“Marvel legacy also features a surprising unexpected return of a big Marvel icon, that will make it an absolute must-read for all Marvel readers,” said Tom Brevoort, the SVP of Publishing at Marvel Comics.
Who do you think the icon is? Some comic book industry insiders speculate below.
“If Marvel really wanted to go left-field and surprise readers with a ‘returning icon,’ they could introduce Miracle Man into their universe. There was a lot of buzz around them purchasing his rights several years ago, but seemingly not much has happened with him since. But the safe bet is probably more along the lines of a Tony Stark or original Jean Grey or Wolverine return,” said journalist Roger Riddell.
“If Legacy is going to right the Marvel ship with a returning character, the perfect candidates would be the Fantastic Four. This would be a healthy choice for both fans and the 616 universe itself given how empty it feels without the ‘First Family,'” said Monkeys Fighting Robots’ Brandon Griffin.
“I’m not certain whether Marvel is willing to take this gamble but if the company really want to make a statement with their MARVEL LEGACY, they could bring the Fantastic Four back into prominence. This would signal an attention to the history of their brand back to the days when Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created the team in 1961 ,” said Aaron Young of Comicsverse.
“The preview for ‘Invincible Iron Man’ 593 teases the return of Tony Stark. The book is one of series “spinning out of Marvel Legacy,” so it’s possible that ol’ Shellhead is the “icon” returning in the one-shot,” said MFR Editor Anthony Composto.
About Marvel Legacy #1
Since its inception, Marvel has been delivering groundbreaking heroes and explosive stories. Now, prepare to return to the dawn of time, as Marvel introduces you to the first Avengers from 1,000,000 BC – 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, in MARVEL LEGACY #1!
The acclaimed team of writer Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor) and artist Esad Ribic (Secret Wars) reunite for an all-new 50-page blockbuster one-shot that will take you through time to the current Marvel Universe, showing you how it’s truly “all connected.” A true homage to Marvel’s groundbreaking stories, MARVEL LEGACY brings your favorite characters together for exciting and epic new stories that will culminate in returning to original series numbering for long-running titles.
The 50-page Marvel Legacy #1 special hits your local comic book store on September 27.
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