Released to coincide with Black History Month 2022, Marvel Voices: Legacy, showcases new stories from some of the most important characters in Marvel’s history featuring diverse characters and writers alike. Taking its inspiration from the Marvel Voices podcast hosted by Angelique Roche, Legacy puts works by the likes of Vita Ayala, Tochi Onyebuchi, John Ridley front and centre in hope that it will encourage and support the next generation of diverse writers and artists.
Among this collection of inspiring stories is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s defining moment as a writer so far, as his Black Panther story teams T’Challa up with The Fantastic Four to combat segregation, in a story for the ages. If you haven’t already checked it out, then here’s your chance. It really is a must read on multiple different levels.
The legendary first meeting of Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur is present in all its Natacha Bustos inspired glory, whilst rapper Method Man gets in on the action with a Wolverine story, that looks to rehumanise Logan, examining his code of ethics along the way. Academy Award winner for 12 Years A Slave, John Ridley writes a poignant short involving our favourite web crawler in the guise of Miles Morales, entitled Words Do Matter and Luchiano Vecchio’s Assemble celebrates what it is to be part of the LGBTQAI+ community in Marvel. On top of that there are interviews with some of Marvel’s main players including Angelique Roche, as well as all the usual variant covers
Comic books have the power to inspire the imagination and now perhaps more than ever, it’s important that the multi-cultural voices of the Marvel Universe are heard, making this collection as crucial as it is entertaining… Chris Andrews