Marvel Comics is showing appreciation for their roots with a brand new comicbook series paying tribute to an older generation of heroes following the Secret Wars initiative. According to the creators of the upcoming re-launch, this is meant to be a true resurrection of what longtime comicbook lovers held so dear in terms of forgotten characters, storylines and overall old-school aesthetic.
Marvel Legacy #1 begins in the year 1,000,000 B.C. at the starting line for the human race. A team of ancient Avengers comprised of members like pre-historic versions of Black Panther, Phoenix, Ghost Rider, and Star Brand connect the past of Marvel Comics with its illustrious present. The Norse deity, Odin, as well as original sorcerer supreme Agamotto will make an appearance as well.
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Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief Axel Alonso had this to say about the project: “With ‘Legacy,’ we want to tell stories that are accessible to all, but remind readers of Marvel’s rich history.” He continued: “To drive that point home, a number of our titles will return to their original series numbering, and our stories will invoke that history, reminding readers of connections between characters they may have forgotten about, and ushering in the return of some big characters who’ve been missed. Above all else, we want to inject our comics with a massive dose of fun.” Alonso promises this first book will send “shockwaves” throughout the comicbook industry.
Marvel Legacy is being described as a “story that’s much more than just a history lesson” and is rumored to have mysteries and secrets that will have a profound impact on Marvel Universe.