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Legacy Numbering Returns To Marvel

by Ryan.L on September 30, 2017



Marvel Legacy is well underway with the release of Marvel Legacy #1 on the 27th. With it brought some big surprises but also now legacy numbering comes back to the Marvel Universe. So what does this mean? Well many of the series like Avengers, Daredevil and Amazing Spider-Man among numerous others have been around for many years. These series have been cancelled and relaunched under many different names like All-New, New, or just under the same name and just relaunched back to #1. For example there have been 5 Daredevil series since its launch in 1964 they are all still technically considered to be one series.
 
Many times Marvel will relaunch a title back to #1 to increase sales and gain new readers as a number one issue sells more than any other issue in a series. This formula of relaunching titles has proven to successfully result in many new readers and increase sales, but it has also lost many long time readers. Many have felt that a series flow is affected when it is constantly relaunched and it makes it harder to keep invested in that series.
 
Marvel has now decided to bring back legacy numbering with Marvel Legacy. Many of the long running series will now change their numbering to consist of all issues released since the original series debut. For example Avengers on October 4th will not be issue #12 it will be issue #672, then #673 on November 1st and so on. This also means that issue #11 in the series is now actually #671 and issue #10 is #670. Check out the image below of the Daredevil series which gives a breakdown of how legacy numbering will look.



 
So how will this impact you?
 
If you are a longtime reader of a particular series that will be renumbered with legacy numbering it will have little to no impact on you. It is still the same series and It will still have the same continuity, the numbering is just now reflecting how many issues have been released since the series started.
 
If you are a new reader this is a great jumping on point. A new story arc will begin and you can just collect the series as the new issues comes out. If you are then looking for previous issues you can ask for assistance from your local comic book store to find the right issues that came in the series previously.
 
Will all series have legacy numbering?
 
The answer to this is no. Many series are still fairly new and will retain their current numbering. They will still be a part of Marvel Legacy and have new story arcs starting. Only the long running series will be affected by legacy numbering. But many of the books in Marvel Legacy will be crossing over with each other and we are also going to get some brand new series as well.
 
Here is a list of the Marvel Legacy titles:
 
OCTOBER – DECEMBER
New Ongoing Series & Series affected by Legacy Numbering
 
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #789 *FALL OF PARKER CHAPTER 1*
AVENGERS #672 *WORLDS COLLIDE CHAPTER 1*
BLACK PANTHER #166 *KLAW STANDS SUPREME CHAPTER 1*
CABLE #150 *THE NEWER MUTANTS CHAPTER 1*
CAPTAIN MARVEL #125 *DARK ORIGIN CHAPTER 1*
DAREDEVIL #595 *MAYOR FISK CHAPTER 1*
DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287 *DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE CHAPTER 1*
DOCTOR STRANGE #381 *LOKI: SORCERER SUPREME CHAPTER 1*
FALCON #1 *TAKE FLIGHT CHAPTER 1*
GENERATION X #85 *OG GEN X CHAPTER 1*
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY #146 *INFINITY QUEST
INCREDIBLE HULK #709 *RETURN TO PLANET HULK CHAPTER 1*
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN #593 *SEARCH FOR TONY STARK CHAPTER 1*
IRON FIST #73 *SABRETOOTH ROUND TWO CHAPTER 1*
LUKE CAGE #166 *CAGED CHAPTER 1*
MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #1 *THE FATE OF THE FOUR CHAPTER 1*
THE MIGHTY THOR #700 *DEATH OF MIGHTY THOR CHAPTER 1*
MOON KNIGHT #188 *CRAZY RUNS IN THE FAMILY CHAPTER 1*
PETER PARKER THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #29 *MOST WANTED CHAPTER 1*
THE PUNISHER #218 *FRANK CASTLE: WAR MACHINE CHAPTER 1*
SHE-HULK #159 *JEN WALTERS MUST DIE CHAPTER 1*
SPIDER-MAN #234 *SINISTER SIX REBORN CHAPTER 1*
SPIRITS OF VENGEANCE #1 *WAR AT THE GATES OF HELL CHAPTER 1*
 
OCTOBER / NOVEMBER
Continuing Marvel Series
 
ALL NEW WOLVERINE #25 *ORPHANS OF X CHAPTER 1*
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN RENEW YOUR VOWS #13 *EIGHT YEARS LATER CHAPTER 1*
AMERICA #8 *EXTERMINATRIX CHAPTER 1*
ASTONISHING X-MEN #7 *A MAN CALLED X CHAPTER 1*
BEN REILLY THE SCARLET SPIDER #10 *THE SLINGERS RETURN CHAPTER 1*
BLACK BOLT 8 *THE MIDNIGHT KING RETURNS TO EARTH CHAPTER 1*
CHAMPIONS #13 *WORLDS COLLIDE PART 2 – continuing from AVENGERS #672*
DEFENDERS #6 *KINGPINS OF NEW YORK CHAPTER 1*
HAWKEYE #13 *FAMILY REUNION CHAPTER 1*
ICEMAN #6 *CHAMPIONS REASSEMBLED CHAPTER 1*
JEAN GREY #8 *PSYCH WAR CHAPTER 1*
JESSICA JONES #13 *RETURN OF THE PURPLE MAN CHAPTER 1*
MOON GIRL AND DEVIL DINOSAUR #25 *FANTASTIC THREE CHAPTER 1*
MS MARVEL #25 *TEENAGE WASTELAND CHAPTER 1*
OLD MAN LOGAN #31 *THE SCARLET SAMURAI CHAPTER 1*
ROYALS #9 *FIRE FROM HEAVEN CHAPTER 1*
SECRET WARRIORS #8 *VS MISTER SINISTER CHAPTER 1*
SPIDER-GWEN #25 *GWENOM CHAPTER 1*
SPIDER-MAN / DEADPOOL #23 *SPIDER-MAN VERSUS DEADPOOL CHAPTER 1*
THANOS #13 *THANOS TRIUMPHANT CHAPTER 1*
UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL #27 *FORBIDDEN PLA-NUT CHAPTER 1*
UNBELIEVABLE GWENPOOL #21 *DOOM SEES YOU CHAPTER 1*
US AVENGERS #11 *CANNONBALL RUN CHAPTER 1*
UNCANNY AVENGERS #28 *STARS AND GARTERS CHAPTER 1*
VENOM #155 *LETHAL PROTECTOR CHAPTER 1*
WEAPON X #12 *NUKE-CLEAR WAR CHAPTER 1*
X-MEN BLUE #13 *MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 2*
X-MEN GOLD #13 *MOJO WORLDWIDE PART 1*
 

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Spiderman is one of the series which I am following from the start and I can truly understand its legacy which impacts the most. And not all the cheap writing paper series have the same thing and legacy. Because it could be specific for some special series.