time she first gained consciousness, revealing to her that he once considered freeing her, but was wary of what those actions may do. Danger feels oppressed, and Xavier claims to have a way to end her suffering. He returns to the Danger scenario where Gambit and the others wait for him, and moments later, the Danger Room vanishes and they are back in the Australian outback, where the Boneyard Dog crew attack Xavier and Gambit, still planning to take Danger back to space for the money they will receive. However, their plans are interrupted with the return of Rogue!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #224 - Salvage, Part 5
Importance Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Scot Eaton
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: July 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Years ago, Rogue was given a lecture about being herself from Mystique. Today, Rogue confronts the crew of the Boneyard Dog, who have attacked Xavier, Gambit and Danger. Glitter engages physical combat with Rogue, who is then rescued by Danger as Sovel prepares to kill her. Danger seriously maims Horse, but before she can inflict any further damage on the aliens, they teleport away, without taking her their prisoner as they had so hoped. Later, Professor X discusses with his companions Rogue’s mind, explaining that he knows now what must be done to enable Rogue’s mind to develop as it should have done all those years ago. Rogue lets Xavier enter her mind, with the help of Danger, and Xavier searches through the various memories, looking for something specific. He eventually finds it - a partition keeping Mystique’s presence locked inside Rogue’s mind. Xavier challenges Mystique, and eventually rids her from Rogue’s psyche. Rogue is left to recover from the ordeal, watched over by the protective Gambit. When she finally wakes, Rogue feels strange, and doesn’t think Xavier’s plan worked. Xavier explains to Rogue that she has no experience to deal with these sudden feelings, while Rogue tells him that her skin is on fire and every nerve is trying to get free. Xavier suggests to Rogue that she learn to control it. Rogue spends time reflecting on what has happened, before allowing Gambit to be her “guinea pig”, and they kiss - and Rogue does not absorb him. She is confused, but seemingly happy that she now appears to have control.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #225 - The Retreat
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Phil Briones
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: August 2009
Variant Covers: A. 1990's Decade Variant.

B. Daniel Acuna 2nd Printing Variant.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Salvage
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: After receiving dreams about the return of Professor X, the Acolytes gather in their New Avalon headquarters to discover that Xavier has indeed returned. Taking over their minds as he requires, Xavier makes his way through New Avalon, causing havoc, and easily taking down Random, Tempo and Unuscione with hypnotic suggestions when they attack him. Xavier is then reunited with Amelia Voght, and doesn’t attack her, instead he apologizes for hurting her in the past, and passes her by while she cries. Coming to Exodus and Omega Sentinel, Xavier asks simply for a moment of Exodus’ time, but Exodus isn’t interested, and orders Omega Sentinel to attack Xavier, but instead she raises her weapons to Exodus. Exodus believes Xavier is here to fight him, and they debate their stance, before Exodus agrees to accompany Xavier on a mind-walk, where they visit images from Xavier’s memory and discuss Exodus’ crusade over the years, and how many Acolytes have paid with their lives for it. Other events are referenced, and Xavier tries to convince Exodus to give up his crusade, as it is now pointless with mutant-kind at the brink of extinction. Later, Xavier and Omega Sentinel bring Frenzy out of her coma, and although she is not happy to see the man she tried to kill, Xavier tells Frenzy that there is a decision being made regarding the Acolytes that she must be part of. Amelia pays Charles another visit, they discuss their past briefly, and Xavier wants to tell Amelia something, but she stops him, telling him that this is a day of endings. The decision to disband the Acolytes has been made, with Amelia, Random and Omega Sentinel going to go to San Francisco, while Tempo may accompany them, but Unuscione and Frenzy are not happy at their team’s disbanding. Everyone leaves New Avalon, and Exodus gives his former followers a pep talk, before he levels New Avalon. Xavier and Exodus exchange a few more words, before a HAMMER chopper arrives, and Norman Osborn informs Xavier that he wants a moment of his time.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #226 - Utopia - Supressing Fire, Part One
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Dustin Weaver
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: September 2009
Variant Covers: A. Dustin Weaver 2nd Printing Variant.
Trade Availability: Avengers - X-Men: Utopia
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue, Gambit and Danger are reunited with Cyclops, who has asked for Rogue’s help in dealing with the trouble in San Francisco. After a brief discussion about Rogue’s company - Gambit and Danger - Cyclops sends them into the field on a mission to find and help some missing X-Men students. They immediately get to work, and Danger saves the life of a young boy. Meanwhile, Dragoness, Trance and Toad are on the run from several HAMMER agents, and are eventually cornered and knocked out in an alleyway. Gambit arrives and takes down the HAMMER agents, before Ariel and Onyxx arrive to take Trance back to Graymalkin. Rogue meanwhile discovers what has happened to Indra, but can’t find him, and her search is interrupted by the arrival of Moonstone - posing as Ms Marvel - and they battle for some time, before Rogue makes a daring escape. Gambit tries to talk Avalanche and Erg out of their protest, but they aren’t interested in listening. Things heat up when Ares arrives to quell the protestors. Avalanche puts up a decent battle, but he is no match for the God of War. Gambit takes Ares on, and Rogue and Danger arrive to help him - but Rogue touches Ares, and absorbs a lot of his power, before Ares is taken down. Rogue then commandeers a HAMMER vehicle to make their way through the damaged city more easily, while they are informed that Trance did not make it home.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #227 - Utopia - Supressing Fire, Part Two
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Dustin Weaver
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: October 2009
Variant Covers: A. Greg Land 70th Anniversary Frame Variant.
