Yesterday, Marvel Comics promised an announcement that would change the face of comics. Today, ComicBook.com has your exclusive first look at what that looks like. Marvel has debuted 6 teaser images with only the text" "MAKE MINE MARVEL with MARVEL LEGACY – Fall 2017." The images when placed side by side clearlyharken all the way back to Marvel's beginnings.
The teasers feature the following artists:
- Incredible Hulk - Mike Deodato
- America - Benjamin Caldwell
- X-Men: Blue - David Lopez
- Moon Girl & Devil Dinosaur - Felipe Smith
- Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows - Khary Randolph
- Astonishing X-Men: John Cassaday
In a previous announcement, Marvel Editor In Chief has described Marvel Legacy as the following:
"A new initiative that will take things back to our iconic history, with a firm eye on the future, Marvel Legacy will present stories that remind everyone — newcomers and longtime fans alike — why Marvel stands as the premier name in fiction."
Given by the look of the covers, Marvel wants to invoke some very key moments of it's history and re-introduce those concepts for its new, larger audience.
Marvel Legacy is set to kick off with a 50-page one shot by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic that will set the tone of what the new Marvel Universe will look and feel like. Then, fans can expect some new and surprising creators to be on the company's top books.
"Our titles will unearth gems from Marvel's rich history, remind readers of connections between characters, and usher in the return of some major characters who've been missed," reflected Alonso. "Above all else, we want to inject our comics with a massive dose of fun!"
We've seen some of Marvel Legacy in action most recently with the renumbering of their Venom series to #150 and have been told to expect some more of that with other titles as well.
Alonso has promised that Marvel Legacy will explain for fans just how the Marvel Universe can accommodate both it's legacy and new additions and as we march closer and closer to Fall, we're beginning to see how.
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