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Wolverine calls in reinforcements for 'untold' '90s tale in X-Men Legends #7 preview

X-Men Legends #7
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Wolverine is returning to his classic '90s era in September 22's X-Men Legends #7, and he has just the partner: his '90s protege, Jubilee.

The all-star X-Men reunion tour that is the X-Men Legends series welcomes back writer Larry Hama (who wrote the ongoing Wolverine title for seven years in the '90s) and artist Billy Tan (who was Uncanny X-Men's primary artist from 2006 to 2008). They're joined by colorist Chris Sotomayor, who has colored almost every major X-Men ongoing comic book series in the past 20 years.

In this exclusive preview of X-Men Legends #7, the trio are taking Wolverine and Jubilee back to Japan to save two young mutants who have disappeared. While there, they quickly team up with a longtime associate of Logan's, Yukio, just before facing off against the everpresent ninja collective the Hand, along with Lady Deathstrike (who is #2 on our list of the best Wolverine villains.)

Check out this preview of X-Men Legends #7:

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X-Men Legends #7

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X-Men Legends #7 preview

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So where exactly does this X-Men Legends #7 storyline fit in Marvel continuity? Judging by Wolverine's costume, this takes place sometime between 1992's Wolverine #50 and 1993's Wolverine #75. How do we know? It wasn't until 1992 that Wolverine reverted back to a yellow-and-blue color scheme, and in 1993's Wolverine #75, Logan's adamantium was ripped from his body by Magneto.

X-Men Legends has become a who's who of popular mutant creators returning for a surprise sequel to their memorable runs. So far X-Men Legends has had the returns of X-Men writer Fabian Nicieza, X-Factor writer/artists Louise & Walt Simonson, X-Factor writer Peter David, and now Hama and Tan.

The primary X-Men Legends #7 cover is drawn by Tan and colored by Sotomayor. Elizabeth Torque has drawn a variant. Check them out here:

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X-Men Legends #7

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X-Men Legends #7 covers

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X-Men Legends #7

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X-Men Legends #7 goes on sale on September 22.

Sheath your claws, bub. We've got the best Wolverine stories right here while you wait for X-Men Legends #7. 

Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.