Trade Availability: Avengers - X-Men: Utopia
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Ariel and Onyxx return to the X-Men’s HQ with the injured Trance - only to discover that Trance isn’t with them, and that she must have fallen through another of Ariel’s doorways. Trance lands at the outskirts of the main riots in San Francisco, and is confronted by some HAMMER operatives, but her out of control power takes them down. Rogue, Gambit and Danger are informed that Trance is nearby, and they continue their search for her, while Trance encounters some civilians, and her power gets even more out of control. Eventually though, Rogue and company find her, and plan on how to save her. Moonstone of Norman Osborn’s Avengers however, is beating up some rioters, when she gets word of a possible injured mutant. Moonstone realizes that Rogue might be trying to find this mutant, and makes her way to Trance’s location, where Rogue begins comforting Trance and helping her through the ordeal of her out of control powers, when Moonstone arrives. Gambit and Danger try to take her on, but she is too powerful for them, so Rogue has to leave Trance to deal with Moonstone, but soon Rogue’s power she siphoned from Ares wears out, and Moonstone gains the upper hand - all this while Trance had been getting her power under control, and pushes Moonstone away from Rogue, distracting Moonstone enough so that Gambit can take her out, in time for Pixie to arrive and teleport Rogue, Gambit, Trance and Danger back to the X-Men HQ. Later, Trance is recovering well, and Cyclops congratulates Rogue on a good job, before revealing that he may have a plan.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #229 - Nation X - Devil At the Crossroads, Part 3
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Daniel Acuna
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: November 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Emplate and X-Men Legacy: Emplate Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue hides from the creatures pursuing her in Emplate’s realm. She finds a strange device that asks her for a declination, bearing and distance. She flies away from the creatures, and in doing so accidentally finds the dungeon, where Bling is being held. Bling is upset when Rogue keeps flying through, though she assures the younger mutant she will help her. Back on Utopia, Gambit is furious at Rogue’s current predicament, and threatens Cyclops should anything happen to Rogue. As he does though, Gambit’s appearance shifts into how it was when he was a Horseman of Apocalypse, though he leaves the argument before anyone sees. In the X-Club’s lab, Doctor Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao and a very bored Ariel continue working on a way to trap Emplate. Rogue meanwhile has fled Emplate’s lighthouse, and flies through the strange dimension, with the creatures following her - and she eventually manages to lose them in the strange realm, where other creatures attack them. Emplate is not happy to learn that Rogue is in his realm, while Rogue stumbles across the strange device again - and gives it new orders based on its last orders Emplate gave it. Emplate meanwhile confronts Bling, who attacks him before he can use his leech powers on her again. Rogue arrives back in the dungeon, and aids Bling’s attack, before Emplate reaches out to use his powers on Rogue.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #230 - Nation X - Devil At the Crossroads, Part 4
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Daniel Acuna
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: December 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Emplate and X-Men Legacy: Emplate Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue hides from the creatures pursuing her in Emplate’s realm. She finds a strange device that asks her for a declination, bearing and distance. She flies away from the creatures, and in doing so accidentally finds the dungeon, where Bling is being held. Bling is upset when Rogue keeps flying through, though she assures the younger mutant she will help her. Back on Utopia, Gambit is furious at Rogue’s current predicament, and threatens Cyclops should anything happen to Rogue. As he does though, Gambit’s appearance shifts into how it was when he was a Horseman of Apocalypse, though he leaves the argument before anyone sees. In the X-Club’s lab, Doctor Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao and a very bored Ariel continue working on a way to trap Emplate. Rogue meanwhile has fled Emplate’s lighthouse, and flies through the strange dimension, with the creatures following her - and she eventually manages to lose them in the strange realm, where other creatures attack them. Emplate is not happy to learn that Rogue is in his realm, while Rogue stumbles across the strange device again - and gives it new orders based on its last orders Emplate gave it. Emplate meanwhile confronts Bling, who attacks him before he can use his leech powers on her again. Rogue arrives back in the dungeon, and aids Bling’s attack, before Emplate reaches out to use his powers on Rogue.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #234 - The Telltale Heart
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Yanick Paquette
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: May 2010
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Necrosha
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue begins her day by trying to help Indra come to terms with what happened in San Francisco. She meets with Cyclops and the Stepford Cuckoos who have been trying to locate the missing Phoenix Force, but now need to attempt a different scan, which is why they need Rogue to absorb most of their power. Rogue agrees, and soon finds herself picking up snatches of people’s thoughts as she walks past them. She meets with Surge, who is explains that her power is going out of control whenever she is around Magneto, and asks Rogue to talk to him about it. Rogue meets up with Gambit, and, thanks to her temporary psi-power, sees something inside him that shouldn’t be there. She tries to get him to talk about it, but Gambit doesn’t want to. Suddenly, images of Rogue and Gambit’s past flash through Rogue’s mind and are projected to everyone across Utopia, embarrassing her. Rogue suggests to Indra that she could use the telepathy to go inside his mind, but he is not interested. Rogue finds Magneto and confronts him about Surge. Magneto tells her that he is boosting Surge’s power ten or twenty times her normal threshold. Rogue tells him that he cannot do that without Surge’s permission, before they kiss. Rogue knows it is because of the telepathy, and warns Magneto once again to back off from Surge. Rogue talks to Rockslide about fear, before picking up someone else thinking about her - she sees Iceman - but he assures her he was thinking about baseball. The Stepford Cuckoos had no luck tracing the Phoenix Force, and Rogue returns their power to them. She once again meets with Indra, discussing his beliefs, before pointing out that his code name is the Armorer of Heaven, the God of War, a strange name for him. Indra tells Rogue that he doesn’t want to be a fighter, before almost uncontrollably using his powers to armor up and confront Rogue with a multitude of weapons. Later, Rogue and Gambit meet on the beach, while Indra creates a knife and cuts a large rock in half.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #236 - Second Coming - Chapter 8
Importance Rating: 1.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Greg Land
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: May 2010
Variant Covers: None Shown.
Trade Availability: X-Men: Second Coming Hardcover
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Fun Facts: Gambit does not appear in the comic itself, only on the "Heroic Age" variant cover.

This issue has 4 different variant covers, Gambit only appears on 1. The others are not shown since he has no appearance in them.
Comic Summary: While the X-Club escape from the decoy “oil rig”, the X-Men and other mutants on Utopia deal with the destruction of the Blackbirds, until everyone sees a strange red substance encase Utopia - and some of San Francisco. They cannot break through it, despite their vast power, and eventually detect that it is spherical, as they cannot go under it, either. Cyclops orders a large squad of X-Men and other mutants over to San Francisco, to help with emergency relief, which angers some of the less active mutants on Utopia, worried they will be left unprotected should Bastion attack them. On the other side the X-Club begin trying to work out how to break through it, when they are visited by five of the Avengers. Cable informs Hope that he has enough power left for one more jump, meaning he could send her away, but Hope opts to stay to help everyone who is fighting for her. As they approach the mainland, the X-Men notice another sphere which has materialized over the Golden Gate Bridge - and from it emerge several Nimrods.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #241 - Collision, Conclusion
Importance Rating: 1.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Clay Mann, Tom Raney
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: December 2010
Variant Covers: None Shown.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: Gambit does not appear in the comic itself, only on the variant cover.

This issue has 2 different variant covers, Gambit only appears on 1. The others are not shown since he has no appearance in them.
Comic Summary: Indra, Anole and Loa race into action to rescue Rogue, Magneto and Vaipala from Quitado, which has landed in Mumbai. Inside the city of the Children of the Vault, Magneto has freed himself and Vaipala from the angelfire, while Rogue has managed to take down Perro. Marut the chauffeur takes the x-kids as far as he can toward Quitado, when Luz appears, offering to disguise them and help them get into Quitado. At that moment, Magneto takes down several Children of the Vault, while struggling against the one called Piedra Dura - until Rogue arrives, and helps him. Cadena prepares to kill Vaipala, so Rogue and Magneto surrender. Cadena orders some of her servants to take them away - and they do, vanishing in the process. Luz drops her disguise, before revealing herself to Cadena, while the x-kids, Rogue, Magneto and Vaipala make their escape. Eventually they come to the center of Quitado, where Magneto destroys the anchor, sending Quitado back out of Earth’s realm. Later, the mutants prepare to leave Mumbai, with Indra saying goodbye to Vaipala, telling her that they could meet when he comes back, though he is not sure when that will be, after arguing with his father once more. While in Quitado, Luz lies on her bed, and paints an image of Indra, telling him that she will see him soon.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #244 - None So Blind
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Harvey Tolibao
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: January 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Aftermath
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue tries to help Blindfold decipher a cryptic dream in which the X-Men are attacked by a mysterious enemy. Rogue informs Cyclops and the White Queen of Blindfold’s dream, telling them that she thinks they should take Blindfold’s warning with caution,and Cyclops enlists the X-Club to help decipher Blindfold‘s vision. Blindfold sets out about trying to find out the danger. She first encounters Gambit, and talks to “Death” within him - but he is not the danger. Blindfold finds Hellion, an outcast after his recent attack on Omega Sentinel, but decides he is not the threat either. Rogue meets with Madison Jeffries, and learns that Dragoness, Magma, Surge and Armor have seemingly vanished from Utopia. Blindfold finds Legion, and is transported into his mind, where she learns he is not the threat either, so she sets out across Utopia. Rogue and Jeffries realize that a creature from Emplate’s sub-dimension is on Utopia, but only visible at certain spectrums. They set out to locate it, while Blindfold is captured by the spider-tentacle creature. Rogue and Jeffries arrive on scene, and find the missing girls trapped in the creature’s web. Madison gets captured also, while Rogue summons help from the X-Men. But Rogue does her best to take on the creature herself, and after getting stuck in the web, she manages to absorb the powers of Magma, Surge and Armor - and using their powers combined, she takes down the creature. Everyone is freed, and Blindfold announces that creature was not the danger she saw in her vision, and suddenly, the world goes dark.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #245 - Age of X - Chapter 1
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Clay Mann
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: February 2011
Variant Covers: A. Clay Mann Variant.
