Everything is coming up Maggott! Not only does he have a Marvel Legends action figure, but everyone’s favorite creepy, crawly mutant has finally been given the comic book he’s always deserved. It just happens that you’ll have to do some digging to read the story by Alex Paknadel and Julian Shaw.
With a lot of X-Men comics jumping into the Judgement Day crossover (which I’m not reading yet), I decided to finally get caught up on X-Men Unlimited: Infinity I got to enjoy the wrap up to Jason Loo’s Multiple Man and Strong Guy story (it was great!), and I finally read the multi-part Maggott comic. I knew it existed, but I just kept putting it off. I’m glad I finally got around to reading the story because it’s great!
I won’t spoil the story because everyone should go read it. But basically, Maggott gets to be the main character in a story that is specifically about him, while also keeping him squarely among the X-Men on Krakoa. So it’s not like he goes off and does something on his own. The story also has some interesting implications for Krakoa, that haven’t been explored just yet. So that’s neat!
Maggott is a hugely underrated characters and he’s one of my favorite X-Men/mutants. I’m glad he’s finally got a story all his own. Honestly, X-Men Unlimited: Infinity is the place to go these days. It’s the X-Men series I’ve wanted since the start of Krakoa. Creators coming on to take some minor mutants and give them adventures. There was the Multiple Man and Strong Guy adventure, which rocked. There was a Banshee story where he reconnects with Black Tom and Siryn. I think Lila Cheney got a story. Nature Girl has been on a whole eco-terrorist thing.
If only these were normal comics and not written and drawn in that scroll down web-comic style that I just don’t like. Oh well. It’s just going to take a little more work to enjoy comics this good.
I’m a big action figure aficionado. I have a nice, big collection, mostly made up of my favorite comic book characters. They’re fun collectibles. And another one of my favorites is getting the Marvel Legends treatment in the upcoming year.
Behold, Maggott the action figure!
He will come with his signature slugs, they’re just not in this one early picture of the figure. I can be patient. This baby will come out sometime in 2022 and I’mma gonna scoop it right up and add it to my collection. Oh to live in a world where Maggott is finally getting his due!
Marvel Legends are the be-all, end-all of superhero action figures. I wish I had figures this awesome when I was a kid — though, to be fair, I’m making fine use of them as an adult. There have been more than 1,000 Marvel Legends figures over the past few decades, highlighting some of Marvel’s greatest characters and a lot of their very obscure characters.
So why haven’t there been any Marvel Legends figures of my personal favorite obscure characters?!
I’ve been a comic book fan for my entire life, and while I like Spider-Man and the X-Men as much as the next person, most of my favorite characters are B, C and D-list guys and gals who don’t get the respect they deserve. Heck, Marvel Legends only got around to a Multiple Man figure a couple of years ago. They’ve made guys like Skullbuster, Living Laser, Darkhawk, the female Beetle and a bunch of members of the Serpent Society. These are some deep cuts…and yet a ton of my favorite Marvel characters have yet to receive a Marvel Legends figure!
Join me after the jump for six(ish) characters I hope to see as Marvel Legends some day. And feel free to share your own character hopes and drams in the comments!Read the rest of this entry
Does it feel good to have Marvel movies back in the theater! Went and saw Black Widow and I loved it! I’ll have my review/thoughts up on Wednesday. Until then, I also had some great comics this week, like Batman, Runaways and Wonder Girl.
Comic Book of the Week goes to X-Men #1 for a fantastic launch of the new series. Very excited about this one.
Meanwhile, I’ve got my 20th high school reunion on Friday. It will be exciting to let everybody know I’m still fat. But seriously though, should be a fun lark. I’ll tell everybody to come read my comic book reviews more often.
Comic Reviews: Batman #110, Children of the Atom #5, Runaways #37, Wonder Girl #2 and X-Men #1.Read the rest of this entry
As many of you comic book fans know, Maggott is one of the coolest X-Men ever. It’s a simple matter of facts. He’s one of my favorites, and a new milestone was reached this week in Children of the Atom #1! Granted, it may not have been reached this week…but this is the week I first noticed. Maggott has finally been reunited with both of his slugs! Eany and Meany are back, baby!
What am I talking about? It’s simple!
Once upon a time, Maggott “died” in the pages of Weapon X, when he was sent off to the Neverland Ranch. We never saw him die, but it was definitely implied. Before Maggott died, he left one of his slugs with a kid he’d met.
The last we saw of that slug it was in a tank in Mister Sinister’s lab. No idea what happened to the kid.
How do I know this stuff? Because I paid really close attention to Maggott during this time period. Maggott is a cool guy!
At any rate, Maggott was brought back during Necrosha years later, but he was down to just one slug. This continued for a while as Maggott made random background appearances here at there. At one point, they turned him into a hipster.
And that’s a brief history of Maggott! Bringing us to this week’s Children of the Atom #1, in which Maggott has both of his slugs back.
Eany and Meany are back and everything is great now. Also, how did he get the second slug back? Probably died again and got resurrected with both of them back. I’m just gonna go with that for my head canon.