A blast from the past with Larry Hama returning to his run of Wolverine. Jubilee and Wolverine are in Japan looking for two mutant children. Find out what they discover in X-Men Legends #7 by Marvel Comics!

X-MEN LEGENDS #7

Writer: Larry Hama
Artist: Billy Tan
Colorist: Chris Sotomayor
Letterer: VC’s Joe Caramagna
Editor: Mark Basso
Publisher: Marvel Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 22nd, 2021 

Previously in X-Men Legends: Larry Hama returns to his run of Wolverine as Wolverine and Jubilee track down two missing mutants. But Lady Deathstrike and The Hand are here to be an obstacle to their rescue plan!

DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY

X-Men Legends #7 opens with Jubilee being bait for Wolverine in an attempt to uncover the mutant trafficking ring run by the Yakuza in Osaka. After a quick fight and some reinforcements from Yukio, they dispatch the Yakuza easily. Both Wolverine and Yukio are looking for Yurei and Hino-Chan who are mutants. One has fire abilities and the other can teleport and move through walls. After some investigation, Yurei was able to escape through phasing through walls, but Hino was still trapped. The trio then head to the Aquarium where there is the Yakuza, the Hand, Lady Deathstrike, and an unknown Chinese lady moving Hino. As our heroes fight, the Hand are able to pin Wolverine down enough for Lady Deathstrike to take Jubilee and Hino hostage. Meanwhile, Yurei shows up to teleport Wolverine away and Yukio is stabbed by the older Chinese lady.

DOING WHAT IS NECESSARY

I wasn’t very excited about X-Men Legends #7. The story didn’t grip me very quickly despite being a fan of Jubilee. I think it had to do with the pacing. Larry Hama does a great job starting us off in action and reminding us of what this run of Wolverine was all about but once that hook ended, the comic just went from scene to scene. There are a lot of cool ideas, but the momentum of tension and excitement never picked up. Perhaps that is the flaw of Wolverine’s character. He has a crazy regeneration power, so I don’t fear for him, and I think that rubbed off on my perception of Jubilee and Yukio. Despite both of them in danger, Wolverine is near impossible to kill and I lose that tension of the moment. But I admit that might just be where my headspace is as I read the comic.

BOTTOM LINE: GOOD ISSUE

This is a decent issue, but I don’t know if it is going to be rememberable to me in my list of stories I have read this week. X-Men Legends #7 has some really dynamic art that pops on the page, is written incredibly well, but doesn’t have that excitement for me personally. X-Men Legends #7 is a 3.5 out of 5 and I’ll likely still pick up the next issue.


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X-Men Legends #7

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X-Men Legends #7 does a good job returning us to the Larry Hama Wolverine run but doesn't translate well to a modern audience.

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