Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief Explains Marvel Legacy’s Place In A Bigger Plan

Marvel Comics Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso spoke to EW and had this to say about Marvel Legacy.

Marvel Legacy is Act 3 of a larger plan for the Marvel Universe. In Act 2, we took a lot of our iconic heroes off the playing field, replaced them with either new, young characters – like Riri Williams or Amadeus Cho – or familiar characters – Jane Foster or Sam Wilson – and saw what types of stories emerged: Jane Foster as Thor, Sam Wilson as Captain America, Amadeus Cho as the Hulk. The return of the classic characters was inevitable, of course. We knew that, we wanted that, and we planned for that. That’s what Legacy is about: It sets the stage not only for the return of many of the classic characters but for the next stage in the lives of the newer characters. Now we find out if the Marvel Universe is big enough for all of them.

Alonso continued, “When Jason (Aaron) pitched the concept of the 1,000,000 B.C. Avengers at an editorial retreat, everyone in the room’s jaw dropped. Not just the roster and details, but the concept driving it. That’s saying something. I think he’s caught lightning in a bottle with this team, I truly do. We have big plans for them.

Marvel Legacy #1 hits stands on September 27, 2017. The big return at the end will likely be spoiled a day or two before by Marvel in a major media outlet.

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