Today, Marvel Comics released Legacy #1, the banner book for its latest roster shakeup that lays the groundwork for what's to come for the Marvel comics universe, on Earth, in the stars, and beyond. Here are all the teasers we saw in the book, and what they might mean for Marvel's mightiest heroes.
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Marvel's Champions are back, with a brand-new series from writer Mark Waid and artist Humberto Ramos. It's a challenging position for Waid, who has to forge a new path for his young heroes while also acknowledging their past -- not to mention the paths taken by other well-known Marvel characters. We spoke to him about what's next.
Marvel's resurgent group of teenage crimefighters -- whether that's the time-lost young X-Men or the youngest All-New, All-Different Avengers -- are doing something that's very teen. They're defying their older colleagues to go it alone, fighting crime and generally being all hopeful and grassroots-y while doing so.
This week, Riot introduced the world to Taliyah, League of Legends' next playable champion. For the most part, people responded very positively toward Taliyah. Champion designer Daniel Klein responded to the vocal minority against Taliyah, however, by stating that "Restricting body types is limiting to us as creators."
Video: Out with the old, in with the new. Riot's released a champion spotlight for Poppy 2.0, the long-awaited rework of one of League of Legends' oldest and most outdated playable characters. She looks really neat! This probably means she's coming into the main game in the next week or two, too.
Teemo, nicknamed "Satan," is such a famously infuriating champion to go against in League of Legends that many players (myself included) recoiled in terror upon hearing that he was getting buffed late this summer. But apparently his changes weren't enough, because today Riot came back with even more.
Changing a playable character in League of Legends runs the risk of offending at least part of the online multiplayer game's tens of millions of players. But I'm not sure development studio Riot Games could've predicted what set off fans this week: a slight alteration to a woman's cheekbones. Oh, and her bangs.
League of Legends' giant catfish champion Tahm Kench brought a powerful new ability into the game when arrived last week: with or without his teammate's permission, the guy can swallow an ally champ whole and carry them around in his belly for a few seconds. You can probably see where this is going.
Video: Riot just put out its champion spotlight for the upcoming giant catfish champion Tahm Kench. This guy seems so cool! I bet he's also going to lead to so many awful puns about "feeding" in-game thanks to his swallow-other-champions ability.
Video: Riot just put out a CGI trailer about a hoarse-voiced monster named "The River King", following an apparent leak on the game's Chinese website. Neat! Also: great music.
Oftentimes when a new champion comes into League of Legends, the game's many players feels he or she is overpowered. Since the time-bending assassin Ekko warped his way into the game last week, I've seen a more particular criticism from his naysayers: that he's "overloaded."
When Riot revealed it was adding a champion into League of Legends who can travel through time, some important questions were left unanswered. Namely: how do you incorporate time travel into a real-time multiplayer game? Now we have an explanation and boy does this Ekko guy sound cool.