on 9/27/17! Here’s everything you need to know about LEGACY and all the killer titles releasing along with it (and how you can score those elusive lenticular variants!)
Following in the same tradition as DC Comics’s incredible REBIRTH initiative, Marvel makes a grand return to its LEGACY in one of the most exciting moves the publisher has taken yet!
It all starts with the LEGACY one-shot on 9/27/17 (which you can scoop at our special MARVEL LEGACY launch party, more info on that here), as the entire Marvel Universe as we know it is changed.. and reborn!
Just like DC Rebirth took us back to the roots of the DCU with the DC REBIRTH one-shot, Marvel is doing something very similar with the LEGACY one-shot, and folks, we’ve seen a glimpse, and you better believe this thing is PACKED with all new, original, quality storytelling that is one of the most captivating looks at the Marvel Universe we’ve seen yet.
A return to the roots, as the fate of the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as we know it, comes to the surface, and the mysteries of the Marvel Universe are seen for the very first time.
Whether you’re a long-time fan who’s fallen out of Marvel, or someone who’s brand new to reading comics, the MARVEL LEGACY one-shot is THE definitive place to start reading and get into the modern day MARVEL UNIVERSE!
LEGACY Lenticular Covers – How to Score Your Set!
With LEGACY being such an insanely big deal, Marvel pulled out all the stops and did a ton of incredible homage covers to classic, iconic Marvel covers of yesteryear.. and then made them lenticular image-shifting editions that are just too freakin’ cool!
And, yes, these are gonna be some tricky ones to find. With limited print runs, and very limited availability, these are set to be some of the most sought after exclusive variants that Marvel has done yet.
And, we’ve put together a super easy way for you to make sure you get a full set of ’em at Third Eye this October!
What’s the scoop? Well, if you pre-order your bundle of all 29 lenticular variants at normal cover price (mostly $3.99 each, with the oversized MIGHTY THOR #700 at $5.99), you can lock in the full set for just $117.99
Due to the extremely limited nature of the lenticular variants, we are unable to take holds on sets or individual covers, and will be making all the lenticular covers available on a first come, first serve basis each week they release.
Want to pre-order your set now? You can do so online for both mail-order and for in-store pick-up by clicking here.
Please note: all mail-orders will ship on 10/31/17.
For in-store pick-up, you can pick up every Wednesday beginning 10/4/17 when these start hitting; you can also wait and pick up your pre-paid bundle at the end of the month on 10/25/17.
Below is a gallery featuring all of the OCTOBER lenticular covers!
Here’s a checklist of all the issues coming out with lenticular covers:
- AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789 ALEX ROSS LENTICULAR
- FALCON #1 ELIZABETH TORQUE LENTICULAR
- INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 ALAN DAVIS LENTICULAR
- SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 KEN LASHLEY LENTICULAR
- INCREDIBLE HULK #709 MIKE DEODATO LENTICULAR
- BLACK PANTHER #166 WESLEY CRAIG LENTICULAR
- CAPTAIN MARVEL #125 DAN MORA LENTICULAR
- IRON FIST #73 MIKE PERKINS LENTICULAR
- LUKE CAGE #166 DAVE JOHNSON LENTICULAR
- CABLE #150 ROB LIEFELD LENTICULAR
- DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287 SALVA ESPIN LENTICULAR
- AVENGERS #672 MIKE ALLRED LENTICULAR
- CHAMPIONS #13 DAN MORA LENTICULAR
- MIGHTY THOR #700 STEPHANE HANS LENTICULAR
- X-MEN GOLD #13 TALENT CALDWELL LENTICULAR
- X-MEN BLUE #13 DAVID LOPEZ LENTICULAR
- UNCANNY AVENGERS #28 JON MALIN LENTICULAR
- US AVENGERS #11 CHRISTIAN WARD LENTICULAR
- SPIDER-GWEN #25 KHARY RANDOLPH LENTICULAR
- ROYALS #9 JUAN DOE LENTICULAR
- VENOM #155 FRANCESCO MATTINA LENTICULAR
- JESSICA JONES #13 DDAN MORA LENTICULAR
- DEFENDERS #6 SZYMON KUDRANSKI LENTICULAR
- MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 DAN MORA LENTICULAR
- GWENPOOL #21 DAVID NAKAYAMA LENTICULAR
- ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25 KRIS ANKA LENTICULAR
- ICEMAN #6 MICHAEL RYAN LENTICULAR
- JEAN GREY #8 MIKE MAYHEW LENTICULAR
- AMERICA #8 TALENT CALDWELL LENTICULAR
Even more important: THESE BOOKS ARE GOOD! Find out all about the new storylines beginning in the new MARVEL LEGACY titles!
