Sunday, June 4, 2023

Marvel Legends - ROGUE!

Marvel Legends - Uncanny X-Men - Australian Outback Rogue - Hasbro 2023

I first took notice of Rogue in the pages of Uncanny X-men in the late 1980s. She was a really great character with an impressive power. But it wasn't until I read Uncanny X-Men #269 (which featured Rogue battling an "echo" of Carol Danvers) that I realized how nuanced of a character she actually was.. a former villain with a stolen power set and a secondary consciousness haunting her brain. I quickly picked up Rogue's first few appearances in the pages of Avengers and Rom and I was super appreciative that her current costume (the costume this Marvel Legends figure is wearing that was popular circa 1988-1991) was so reminiscent of her original villainous look. Characters seemed to be changing costumes drastically every couple years in those days, and Rogue was no exception. But to me this design will always be her true classic look. Ever since we got the first modern Rogue figure in the Marvel Legends line (back in 2016), I have been wishing for this version. She's amazing. Let's check out Rogue below!

Fun fact, the origin of Rogue's feud with Carol Danvers was intended to be told in the pages of Ms. Marvel #25 (1979) before her actual first appearance in Avengers Annual #10, but Ms. Marvel was cancelled after #23 so the backstory was untold/unpublished until printed for the first time 13 years later in Marvel Super-Heroes #11 (1992).

Time for some Group and Comparison Pics!

Here are my modern Marvel Legends Rogues together:  Legacy (2020), Vintage Series (2020), Australian Outback (2023), Juggernaut Series (2016), and Age of Apocalypse (2021).


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