Normally, it’s expected that repeating a press release is poor journalism, but in the case of the PR that Marvel just sent out for Legacy, it would be criminal not to reproduce it in total, because it’s just so…amazing.
It promises so many things – Shocks, twists, clues, and Easter eggs – and offers a totally content free vision of why you should just read Legacy because…IT’S MARVEL. BIGLY. And you can jump right on. With 53 new series that show how new they are by going back to legacy numbering from the 60s!
And Stan Lee likes it.
The creative teams, storylines and actual set up of Legacy has yet to be announced – except as very tiny type on a postcard.
I’m sure Reddit has transcribed it by now, so I’ll repost when you can read it. (I have very bad eyesight.) Not a very efficient way to get the message across, esp. on a getaway Friday in summer just before a major holiday.
Is Legacy a continuity buster or just new storylines? A revamp, a relaunch, a reboot or a re-vive?
WHich isn’t to say that Marvel doesn’t need a clean slate. But is the promise of Easter Eggs enough to bring you back?
What say you, true believers? Are you persuaded?
You demanded it, we listened! Beginning this fall, prepare for an exciting new initiative that spans the entire Marvel Universe! Every hero! Every title! Every story! Honoring the past while proudly moving towards the future, MARVEL LEGACY will offer fans, both current and new, a renewed sense of hope, heroics, and dozens and dozens of returns of the heroes fans have been demanding!MARVEL LEGACY ushers in the next few years’ worth of stories from Marvel with everything fans could want and more. You asked for it, and now is the time to Make Mine Marvel!
“I love the concept of returning to the classic characters as they were originally portrayed, without losing the brilliance and excitement of Marvel’s newest generation of heroes,” said Chairman Emeritus Stan Lee. “Excelsior!”
Simply put MARVEL LEGACY will offer
- The most spectacular character returns
- Epic stories adding to the next chapter of the Marvel Universe by the industries’ top talent
- Heroes fighting villains
- Clean jumping on points for all readers clearly displayed using dynamic new trade dress
- The return to original numbering for many series
- Did we mention the most spectacular character returns that comic fans have demanded
And that’s just the beginning! It all starts with MARVEL LEGACY #1.
Journey 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, Starbrand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe, in MARVEL LEGACY #1 on sale this September in comic shops everywhere!
“MARVEL LEGACY #1 isn’t simply a history lesson,” says SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “Rather, it’s the starting gun to a bevy of mysteries, secrets, and revelations that will reverberate across the Marvel Universe in the weeks and months to come! No character, no franchise will be untouched by the game-changing events that play out across its pages. Jason and Esad pulled out all the stops to fat-pack this colossal issue with as much intrigue, action, surprise, mystery, shock, and adventure as possible!”
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 “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking past and the vast expanse of current storytelling greats.
“MARVEL LEGACY #1 will present all fans – new readers and current readers – with an exciting and accessible entry point,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “Jason and Esad have crafted an epic story that’s chock full of reveals and twists and Easter eggs that are sure to ignite a fire across the industry. The next stage of Marvel’s evolution starts here.”
MARVEL LEGACY #1 will provide
The single most important first step for any fan to jumping into MARVEL LEGACY
Shocks, twists, clues, and Easter eggs
A blockbuster story that sets the stage for the coming years of Marvel storytelling
The introduction of the 1,000,000 BC AVENGERS
The most talked about return in comics
A brilliant tale by the legendary team of Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic
The set-up for 53 Marvel Universe series
Those character returns you’ve asked for, many of them get cued up here
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.