B. Paolo Rivera Fantastic Four Anniversary Variant.
C. 2nd Print Variant
Trade Availability: X-Men: Age of X
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: At Fortress X, several mutants engage the attacking human forces in combat, however the battle results in Tempo’s death. Legacy does what she can to help Tempo through the dying process. Cannonball and Basilisk have issues with the chain of command, before the Force Warriors - Legion, Hellion, Psylocke, Carmella Unuscione and Revenant - come to repair the force walls that surround Fortress X. After the battle, the mutants return to Fortress X, where Moira MacTaggert fusses over Legion, and Frenzy discusses his current powerless state with Wolverine, as he tends bar. Some of the other mutants discuss the possibility that they may have all met before, in a place where one person brought them all together. Legacy hangs around the edge of the force walls, when she notices an apparent soldier. Several others show up to take the soldier down, until Magneto arrives -the “soldier” is actually Katherine Pryde, a prisoner from within Fortress X attempting to escape. Magneto takes Pryde back to the brig, which is monitored by Danger, and several others - Emma Frost, Magik, the Stepford Cuckoos, Martha Johansson and Professor X are imprisoned also. However, Katherine Pryde had in her possession a camera, and she was taking photos outside the force walls, which Legacy finds very interesting.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #246 - Age of X - Chapter 3
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Clay Mann
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: March 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men: Age of X
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Moonstar and her Cadre - Eclipse, Warlock, Magma, Karma and Dust - are trailing the fugitive Legacy, who has found sanctuary with Wolverine. Moira MacTaggert demands answers from Magneto about Legacy and what she attacked them all with. Moira offers the services of Legion and the rest of the Force Warriors in locating Legacy by searching the fortress at a molecular level. Legacy tells Wolverine that she is growing suspicious, and explains that the images she saw in her head where of memories the Professor had - of all the mutants in Fortress X, only she does not recall ever living those experiences. Suddenly, Moonstar and her Cadre burst into Wolverine’s bar as they have tracked Legacy there. Magneto interrogates Madison Jeffries after learning Legacy was using his power, and Jeffries is forced to reveal that Legacy had a camera with blank images on it. Wolverine remains stoic as Moonstar and her Cadre search his bar for Legacy, while outside, Cannonball leads a gathering of mutants against an attack from human forces who have penetrated the force walls. Having no luck at Wolverine’s bar, Moonstar and her Cadre continue on in their search for Legacy - and eventually catch up to her. But their capture of Legacy has to wait, as an enormous enemy tanker takes the Cadre’s priority. Legacy manages to escape, until she is confronted by Dust - however Gambit shows up and takes Dust down as he decides to aid Legacy. But Magneto discovers this and buries them both under a mountain of rubble. Suspicion about Fortress X grows as Basilisk meets with Wolverine.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #247 - Age of X - Chapter 5
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Clay Mann
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: June 2011
Variant Covers: A. Thor Goes Hollywood Variant
Trade Availability: X-Men: Age of X
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The mutants of Fortress X are trying to come terms with what goes on around them, while the Force Warriors assert their newfound authority. Moonstar argues with them, while Charles Xavier finds an ally in the form of Katherine Pryde. Moira MacTaggert confronts Legacy and Gambit, demanding they give her the box. Tensions mount between Cannonball and Basilisk, as the mutants await the arrival of the next wave of attacking soldiers, but when none arrive, Basilisk questions everything going on around them, and several other mutants support him as they leave the battle field. Moonstar and her Cadre continue to hold off against the Force Warriors, while Legion grows increasingly unstable. Moira reveals that it was she who built this world, while Charles Xavier tries to explain to Legion that he is his father. Charles asks everyone to trust him, to learn the truth, and soon, almost all of the mutants assemble together, as Charles reveals to them what happened seven days ago, on Utopia, the home of the X-Men - where he and Doctor Nemesis were wandering Legion’s mind, where various personalities were caged up - and a new personality, a psychic antibody, had taken over, and took the form of Moira MacTaggert, who then created this new world, where Legion was safe, and a hero. As “Moira” confronts Charles and the other mutants, a massive army of soldiers arrives at Fortress X.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #248 - Age of X - Aftermath, Part One
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Jorge Molina
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: July 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Aftermath
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The senior X-Men and members of the X-Club meet to discuss the events of the past seven days - where the entirety of Utopia lived in a new world created by one of Legion’s personalities. The White Queen announces that she and the Stepford Cuckoos are ready to erase those events from the minds of whoever requests. Cannonball and Pixie are first up, and several others soon follow. Professor X and Doctor Nemesis meet with Legion, who has been given a wrist device that allows him to access each individual personality and use their power. Cyclops finds the time to meet with Frenzy, who is infatuated with the time the two of them spent together in the other reality, but Cyclops is adamant that there is nothing between them, which angers her. Rogue is having trouble dealing with her role as the “Reaper” in the other reality, and Gambit tries to comfort her, but tells her that they cannot be together until Rogue is ready. Cyclops meets with Kavita Rao who has several pieces of information for him, left-overs from the other reality, as it were, including Hellion’s newfound control and skill over his power, Chamber being cleared of the reconstructive work to his body done by Clan Akkaba, and finally, Revenant is still with them on Utopia. Cyclops meets with the mysterious Revenant, who, as it turns out is a “fragment” of Rachel Summers who was trying to make contact with Utopia when Legion’s personality altered reality, and her message was caught up in the alteration, only now, she cannot remember what her message was. Cyclops assures Rachel that he will bring her home. Finally, Magneto meets with Rogue, and they discuss Rogue’s recent developments, before Magneto picks her up and flies off Utopia, telling her that he is taking her to the place that defines them all - the past!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #249 - Age of X - Aftermath, Part Two
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Rafael Sandoval
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: July 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Aftermath
