I wanted to post a few thoughts on this one-shot book without sprinkling too many spoilers in other threads.  I don't think I'll have the energy to track this "event" the way I did with Secret Empire though. In any case:

Marvel Legacy #1

I can't really fault Marvel for wanting to do this. They are in a bit of a slump and it seems like a no-brainer to try and recapture some of what the older readers say they want.  At the same time it seems to me that what readers say they want or think they want doesn't always equate with what they are actually willing to buy or read. 

Most of the art here looks great and Jason Aaron does his usual solid job with the writing.  However, this reads a little bit like a hybrid of DC's Rebirth and Metal books. We start off by learning that there is a secret history of the Marvel U involving caveman era super heroes and celestials. How can this be? Anyone who follows Marvel continuity knows it's not possible. Stay tuned..

The rest of the issue mostly sets up scenarios by which various dead heroes are returning. They are, of course, the iconic older heroes that Marvel has largely been ignoring.  And we see what appears to be a new direction for Wakanda and a hint at a Fantastic Four reunion.  Again, how is this possible? What's the mechanism?

In a way, this story is a sort of sequel to the Secret Wars series. The continuity that was created by Reed Richards at the end of Secret Wars appears to have been manipulated once again. This time by Valeria Richards.  Why does she need prehistoric super heroes, Celestials and Infinity Stones to be a part of this? Not clear yet. Apparently she wants everything to be "ridiculous" and "magical."   It all sounds a bit too derivative of the stuff we saw in the Rebirth comic if you ask me.

I'm not sure what I'll actually buy yet. I'll probably mostly just stick with the stuff I already follow. But something like a new Marvel Two-In-One comic does ring the nostalgia bell a little bit.

What about tie-ins you ask?

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Thanks, 'Tec. If it gets my Marvel juices flowing, I may try a few of the O.G. heroes. Say, do the Captain America and Iron Man covers look familiar to anyone else? Homages, maybe? Or just iconic poses we're familiar with?

If they're going by originals then that really should be ol' Mar-Vell on the cover. Maybe next reincarnation.

The Thing and Torch story is supposed to revolve around them trying to find Reed and Sue and bring the FF back together, which isn't possible unless they're starting to work things through with the movie deal.

The Cap pose immediately reminded me of Steranko, and here you go. The Iron Man one is familiar, but I'm not placing it.

Captain Comics said:

Thanks, 'Tec. If it gets my Marvel juices flowing, I may try a few of the O.G. heroes. Say, do the Captain America and Iron Man covers look familiar to anyone else? Homages, maybe? Or just iconic poses we're familiar with?



Ronald Morgan said:

The Thing and Torch story is supposed to revolve around them trying to find Reed and Sue and bring the FF back together, which isn't possible unless they're starting to work things through with the movie deal.


It's always been possible to publish an FF book. It was just childish feuding and personal vendettas that were preventing it. Last I heard, there was a shake up in the upper ranks that had resulted in some cooling of tensions. Add that to the pressure created by slumping sales and the conditions may now exist for a return.

Here's the teaser trailer. Let's see if Legacy delivers what it promises:

I don't know, when you compare the heroes that were with the heroes that are...  In any sort of honest comparison based on ethics, principle, friendship, honor and loyalty almost all of the main marvel heroes fall well short of the mark.  Does marvel really want to remind me of a time when Carol Danvers wasn't a fascist or Tony Stark could actually be trusted, a time when Peter wouldn't have dealt with Mephisto?  To me at least the comparison doesn't go down well. 

We start off by learning that there is a secret history of the Marvel U involving caveman era super heroes and celestials. How can this be? Anyone who follows Marvel continuity knows it's not possible.

And evidently, two of the Stone Age Avengers -- Odin and the Phoenix Force -- made whoopee way back then. That's given the Internet the giggles. But jokes about "hot" sex and Odin's omnipotence (!) aside, one wonders who or what the result of this union is, or was, or will be. It could be Thor, of course, although Gaia is his mother pre-Legacy. But I'm hoping for something more inventive. 

They want to make their own Mightors?



Captain Comics said:

We start off by learning that there is a secret history of the Marvel U involving caveman era super heroes and celestials. How can this be? Anyone who follows Marvel continuity knows it's not possible.

And evidently, two of the Stone Age Avengers -- Odin and the Phoenix Force -- made whoopee way back then. That's given the Internet the giggles. But jokes about "hot" sex and Odin's omnipotence (!) aside, one wonders who or what the result of this union is, or was, or will be. It could be Thor, of course, although Gaia is his mother pre-Legacy. But I'm hoping for something more inventive. 


I'd have to go back and re-read but I'm pretty sure that Odin also claims to have created midgard.

Confirmed: Odin does say that he created Midgard.

Also, something I forgot to mention in the OP. Avengers Mansion appears to exist now. I'm not current on all things Avengers but I think this a new development? Don't quote me on that though. And Jarvis shows us a picture of the founding (I'm assuming) Avengers and it looks like this:

Could that be an adult Valeria?

Hollywood Reporter says it's a character called Voyager, whose mystery is just beginning.

Also, shouldn't that be Ant-Man, not Giant-Man in the statue? Plus, Iron Man's wearing the wrong armor. Plus Captain America shouldn't be there. And where's The Wasp?

It ain't yo' daddy's Avengers! 

Who's the girl that looks like 60s Marvel Girl?

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