Uncaging More of Marvel Legacy…

If it means that you’ll jump on a book as good as Champions, then okay, I’m all for Marvel Legacy. The flip side of that, Luke Cage, and Spider-Gwen is… they’re so new, how come you’re not on board already?

AVENGERS #672: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 1
Written by MARK WAID
Art by JESUS SAIZ

This has been a solid title — Avengers only goes off the rails when all of Marvel does, because at its best, its dependent on its flagship characters. Waid has made it about legacy for quite a few issues, and they resonate. This is good stuff.

CHAMPIONS #13: WORLDS COLLIDE PART 2
Written by MARK WAID
Art by HUMBERTO RAMOS

If you know a YA reader (or are one), you owe it to them to point them in the direction of this book. Kinetic, thought-provoking, and fun, it’s one of the best books Marvel is putting out there right now, and again, with just over a year of it, does it really need a reboot? (Because there isn’t really a link with the previous Champions team — Ice Man, Angel, Hercules, Black Widow, Ghost Rider, and Darkstar. And yes, I only pulled that out from memory to show off.)

SPIDER-GWEN #25: GWENOM PART 1
Written by JASON LATOUR
Art by ROBBIE RODRIGUEZ

One of Marvel’s biggest breakouts of the last few years, despite being hobbled by event, relaunch, event, relaunch as it gained its footing. Created for the Spider-Verse crossover, something about giving Gwen Stacy the spider-powers — maybe tied in with Emma Stone’s onscreen portrayal — made Spider-Gwen (actually called Spider-Girl in the book) into a hit for cosplay and licensing. Are you reading it?

LUKE CAGE #166: CAGED!
Written by DAVID F. WALKER
Art by NELSON BLAKE

If nothing else, good lord, is Marvel Legacy giving Luke Cage one terrific cover image? Christmas was never so sweet.

 

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. Email him at editor@fanboyplanet.com.