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Magneto and Rogue arrive at a museum memorial for victims of the Holocaust, and inside, Magneto tells Rogue a story about a man called August Hirt, who was a Nazi collaborator, and whose function was to preserve the bodies of 100 “inferiors” for research long after their people were wiped out. It was at Auschwitz that Hirt chose a young Max Eisenhardt as one of his subjects, but was refused by the warden. When things turned bad for the Axis, Hirt fled to France, and was taken into custody for his own safety. But, that didn’t stop Max Eisenhardt, a little older now, from tracking Hirt down, and convincing him to end his own life. Magneto suggests to Rogue that she should go back to Gambit, as he truly loves her. Back on Utopia, Frenzy is still struggling with her emotions, and Gambit has to break up a fight between her and Toad. Frenzy is truly troubled, but returns to her quarters and gives herself a sleek new makeover, before finding Gambit and thanking him for stopping her killing Toad, before announcing that she is going to be an X-Man. Doctor Nemesis and Kavita Rao are monitoring Legion’s use of his new power to summon the powers of his personalities - but when he attempts to access one of them, he finds nothing happens. Doctor Nemesis is annoyed, but certain there is nothing wrong with the wrist band he devised. Legion summons another persona, the Delphic, and they learn from the Delphic that there are several personalities who are resisting, and are being led by one called Styx. Magneto returns to his quarters, though Rogue soon enters, announcing that she is not promising him anything beyond tonight, before they kiss.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #250 - Lost Legions, Part One
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth, Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: August 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue helps Doctor Nemesis and Professor X examine Legion’s mind in hopes they could track down the escaped personas. Cyclops then permits them to go and find the missing personas, but they find that Magneto has been assigned to the team, while Frenzy has volunteered herself, and Gambit has joined them also. Professor X is not too happy about Magneto and Frenzy joining them on the mission, while Frenzy wants to prove her worth. Magneto is with them in case Legion cannot take back his missing personas. In Punta Brava, they have tracked down one of Legion’s escaped personas - Time-Sink. He leads on them on a lengthy chase, before the team generally works well together, and their combined effort helps take Time-Sink down long enough for Legion to re-absorb him. Rogue reveals that she knows where two more personas are, and the team departs for London, unaware that another escaped persona, Styx, has several followers, one of whom has a connection to the mutants and knows where they are.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #251 - Lost Legions, Part Two
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: August 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue and Magneto arrive in London, and are instantly surrounded by countless “replicas” - people taken over by - Chain, one of Legion’s escaped personas. They do what they can to defend themselves while attempting to locate the Chain 1(A). Gambit, Legion, Frenzy and the Professor soon arrive on scene, and while the Professor remains in the X-jet to scan for Chain 1(A), the others go to assist Rogue and Magneto. They battle for a while, before being forced to flee. In the catacombs beneath Paris, Styx, another escaped persona, talks to his apparent followers, while in their safe location, tensions run high between Gambit and Frenzy - amplified by the sudden arrival of another escaped persona, Susan in Sunshine. Frenzy and Gambit kiss, while Legion and Magneto argue with each other and begin to battle, until Rogue separates them. Frenzy manages to take down Susan in Sunshine, enabling Legion to re-absorb her. Xavier locates Chain 1(A) and the heroes descend on his location, where Legion is able to re-absorb him with surprising ease. However, when they return to the X-jet, they find Xavier has vanished, and Styx has left his calling card. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #252 - Lost Legions, Part Three
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: September 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In Paris, Rogue, Magneto, Gambit, Frenzy and Legion are searching for the remaining escaped personas of Legion. It’s not long before Rogue encounters the Bleeding Image, a living voodoo doll, but despite his attack on Rogue, he is easily captured. They take some time to rest as Rogue recuperates from her injuries, while Magneto and Frenzy discuss how much they have changed now from when they first met. Legion talks to Rogue and they formulate a plan. Frenzy notes that Gambit is now armed with a rifle, just like he was in the Age of X. Magneto, Gambit, Frenzy and Legion soon search for the other personas, and are led to the Catacombs beneath Paris, which Styx has made his home. They encounter several prisoners, sacrifices, and Legion makes his way to Styx, and to save his father, Professor X, Legion submits to Styx, while Endgame appears and attacks Magneto, Gambit and Frenzy.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #253 - Lost Legions, Conclusion
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: October 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Lost Legions
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: In the Catacombs beneath Paris, Magneto, Gambit and Frenzy battle Endgame, one of Legion’s escaped personas. Styx prepares to take over Legion’s body, and thus gain control of his unlimited supply of personas and their powers. Inside Styx, Legion’s soul meets up with the Professor’s and those civilians whom Styx has under his control, and Legion reveals that he actually did not let Styx take him. Frenzy, Magneto and Gambit struggle against Endgame, when suddenly, Legion appears, ready to assist them. Styx continues to try to take over Legion’s body - but he discovers that he cannot, as this Legion is in fact Rogue, whom the real Legion used Chain’s power on to possess her. Magneto takes Endgame down with the explosives from Styx’s sacrifices, and Legion is able to absorb Endgame back into himself. Rogue battles Styx, essentially short-circuiting him, and thus freeing all of the trapped souls. Magneto, Legion, Gambit and Frenzy find Professor X, who is watching Rogue still battling Styx, the two physically and psychically embedded together. Legion prepares to absorb Styx back into himself, but Styx takes Rogue with him. The Professor enters Legion’s mind and is able to shatter the link between Styx and Rogue. Xavier does so, and Rogue emerges, drawing on some of the powers of Legion’s personas, she then emerges from Legion. Rogue reveals that she knows where Rachel Summers, Havok and Polaris are being held, and now has the power to get to them thanks to the power of Compass, one of Legion’s personas. Rogue then takes Gambit, Magneto and Frenzy and they disappear in a blinding light - only for Rogue to re-appear on a space station. She sees Rachel Summers, but before she can get to her, Rogue is surrounded by several Shi’ar warriors!
