Marvel Reveals Legacy Covers!

Yesterday Marvel Comics promised no part of the Marvel Universe will be untouched when MARVEL LEGACY debuts this fall! Throughout the day, Marvel  has unveiled its MARVEL LEGACY title line-up to fans by premiering the new titles in animated form, each cover a homage to a classic cover from years past through various comic news sites. Check out all of the covers including six EXCLUSIVE Covers for Comic Frontline below!

First up are six ComicBook exclusive covers.

  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: RENEW YOUR VOWS: Cover by Khary Randolph, is a homage to Mike Zeck‘s Amazing Spider-Man #252. The cover says “Introducing The New Spiderling” the name of Annie May Parker who appears to have gone through quite the growth spurt.
  • AMERICA: Cover by Ben Caldwell is a homage to John Romita Sr.’s Amazing Spider-Man #39. The cover shows America facing off against Oubliette, the Extreminatrix.
  • ASTONISHING X-MEN: Cover by John Cassaday is a homage to his own cover to Joss Whedon & John Cassaday‘s Astonishing X-Men #1.
  • MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR: Cover is by Felipe Smith homages Jack Kirby‘s Fantastic Four #49. This is surprising given the September Solicitations seemed to indicate it was ending. 
  • THE INCREDIBLE HULK: Cover by Mike Deodato Jr. homages Ladronn‘s Incredible Hulk #94. The title changing cover takes the The Totally Awesome Hulk with Amadeus Cho in a story titled “Return to Planet Hulk.”
  • X-MEN BLUE: Cover, by David Lopez is a homage to Jim Lee‘s X-Men #10 cover. Longshot and Mojo are about to meet the original X-Men in “The Return To Mojoworld.”

Next up are five exclusive ComicVine covers:

  • ICEMAN: Cover by Michael Ryan is a homage to Gil Kane‘s Champions #1. The cover shows Bobby Drake reuniting with his other team, the original Champions.
  • INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: Cover by Alan Davis is a homage to John Romita Jr. and Bobby Layton‘s Invincible Iron Man #150.  The covers shows Riri WilliamsIronheart and Victor Von Doom‘s Infamous Iron Man going at it for a “Duel For The Legacy Of Tony Stark.”
  • LUKE CAGE: Cover by Dave Johnson is a homage to John Romita Sr.‘s Luke Cage: Hero For Hire #1. There is no real story details on this cover but it does make me wonder if they will be changing the title from Luke Cage to Luke Cage: Hero For Hire.
  • OLD MAN LOGAN: Cover by Cameron Stewart is homage to John Buscema‘s Wolverine #2. The cover shows a Logan fighting a samurai in armor similar to Silver Samurai, this could be the recently introduced son of Silver SamuraiShingen Harada, perhaps he is taking up the name Crimson Samurai
  • SECRET WARRIORS: Cover by Dave Johnson is a homage to  Jim Steranko‘s Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. #1. The Secret Warriors face Mister Sinister, the iconic X-Men villain who replaces Zodiac in the homage. 

Next up are six exclusive SyFy covers: 

  • ALL-NEW GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: Cover by Ron Lim is a homage to George Perez‘s iconic Infinity Gauntlet #1Marvel is gearing up for Avengers: Infinity War with the Guardians searching for the Infinity Gems, with a planned appearance by Adam Warlock and Quasar among others. 
  • CHAMPIONS: Cover by Daniel Moa is a homage to Sal Buscema’s Avengers Annual #17. The Champions are taking on the High Evolutionary and as the September Solicitations indicate the team appears to have changed their line-up some with Ms. Marvel, Young Cyclops, & Viv Vision missing. This also seems to be a crossover with The Avengers with The Unstoppable WaspThe Mighty ThorHerucles, & Vision on the cover.
  • HAWKEYE: Cover by Greg Smallwood is a homage to David Aja‘s Haweye #1. It appears that Kate will not be going solo any more, Clint will be joining her again.
  • JESSICA JONES: Cover by Daniel Mora is a homage to  Frank Miller‘s Mavel Team-Up Annual #4. The Purple Man returns.
  • SPIDER-MAN: Cover by Mark Bagley is a homage to John Romita Sr.’s Amazing Spider-Man Annual #6. The cover shows Miles taking on his own Sinister Six that consist of 
  • U.S.AVENGERS: Cover by Christian Ward is a homage to John Byrne‘s Fantastic Four #261. The U.S.Avengers are heading into outer space to search for Cannonball as the September Solicitations indicate.

