You should never worry about the issue number with a comic – especially with Marvel and DC. Every issue will catch you up to the important details in the first few pages and let you move on from there.
I only mention this because the ambitious MARVEL LEGACY initiative is using what they call “Legacy numbering” … that is, what issue number many of these books would be if they hadn’t moved to new titles or new volumes over the decades they’ve been printed. This message is a week late, but I wanted to wait until the conventions were over to find out as much as I can about the roll out.
Don’t fear it! Embrace it!
As of last week, the MARVEL LEGACY initiative begins new stories with your favorite heroes – classic and modern – and will write stories that respect the new and old in equal measure. We are actually in the second week of the MARVEL LEGACY launch, and I have been remiss to mention it here on facebook (and the blog and such).
To kick off the event, the first issues of the new stories have awesome cover swipe lenticular covers and the standard cover comes with a Marvel Value Stamp (like they did in the olden days) inserted into the binding.
Whether you’ve been looking for an opportunity to dive into the Marvel Universe, or if you’ve been away from it for a while and want to enjoy the adventures of your favorite heroes … now is the time to jump in!
Series started before MARVEL LEGACY will be ending at natural end points … this will continue every week until Marvel has slimmed it’s number of regular titles to less than 60 a month.
Last week, Marvel started a new story in these series:
IRON FIST #73
JESSICA JONES #13
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 [OF 5] *new series*
X-MEN GOLD #13
This week, Marvel starts a new story in these series:
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287
FALCON #1 *new series*
UNCANNY AVENGERS #28
X-MEN BLUE #13
Next week, Marvel will start a new story with these series:
INCREDIBLE HULK #709
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593
LUKE CAGE #166
MIGHTY THOR #700
MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7
Let us know what stuff you want to jump into today!