Well, if you can gauge the season by the temperature it’s safe to say that Fall has come early. It’s been a few months since I needed a blanket during the night and last night sure was a call for that but I digress. School is around the corner and that means it’s time to get your required geek reading in order. The fine folks at the House Of Ideas are continuing their “Generations” one-shots and giving us an interesting title in “Marvel Legacy”. Check out the images and press offerings culled from their sources and know that I will return at the close with some editorial opinion.
MARVEL LEGACY #1: EVERYTHING STARTS HERE! 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!
JASON AARON (W) • ESAD RIBIC (A); DOUBLE GATEFOLD COVER BY JOE QUESADA
LEGACY #1 OVERSIZED VINYL POSTER BY JOE QUESADA
GENERATIONS: SAM WILSON CAPTAIN AMERICA & STEVE ROGERS CAPTAIN AMERICA #1: They were part of the Greatest Generation! And now Sam Wilson finds himself alongside them yet again in a strange yet familiar setting — fighting shoulder-to-shoulder with Captain America and Bucky against a seemingly unstoppable threat to the safety of the world!
NICK SPENCER (W) • PAUL RENAUD (A/C)
GENERATIONS: CAPTAIN MARVEL & CAPTAIN MAR-VELL #1: Carol Danvers, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL, finds herself face-to-face with someone she never thought she’d see again — Mar-Vell of the Kree, THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL! But before she can get to the bottom of this impossible reunion, she gets embroiled in combat with someone who wants the Kree destroyed — talk about terrible timing!
MARGARET STOHL (W) • BRENT SCHOONOVER (A); Cover by DAVID NAKAYAMA
GENERATIONS: IRON MAN & IRONHEART #1: Riri Williams is given a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet Tony Stark…Sorcerer Supreme! Join Ironheart as she discovers things about the Iron Man legacy that will change her forever. IRON MAN writer and Riri co-creator Bendis teams up with the award-winning multimedia artist Marco Rudy to give you a beautiful, unique look at the first step into a new era of Iron Man!
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • MARCO RUDY (A); COVER BY SKAN
GENERATIONS: CAPTAIN MARVEL & MS. MARVEL #1: Ms. Marvel’s falling out with her idol Carol Danvers, a.k.a. the Mighty Captain Marvel, just took a BIZARRE turn! Kamala suddenly finds herself as an intern at Woman Magazine – Carol’s former place of employment! Between cozying up to her boss, filing back issues, and her usual super-heroing, how will Kamala find time to figure out what got her here in the first place?
G. WILLOW WILSON (W) • PAOLO VILLANELLI (A); COVER BY NELSON BLAKE II
GENERATIONS: MILES MORALES SPIDER-MAN & PETER PARKER SPIDER-MAN #1: When it comes to problems, Peter Parker’s got it all! Bullies at school, ailing aunt, a doppelganger, crushing responsibility, and – wait, a doppelganger?! Can’t Peter ever catch a break? And what does all this craziness have to do with Miles Morales?
BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS (W) • RAMON PEREZ (A/C)
RUNAWAYS #1: GET READY TO RUN! The “IT” book of the early 2000s with the original cast is back – Nico! Karolina! Molly! Chase! Old Lace! And, could it be? GERT?! The heart of the Runaways died years ago, but you won’t believe how she returns! Superstar author Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor & Park, Carry On) makes her Marvel debut with fan-favorite artist Kris Anka (ALL-NEW X-MEN, CAPTAIN MARVEL) in the series that will shock you and break your heart!
RAINBOW ROWELL (W) • KRIS ANKA (A/C)
SECRET EMPIRE OMEGA #1: SECRET EMPIRE AFTERMATH! Hydra has fallen, but the world is still not secure! As the heroes of the Marvel Universe stir from the wreckage of the battlefield, the inevitable rebuilding must begin. However, one question hangs in the air over the proceedings: What redemption can there be for Captain America?
NICK SPENCER (W) • ANDREA SORRENTINO (A); Cover by MARK BROOKS
VENOMVERSE #1 (OF 5): THE VENOM EPIC OF THE FALL STARTS HERE! During a routine battle with the villainous Jack O’Lantern, Venom finds himself transported to a far-off world and learns a terrible truth – a deadly new species called the Poisons has emerged from the vastness of space, and to make matters worse, they’re hunting Venoms! Trapped on the planet’s surface with a ragtag band of Venomized heroes, Eddie has no choice but to mount a counteroffensive and hope to find a way home!
CULLEN BUNN (W) • IBAN COELLO (A); Cover by NICK BRADSHAW
VENOMVERSE: WAR STORIES #1: Sure, you know about some of the adventures All-New Wolverine, Gwenpool, Ghost Rider, Old Man Logan and Deadpool went on with their symbiotes, but what about the rest?! Featuring a star-studded lineup of creators and characters, including…a VENOMIZED PUNISHER story written and drawn by Declan Shalvey! And the awesome adventures of VENOMIZED ROCKET RACCOON by Magdalene Visaggio!
CULLEN BUNN, DECLAN SHALVEY, MAGDALENE VISAGGIO AND MORE! (w); ANNAPAOLA MARTELLO, DECLAN SHALVEY, TANA FORD AND MORE! (a/C); Cover by FRANCESCO MATTINA
JOURNEY TO STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI – CAPTAIN PHASMA #1 & 2 (of 4): As the excitement ramps up for this December’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, come back with us to the final moments of The Force Awakens and the destruction of Starkiller Base to learn the fate of Captain Phasma! Captured by the Resistance and thrown into a garbage masher, we follow the chrome-adorned warrior from the site of the First Order’s biggest defeat to the doorstep of this holiday season’s biggest blockbuster! Written by Kelly Thompson (HAWKEYE, STAR WARS ANNUAL 2016) and drawn by Marco Checchetto (STAR WARS: SHATTERED EMPIRE, STAR WARS: SCREAMING CITADEL), Captain Phasma will recondition you to love Star Wars again!
KELLY THOMPSON (W) • MARCO CHECCHETTO (A); CoverS by PAUL RENAUD
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m definitely going to keep on snagging a copy of the “Generations” one-shots for the collection but will likely peruse “Legacy” on the stands to see if I like it. “Runaways” was never a title I read when it first came out but the advance buzz on it coming back is rather high so I am curious. The Venomverse stuff is going to be collected in an edition sooner than later so I might end up passing on that on the racks altogether. Of course, all of these titles come with numerous variant cover editions so you best discuss the ones that interest you most with your retailer so they can get them for you. I know full well how every shop cannot get all the covers and I don’t want you to miss out. As you know there is a healthy crop of ongoing titles as well but we only do the first issues and special edition launches with these narratives. Make sure you get yourself a copy of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2” which just hit the racks of your favorite providers of such mediums last week. I loved the film and cannot wait until the third one now. Closing up now it’s your turn to tell me what you are thinking of purchasing this month. The DC Comics stuff will be online in the coming days. Ciao.
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