If the book ends up being late now, Marvel will have to quit the industry and give up comics forever! Which would just leave them with more time for Twitter.
With FOC looming, Marvel has added some artistic star power to Marvel Legacy #1. Nine superstar artists and Greg Land have joined current artist Esad Ribic on the book, which could move the needle on orders despite past comments about artists' lack of ability to do so and a generally lukewarm reaction to Marvel's much-hyped Legacy variant cover reveals.
According to a press release, Steve McNiven, Russell Dauterman, Chris Samnee, Alex Maleev, Stuart Immonen, Pepe Larraz, Jim Cheung, Daniel Acuna, Ed McGuinness, and Land have joined the creative team of Ribic, writer Jason Aaron, and colorist Matthew Wilson for September's Marvel Legacy #1. Kickstarting the line-wide not-a-relaunch that Marvel promised will change the industry, Marvel isn't pulling any punches when it comes to hyperbolic statements about its potential impact.
This fall, MARVEL LEGACY #1 breaks the barriers of the Marvel Universe with a rich and exciting 50-page one shot that will take you back to the dawn of time with the introduction of 1,000,000 BC Avengers – and sets the stage for the returns and surprises to come in MARVEL LEGACY! And the biggest story in the Marvel Universe just got more spectacular.
"I was thrilled to join Jason, Esad, and Matt on LEGACY #1," said Dautermann, who probably won a Hunger Games style deathmatch for the chance to be the only artist quoted in the press release. "The bit I illustrated checks in with my corner of the Marvel Universe, the world of Thor, and teases our biggest story yet."
To help show off the impact these superstar artists will have on this tremendous title, Marvel released an image (seen above) featuring panels showing off the unique skills of each one, such as the satellite dish drawing talent of Greg Land. Get hyped!
"Because the events of MARVEL LEGACY #1 impact on so many corners of the Marvel Universe and reflect the upcoming storylines in so many of our titles, it only made sense to call on the artists most associated with those titles to cement the connection," said Marvel executive and humanitarian Tom Brevoort, conveniently leaving out the fact that Esad Ribic's Secret Wars was one of the latest books not only in the history of comics, but in the entire history of calendars. "Plus, it means that this book represents a Murderer's Row of artistic talent and a real showpiece for those who love excellent comic book graphics."
Marvel Legacy #1 hits stores on September 27th…we hope. Fingers crossed!
MARVEL LEGACY #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ESAD RIBIC
Double Gatefold Cover by JOE QUESADA
FOC – 8/21/17, On-Sale 9/27/17