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Compare and Contrast Marvel’s Legacy Heroes with Generations

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Over the past few years, Marvel has been growing a huge roster of second generation heroes bearing the same name as their predecessors with an all-new identity underneath an established cape and cowl. It all started with the time-displaced X-Men…wait no! It all started with the brand new Thor…wait that doesn’t sound right either! We’re not exactly sure where it started but Marvel is finally drawing some attention to the twin generations of heroes with a brand new teaser reading: GENERATIONS.

The image debuted today at the ComicsPro event with the hint of a Summer 2017 reveal, but the publisher sent over the teaser image with only a date. Details are slim to none, but it seems clear that this picture is drawn by the incredible Alex Ross (Kingdom Come). There’s also an undeniable novelty in mixing two generations of Marvel heroes together under one roof.

If you were wondering just who is in the image, I noticed two versions of Jean Grey, Wolverine and X-23, Thor and Jane Foster Thor, Captain America and Sam Wilson, Nova and Sam Alexander, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, Hawkeye and Kate Bishop, Iron Man and Riri Williams, Spider-Man and Miles Morales, Hulk and Amadeus Cho. There’s a ton of Marvel characters that are all going to be under one roof for the big event! Stay tuned to The Beat for more on the story. Don’t miss out on our weekly Marvel review column.

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  1. I’d like to see Marvel go even further back and create a story featuring their WWII era heroes like The Mighty Destroyer.

    Steve

  2. “I’d like to see Marvel go even further back and create a story featuring their WWII era heroes like The Mighty Destroyer.”

    Steve do you mean the invaders meets avengers cross over Ross drew a while back?

    Personally, I think this not a great formula for marvel to do as an event. Maybe DC, but for Marvel the whole idea of multiple versions of the same character has alienated older readers and at the same time, made marvel both more (Diversity) and less accessible (Where do new readers enter? Do you read Amazing Spider-man? Spider-gwen? Miles Morales?). Events have not done these new characters any favors, M.s Marvel readership was badly damaged by civil war 2. Its seem the readership between these two generations does not connect, the younger readers don’t seem to be interested in traditional comic conventions such as cross-overs, events, characters appearing in multiple books simultaneously, so I’m not sure what the appeal of this too them? Older readers seem less interested in these new and somewhat less developed characters sharing the brand power?

  3. re.; “the younger readers don’t seem to be interested in traditional comic conventions such as cross-overs, events, characters appearing in multiple books simultaneously,”

    Older readers don’t want that crap either. As it’s usually just a shameless moneygrab.

    Unless the quality is exceptional, it seems like mostly the speculators (young and old) who keep supporting that Garbahge!

  4. “Older readers don’t want that crap either. As it’s usually just a shameless moneygrab.”

    I dunno… I don’t mind the occasional “shameless moneygrab” once and awhile (well, it does need to be good though! Civil War 2 sucked, but the previous AvX was okay and I liked Secret Wars up until the aftermath where the MU was a jumbled mess)… Unfortunately, Marvel these days is nothing but non-stop “big events” one after another.

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