Marvel's Voices: Legacy #1

8.7Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

Black Panther. Storm. Blade. Falcon. Ironheart. Luke Cage. Spectrum. And so many more. Marvel's incredible legacy of black heroes gets the star treatment in this action-packed special! New and established creators take on their favorite heroes in a dizzying array of stories designed to inspire and uplift! The Marvel's Voices program is your #1 stop for "the world outside your window" - don't sleep on this one!

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  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 24, 2021

    Marvel Voices: Legacy #1is a love letter to Black heroes, as well as Black comic book readers. If you have a favorite Black hero, chances are they're represented in this one-shot. It is a must-read, not only for Black History Month but for all comic fans. Hopefully we continue to see more one-shots like this in Marvel's future for other characters and creators of marginalized identities. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Feb 24, 2021

    A Luta Continua, A Tale From The Venomverse is a brilliant work of speculative fiction that puts together the real-life #EndSARS protests with a superhero team against police brutality, with astounding writing & art. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 1, 2021

    The stories within the book range from cute to rather dark. It truly has something for every reader. And is fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Mar 1, 2021

    The stories within the book range from cute to rather dark. It truly has something for every reader. And is fun to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Feb 25, 2021

    The rest of the stories are all well done and some are just so different in their perspective that it feels like an independent comic rather than a Marvel book. It is interesting how little politics comes into play here. The political injustice is only emphasized when it's taking place in other nations. The injustices within our own borders just are barely touched upon. That being said the real power here is all of the incredible perspectives and amazing artwork emphasizing these rich, realized characters from so many walks of life. This book is a wonderful start but we definitely need more of this in mainstream comics. Not only diverse voices and artists but also a feeling of editorial freedom where creators can go beyond traditional stories and perspectives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 26, 2021

    Anthologies gives us a chance to see some of our favorite heroes away from their main titles. For some people, this may be a skip because anthologies don't have the depth you may want from the comics. But this one is done very well, it shows them being heroes and how they act in their everyday lives. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Ariel Baska Feb 24, 2021

    A fitting collection to celebrate storytelling and representation, that holds up the Black experience and wraps a blanket of context and love around the heroes of some of Marvels most beloved comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Scott Redmond Mar 2, 2021

    Marvel Voices: Legacy celebrates Black History Month with an exhibition of diverse talent tackling characters and concepts from across the Marvel Universe and beyond. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comic Watch - Gabriel De Jesus Feb 24, 2021

    Mohale Mashigo, Chris Allen, and Rachelle Rosenberg crafted a short story of joy and bonding that is a pleasure to read and left a smile on my face. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 27, 2021

    The Mouse House of Ideas assembles a fantastic cast of talent to bring stories, concepts and voices to the fore that you might not have seen otherwise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 22, 2021

    Marvel's Voices continues to be a good anthology series with each story holding a message that's easy to understand, sometimes enlightening, and above all else positive. More importantly, this book continues to highlight less familiar creators and give them a chance to shine. For a book like this, they achieved that and more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Logan Moore Feb 24, 2021

    The stories here aren't meant to be groundbreaking, necessarily, but they are supposed to shed new light on some characters that we may not see all that frequently. And to that end, it serves as not only a great read, but a fantastic way to celebrate this month-long observance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Mar 1, 2021

    I feel like this second attempt succeeds with most of its stories. These snapshots aren't the grand stories that we often find in the pages of an ongoing series but smaller moments that speak to the core of the characters. To an extent, the stories feel less self-indulgent than the previous Marvel Voices comic. The creators focus more on the moments they are trying to convey and the character. With that in mind, .you'll find some great reads. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Tim Chuma Feb 20, 2022

    This is a pretty fun read and well worth checking out if you are a fan of any of these characters or want to find out more about them. It was enough for me that I would follow up on some of the releases featuring some of them in the future. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Evan Valentine Feb 16, 2022

    It's a solid issue that could have benefited from each story having the same amount of pages to work with. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    C.V.R. The Bard Mar 13, 2021

    This book was great when I read it - I especially enjoyed the innocence of the "girl's night" story, just to see those young heroes be out of their elemenet for a change, and just let their guard down instead of puffing out their chest all the time to try and measure up to their idols.
    And Ridley's Spidey, was another slam dunk for a week that included another great short from the legend by way of Batman Black & White. And it's hard to get praise for a short through this medium, but Ridley is a vet who flexes his skills in this short like he was writing another installment to "American Way".

  • 5.0
    CrazyforRAMU Jun 11, 2021

    A diverse pack of creators throw up short, simple strips celebrating some of Marvel's more melanin-rich heroes. The folks who dare to actually try telling a story do a decent job of it, but this is more about making statements than entertaining readers. The strips aren't exactly groundbreaking, but the statements are worth making. For example, Nnedi Okorafor's Venom strip is rather weak tea as a comic story. But if it gets you to Google "EndSARS," it's done good work.

  • 4.5

    This wasn't a great collection of stories. In fact, the only one I'd recommend is the very first one by John Ridley. And that'll take you all of 10 seconds to read.

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  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 8, 2021

    Anthologies are always rough and this was not a particularly good anthology.

  • 1.0
    Briton Mar 12, 2021

    Nauseating race-baiting from Marvel.

  • 1.0
    Sup3rsa1yan1990 Feb 23, 2021

    If there is EVEN IBE straight white male on this book, I will hound marvel comics on Twitter until the fire him and ruin his life until he is either homeless of suicidal!!! #YAzzzzzKWeeennnnn

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