While fancy covers are always a nice bonus, we gotta tell ya: we’re even more excited about what’s going on inside the pages of these killer new MARVEL LEGACY launch titles!
With each issue returning the series back to its classic legacy numbering (essentially, accounting for all the past issues prior to it, and then starting the story fresh with this issue.. for example, CABLE #150 is essentially CABLE LEGACY #1, etc.), Marvel is taking a very cool REBIRTH approach to reinvigorating their line-up!
With all-star creators, returning heroes, and a gigantic mystery surrounding the Marvel Universe, and just what brought us TO the LEGACY era.. this is the most exciting we’ve seen the MARVEL UNIVERSE in a LONG time!
So, we’re going to tell you a little bit about our top favorites of the LEGACY line-up, and trust us: there’s a lot of strong contenders, but we narrowed it down to our top 20 out of the 29 LEGACY release!
These are listed in no particular order, because let’s face it: we’re super stoked on ALL of them!
So, one of the big changes with LEGACY, is a return to what Marvel (and many other publishers and fans) know as LEGACY numbering.
Essentially: instead of the very first issue of the LEGACY titles kicking off at issue #1 – we’re instead seeing a return to the classic numbering of that series.
Pictured here is a breakdown of BLACK PANTHER’S Legacy numbering, as the first official LEGACY issue will be #166 with the KLAW STANDS SUPREME story chapter 1.
What Marvel has done is they’ve taken the various Marvel runs throughout the years, and combined all the original numbering (going back to the very original BLACK PANTHER series from the ’70s , all the way up to the recent Ta-Nehisi Coates arc) to make the REAL issue number and start from there.
This may be the one we’re most excited about, because c’mon: JASON AARON teamed up with THOR legend WALT SIMONSON… I mean, that’s an incredible creative team, but wait: there’s much more than that!
In MIGHTY THOR, we see the return of the Odinson, and the storyline that leads to him becoming THOR once again, and it’s written by JASON AARON, who has pretty much been THE Thor writer since his epic GOD OF THUNDER run with the now-classic GOD BUTCHER storyline!
In MIGHTY THOR #700, the final judgement comes as the Mangog arrives! The War Thor will meet the beast head on. But even the bloodthirst of this Ultimate Thor may pale in comparison to the might of the Mangog!
The battle rages as Jane’s cancer takes a turn for the worse, and she might not have to wait for the final judgment at all.
The clock is ticking, and no hammer can save her this time. It’s the beginning of the end that will lead to the most dramatic return in the Marvel Universe!
Click here to check out our THOR Legacy Numbering guide!
We’ve been loving PETER PARKER SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN by Chip Zdarsky, and have been itching to see a return to glory for the iconic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN title, and with this first issue of the LEGACY run — we’re going to get it!
In FALL OF PETER PARKER, the dynamo creative team of DAN SLOTT (SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN) and STUART IMMONEN (ALL NEW X-MEN) unite to bring you Peter Parker how you love him best: a lovable loser who’s only escape is his wall-crawling alter ego!
Down on your luck Peter Parker is back, for good or ill. New York has changed, and so has Peter – but entering a new phase of his Spider-Man life isn’t easy; neither are new relationships OR new foes.
With loads of killer classic SPIDER-MAN ROGUES, the FALL OF PARKER storyline promises to deliver the kind of Spidey book that anyone who grew up watching way too much of that Fox SPIDER-MAN cartoon in the ’90s (like ourselves) will fall in love with!
Click here to check out our AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Legacy Numbering guide!
Just like AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, it has been a long time since we’ve been genuinely excited about the flagship AVENGERS title, but the wait is OVER!
The new AVENGERS Legacy series brings an incredible creative team with MARK WAID (DC’s KINGDOM COME!), and JESUS SAIZ (New 52 SWAMP THING), and even more importantly – it starts off something we haven’t seen in a long time: a giant hero team fighting hero team crossover as the AVENGERS go head to head with THE CHAMPIONS!