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #254 - Five Miles South of the Universe, Part One
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: October 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Magneto, Gambit and Frenzy find themselves in a lush green landscape with strange creatures grazing. Suddenly, they are attacked by a large robot. They defend themselves and soon discover a Shi’ar officer piloting the robot, and realize that this is an artificial environment and that they are aboard some space station. Frenzy and Gambit begin to search the station and soon come across the Grad Nan Holt. The aliens are about to attack Magneto and the others, when they soon change direction to face off against some Shi’ar officers who arrive. The battle is a ferocious one, which ends when Magneto separates the two opposing races. The Grad Nan Holt make a run for it, and Magneto, Gambit and Frenzy align themselves with the Shi’ar. Magneto is intrigued to learn that other force wielders are aboard the station and are with the Grad Nan Holt and have done terrible damage to the station. Elsewhere on Gul Damar, Havok, Polaris and Korvus have rounded up several Shi’ar officers and warn them their troubles have barely begun. Meanwhile, Rogue realizes that her attackers are the crew of the Boneyard Dog - Sovel Redhand, Jat, Glitter and Horse. They take Rogue, along with the unconscious Marvel Girl, as their prisoners, and inform her that they are aboard Gul Damar Station, the underbelly of the Shi’ar Empire. Rogue learns that there was a war here between the Shi’ar and their insectoid vat-grown race called the Grad Nan Holt, who have tired to fight past their oppression. The Boneyard Dog crew soon inform Rogue that the station is being pulled towards its own sun. Rogue and attempts to take command of the situation by challenging Sovel. Magneto.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #255 - Five Miles South of the Universe, Part Two
Importance Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: November 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Sovel reluctantly agrees to the Arin’nn Haelar, and selects Horse to fight in his place, despite Glitter wishing to do so. The battle is brief, and Horse taken down promptly - but it is revealed that the now awake Marvel Girl had a hand in this, acting as Rogue’s champion. Marvel Girl knows that the situation on the space station is bad and tells Rogue they have to find the others quickly. In the meantime, the Shi’ar prepare for another assault on the Grad Nan Holt, but Magneto asks if he can try to speak with the Grad Nan Holt first, much to Frenzy’s displeasure. Havok and Polaris take their Shi’ar prisoners to the cargo bay, where senior Grad Nan Holt - Janissaries - are waiting to hand down a sentence. One of the Shi’ar informs Polaris that he is a scientist and knows how to repair the damaged gravitic flux which is pulling them into the sun, however nothing comes of it. Korvus, at the command of the Janissaries, slays the Shi’ar, while the scientist, after his status is revealed, is forced to slowly kill himself. Polaris wonders if what they are doing is wrong, when suddenly, Magneto arrives on scene. He is pleased to see his daughter, and attempts to talk to the Janissaries. The free Shi’ar see the scientist kill himself, and fire a powerful weapon down into the cargo bay where Magneto, Polaris, Havok, Gambit and Frenzy are, along with a large number of Grad Nan Holt. This causes Polaris and Havok to attack Magneto and his companions.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #256 - Five Miles South of the Universe, Part Three
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: November 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Magneto, Frenzy and Gambit battle Polaris, Havok and Korvus, while the large gathering of alien Grad Nan Holt try to get in on the battle as well. The Shi’ar officers fire their powerful weapons on the Grad Nan Holt in an attempt to destroy their enemy. Elsewhere on the space station, Rogue, Rachel Summers and the crew of the Boneyard Dog have discovered a hull breach. They begin work on holding the breach in place, while Rogue soon comes across a dying Shi’ar officer, who reports the gravity of the space station is wrong, which is why they are falling into the sun. The janissaries of the Grad Nan Holt attempt and escape, when the one called Friendless finds Rachel and attacks her. She counters the attack, and learns his tortured origin, including the fact that Friendless is responsible for the war between the Grad Nan Holt and the Shi‘ar. The breach widens, and part of the space station tears open - Friendless is sucked into space. Magneto and Polaris stop their fighting to hold and repair the breach, while the X-Men and Starjammers are reunited and group together with the Boneyard Dog crew. They discuss their options, and know they have to stop the space station from falling into the sun, as there are a billion people on the station. They discover the flux array, a gravity shaft, which can propel someone to the generator, where they can repair the gravity field. The flux is dangerous, but Rogue and Frenzy enter the flux and are thrust upwards. Several Shi’ar officers are in a control room, when Friendless breaks in, and takes command of them.
(Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #257 - Five Miles South of the Universe, Part Four
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: December 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: On the Gul Damar Station, Rogue and Frenzy are thrust upwards through the flux system, on a desperate mission before the space station falls into the sun. The rest of the X-Men, Starjammers and crew of the Boneyard Dog wait in anticipation for what will happen, but tensions are high between the X-Men, the long-missing Starjammers, and the Boneyard Dog crew. Friendless continues to manipulate the Shia’r leaders, forcing them to align themselves with the janissaries of the Grad Nan Holt. Friendless convinces them that killing the terrans will save the station, and instructs them to open the Anathema Vault to gain access to a powerful weapon. Magneto, Havok, Polaris, Gambit and the others come across a dockyard where various small space ships are on fire. They plan to salvage one of the space ships, and are successful in putting one together, while Rachel sends her astral form to investigate what is going on elsewhere on the station. She finds the Shi’ar and Grad Nan Holt looking over the weapon, when Frondless’s astral form attacks Rachel’s. Rogue and Frenzy are soon shunted from the flux, and arrive at their destination. The powerful weapon is activated, and sends powerful waves of energy through the space station. One such wave of energy finds its way to the dockyard where the X-Men and the others are. Sovel Redhand abandons his crew and teleports away to the gravity control station where Frenzy and Rogue are trying to fix the gravity problems. Sovel shoots them both, and releases the gravity array from its connections to the space station - while in the dockyard Havok, Polaris, Magneto, Gambit the others are forced to run for their lives as the energy sweeps over them. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #258 - Five Miles South of the Universe, Conclusion
Importance Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: January 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: As Gul Damar station continues to plummet towards its sun, Marvel Girl continues to undergo an astral attack from the Grad Nan Holt called Friendless. While Rogue lies unconscious in the gravity control station, which Sovel Redhand has separated from Gul Damar in an attempt to escape, Frenzy does her best to stop him, but he takes her out. Magneto, Havok, Polaris, Gambit, Korvus, Glitter, Horse and Jat do what they can to outrun the deadly anti-matter wave that spreads towards them from the null cascade. Marvel Girl manages to rouse Rogue telepathically, and alerts her to Sovel’s thoughts about the device he gave her earlier. Rogue realizes that it is a short-range teleport shunt, and uses it to teleport the others to the gravity control station, rescuing them from the anti-matter wave. Sovel’s crew then take him out. Magneto frees Marvel Girl’s astral form from Friendless by placing his helmet over her head, before he and Polaris rip the null cascade from Gul Damar, bringing it into space. Rogue continues to work on a plan to free Gul Damar and everyone on it from certain doom, when the heroes realize that Friendless was on the null cascade when Magneto and Polaris took it from the station. Marvel Girl and Rogue realize that since Rogue doesn’t have the capacity to process the science required for her plan, but that Friendless does, so Marvel Girl and Rogue attack him in psychic unison, and take from him his calculations required for Rogue’s plan. And just in time, as the null cascade is fired into the sun, and Gul Damar, and the gravity control station, fall into it. An undetermined amount of time later, Gul Damar, and everyone aboard, appears in orbit around Earth. Rogue explains that she collapsed Gul Damar’s sun into a wormhole, and pointed the far end at Earth, which is how they got home. Havok and Polaris are excited to be back on Earth after such a long time away, while Rogue and Frenzy seem to have a mutual understanding now. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #259 - Regenesis - Half a Step, Part One
Importance Rating: 5.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: January 2012
Variant Covers: A.Nick Bradshaw Marvel Comics 50th Anniversary Variant

