Today, Marvel Comics has announced Marvel’s Voices: Legacy #1 set for a February release to help celebrate Black History Month. The new one-shot in the Marvel’s Voices series of specials will feature stories by Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor (taking on Venom), Danny Lore (tackling Blade), Ho Che Anderson (focusing on Luke Cage), Tochi Onyebuchi (with a Domino story), and Stephanie Williams who will be writing a Monica Rambeau story.
The series was originally revealed on SYFY Wire where Marvel’s Voices host Angélique Roché spoke on the series. “With each one of the stories created, we have a chance to see the unique perspectives of all the creatives involved, and in many ways, the impact of the over 80-year legacy of the Marvel Universe and its characters on writers and artists of color.”
Check out the cover art by Taurin Clarke and Jesus Aburtov below.
Marvel Comics has also revealed a new series of Black History Month variant covers by artist Ernanda Souza. Also making her Marvel Comics debut, Souza brings to life your favorite black heroes in stunning variant covers coming in February. The new variant covers revealed will be used on Avengers #42, Black Panther #23, and X-Men #18.
Check those out below.
For more on this latest Marvel news, read the official Marvel press release below.
New York, NY— November 16, 2020 — Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel’s incredible legacy of Black heroes will be celebrated this February in MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY #1.
This thrilling special will feature a dazzling array of stories by both new and established creators. Eisner Award-winning writer Nnedi Okorafor (Shuri) pens a Venom story highlighting the importance of heroes who fight for the downtrodden. Explore Blade’s legacy – vampiric and heroic – in a story by writer Danny Lore (2020 Ironheart). And in their exciting Marvel Comics debuts, Ho Che Anderson (King) brings Luke Cage fans an old-school story about the choices that make a hero, author Tochi Onyebuchi (Beasts Made of Night, War Girls) tells an action-packed tale of a wild night in Madripoor with Domino, and writer Stephanie Williams highlights family in a light-hearted Monica Rambeau story! See these outstanding writers and more take on their favorite heroes in tales designed to inspire and uplift, featuring art by Ken Lashley, Sean Damien Hill, Valentine de Landro, Chris Allen, and more!
“With each one of the stories created, we have a chance to see the unique perspectives of all the creatives involved, and in many ways, the impact of the over 80-year legacy of the Marvel Universe and its characters on writers and artists of color,” Marvel’s Voices host Angélique Roché told SYFY Wire. “That is the beauty of Marvel’s Voices, it strives to bring to the forefront the unique experiences and perspectives of diverse communities through the lens of — and our shared love of — the Marvel Universe.”
“One of the exciting things about the Marvel’s Voices program is bringing in new talent. We’re trying to find people who can continue to add to the Marvel Universe and who we can continue to elevate,” Editor Sarah Brunstad told Marvel.com. “As an editor, you’re always trying to recruit the next hot creator, and to be given the freedom to hire a bunch of new people—that’s very exciting. That’s the ground floor of the next generation of writers and artists, the kind of stuff you want to look back on in 10 years and say “this is where it started.””
The Marvel’s Voices program continues to showcase that the Marvel Universe truly is the “the world outside your window.” Don’t miss this latest installment honoring Black History Month when MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY #1 hits stands in February!
Marvel Comics is also proud to announce a series of Black History Month variant covers by renowned artist Ernanda Souza. Also making her Marvel Comics debut, Souza brings to life your favorite black heroes in stunning variant covers coming in February.
Check out rising star Taurin Clarke’s cover for MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY #1 below along with the first three Black History Month variant covers featuring Storm, Blade, and Black Panther. Be on the lookout for more Black History Month Variant cover reveals and news about MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY in the coming weeks! For more information, including an exclusive interview between Marvel’s Voices host Angélique Roché and series editor Sarah Brunstad, visit Marvel.com.
MARVEL’S VOICES: LEGACY #1
Written by HO CHE ANDERSON, DANNY LORE, NNEDI OKORAFOR, TOCHI ONYEBUCHI, MOHALE MASHIGO,
STEPHANIE WILLIAMS AND MORE!
Art by SEAN DAMIEN HILL, VALENTINE DE LANDRO, KEN LASHLEY, CHRIS ALLEN AND MORE!
Cover by TAURIN CLARKE and JESUS ABURTOV
AVENGERS #42 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER BY ERNANDA SOUZA
BLACK PANTHER #23 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VARIANT COVER BY ERNANDA SOUZA
X-MEN #18 BLACK HISTORY MONTH VERIANT COVER BY ERNANDA SOUZA
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