And, guess who’s at the heart of it all? One of our all-time favorite Marvel Universe villains: THE HIGH EVOLUTIONARY!
Following the events of GENERATIONS comes the long-promised clash between the Avengers and the Champions!
The countdown has started as the High Evolutionary, a twisted scientist determined to create a better world at all costs, sets the Earth on a collision course with destruction!
The Avengers and the Champions are ready to meet this threat – but will their first cataclysmic clash deter them from Changing the World?
Click here to check out our AVENGERS Legacy Numbering guide!
We’ve been already loving the current run of CHAMPIONS, and honestly, we think it may be some of the best art that HUBERTO RAMOS has done in ages, with every issue being a pure visual treat!
But, we’re even more stoked as the young heroes cross paths with the most iconic Avengers line-up we’ve seen in a minute as the HIGH EVOLUTIONARY gets in the mix!
The titanic clash between the Champions and the Avengers continues! Since they were old enough to say the word “Avengers,” the Champions have idolized Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
Now the two teams are on equal footing – and the Champs must walk the walk alongside their former mentors! Will their experiences in GENERATIONS help them – or tear the two teams apart?
Champions is a fantastic read, and we’re super pumped for this fresh jumping on point for a ton of you to discover it!
What better way to start reading the killer work of TA-NEHISI COATES on BLACK PANTHER than the return of one of the most iconic Black Panther bad guys of all-time: KLAW!
We’re super pumped for this one, as Coates has already previously proven just how good he is with building the world of Wakanda, and this fresh new starting point is a perfect place to discover the book for yourself!
In BLACK PANTHER #166, Black Panther’s greatest foe has returned – Ulysses Klaw is back and ready for war!
Can T’Challa defeat the man who killed his father all while his country struggles to its feet?
And as war looms, Wakanda’s gods have disappeared. Enter the Originators!
The former gods are back – but what are their intentions for a land that has forgotten them?
Click here to check out our BLACK PANTHER Legacy Numbering guide!
We’ve really dug the evolution of Sam Wilson’s character over the years, and we’re pretty stoked to see him taking the spotlight in the new FALCON series!
Sam Wilson – winged warrior, avian Avenger and one-time sentinel of liberty – takes to the skies again, reborn and recommitted as the fighter for freedom, THE FALCON!
Engaged in an all-new assignment while training his new partner THE PATRIOT, Sam Wilson soars high and sees all.
But Sam’s new mission finds him on a collision course with an enemy way out of his weight class-the demonic BLACKHEART!
One of the best books to come out of ResurrXion has been the JEAN GREY series, and now, with MARVEL LEGACY extending into it, we’re about to get something we haven’t seen in a long time: the return of the Phoenix!
That’s right, and the new PSYCH WAR arc pulls out all the stops, with Emma Frost aka the White Queen being young Jean Grey’s only salvation.
Could the original Jean be far behind? This IS Marvel Legacy after all…
The Phoenix is coming and in its wake – death and destruction! Destined to become the Earth’s host for the fiery entity, Jean is still not prepared for its arrival and the ensuing battle to come.
Her only hope, a former host who can prepare and train her telepathic powers, but what cost is Jean willing to pay when Emma Frost, The White Queen, becomes her only salvation and the last line of defense from the world burning?
You may or may not know this, but the iconic Wolverine arch-enemy SABRETOOTH made his first appearance in the pages of IRON FIST #14, and ever since – has been one of the coolest Marvel villains around.
But now Danny Rand, the legendary Iron Fist, has a problem only Sabretooth can help him solve. Something is threatening the very existence of K’un-Lun, and the Iron Fist must do whatever he can to protect it, even if it means convincing his old enemy to fight by his side.
Will mutant claws and crane kicks be enough to save K’un-Lun?
This iconic reuniting of two of Marvel’s most awesome characters is something we’re super excited about, and with the incredible artwork of Mike Perkins, and strong storytelling of Ed Brisson, this is THE perfect place to start reading IRON FIST!
Click here to check out our IRON FIST Legacy Numbering guide!
