Marvel Legacy: 9 Biggest Changes It Will Bring

A homecoming for classic heroes.

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Marvel Comics is gearing up for its game-changing Marvel Legacy initiative, and no character or franchise is safe from the status quo-shattering impact it promises.

This line-wide event will pave the way for the return of the "classic" Marvel Universe, shifting the focus back towards iconic superheros and villains.

The relaunch will begin this autumn following the conclusion of the Secret Empire storyline, with a 50-page one-shot titled Marvel Legacy #1 serving as its starting gun.

Hot on the heels of the standalone comic, 53 Marvel series will enter a new age and revert to their classic cumulative numbering system, rocking old school cover designs which evoke the House of Ideas' work from the '80s and '90s.

Marvel has already revealed 52 of its Legacy series along with the names of the story arcs they will kick off, and there are some spoilerific details in there.

So here are nine of the biggest changes to the Marvel Universe that fans can expect the Legacy project to usher in.

9. 1,000,000 BC Avengers

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If you thought the original 1963 version of The Avengers was old school, think again.

Marvel Legacy #1 is about to introduce us to an iteration of the superhero team dating back to 1,000,000 BC - you have to wonder how much crime there was to fight in the Early Pleistocene period.

This promises to be the most powerful Avengers lineup yet, comprising deities, extra-dimensional entities, supernatural beings and earlier versions of Marvel favourites.

Our team roster includes Agamotto, Odin, Iron Fist, Black Panther, Ghost Rider, Phoenix and Star Brand - can you imagine how big the threat would have to be to bring these heavy hitters together?

While the likes of Odin and Ghost Rider have been around since the dawn of time, Marvel Legacy writer Jason Aaron might have to dabble in some light retconning to explain why there's a Black Panther in 1,000,000 BC.

Marvel's executive editor Tom Brevoort describes the one-shot as the catalyst to "a bevy of mysteries, secrets, and revelations that will reverberate across the Marvel Universe in the weeks and months to come." Intriguing!

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