Next up are six exclusive PREVIEWSWorld covers: 

  • CABLE: Cover by Rob Liedeld is a homage to his own cover of  New Mutants #87. The cover says the “Newer New Mutants.”
  • MOON KNIGHT: Cover by Bill Sienkewicz is a homage cover to his own Moon Knight #25.
  • ROYALS: Cover by Juan Doe is a homage to Terry Austin‘s iconic Uncanny X-Men #142. Looks like the Mutant/Inhuman connection continues with their own version of Sentinels.
  • THE AVENGERS: Cover by Mike Allred is a homage to John Buscema & George Tuska‘s Avengers #53. A cross over with The Champions this time the cover does feature Ms. Marvel, Young Cyclops, but Viv Vision is still missing. 
  • THE DESPICABLE DEADPOOL: Cover by Salvador Espin is a homage to Gil Kane and John Romita‘s Amazing-Spider-Man #129. The cover shows Cable in the Merc With A Mouth‘s scope.
  • THE PUNISHER: Cover by Tim Bradstreet is a homage to Kevin Hopgood‘s Iron Man #282. The cover shows The Punisher in War Machine‘s armor.

Next up are six exclusive Nerdist covers: 

  • BLACK PANTHER: Cover by (unknown Artist) is a homage to Todd MacFarlane‘s  The Incredible Hulk #340. The cover teases a Black Panther Vs Klaw just in time for the Black Panther movie 
  • DAREDEVIL: Cover by Juan Cabal is a homage to John Byrne‘s dramatic Uncanny X-Men #135. Looks like Kingpin will be setting his sights on Daredevil again in Marvel Legacy. Will Wilson Fisk discover Daredevil‘s secret identity again?
  • DR. STRANGE: Cover by Mike Deodato Jr. is a homage to Gene Colan‘s Dr. Strange #177. The cover teases that the Sorcerer Supreme will be facing off against the God of MischiefLoki.
  • GENERATION X: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Chris Bachalo‘s Generation X #1. The cover shows the new ResurrXion team against former ally Monet, who’s currently merged with her twisted brother, Emplate!`
  • THE MIGHTY CAPTAIN MARVEL: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Jack Kirby‘s The Incredible Hulk #1. The cover suggests Captain Marvel‘s powers could be out of control.
  • THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Moebius‘ Silver Surfer: Parable #1. Is Gali or Galacta about to take on a Power Cosmic-Powered Tippy Toe?

Next up are six exclusive Newsarama covers: 

  • ALL-NEW WOLVERINE: Cover by Kris Anka is a homage to John Buscema‘s Fantastic Four #112. The cover is shows a battle between Laura and Daken which is a stark contrast to the warm sibling embrace they shared recently in the pages of All-New Wolverine.
  • AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: Cover by Alex Ross is a homage to John Romita Sr.’s Amazing Spider-Man: A Rockomic. This album cover homage gives no clues.
  • BLACK BOLT: Cover by Christian Ward is a homage to John Byrne‘s iconic “Days of Future Past” Uncanny X-Men #141. The cover shows Black Bolt in the Wolverine spot.
  •  The iconic “Days of Future Past” Uncanny X-Men #141 cover by John Byrne is once again being homaged – this time by Black Bolt series artist .
  • MONSTERS UNLEASHED: Cover by Daniel Mora is a homage to Jack Kirby‘s Fantastic Four #1. The cover shows Kid Kaiju being attacked by a monster as his monsters attack it.
  • SHE-HULK: Cover by Duncan Fegredo is a homage to Herb Trimpe‘s Incredible Hulk #115. The cover here pits the Leader against Jennifer Walters and the title treatment suggests that Hulk will be renamed She-Hulk – which is surprising, despite Marvel E-i-C Axel Alonso’s previous statements to the contrary.
  • VENOM: Cover by Francesco Mattina is a homage to Steven McNiven‘s Amazing Spider-Man #546. The cover says that this is the start of a brand new arc in “Blood In The Water.”