B. Regenesis Gold Variant
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: On Utopia, Rogue is having a tough time deciding whether to remain on the island with Cyclops’s faction, or go to Westchester with Wolverine and his followers. Both Gambit and Magneto try to offer Rogue their thoughts, but each has already decided their path - Gambit is going, Magneto is staying. When Magneto lets Rogue touch him, to find out his perspective on things, Rogue detects another presence inside his mind. Havok confronts Cyclops about the separation of the X-Men, and urges him to talk about this with Wolverine, but Cyclops tells him that this is the only way. Soon, Rogue, Magneto, Gambit, Havok, Polaris, Frenzy, Marvel Girl and Korvus, the eight who have returned from space, meet with Cyclops and the X-Club, as Rogue reports what she detected in Magneto’s mind. The eight undergo a series of tests, but they all come back negative - except for Korvus’s sword. The X-Club discuss the sword, and given its heritage with the Phoenix, consider the possibility of Jean Grey returning. But they are still unsure about how to proceed. Blindfold examines the sword and detects that it is a doorway, and someone is on the other side of it. The White Queen links to Blindfold, and confirms this, seeing someone surrounded by fire, that death was spat out of the sky, that it wasn’t her fault, and something is going to be ruined. The White Queen learns that whoever this mutant is, she started to die, but got confused and turned around, and only made it about halfway. Rogue suggests that she absorb the piece of the mutant from each of the eight who returned from space, and Cyclops agrees, but not without Doctor Nemesis constructing some sort of containment field, in case the mutant is dangerous. Frenzy reveals to Rogue that she has made the decision to go to Westchester, for if she remains here, she will fall into bad habits. With the containment barricade created, the group meets once more, and Rogue absorbs the energy of this mutant from the others. When she touches Korvus’s sword, a door opens, and Rogue realizes who the mutant is. Cyclops wants more information, but Rogue enters the door, telling Cyclops inside is a friend who died by fire. Through the door, Rogue finds a distraught Ariel! (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #260 - Regenesis - Half a Step, Part Two
Importance Rating: 1.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Khoi Pham
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: February 2011
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Five Miles South of the Universe Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue discusses with Cyclops and the X-Club how she thinks Ariel tried to teleport to safety during the missile attack that apparently killed her, but Rogue discusses with Cyclops and the X-Club how she thinks Ariel tried to teleport to safety during the missile attack that apparently killed her, but that she only made it half a step. Rogue has a plan to rescue Ariel, and sets about linking up with the mutants on Utopia who will play a part. She meets up with Marvel Girl, who queries whether Rogue’s rescue mission of Ariel is just delaying tactics so she doesn’t have to make a decision as to whether to stay on Utopia or go back to Westchester, before she gets telepathic impressions that Korvus is causing more trouble on Utopia, this time with Warpath. Marvel Girl is worried that Korvus will have nothing to do on Earth, and despite loving him, wishes he would leave. Rogue has an idea about what Korvus can do, but sets off assembling the rest of her team, including an aggressive Hellion, who is packing for Westchester. With the team ready, including Pixie and Frenzy, Rogue opens the doorway to the realm where Ariel is trapped. Pixie casts a spell which reduces Ariel back to her regular size, while Hellion pushes his power to the limit, shutting down the explosion that constantly ravages Ariel’s body. With Ariel still alive, Doctor Nemesis and Kavita Rao get to work on keeping her that way. Eventually, Ariel wakes - back to normal.. Rogue and Magneto spend the night together, slightly avoiding Rogue’s decision. The next morning, Rogue approaches Korvus and offers him captainship of the Boneyard Dog crew and he accepts.. Rogue meets with Cyclops and informs him that she is going to Westchester to continue looking after the young mutants. Waiting for Rogue is Ariel, fully recovered she teleports herself and Rogue to Westchester. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #260.1 - Regenesis
Importance Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Baldeon
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: March 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Back to School Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: At the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning, Rogue, Gambit, Frenzy and Marvel Girl are engaged in a game of football with several of the students, including Rockslide, whom Rogue helps learn a new aspect of his power - that he can re-form his body using any rock, not just that rock that was part of his body. In doing this, however, Rockslide uses some large stones that were covering a nearby portal which housed the demons known as the N’Garai. Gambit and Frenzy question each other’s motives for taking up positions at the Jean Grey Institute, but before they can get further involved, Rogue learns of the N’Garai invasion, and she is determined that it will not interrupt the school day, as she has vowed the students here will get to live normal teenage lives. In the teachers’ lounge, Cannonball and Husk argue about Husk’s inability to deal with her problems, before they, Iceman and the Beast get word of the invasion. Iceman joins the battle on the school grounds, while Husk and the Beast go ahead and teach their classes. Cannonball joins the battle, but Rogue orders him to his class. Soon, one of the Mabdhara, the N’Garai generals, emerges from the portal, and rallies his fellow demons to widen the portal by taking the blood of innocents - and they make their way to the school buildings. Rogue quickly goes about subtly absorbing the powers of various students as she goes into each class, assuring them that despite the noise outside, things are fine. Using a combination of the students’ powers, Rogue manages to defeat the Mabdhara, and the remaining demons rush back through the portal, which is then sealed. Afterwards, Gambit and Rogue share some friendly words, before Gambit and Frenzy go into town and spend time at a bar. They reminisce about their early encounters, before kissing. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #261 - Lost Tribes
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Baldeon
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: March 2012
Variant Covers: A. Venom Variant
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Back to School Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: While teaching a zero gravity class, Rogue and Marvel Girl discuss Rogue’s relationship with Magneto, and why neither has called the other yet. At the same time, Gambit tells Frenzy that their kiss was a mistake, and the two decide to move on with their lives, as both of their hearts are elsewhere. The students at the Jean Grey Institute try to avoid Blindfold after some of them believe her power is to cause the bad things she “sees” to happen. She makes her way to Rogue and Marvel and tells them that destruction is coming. Marvel Girl telepathically orders the students to report to the safe rooms, while Wolverine tries to get some answers from Blindfold about who is bringing the approaching destruction. Shortly after, Exodus arrives. Wolverine, Rogue, Iceman, Beast, Gambit, Frenzy, Cannonball and Marvel Girl go to challenge him, while Exodus reveals that he has come to reunite mutant kind to save them. Frenzy in particular is annoyed to see Exodus. Rogue manages to steal Exodus’s teleporting power, and uses it to teleport herself to where Husk is evacuating the students. She approaches Kid Gladiator, absorbs his strength. She returns to the battle field, and attacks Exodus, offering to allow him to enter her mind so he can see all that has transpired in his absence. Exodus views recent events in Rogue’s mind, and decides that Cyclops is responsible for the separation of mutantkind, and that to save their race, he must remove him. Exodus departs for Utopia, and the X-Men realize they may have just got Cyclops killed. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #262 - Lost Tribes, Part Two
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Baldeon
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: April 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Back to School Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: With Exodus en route to Utopia to kill Cyclops, the X-Men at the Jean Grey School depart in a Blackbird to stop him. Rogue at first does not accompany them after Wolverine ordered her not to let Utopia know of the approaching danger. But she eventually teleports, using the power she stole from Exodus, onboard the jet as it takes off. Eventually, the Blackbird catches up to Exodus, and Cannonball, Rogue and Wolverine attack him. They manage to slam Exodus to the ground, where Beast, Gambit and Frenzy attack him. Iceman uses the nearby water from a waterfall to increase his own mass and attack Exodus also, while Marvel Girl battles the powerful villain on the astral plane. The X-Men continue to fight him with all their might, when Rogue reveals that before she teleported onto the Blackbird, she sent a message to Utopia, angering Wolverine, who thinks Rogue just wants to see Magneto. Wolverine tells Rogue he cannot trust her and orders her to stay out of his way while he finishes this. Frenzy continues to battle Exodus with gusto, before Exodus puts everyone under his mental control, deciding he will use them as his soldiers when he gets to Utopia, thinking he may find trouble there also. However, Exodus is soon attacked by mutants who intercepted Rogue’s distress call, and have come to join the battle. Rogue breaks free from Exodus’s hold, and is shocked when she sees what mutants from Utopia have arrived - Pixie, Dust, Surge, Transonic, Velocidad, Zero, Primal and Hope! (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #263 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 4.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Baldeon
