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EXCLUSIVE: Royals’ Marvel Legacy Arc Reveals Secret Origin of the Kree

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EXCLUSIVE: Royals’ Marvel Legacy Arc Reveals Secret Origin of the Kree

When Marvel Legacy kicks off this fall, the Inhumans Royal Family will still be on its mission in the far reaches of space, but they may finally be on the cusp of discovering what they set out to learn: the true origin of their people.

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In Royals #9, they not only come closer to uncovering the truth about their past, and the Terrigen crystals that grant them their superpowers, but also about the origin of the Kree. The key to all of that are the ancient aliens known as the Progenitors.

Writer Al Ewing will continue to chart the adventures of Black Bolt, Medusa and the rest of the Royal Family, with artist Javier Rodriguez joining him on both interiors and covers.

“This is me jamming my science fiction hat on so far there’s just a little pair of feet poking out of it,” Ewing told CBR. “The reason to be excited about the Progenitors isn’t because of their continuity connections, or the earth-shattering revelations they embody that will change the entirety of Marvel Space forever — I’ve pushed that button before, and it doesn’t bring the boys to the yard. The reason to be excited by these dudes is because they are incredibly awesome. They’re a brand-new alien threat to the Marvel Universe, beautifully designed by Javier Rodriguez, and they are a Type IV Civilization on the Kardashev scale. Working with Javier on this lets me map out their whole way of being to correspond with his amazing art – he’s inspiring me to take things to the next level and beyond.”

See the cover art and solicitation text for Royals #9 below, and check back with CBR this afternoon for an exclusive interview with Ewing about his plans for the title’s Marvel Legacy era.

ROYALS #9

  • Written by AL EWING
  • Penciled by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
  • Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ
  • AND ONE SHALL PERISH
  • If the Inhuman race was born of Kree experiments, then who made the Kree? Enter the Progenitors! Meanwhile the Inhuman Royal Family, led by Black Bolt and Medusa, are searching for the Prima Materia—the original Terrigen. But even if they find the chemical that will save their dying race…can they escape the revenge of its creators? It has been foretold that of the seven who left Earth, only six will return—and Medusa is already dying. Who will the Royals lose?
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