Next up are five exclusive IGN covers: 

  • JEAN GREY: Cover by Mike Mayhew is a homage to John Cassaday‘s Astonishing X-Men #2.  The cover places Jean in the Emma Frost role.
  • SPIDER-GWEN: Cover by Khary Randolph is a homage to Todd McFarlane‘s Amazing Spider-Man #316. The moment we all be waiting for GWENOM arrives!
  • SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE: Cover by Ken Lashley is a homage to Dave Cockrum‘s Giant-Size X-Men #1. This is an all-new title Spirits of Vengeance, the new line-up of supernatural/occult characters are Johnny Blaze; Ghost RiderBladeSatanna, and Daimon Hellstrom.
  • THE DEFENDERS: Cover by Szymon Kudranski is a homage to Jack Kirby‘s Avengers #16. The cover promises “The Start Of A Deadly New York Gang War! 
  • X-MEN GOLD: Cover by former A-Force artist Ben Caldwell is a homage to Dave Cockrum‘s Uncanny X-Men #100. Looks like X-Men Blue is crossing over with X-Men Gold on Mojoworld!

Next up are six exclusive Marvel covers: 

  • BEN REILLY: THE SCARLET SPIDER: Cover by Mark Bagley is a homage to John Romita, Sr.‘s Amazing Spider-Man #51. The cover falls in line with September Solicitations  showing the Slingers standing over the Scarlet Spider.
  • IRON FIST: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Dave Cockrum‘s Iron Fist #14. The original comic featured the very first appearance of Sabretooth, and it appears that this is “Reintroducing The Savagery Of Sabre-Tooth.” Could this mean the Axis effect has worn off of Sabretooth?  
  • SPIDER-MAN VS. DEADPOOL: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Steve Ditko‘s Amazing Spider-Man #34. The cover and title would suggest a return to a more antagonistic relationship between Spidey and Deadpool instead of their current bromance.
  • THANOS: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Mike Zeck‘s Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars #12. The cover show Thanos emerging triumphant just as Doom did in that classic story. This could mean that will emerge victorious in his battle with his Phoenix-Powered son Thane from the September Solicitations.
  • THE UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to Jack Kirby‘s Fantastic Four #200. The cover shows Gwenpool taking on the Infamous Iron Man.
  • THE UNCANNY AVENGERS: Cover by (unknown artist) is a homage to John Byrne‘s Avengers #187. The cover teases a new conflict between Scarlet Witch and her fellow Avengers.

Marvel saved the best for last with six Comic Fronltine exclusive covers: 

  • MS. MARVEL: Cover by Jake Wyatt is a homage to Jack Kirby‘s Captain America #109. From the newspaper headlines she is breaking through it seems like all of Ms. Marvel‘s social activism has people calling into question where she stands.
  • PETER PARKER: THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN: Cover by Paolo Siqueira is a homage to Al Milgrom‘s Captain America #260. Is Peter Parker going to jail? Could this be related to Parker Industries?
  • THE FALCON: Cover by Elizabeth Torque is a homage to Ron Wilson‘s Iron Man #71. This is a new series, and The Falcon’s first ongoing title, showing Sam Wilson in his new Falcon costume. What does this mean for the current avian-looking FalconJoaquin Torres
  • THE MIGHTY THOR: Cover by Stephanie Hans is a homage to Jim Starlin‘s iconic cover to The Death of Captain Marvel. “The Death of The Mighty Thor” could be literal or symbolic as Captain Mar-Vell died of cancer, which Jane Foster is currently fighting a losing battle with thanks to the power of Thor.
  • Assuming this cover is meant to be taken literally, Jane Foster’s time as Thor may be rapidly coming to a close. Perhaps Marvel Legacy won’t have two Thors co-existing after all.
  • MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE: THE THING & THE HUMAN TORCH: Cover by Edgar Delgado is a homage to Rich Buckler‘s Fantastic Four #159Marvel Two-in-One seems to be the series Axel Alonso teased earlier this week with the up-close shot of The Thing wearing a belt buckle with a “2” on it. This appears to be the closest thing fans will get to an actual Fantastic Four comic in Legacy so far.
  • WEAPON X: Cover by Val Staples is a homage to Barry Windsor Smith‘s original Weapon X mini-series. Interesting note, while most of these covers feature redacated creator credits, this cover confirms that writer Greg Pak will remain on board Weapon X this fall.

It’s truly a connection that spans the expansive Marvel Universe as we honor the past while embracing the present!
It all begins this September with MARVEL LEGACY #1, an over-sized 50-page one-shot special that sets the stage for a brand new future – and beyond!

You can expect the Frontline  LIVE  Crew to discuss this Tuesday Night at 9:30 PM ET On Frontline  LIVE  157! Along with more news, our Worst Pick, Top 5 & Cover of the Week for this week, and our Most Anticipated 3 books for next week! Don’t forget that you can join the conversation in the chat during Frontline  LIVE  with your choices as well.

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