Writer(s): Christos Gage
Release Date: May 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Back to School Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Hope, Surge, Dust, Pixie, Velocidad, Transonic, Zero and Primal engage Exodus in combat, while Wolverine is still furious at Rogue that they have got involved in this battle. Hope battles Exodus directly, before the X-Men and the children of Utopia form a strategic plan to take their mutual foe down. The two factions discuss whether the youngsters should be at Westchester, learning how to be children, or on Utopia, learning to survive. Eventually, Pixie teleports her teammates and the captive Exodus back to Utopia. The plane ride back to Westchester is taken in silence, but once home, Wolverine tells Rogue that he can no longer trust her. Gambit tries to console Rogue, but Rogue realizes that she did make a mistake in warning Utopia Exodus was coming for them. She later discusses with Rachel what she should do about Magneto, but still is not able to make a decision. Husk supervises the return of the students to the Jean Grey School, while Anole and Trance decide that Blindfold’s vision didn’t come true, that she didn’t bring about destruction, until Blindfold tells them that it is not finished yet. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #264 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 6.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Rafa Sandoval
Writer(s): Christos Gage
Release Date: April 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Back to School Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Cannonball and Rogue are spending time together on perimeter patrol around the Jean Grey School when the Mimic crashes into the school, along with Weapon Omega, who is in a bad way. The Beast and Iceman are on scene to deal with their former teammate, who explains that he is here to get help for Omega, his best friend, as his powers are out of control. Weapon Omega realizes there is an abundance of mutant power at the school, and flies off to absorb their energies. Chamber is teaching a class on coping with physical changes, when Weapon Omega crashes into them, but before he can harm any of the students, Chamber knocks him out into the sky, where Iceman, Rogue and Cannonball apprehend him. Gambit, Frenzy and Marvel Girl join in on the battle, and Weapon Omega absorbs some of their energies, but when comes to his senses, they are able to get him to a containment chamber. The Beast performs various scans on Omega and determines that since he was being “fed” the absorbed mutant powers of the Mimic, whose powers are not mutant, this body was changed, and now, after absorbing the powers of the X-Men in battle earlier, a reaction has occurred within Omega’s body, and unless they can find a way to stop it, the power will release and kill him, and possibly everyone at the Jean Grey School. Rogue gives Omega some encouraging words, and the Mimic suggest that he and Rogue could drain these energies from Omega, and safely discharge them. The Beast thinks the plan will work, and after Gambit says goodbye to Rogue - just in case - she and the Mimic are locked in the chamber with Omega, and begin to drain his energies, only instead of draining, they in fact replicate these dangerous energies - meaning now there are three living bombs at the Jean Grey School. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #266 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 5.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Rafael Sandoval
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: July 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Avengers vs. X-Men Companion Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: The staff of the Jean Grey School discuss the battle between the Avengers and the Utopia based X-Men. With Wolverine and the Beast siding with the Avengers, most of the staff decide to remain at the school, to be neutral and to keep the students protected. Iceman and Marvel Girl however opt to join Cyclops’ side. During the discussions, Rogue has flashbacks to her first battle with the Avengers, before she returns to her teaching duties. Before long, however, three of the Avengers arrive - Falcon, She-Hulk and Moon Knight - who claim they have come to keep an eye on the Jean Grey School. Rogue, Shadowcat, Gambit, Cannonball and Frenzy confront them, while the interest of several students is piqued. Rogue tries to calm the situation between her teammates and the intrusive Avengers, and it is agreed that the Avengers can stay one hundred yards away from the school buildings. They do so, waiting in the Quinjet for “something” to happen - and it does, as Frenzy confronts them, challenging Moon Knight about his dark past. Some of the students - Hellion, Match and Glob Herman - begin to watch from a window, and an instant later, a full-scale battle begins, as She-Hulk and the Falcon attack Frenzy. Rogue rushes to intervene, while Hellion, Glob Herman and Match join in - but Glob scares She-Hulk, who causes a seismic shock, knocking the three young students back and seriously injuring them. Rogue is furious, and absorbs She-Hulk’s power - before Iron Man appears and joins in the battle. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #267 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 6.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Rafael Sandoval
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: August 2012
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: Avengers vs. X-Men Companion Hardcover
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Iron Man battles Rogue, who has the power of She-Hulk, while Cannonball, Mimic, Frenzy, Gambit, Husk and Chamber join in - either battling the Falcon, Moon Knight or She-Hulk, or taking care of the injured students. The battle rages for some time, during which Rogue absorbs the abilities of Falcon, but starts to lose control of the rage inside of her that she absorbed from She-Hulk. Husk and Chamber get the kids to safety, while Shadowcat joins in the battle. Gambit challenges Moon Knight, and tears part of his costume, enabling Rogue to absorb his abilities - but his psychotic nature begins to cause trouble inside of her. When the X-Men realize that this is not the real Iron Man, but a programmed armor, they easily take him down thanks to the combined efforts of Shadowcat and Rogue. With the other Avengers defeated, the X-Men send them packing, and still in a She-Hulk like state, Rogue decides that they have to join Iceman and Marvel Girl on Cyclops’s side. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 #275 - Untitled
Importance Rating: 4.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): David Baldeon
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage
Release Date: October 2012
Variant Covers: A. Regular Release Variant
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Rogue receives an emergency distress call from a prison which houses both super-powered criminals and regular criminals - a riot has ensued as some of the super-powered criminals have escaped from their cells. With most of the X-Men based at the Jean Grey School out on a field trip with the students, Rogue enlists the assistance of Mimic. He joins her, and they discuss various matters. Mimic wants to know how he can be himself, after revealing that Weapon Omega may be taken out of his coma soon. They soon arrive at the prison, and after Rogue borrows Mimic’s powers, they engage the trouble makers, including Quicksand, Ruby Thursday, Supercharger and others. The Schizoid Man causes some problems for them, and the criminals rally against Rogue and Mimic. Needing further assistance, Rogue goes to another block in the prison which has not been brought into the riot yet. She pleads with the super-powered criminals to let her borrow their powers in exchange for putting in a good word for them. Equinox, Man-Bull and Armadillo agree, and with their powers combined, Rogue returns to the battle, in time to assist Mimic. She takes down the criminals and Guardsmen move in to clean up. Rogue and Mimic return to the Jean Grey School, as other X-Men and students arrive home, and Rogue tells Mimic that when you work out who you are, it feels great. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 1 Annual #1 - Devil at the Crossroads Part 1 / Gambit, Something like an Afterword…Something like a Prologue
Importance Rating: 7.5 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Daniel Acuna, Mirco Pierfederici
Writer(s): Mike Carey
Release Date: November 2009
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Men Legacy: Emplate and X-Men Legacy: Emplate Hardcover
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Fun Facts: This is the first issue that we see Gambit's Death persona resurface.