X-MEN BLUE and X-MEN GOLD have been two of the best Marvel books on the stands, and as they continue to deliver, a new era begins for both books with MARVEL LEGACY sparking off a HUGE X-MEN crossover on the scale of classics like X-CUTIONERS SONG, FATAL ATTRACTIONS, and recent hits like MESSIAH COMPLEX and AVENGERS VS. X-MEN!
Mojo, the demented creature obsessed with melding deadly television shows with reality, has made Earth his focus and it’s going to take the combined might of two X-MEN teams to fight back!
But when threats from their past are thrown at them, how will these teams react?
With SENTINELS and BROOD and BAD MEMORIES attacking at every opportunity, will KITTY and JEAN and their teams be able to save Manhattan? Or is this the trick that finally boosts MOJO’s ratings?
I mean, how can you go wrong with the X-MEN uniting to fight their most iconic foes of yesteryear? You can’t!
And, don’t forget, X-MEN BLUE is the second half of this crossover, and its first LEGACY chapter continues the MOJO WORLDWIDE story in a big way!
The X-Men may have bitten off more than they can chew when the Mojoverse continues its bizarre invasion of MANHATTAN! JEAN GREY and her team fight side by side with KITTY PRYDE and her team…but can MOJO be defeated when he’s got the X-Men’s greatest hits weaponized against them?
Or will an unlikely alley come to the rescue?
OK, so just on the sheer concept alone: Spider-Gwen with the Venom symbiote. How freakin’ rad is that? Pretty freakin’ rad, right?
The world of MARVEL LEGACY introduces a classic Spider-Man twist as Gwen’s life irrevocably changes as she bonds with her universe’s version of the Venom symbiote. What does it mean for her relationship with crime kingpin MATT MURDOCK? With her father? With THE OSBORNS?!
Is any relationship in Gwen’s life safe? It’s SPIDER-GWEN like you’ve never seen her before, and this time, there’s no easy fix for her troubles!
This is also a perfect place to begin reading SPIDER-GWEN!
A big part of LEGACY is the mysterious disappearance through the last few years of Marvel’s biggest icons, and now, their eventual return — and just like THOR is bringing Odinson back into the spotlight, so is INVINCIBLE IRON MAN with the new SEARCH FOR TONY STARK arc!
Not only is this a fantastic place to jump onto the world of the Armored Avenger for new readers, but it’s also got a ton of great tidbits and story threads that reach through recent Iron Man and Avengers history to reward those of you who’ve been fans of ol’ Stark for a long time now!
Tony Stark has vanished! The mystery deepens as Stark friends and foes must decide, finally, who will wield the power of Iron Man! All the contenders are in position, and all the armor is polished.
There can only be one Armored Avenger! The path to the most startling Iron Man story ever begins here!
Click here to check out our INVINCIBLE IRON MAN Legacy Numbering guide!
The one and only EDDIE BROCK is back as VENOM, and we’re loving every second of it, but what’s even better is the huge LEGACY approach that Marvel is taking to the character with its first Legacy issue in VENOM #155!
Simply put: VENOM VS. KRAVEN THE HUNTER.
One more thing to add? Art by MARK FREAKIN’ BAGLEY! The original artist of the MAXIMUM CARNAGE era!
How can you go wrong with this one? You can’t!
Something sinister is lingering in the darkest depths of New York and no one is safe!
But even the monsters have something to fear when the world’s deadliest hunter Kraven makes them their prey.
Their only hope is Venom, a lethal protector who can make the hunter…the hunted.
Click here to check out our VENOM Legacy Numbering guide!
Ghost Rider is back, and he’s bringing some pretty awesome friends with him.
We’re talking JOHNNY BLAZE! We’re talking BLADE! We’re talking HELLSTORM and SATANA!
We’re super pumped for this one, ’cause let’s face it: GHOST RIDER rules!
A dead angel. A silver bullet. A kept promise. For ages, the war between Heaven and Hell raged in the unseen corners of society, both sides in delicate balance that could topple if the right weapons were in the wrong hands…
When an undercover angel is murdered, Johnny Blaze, the Ghost Rider, must find the killers and punish them…
But this time he won’t do it alone: A deadly team must rise from the darkest depths of the Marvel Universe to form an unholy alliance – HELLSTORM! SATANA! BLADE! They are the SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE!
OK, so this probably rivals THOR #700 as our most anticipated of the new LEGACY books. Why? Well, first: the return of Bruce Banner that’s coming from this is something we’ve been super excited about for a minute now.
