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
One of the biggest problems with revering “Legacy” is the potential interpretation that comics were only good in the past. While there are of course some truths to the adage “They don’t make ’em like they used to,” there are also many instances of comics that *couldn’t* have been made decades ago. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #14 – Venom #155: Comic Book Dinosaurs
Jason Aaron has been writing Thor since 2012’s Thor: God of Thunder, now with a legacy that covers close to 75 issues.
I wrote recently that Brian Michael Bendis has built a deceptively lengthy Iron Man run over this same time period, but apart from Dan Slott’s stranglehold on Amazing Spider-Man, Aaron’s ties to Thor are one of the longest running arcs in Marvel Comics. [Read more…] about I Can Legacy Clearly Now #12 – Mighty Thor #700: The Victory Lap