Monday, October 2, 2017

Marvel Legacy #1

It's easy to compare Marvel Legacy to DC's recent Rebirth which helped restructure the DCU. However, this first issue is all over the map and far less personal than DC Universe: Rebirth #1. Over the past couple of years writers have done a pretty good job of fucking up the Marvel Universe beyond all recognition (points for those who got the Tango & Cash reference). Given it's themes, and the need (for reasons passing all understanding) to create a team of Avengers during cave man days, comparing it more to an ambitious clusterfuck like Final Crisis would seem more apt.

Marvel has a lot to answer for. They killed the Hulk. They killed off Professor X. They killed off Cyclops. They killed off Wolverine. They turned Steve Rogers into Hydra, they replaced most of their big stars with younger characters and generally got lost down a rabbit hole without an exit plan. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.

Marvel Legacy #1 is the first issue of a wide-sweeping arc promising to bring a bit of the classic Marvel back to the fold. I'll believe it when I see it. As for the first issue, I'll stick with my comparison of Final Crisis - it's an awfully ambitious clusterfuck. Hit-and-Miss.

[Marvel, $5.99]

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