Spurrier, Huat Bring A Legion to "X-Men Legacy"

Fri, August 10th, 2012 at 6:45am PDT

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Stephen Gerding, Senior Editor

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Mike Del Mundo's cover for "X-Men Legacy" #1

Last week, Marvel released teasers announcing the creative teams on a number of its titles slated to be relaunched in November, giving readers hints at what's to come for Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Deadpool, the Fantastic Four/FF, Captain America and a possible X-Men title involving the word "Legacy."

Marvel has already confirmed Kieron Gillen and Greg Land's "Iron Man," and Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's "Thor: God of Thunder." Yesterday, CBR had the first word with Mark Waid and Leinil Yu on their upcoming "Indestructible Hulk" launch. Thursday saw two more pieces fall into place, as Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore dished on "Deadpool" while Matt Fraction and Mike Allred talked about "FF" and Fraction and Mark Bagley's "Fantastic Four."

Earlier this morning, Rick Remender and John Romita Jr. were confirmed as taking over "Captain America" in November. Now, MTV Geek sheds light on the mysterious "Legacy" teaser, announcing Si Spurrier and Tan Eng Huat on a completely revamped "X-Men Legacy," starring Professor Xavier's son, Legion.

"Let’s be honest: David is one seriously f**ked-up kid," Spurrier told MTV Geek of his title's lead. "He’s spent huge amounts of his life in an induced coma because, historically, whenever he’s on his feet and wandering around he tends to make the entire planet crap itself. (That’s right, carnagefans, we’re bringing you an ongoing series about a living, breathing, mutant WMD.)

"So, what’s his goal? There’s obviously a redemptive arc in there, to cover all the horrible collateral damage he’s caused during his messy life. More importantly, there’s the practical consideration of how he can function in the real world without accidentally tearing the universe a new shithole. Again, I can’t say too much about that, but I think we’ve found a way to turn David’s personal torment into a dynamic, intense, relatable struggle."

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