Writer Zeb Wells
Pencils Diogenes Neves
Inks Cam Smith with Ed Tadeo & Craig Yeung
Colors John Rauch
Letters VC’s Joe Caramagna
Cover Artists Elena Casagrande & Emily Warren
Cover Dated October 2009
Return of the Legion, Part Four of Five
Skipping the next two chapters, from the recap page – the only thing that seems like we missed, is that Magik has entered David Haller’s mind as he goes after Dani.
Cannonball tells the still present members of the team – Magma, Dani and Sunspot – what is up. Cyclops and a team of X-Men are on their way, and David is heading towards them, as well. He wants the team to use codenames, now that the battle is in full swing. He wants Sunspot to be on the lookout. He wants Magma in her fiery mode, as David shouldn’t be actively seeking out a fight with someone who’s skin is as hot as lava. He tells Dani to get out of there, as she is the main target. He tells her, and a car just shows up, which is weird. It must be remote controlled. Dani puts up a fight, since she doesn’t have any powers, Sam is trying to protect her – which annoys her.
What is going with David is this, since David isn’t steering his own body – his multiple personalities are taking the reins. They are doing with, by holding onto a teddy bear, that belongs to Marci. There are personalities inside of his head, but there are three people who are also in there – Marci, Dani and Magik.
Each personality has a specific power. The guy holding the teddy bear, now, has X-Ray vision and can see the New Mutants.
Magik wants to know where Karma is, but no one is telling her. Illyana does what she do and starts slashing (killing) personalities. Which is pretty intense, but it has to be helping David, in the long run – right?
Some idiot personality thinks Illyana won’t keeping going.
He is wrong about that! After doing that, the personalities part so that she can find Shan.
Outside, David starts making his way towards the team. The X-Ray vision jerk looked at Magma, naked. That isn’t right! The next personality has super speed and speed punches Sunspot. He follows that up by grabbing some shrapnel and slices Sunspot’s stomach. Who knows how rusty that piece of metal is!?!
The ground starts to melt around David.
There is an ad for the Nissan Shift.
Illyana gets to a dome with three doors. She breaks the lock and finally is reunited with both Marci and Shan.
I like how compassionate Illyana is, when she finally lays eyes on her friend. Poor Shan, has clearly been beaten up. Marci points Illyana in the direction that, Davey, is in.
Outside. Magma starts choking David’s throat but a new personality kicks in that is heat resistant. he goes as far as to make Amara feel cold – super cold.
Cannonball arrives and fly punches David through a wall.
There is a double page ad for Ultimate Alliance 2, which was pretty disappointing but I wish we had gotten an X-Men Legend 3 – instead of them expanding to the Marvel Universe – but the first game was pretty fun. My favorite will always be X-Men Legends 2.
Illyana slices another lock and finds David’s true personality. I take it, that this is Shan’s first time seeing David, proper. David knows that the shit has been flying.
David, was seeking help, that is why he wanted Dani. Marci tries to comfort her friend, Davey, she also tells him that her doll has been taken. Shan explains the importance of the doll, to Illyana. Marci reveals the name of the doll is – Morrie. David corrects her, it is Moira – which is nice, his teacher and friend. They all exit the dome and Illyana demands the doll.
Outside, another personality takes over. He puts his fingers into Sam’s face, which can’t feel good.
A wolf personality takes over, after a healer heals them – costing 4 MP. The wolf is about to bite Sam’s throat, when Dani drives right into the wolf and into a wall. The wolf gets up and attempts to attack Dani but she stabs a knife into the wolf’s leg. One does not mess with Dani! This, unfortunately, does not slow him down and he goes after her.
Before any additional damage can be done, Illyana has found the doll and is the main personality in charge. I like how whoever holds the doll, their voice kicks in – it doesn’t quite work in comics – so people have to announce who they hear. Dani recognizes Illyana’s voice and knows that everything is okay now.
Later. Emma Frost, and some others, I imagine – arrive on the scene. We get the impression that Emma has started the mind wiping of the town. Sunspot is getting medical treatment and Magma has a blanket over her. Madison Jeffries places a helmet over David’s head, to calm him down.
Dani’s right leg is in a brace as is Sam’s left arm.
Issue ends with Sam confiding with Scott. Most of his team hates him, and the others are hurt. Sam goes as far as to claim that a few of them believe they can do a better job at leading than he can. Scott, ending the issue on a light note, states that Sam is now experiencing what he has to deal with, all of the time.
Next issue promises to have Warlock’s return but I’m planning on skipping that issue and reviewing issue six – relatively soon, as that’s the issue I got for Father’s Day 2015.
Inside back cover is an ad for the incredible – Batman Arkham Asylum game. Go out and play it, RIGHT NOW!