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Marvel Legacy #1 has been out on shelves long enough to digest the myriad mysteries presented in the oversized one-shot - many of which we broke down here.
And with many Marvel titles entering their "Legacy" phase in recent weeks, we thought it high time to begin asking the questions that still remain from Marvel Legacy #1 and into "Legacy" itself.
What's with the two Captain America shields?2 of 12
Sam Wilson is one of the anchor characters in Marvel Legacy #1 alongside Thor and Ironheart. And though he appeared in his Captain America uniform, he was without a shield (we saw it in Steve Rogers’ possession in the one-shot).
But Sam quickly found what appeared to be a prototype for a Captain America shield. But the questions of where it came from, who made it, and what it was made for remain totally unanswered.
It’s possible the shield was a one-off thing, inserted into the story so that both Sam and Steve could have shields in the one-shot. But knowing the way Jason Aaron layers foreshadowing into his stories – and that nearly everything in Marvel Legacy #1 seemed to presage an upcoming story – we’re not ready to close the book on this one.
Who sent the message from Sakaar?3 of 12
”Planet Hulk” is the definitive modern Hulk story, and with Thor: Ragnarok paying homage to the tale, it makes perfect sense that Marvel Legacy #1 brought back Sakaar, the titular “planet Hulk” – but we still don’t know who sent that message for the so-called Green Scar.
Obviously there will be some fallout when Hulk’s allies from the arena discover that Bruce Banner – the Hulk they knew – is dead. But what’s waiting for Amadeus Cho when he gets there in Banner’s place?
What is the Intergalactic Empire of Wakanda?4 of 12
Every Marvel fan knows all about Wakanda – the secretive African nation which is known for its advanced technology and its mysterious protector and king, the Black Panther. But in Marvel Legacy #1, we caught a glimpse of a very different Wakanda – an intergalactic empire.
In the single page scene, we saw Wakandans and extra-terrestrials alike gathering together around T’Challa.
It’s not hard to believe that Wakanda could expand to the stars – they certainly have the resources. But is this a glimpse of the future? Or is there a Wakandan space program we haven’t seen yet?
What's the deal with Star Brand and Ghost Rider?5 of 12
Of all the people looking for the Celestial, the one Star Brand most wanted to keep away was one of the few in the area not actually searching for it. So how did Robbie Reyes even come to Africa in the first place, let alone the proximity of the Celestial?
And following from that, why did Star Brand want to keep Ghost Rider away? They share a connection to the Celestial, given their predecessors in the 1,000,000 Avengers are the ones who brought it down. But what could/will happen if Ghost Rider gets near it?
One thing is for certain, Robbie’s newfound Penance Stare seems far more potent than any we’ve seen a Ghost Rider use before – did he actually use it to obliterate Star Brand?
Who are all the people hunting for the fallen Celestial?6 of 12
A lot of people were looking for the fallen Celestial in Marvel Legacy #1 - from a group of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, to a group of people who appeared to be treasure hunters, to the Asgardian villain Loki. But most of these people remain unidentified – as does the method by which they even knew about the Celestial.
As for the Celestial itself, it’s established early on – even before the 1,000,000 B.C. Avengers finish it off – that it’s “infected” with something unknown. But what kind of illness could befall a Celestial?
And then of course, there’s the question of how Loki actually found the Celestial – and what will happen now that he’s seemingly awakened it.
What is the 'Final Host?'7 of 12
Both Loki and the Celestial mention “the Final Host,” a mysterious ally or event that the Celestial calls out to in its slumber. But what is the so-called “Final Host?”
In past Marvel stories, groups of Celestials have been called a “host,” borrowing from the classical use of the word. So could the “Final Host” be the last gathering of Celestials, perhaps coming to finally put an end to their experiments on Earth as they have tried before?
Or perhaps, given that Ghost Rider, the Star Brand, the Phoenix Force, many other Marvel mainstays are ancient forces which require a host body to manifest on Earth, the “Final Host” is someone capable of hosting another primal power from the Marvel Universe?
Where is Tony Stark?8 of 12
Prior to Marvel Legacy #1, the last time we saw Tony Stark, he was comatose following the events of Civil War II, leaving Riri Williams and Victor Von Doom to pick up his slack as armored heroes.
But in the one-shot, it’s discovered that Tony’s body has disappeared – with no trace, or sign that he woke up.
It’s easy to guess that Tony will be returning as a hero in “Legacy” – solicitations for Invincible Iron Man have implied as much – but is there more to that return than meets the eye? What if we’re not getting back the same Tony that was gone – or worse yet, what if he doesn’t actually come back at all?
How did Wolverine come back?9 of 12
After Wolverine’s return in Marvel Legacy #1, we saw his old cabin – and the Adamantium husk where he was once trapped and presumed dead – discovered by young Jean Grey.
Wolverine and Jean’s older counterpart had some obvious history, and given that her return (and the return of the Phoenix Force) are just around the corner, we think maybe there’s some connection there.
There’s more evidence on the page too – it’s implied that Jean and Wolverine now share some kind of destiny, and of course there’s the allusion to “rising from the ashes” in the scene.
And after all, what is more the provenance of the Phoenix than a resurrection?
Does Wolverine have a connection to the Phoenix Force?10 of 12
It’s no secret that Wolverine is back – but how did his return come to pass?
Being encased in Adamantium seems like a pretty inescapable fate even for the nigh-unkillable Logan, but we all saw that cocoon burst open – and the very much alive Wolverine walking around with a pretty specific prize.
Maybe it’s got something to do with that Infinity Stone he came back with (we’re willing to bet it’s not a coincidence) but is there something more at play? We’ve got a theory…
Does Valeria Richards have cosmic reality powers?11 of 12
The end of Marvel Legacy #1 hinted at another big return to the Marvel Universe, showing Franklin and Valeria Richards for the first time since the end of
In the brief scene, Valeria is revealed as the issue’s narrator, and she confesses that she’s “dreaming of a way home” to the Marvel Universe. She’s also seen apparently manipulating the essence of the multiverse.
Valeria’s brother Franklin has is known for his incredible reality altering abilities, but Valeria herself has never displayed superpowers. Could this scene be foreshadowing that Valeria has developed powers of her own – and if so, is that how the Fantastic Four will finally make their return?
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