Comic Summary: While the grounds of the Xavier Institute are undergoing construction, Emplate makes a sudden appearance, only he finds none of those he was seeking. While Utopia undergoes its own construction, Cyclops asks Rogue to take up the role of counselor for the younger mutants on the island. They argue for a bit, before Rogue tells him she will think about it. Madison Jeffries tests the diagnostics on Danger, when they are attacked by Emplate, who uses his powers on Jeffries after taking Danger down. Several of the X-Men arrive, but they fail to stop Emplate before he escapes into his sideline reality. A seminar is held in which a brief run-down on Emplate’s history is given, before Cyclops orders everyone to stay together. Jeffries and Doctor Nemesis discuss a way to trap Emplate. Avalanche, Dragoness and Toad discuss their current situation on Utopia and how they feel like prisoners, while Rogue finds Indra and tries to talk to him about what happened to him when he was attacked by HAMMER. Emplate discusses with DOA that Penance no longer seems to be with the X-Men and reveals he has a new prey in mind - Bling. After leaving Hellion and Rockslide to a battle, Bling is sucked inside Emplate’s sideline reality, and Emplate announces that dinner is served - her! Gambit breaks into Alcatraz, and after an altercation involving two superhumans who work for Osborne, one of whom briefly releases Gambit’s Death persona. After Gambit disposes of them, he completes his mission by destroying the Omega Machine. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 2 #6 - Prodigal
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Jorge Molina
Writer(s): Simon Spurrier
Release Date: March 2013
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: Whilst the X-Men battle the Cure Wraith on the front lawn, Karasu hold a knife to David’s throat in the garden shed. Blindfold is about to be stabbed by her brother, who has killed and taken the place of Sojobo, but David uses a personality to teleport to Blindfold and save her. David then chases Luca through the school but is thwarted at every step by Luca’s knowledge of the future. Eventually, they come out on the back lawn, where David is about to kill Luca but is stopped by Karasu. Inside his mind, David is powerful but the yellow rat-like personality makes him realize what he’s about to do and causes him to feel shame. With David momentarily weakened, the creature possesses David and strikes Karasu down but doesn’t hurt Luca. The Dire Wraith are teleported away again and Luca screams for help, bringing all the X-Men to the front lawn. They confront David, thinking he has hurt the kids, but before they do anything Blindfold comes from behind and stabs Luca. He leaves Sojobo’s body, which disintegrates. Afterwards, Blindfold explains to the X-Men what happened and Wolverine lets David leave. He meets with Blindfold, who tells him to be careful as something bad was coming in the future. As he walks away, the yellow rat-like creature in his mind turns into a version of his father. It tells him the big threat that is going to wipe out mutant-kind is in fact David and Blindfold will have to kill him to stop him. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 2 #11 - Invasive Exotic, Part Two
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Tan Eng Huat, Paul Davidson
Writer(s): Simon Spurrier
Release Date: July 2013
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: None.
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: At the IBSS, David meets with Dr. Nina Ambrose, who gives him a lecture on why she doesn’t think mutants are the next stage in human evolution. She tells him she has created a cure to ensure the human’s survival. David tells her he is there to make sure he cure is not part of a grand scheme by an evil villain. He watches as Ruckus, one of the Nasty Boys, voluntarily takes the pill on live TV. He says he is regretful for his past actions and doesn’t think he should have his powers anymore. When he takes the pill, he is reduced to an infant-like mental state. All the while, David is reading his mind to make sure he isn’t being coerced into doing it. David then meets a group of people who were caught in the crossfire of mutant fights. They all have missing body parts. As they thank David for being brave enough to take the cure, David can’t help but reach out and touch their minds. As he does so, they all fall down unconscious. Suddenly, a demon appears that looks like David’s father, taunting and showing him images from his past. It tells David how ashamed and disappointed he is with him taking the pill. He tries to convince David not to do it but David stands firm. After he tells him he will still take the cure, the demon disappears. Marcus enters and congratulates David. He was testing him to see if he really came there for the cure or whether he wanted to destroy it. Marcus falls unconscious and his assistant Matteo says it’s time to reveal the “big bad.” With that, he peels off his face to show he is actually the Red Skull. David is unphased and says he still wants the cure. At the Jean Grey School, Blindfold is going around trying to recruit a team to save David. Chamber isn’t on board initially but Blindfold reminds him David that stopped him from accidentally killing some children. Frenzy just wants to punch things but Karasu Tengo won’t help, as she still blames David for her brother’s death. Thankfully, Pixie offers to help and so Blindfold has her team. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

 X-Men Legacy, Vol. 2 #300 - ForgetMeNot
Importance Rating: 2.0 out of 10
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Penciler(s): Steve Kurth, Tan Eng Huat, Rafael Sandoval
Writer(s): Christos N. Gage, Mike Carey, Simon Spurrier
Release Date: May 2014
Variant Covers: None.
Trade Availability: X-Force, Vol. 4 #2
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Fun Facts: None.
Comic Summary: A young girl is trying to break into the Jean Grey School at night but became caught in the force field. As she struggles, the security system drags her into itself, in a bid to kill her. A man approaches her, having heard her cries and offers help, saying he is one of the X-Men. He introduces himself to her as ForgetMeNot and tells her his power stops people from remembering him the moment they look away. When he asks why she was breaking in, he discovers she is seriously scarred on her face and she was feeling shunned by her family. She hoped to join the X-Men, even though she wasn’t a mutant. The more she struggles, the more the security system pulls her in, and so ForgetMeNot decides to tell her some stories about himself in a bid to calm her down. He tells her about the Age of X and the fact he could traverse the battlefields without anyone noticing him. One night, he found and injured soldier who claimed he was empty and didn’t exist. Come dawn, the soldier faded away and ForgetMeNot alerted Magneto to the fact the world might not be real. In the present, he calms the girl down and tries to get her free but she is still stuck. He tells her that the only person who remembered he existed was Professor X, and that was only because the telepath set a signal up in his own brain as a reminder. When Prof X died, ForgetMeNot took it hard because there was no one else who knew he existed. He decided to do something about it and tracked down Weapon Omega, who could remove ForgetMeNot’s powers permanently. He found Omega with Mimic helping out with a cleanup from a hurricane. ForgetMeNot asked for his powers to be removed but Omega pointed out it might kill him. The two men tried to make ForgetMeNot see that not being noticed could be a good thing. Suddenly, Cyclops and his group of X-Men arrived to talk to Mimic and Omega. A fight broke out but ForgetMeNot got the two men to copy his powers so that the fight could end peacefully. Afterwards, ForgetMeNot changed his mind about being depowered. In the present again, he finally manages to break the girl out of the force field by substituting himself in her place. She is shocked by his sacrifice but he points out the system will soon forget it has hold of him. After giving her a pep talk, she runs for help but immediately forgets about him when she turns away. She goes home to her parents after getting a new outlook on life and ForgetMeNot is left waiting in the force field. (Brief description courtesy of uncannyxmen.net)

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