Marvel is going back to its comic book roots.
Arriving this Fall, Marvel Legacy, announced this afternoon at C2E2, is a relaunch of its superhero comic book line that will refocus on its long history and most iconic characters.
Following the events of the current Secret Empire storyline, the relaunch is set to refocus on "hope, wonder, enjoyment and fun," according to the publisher.
"The Marvel Legacy initiative is a celebration of everything that makes Marvel the best in fiction and it’s a signifier of a new era for Marvel Comics," Marvel CCO Joe Quesada said in a statement. "It’s a loving look at the heart of Marvel as we embrace our roots and move enthusiastically forward with all the Marvel characters you know and love starring in the biggest, boldest, best Marvel stories. All of which kicks off with the giant Marvel Legacy special."
The Marvel Legacy special will be a 50-page comic book from writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic that will set up the new status quo for the comic book universe, and return a fan-favorite character into active service — although, of course, Marvel isn't revealing just who right now.
No official date for the relaunch was revealed at the panel, but the issue will arrive on newsstands at some point this coming Fall. Joe Quesada himself will provide the cover.
Look for additional information, including a list of titles and creative teams, to arrive soon.
Source: THR Heat Vision
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