“An Asgardian titan. A Wakandan warrior bred to be a king. The very first Sorcerer Supreme.”
When you read a teaser as cryptic and powerful as that, you know you’re in for something special. But when you also consider that the story its hyping up will be written by Jason Aaron and illustrated by Esad Ribic, with a double gatefold cover provided by the legendary Joe Quesada, then you truly know the House of Ideas isn’t messing around. Such is the case with Marvel Legacy #1, a monumental one-shot slated to hit shelves this fall that intends on showing us how it’s “all connected.”
I say that because the publisher intends on taking us back to 1,000,000 BC, when “when iconic torch-bearers such as Odin, Iron Fist, Star Brand, Ghost Rider, Phoenix, Agamotto, and Black Panther come together for the startling origin of the Marvel Universe.” From the sound of that, these “first Avengers” seem like they were the originators of some of Marvel’s most notable mantles, so it’s time we brace ourselves for the father of all retcons.
Marvel SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort had this to offer:
“MARVEL LEGACY #1 isn’t simply a history lesson. 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!”
When you factor in what editorial has to say with the new information has surfaced, the timing of this book’s release is all but coincidental, placing it on the heels of both Secret Empire and Generations. And seeing as how “legacy” is the word of the day and we’re about to venture through the annals of history, we can’t help but assume that the recently mentioned Vanishing Point plays a part in this as well.
Marvel Legacy #1 arrives in comic shops this September.