What a time to be a Marvel fan. While the films are doing a great job connecting the Marvel Film Universe, the comic books are about to get a 50-page comic to help explain some serious Marvel character origins. Prepare for the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC and a startling origin story featuring Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther in Marvel Legacy #1.
The team of writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic join up again in an attempt to show how Marvel’s origins are all connected.
“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 and 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!”
“MARVEL LEGACY #1 will present all fans – new readers and current readers – the very best jumping on point in the history of comics,” says Marvel Editor in Chief Axel Alonso. “What Jason and Esad have crafted is more grand and more gargantuan than anything we have ever seen before and introduces concepts and characters the Marvel Universe has never encountered. Fans are going to witness an all-new look at the Marvel Universe starting at one of the earliest moments in time carried all the way into present day. Not only will this be the catalyst for Marvel evolving and moving forward, but expect it to be the spark that will ignite the industry as a whole.”
While you’re likely still going to have to read like every Marvel comic to get what’s going on in the present, this September at least we’ll get a unifying origin story? Here’s hoping it doesn’t turn out like the Captain America/Hydra storyline.