Marvel has been regularly revealing more details such as creative teams on the upcoming Marvel Legacy titles each day. Here’s the latest batch:
ICEMAN #6: CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED
Written by SINA GRACE
Penciled by ROBERT GILL
Cover by KEVIN WADA
ICEMAN, one of the most powerful mutants within the Marvel Universe, discovers his powers and his outlook on life evolving. He needs to lead the charge with a team who stand proudly by his side in the war to “protect those who can’t protect themselves.” Hercules, Ghost Rider, Black Widow, Darkstar, and Angel re-unite with Marvel’s fearless frozen fighter setting ICEMAN on an all-new path. As more unexpected enemies emerge, can Bobby mature into the warrior he’s destined to become? Hope he survives the experience!
Bobby Drake and his fellow X-Man Angel take to a trip to Los Angeles and reunite with their Champions teammates as writer Sina Grace discusses with CBR.
JEAN GREY #8: PSYCH WAR
Written by DENNIS HOPELESS
Penciled by VICTOR IBANEZ
Cover by MIKE MAYHEW
The Phoenix is coming and in its wake – death and destruction! Destined to become the Earth’s host for the fiery entity, Jean is still not prepared for its arrival and the ensuing battle to come. Her only hope, a former host who can prepare and train her telepathic powers, but what cost is Jean willing to pay when Emma Frost, The White Queen, becomes her only salvation and the last line of defense from the world burning?
ROYALS #9: AND ONE SHALL PERISH
Written by AL EWING
Penciled by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
If the Inhuman race was born of Kree experiments, then who made the Kree? Enter the Progenitors! Meanwhile the Inhuman Royal Family, led by Black Bolt and Medusa, are searching for the Prima Materia—the original Terrigen. But even if they find the chemical that will save their dying race…can they escape the revenge of its creators? It has been foretold that of the seven who left Earth, only six will return—and Medusa is already dying. Who will the Royals lose?
Artist Javier Rodriguez joins Al Ewing as they introduce an ancient alien race known as the Progenitors with connections to both the Inhumans and their creators the Kree as Ewing tells CBR.
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 (of 5): WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL Part 1
Written by VICTOR GISCHLER
Penciled DAVID BALDEON
Cover by DAN MORA
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands… When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them…But this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance – HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!
A title that is definitely tapping into the 90’s comics fan nostalgia as writer Victor Gischler admits in an interview with Nerdist. It was assumed that all titles announced for Marvel Legacy were ongoing series, but the solicitation indicates a 5 part series suggesting that Spirits of Vengeance may actually be a 5-issue limited series. Perhaps if it does well in sales, the title could be bumped up to a regular ongoing series.
THE MIGHTY THOR #700: DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 1
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN, WALTER SIMONSON, OLIVIER COIPEL, CHRIS BURNHAM, JAMES HARREN, AND MORE.
Wraparound Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN
The final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog! The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all. The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Jason Aaron remains coy on the future of Jane Foster’s tenure as the Mighty Thor in an interview with Nerdist. With a jam-packed issue featuring some of the best artists in the business including legendary Thor artist Walt Simonson, Aaron & company are pulling out all the stops with Thor #700.
A breakdown of the Thor title legacy numbering. I correctly surmised in an article months ago that Thor would in fact be reaching its 700th issue just in time for upcoming film. I included the .1 issue for the 2011 Mighty Thor comic so my calculations are only off by 1 issue, but I’ll give myself a pat on the back anyway!
U.S.AVENGERS #11: CANNONBALL RUN Part 1
Written by AL EWING
Penciled by PACO DIAZ
Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
The U.S. Avengers have a new mission—to find their missing teammate! Squirrel Girl, Red Hulk, Iron Patriot, and more head into outer space to find Cannonball! The search leads them to strangest planet of all…Glenbrook, U.S.A.! Home — and fiefdom — of Ritchie Redwood, America’s best loved teen! What shocking events will lead the U.S. Avengers to uncover the secrets of the seemingly idyllic planet of Glenbrook whose teenagers keep disappearing? And how will this lead them to Cannonball?
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