Secondly: PLANET HULK, and the world it gave birth to (in series like SKAAR and more) is one of our favorite eras of the MARVEL UNIVERSE.
So, to revisit all of that — well, you can just plain consider us stoked!
When Amadeus Cho picks up a distress signal from a distant planet he’s shocked to find out it’s from SAKAAR. As the Totally Awesome Hulk, he’s been trying to avert the curse of anger that haunted Bruce Banner.
But SAKAAR is a place for warriors and gladiators…a place where the Hulk fought brutally in the Imperial Arena…who is calling Cho for help?
Click here to check out our INCREDIBLE HULK Legacy Numbering guide!
Uncanny Avengers has struggled as a title for a while to find a unique identity, and we’re gonna admit, up until recently – we weren’t necessarily counting on this as one of our must-reads, but we gotta tell ya: there’s a few reasons why we CANNOT wait for the new LEGACY spin on UNCANNY AVENGERS.
First: Jim Zub, writer of books like WAYWARD, SKULLKICKERS, and much more, is a big favorite here at Third Eye, and we know his unique knack for humor is a perfect fit for this pairing of two of the most iconic characters of the Marvel U.. which leads us to the second reason:
Second: the best buddy team in comics is WONDER WOMAN and the BEAST, and we’ll argue that forever, and to see them taking the focus here — is a great spin and great idea for the book.
Way back in the day, there was a killer BEAST / WONDER MAN series, and this harkens back to the spirit of that.
Part Avengers and part X-Men. Two of Earth’s mightiest heroes and two of Earth’s mightiest friends. And when it comes to super-heroics, Wonder Man and the Beast have seen it, done it, and they got the T-shirt.
When the world throws you cosmic conflict, global calamity, death, rebirth and heartache aplenty, it’s important to remember where your friends are. Join us for “A Pint or Two,” won’t you?
How cool is this concept? I mean, as children of the ’90s, we’ve got a soft spot for the NEW MUTANTS, and I never thought I’d be saying this: but freakin’ LONGSHOT, SHATTERSTAR, and is that BLINK? Seriously: this is going to be AWESOME.
What’s it all about? The time-traveling mutant known as Cable has made it his one-man mission to preserve all of time itself.
But when a disturbance in the timestream sends Cable back to the recent past, he’ll find a mutant killer he won’t be able to handle alone.
Cable’s led teams of X-Men before and he’ll have to turn to some old allies and new friends to stop this deadly threat. Get ready for the newer New Mutants!
If any of you remember the cult favorite Marvel series EXILES, then the NEWER MUTANTS captures that vibe perfectly!
Click here to check out our CABLE Legacy Numbering guide!
DAKEN! Seriously: we’ve been so pumped to see the return of this character, and Marvel truly is pulling out all the stops to get us pumped to read ALL NEW WOLVERINE as DAKEN, the enigmatic son of Logan, has been kidnapped and it’s up to the ALL-NEW WOLVERINE to find him.
But when the trail leads Laura, a genetic clone of the original Wolverine, back to the FACILITY where she was created and tortured, she will find new horrors waiting for her.
Who are the ORPHANS OF X and what do they have in store for the children of Logan?
With the new DEADPOOL movie around the corner, and with all the talk about CABLE being featured in it — you know you need a good arc to get you amped, right?
And, what better way to do that than to do something absolutely fresh and new with the Merc with a Mouth.
What could that be? Simply put, Deadpool’s going back to his vile beginnings as a mercenary and wanted killer. No more being a hero. No more X-Men. No more Avengers.
And if he wants to break bad again, what’s more despicable than killing your best friend? Cable better get ready because his old friend Wade has him in the crosshairs.
A great starting point to begin reading DEADPOOL, and a fresh new take on the iconic character – make sure you check this one out!
Click here to check out our DEADPOOL Legacy Numbering guide!
Carl Lucas went to jail for a crime he didn’t commit and came out a new man: the hero Luke Cage.
Now, Luke finds himself on the wrong side of the law and thrown back in prison again.
What dark power has caged Luke once more and when the entire world is threatened, how can Luke Cage save everyone from the inside of a jail cell?
Click here to check out our LUKE CAGE Legacy Numbering guide!
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