Marvel Legacy #1

by Ryan.L on September 27, 2017

Writer: Jason Aaron
Artist: Daniel Acuna, Jim Cheung, Russell Dauterman, Stuart Immonen, Greg Land, Pepe Larraz, Alex Maleev, Ed McGuinness, Steve McNiven, Esad Ribic, Chris Samnee
Publisher: Marvel Comics

"It begins at the dawn of the human race, and ends with a child's prayer! In between, empires fall, mysteries brew, secrets are revealed, quests are undertaken and legends are forged! All leading up to the dramatic return you've been waiting for — and one you've been dreading! Jason Aaron (MIGHTY THOR) and Esad Ribic (SECRET WARS) usher in a new dawn — one whose rays will touch every corner of the Marvel Universe in the days to come! MARVEL LEGACY: It's everything you've been longing for — and more!"

That was what we were told about Marvel Legacy, and this huge issue did exactly that. The issue jumps around a lot showing many of the characters from the Marvel Universe. There is a looming threat but no one seems the wiser to what is influencing these events to happen. We see some heroes in battle against other heroes, but also heroes stopping villains and other beings like frost giants.

There is a over arcing narrative but we don't find out who it is until the very end, and without giving spoilers some long gone but not forgotten characters make a triumphant return to the Marvel Universe. This issue is setting up something big, something that has been slowly building in other series for a little while now.

Reading this issue I was a little lost at what was going on at first. But as you progress through the issue, more and more is revealed and you get an idea of whats going on. I did really enjoy the issue as a whole, but there were many moments in it where I was gagging on how cheesy the dialogue was. I don't think the issue needed to be 58 pages and some of the fluff could have been edited out for a more streamlined story.

One of the great things about this issue was the amount of artists working on it. We get to see so many exceptional artist contribute to the book. Many times in the past when you have such a large group of artist it can be jarring to flip from page to page and there always being a ne art and style. This time each scene is given to an artist. So as we flip back and forth between the characters you flip back to that artist and style which made the experience of reading the issue that much more enjoyable, and really felt like a celebration of look and style of the Marvel Universe.

Overall I have to give props to Marvel for delivering a pretty well satisfying issue. We have been event fatigued for a while and with Secret Empire just ending, it was exciting to read Marvel Legacy and I'm really excited to see where things go. More so though I'm excited for the return of some characters and can't wait to see how this impacts the Marvel universe as a whole.


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