Secret Empire has been full of surprises thus far, bu the most recent issue featured a doozy involving the Punisher. Now it seems that Marvel has even grander plans for the character in Marvel Legacy.
Marvel is taking the cover off of their anticipated event with a series of teaser GIFs that are inspired by classic covers of the past. One of those is the cover to Iron Man #282, which features War Machine in the center (via Previews World). The new cover gives him a Punisher styled update, complete with a white skull in the center. You can view the GIF below.
With Punisher on the side of Captain America's Hydra takeover, taking on the War Machine identity could be the next logical step. Whether that will be as a full-on hero or as an outlaw remains to be seen, but it isn't the craziest thing to ever happen.
Plus, everyone seems to have an Iron Man armor these days, so why not Punisher?
"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," said Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. "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. Above all else, we want to inject our comics with a massive dose of fun!"
You can view the official description for Marvel Legacy #1 below.
Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!
The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it's truly "all connected." A true homage to Marvel's groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.