Saturday, December 31, 2016

Key Issues for Legion (David Haller)

New Mutants #26
Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

     One of the upcoming TV shows that I'm most excited about is Legion. The show premiers February 8th on FX. Legion is about David Haller who suffers from multiple personality disorder and is the son of Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men. Apparently, this show will take place in the same fictional universe as the X-Men films though I doubt we will see any characters from the films. In case you haven't seen it, here's the trailer for the show:

     Though I'm sure the show will be far different from the comics, here's a list of key issues for David Haller:

X-Factor #109
Cover by Steve Epting
& Al Milgrom

New Mutants #25 - 1st appearance of Legion (David Haller) in Moira MacTaggert's notes.
New Mutants #26 - 1st appearance of Legion (David Haller) in story. Issues #26 through 28 contain the story explaining why David suffers from split personality disorder.
Uncanny X-Men #255 - One of David's personalities appears to kill Destiny. She is actually absorbed into his mind. This will eventually lead to Legion Quest and the Age of Apocalypse.

Muir Island Saga - Uncanny X-Men #278 - 280, X-Factor #69 - 70 - David becomes the host for the Shadow King.

X-men Legacy Vol 2 #4
Cover by Mike Del Mundo
& Pasqual Ferry
Legion Quest - Uncanny X-Men #320 - 321, X-Factor #109, X-Men Vol 2 #40 - 41, Cable #20 - David tries to travel back in time to kill Magneto. This story creates the Age of Apocalypse timeline that replaced all X-titles for a year.

Age of X - X-Men Legacy #245 - 247, New Mutants Vol 3 #22 - 24, Age of X Alpha #1, Age of X Univers #1 - 2 - Legion saves all of the X-Men from the Age of X reality.

X-Men Legacy Vol 2 - The entire series is about David Haller. It's excellent not only for the story and writing but also for the interior art and the fantastic Mike Del Mundo covers. My earlier review of the series can be found here.

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