Marvel Legacy One Shot Looks Suspiciously Old School

Just revealed at the Marvel’s Next Big Thing panel at C2E2, we have been shown this cover to the oversized Marvel Legacy one-shot that launches the big Marvel Legacy rebranding that is part of Marvel’s yearly refresh.

First up, this cover by Joe Quesada is gorgeous. I mean just….GORGEOUS.

But something sticks out a bit. On this cover there is only one actual legacy character. Everyone else is the original, or even classic, version of the character.

Captain Marvel is the only modern day, diverse version of an original character to have taken on the name after their classic counterpart.

Considering Marvel are making a definitive promise that Generations and Legacy will see the new and the old side-by-side for a Marvel Universe that is filled with the classic (less diverse) heroes we know and the modern (more diverse) heroes we’ve been meeting, it seems a little odd that this mix isn’t reflected in the artwork, doesn’t it?

Also, we get yet another ‘break the internet’ promise, regarding ‘the return of something that has been missing from the MU for quite some time’.

Could it be….Fantastic Four?

 

About Joe Glass

Joe Glass has been contributing to Bleeding Cool for about four years. He's been a roaming reporter at shows like SDCC and NYCC, and also has a keen LGBTQ focus, with his occasional LGBTQ focus articles, Tales from the Four Color Closet. He is also now Bleeding Cool's Senior Mutant Correspondent thanks to his obsession with Marvel's merry mutants.

Joe is also a comics creator, writer of LGBTQ superhero team series, The Pride, the first issue of which was one of the Top 25 ComiXology Submit Titles of 2014. He is also a co-writer on Stiffs, a horror comedy series set in South Wales about call centre workers who hunt the undead by night. One happens to be a monkey. Just because.