Yesterday, Marvel Comics rolled out a series of gifs that featured classic covers and newly created homages for the upcoming Marvel Legacy initiative. And while most of the titles appear to be continuations of the previous ongoing titles, there are a few new books coming to the Marvel Universe starring some fan favorite characters.
First up is the new Marvel Two-In-One, a relaunch of the Thing’s team up title that ran in the ’70s and ’80s. For the new version it appears that the Thing and Human Torch will carry on the legacy of the Fantastic Four, since Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman have been off the stage since Secret Wars. However, Edgar Delgado’s cover features Captain America, Thor, Jean Grey, Rocket Raccoon and other heroes, which suggests that the team-up aspect of this title may remain in play.
After Secret Empire is over, it looks like Sam Wilson is giving up his Captain America role once and for all. The good news is that Wilson will once again be the Falcon, and he’s getting his own ongoing series as well as a new costume. The cover image was by Elizabeth Torque.
The classic Johnny Blaze incarnation of Ghost Rider is also making a comeback in Spirits of Vengeance, a new series teaming up Blade, Satana, Daimon Hellstrom, and the Ghost Rider himself. Ken Lashley drew the cover as a homage to Dave Cockrum’s Giant-Size X-Men #1.
Finally, there are potential spoilers ahead for the fate of a popular Marvel character. Stop reading here if you don’t want to know.
A few years ago, Jane Foster reappeared as the new incarnation of Thor. However, transforming into Thor was slowly killing Jane because it undid the treatments that she used to fight her cancer. Stephanie Hans created a Thor cover homage to Jim Starlin’s The Death of Captain Marvel, another prominent character who contracted and died from cancer three decades ago. That’s not a good omen for Jane.
Marvel Legacy will begin in September, and more details will likely be revealed soon.
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