In X-Men: Legacy (the book that can do NO wrong due to short-scribe Mike Carey) #250, Marvel chose to reprint New Mutants (vol.1) #26 to, presumably, introduce new readers to the character Legion. This story was part one of a three part story (or maybe four parts...). The original issue had a "To be continued" tag on the last panel. Not content to just reprint the issue, Marvel added a new tagline on the bottom of the page reading, specifically: "To be continued in New Mutants #27!"
By and large, this isn't that bad. A couple of year ago, Marvel put out a "Monster Sized" X-Men Christmas issue filled with reprinted material that was the first part of a multi-part story...the problem here is this: The reprinted issue was New Mutants #26 for volume 1 from the 80's. Marvel is currently publishing a new New Mutants series (volume 4 to be exact), and a handful of weeks after X-Men Legacy #250 was released with this story and the added "To Be Continued in New Mutants #27" tag, guess what was released? That's right, New Mutants (the current series) #27.
Any "new" reader who actually needed this issue reprinted and wanted to read the rest was not only NOT directed to a collected edition or anywhere they could read it, they were actually directed to a book that was going to be on sale currently 2 weeks later (or so...). And that new New Mutants #27 was the final part of a new multi-part story, didn't include Legion at all in the book, or have ANYTHING at all to do with the story reprinted in X-Men: Legacy.
Reprinting part of a multipart story isn't anything new for Marvel or DC, but actually ADDING directions to a book where there is current confusion between a 20+ year old book and one on sale in the present is a new and pretty spectacular screw-up in my opinion.
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