Ghost Rider. On a flaming mammoth. Okay, if that doesn't instantly sell you on Marvel Legacy #1 -- which has been teased all week by Marvel Comics with a series of images for "Avengers of 1,000,000 BC" -- then the new information they sent out in today's press release just might.
The full line-up of Avengers 1,000,000 BC is: Starbrand, Phoenix, Odin (younger, and looking very Thor-ish), Agamotto, Iron Fist, Black Panther, and Ghost Rider on a freaking flaming mammoth. The opening of "the most important story of the year" is the first story in Marvel Legacy #1.
Single-line teases go on to preview the other stories in the special issue, which launches the new Legacy era for Marvel. There's a return of a fan-favorite location in the cosmos, the tease of a possible resurrection, and more:
WHO SENT THE CALL FROM PLANET HULK?
WHAT IS HUNTING FOR THE INFINITY STONES?
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CAPTAIN AMERICA?
WHEN WILL THOR FIGHT THE WAR OF REALMS?
WHY DOES JEAN GREY JOURNEY TO CANADA?
HOW HAS THE BODY OF IRON MAN DISAPPEARED?
Yes, Marvel is bringing us the return of Planet Hulk (just in time for Thor: Ragnarok ... conveeeeenient). They're also now calling the Infinity Gems "Stones," aligning that part of the mythos with the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well.
A lost Captain America is interesting -- after the events of Secret Empire, he'll have a long journey ahead of him to earn back the trust of the people, and likely his team. Sounds like he'll have a physical journey first. War drums have been beating in Thor for a while now, so it makes sense we'll be seeing that come to fruition soon. Could the Jean Grey tease mean the imminent return, finally, of the younger modern-day Wolverine? It's possible. Finally, Iron Man, currently operating as an AI while his body is in a coma, sounds like he'll have a big problem.
Marvel says Marvel Legacy #1 will feature "practically every Marvel character ever," so this is just the start. Check out the full Avengers 1,000,000 BC lineup of teasers below. Marvel Legacy #1 launches this fall.