Marvel Legacy Doesn't Hinge on Major Character Death

Marvel Legacy #1 cover by Joe Quesada

One criticism of major comic book events is their over-reliance on shocking character deaths. "Generations" will see Marvel Comics honor its legacy characters ahead of the launch this fall of its Marvel Legacy initiative, and instead of marketing this strategy with the death of yet another hero, the publisher is touting resurrections.

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"None of 'Legacy' hinges on the death of a major character at all," Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso told ABC News. "A lot of this may hinge on some resurrections. If there ever were a time to bring back characters, it would be during the 'Legacy' era."

Many fans will be pleased to hear that none of their beloved heroes will suffer a tragic fate once "Marvel Legacy" kicks off later this year. In fact, Alonso's confirmation of resurrections lines up with new information regarding the 10-issue "Generations," which teams classic heroes with their newer counterparts.

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Announced Saturday at Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Marvel Legacy kicks off this fall with the appropriately titled “Marvel Legacy” #1, a 50-page one-shot written by Jason Aaron (“Doctor Strange,” “Star Wars”) and illustrated by Esad Ribic (“Gamora,” “Secret Wars”) that promises to “set the stage for the next chapter of the Marvel Universe with hope, heroism, heart and the Earth-shattering return of a beloved Marvel mainstay.”

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