Marvel Comics And Marvel Studios Are Coming To A Crossroad

By | October 16, 2017

Marvel Legacy

Some things just go well together, like: macaroni and cheese, beer and football, and — for comic book fans — writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic. You might remember them from their wildly successful run on Thor: God of Thunder. This time they’re back and shaking up the entire Marvel Universe with their one-shot called Marvel Legacy. Before we dive into the ramifications of Legacy, you need to know what brought us to this point, and why Marvel Comics (and Marvel Studios) is desperate to bring back lapsed fans, and find new ones.

Marvel Comics Has Been Bleeding Talent For Years

Matt Fraction

It’s no secret that Marvel Comics has been bleeding talented writers since about 2012. Big name writers such as Ed Brubaker (Captain America), Jonathan Hickman (Avengers, Fantastic Four), and Matt Fraction (Hawkeye) are gone. Additionally, Marvel’s own Editor-in-Chief, Axel Alonzo, lamented earlier this year that Marvel doesn’t employ artists that can drive sales.

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