Posted April 23, 2017 by Drew Bagay in Comics

MARVEL LEGACY Will Bring Back Original Numbering and More

Marvel is kicking off a new initiative this fall called Marvel Legacy that will return long-running titles to their original numbering and bring back popular classic characters.

Announced by Marvel during C2E2 2017, this “return to form” will officially begin with a 50-page one-shot called Marvel Legacy #1 by Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic that also includes a special four-panel fold-out cover by Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada.


“This one-shot honors Marvel Comics’ past and it’s a good window into the present day Marvel Universe and then also sets the stage for where we’re gonna go in the future,” says Aaron. “The main goal was just to be able to give this to someone who’s got no idea what’s going on in the Marvel right now and have that be a good entry point for them and I think it does that.”

As for the title being called “Legacy,” Aaron expounds that the story delves into the essence of the characters readers have come to love over the years, as well as what the future brings for them. “This book is very much about that legacy so we see how that legacy stretches back to the distant past and we follow those characters who carry on that legacy in the present and we set the stage for those characters and that legacy will go in the continuing stories to come.”

The entire Marvel universe, both classic and new characters alike, will be affected by the Marvel Legacy initiative, with storylines calling back to the “glory days of Marvel” starring Odinson, Spider-Man, the Avengers, Squirrel Girl, Moon Knight and many more.


“The biggest challenge was in fitting everything that we had into the story, while still actually having a story!” explains Marvel editor Tom Brevoort. “When we laid out our plans for this [story] at one of our editorial summits, our community of creators was energetic in offering up key elements of the stories they were planning, so much so that it’s an embarrassment of riches. It’s everything that makes Marvel great, exciting, fun and special in a single high-quality package. This is the Marvel that you remember, and the Marvel that you long for.”

Serving as a perfect jumping-on point for readers, long-running titles will be stamped with a Marvel Legacy banner in addition to resuming their legacy numbering. The publisher promises these titles will bring a “renewed sense of hope, wonder, enjoyment and fun,” and fans will certainly appreciate “the return of a central piece of the Marvel mythos that readers have been mourning in recent months.”

Marvel Legacy begins this fall and expect more news about the initiative to surface in the coming months.

Drew Bagay

Drew is a lover of comic books, movies, and all things pop culture. He enjoys crime/thriller/noir fiction, playing the guitar, and taking long walks. He also doesn't like talking in third person.