It’s been over two years since Marvel’s Black Panther relaunched with the fresh creative team of Ta-Nehesi Coates and Brian Stelfreeze. In that time, McCarther Genius Grant winner Coates and associated creators have crafted Marvel’s most stable and thoughtful All-New All-Different era comic. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #19 — Black Panther #166: Klaw & The New Gods
There are no creative voices more deeply ingrained in Marvel Comics than Brian Michael Bendis. There are creative visions I’ve enjoyed more (Jonathan Hickman’s run from 2008 to 2015), but none are more responsible for my deep love for all things Marvel Comics since the year 2000.
When I started getting into comics, the architecture of Bendis’ work on titles like New Avengers was my guide. I still remember where I was (local library outside my office waiting for rush hour traffic to die down) when I read the revelation that Electro didn’t act alone in “Breakout.” I missed a train to work because I couldn’t put House of M down. When it comes to getting into the modern Marvel Universe, you can’t do it without the work of Brian Michael Bendis. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #18 — Spider-Man #234: (B)End(is) of An Era
One of the trickiest roads to pave in Big 2 superhero comics is a road to redemption for a hero whose previous creative team dragged them through the gauntlet. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #17 — Captain America #695: Guess Who’s Cap? Cap Again?
I remember watching Fantastic Four: the Animated Series growing up and feeling extremely excited as Reed and the crew met the Impossible Man. Who was this wild and wacky Green Gazoo lookalike? What did he have in store for the Fantastic Four?
Turns out the Impossible Man was primarily there to make funny noises (score!) and recap the story so far (aw what the heck!). The initial excitement quickly muted into the disappointment that comes from a rewind rerun episode. Sure, they framed the episode like it was new, but… I’ve heard this one before. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #16 — Power Pack #63: Remember That Time Power Pack Was Kids?… Awesome.
It’s a weird thing to try to apply a “Marvel Legacy” to characters that have been around for approximately one hot minute. Spider-Gwen isn’t the most recent addition to the Marvel Lineup, but she’s certainly a modern development, extending from the success of her alternate reality creation in Spider-Verse. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #15 – Spider-Gwen #25: The Legacy of Memes