Tis finally here, my peeps.
Tis finally here, my peeps.
This issue is so good. I should have a copy waiting in my pull box today. I can’t wait to read it again.
The wait was long, but ultimately well worth it!! Superheroes meets Star Wars with a dash of bad reality TV sound strange, but boy does it work. Mr. Millar, one thing you should take pride in is the fact that your books make me want to know about the rest of the world in them. So rich and vibrant. Like a universe that’s only letting me take a quick peek. Felt that way with Huck too. And Mr. Frank Quitely’s art never stops amazing me. If by chance you ever read this, Mr. Quitely, please know that this reply was almost an essay of how much I love your work. Bravo to the whole!
If I may ask, Mr. Millar, are the plans for the squeal staring grown up Jason chasing the conspiracy behind the alien benefactors like Manchurian Candidate meets Donner Superman? Lol you do the pitches better than me, so would you be able to give us an idea of what to look forward to?
Now have Black Magick #6 and Jupiter’s Legacy in small read pile. I intend to savour these like fine dining!
The end of the middle part of this trilogy, and really this middle part as a whole, really accentuates a lot of the prevailing themes of this whole endeavor. Not the least of which was family. What I loved about this final issue was how open and finally free the characters were to have frank and open dialogue with each other, parent to child - and what Jason finds on Skyfox’s computer is a highlight to the tragedy of not being able to do that and what that means for a person.
Quitely’s artwork is amazing, as usual, but what brings me back again and again to these series are the fundamental human beats like that. Can’t wait for Requiem.
Loved the ending. Is Requiem going to be vol 3 of legacy or something else entirely?
The series never answered Barnabas Wolfe’s backstory. You promised me it would. Is he Jewish? Why does he wear a skullcap?
Also, how do we find Walter in the supermax (top right panel of page 25)? He didn’t die after being impaled by the teleporting flashlight?
Sorry if I’m wrong, but I recall that this was meant to be a trilogy, with Circle and Legacy acting as the first two parts.
As for the skullcap I figured it was to give him a look akin to the Inquistion.
As far as I can tell, I think that’s Walter’s son who was only knocked out rather than killed.
Oh could be that’s it. His hair looks white though like Walter.
That might be his skin in the light. Look up a bit and I think you can see his scrap of dark hair.
I do wonder who the blond is in Brandon’s cell. Don’t remember her.
Ok. Let´s see.
I´ve been waiting for this for so long.
A fun thing with Walter’s son. He has tech powers that lets him make or fix anything.
Who else has those powers?
Who’s heart did Walter break out of pure, mind-controlling cruelty in Jupiter’s Circle?
Ah, so Jules’ mom didn’t have the same dominant genes that Hutch’s mom did? Nice.
Jupiter’s Legacy has really struck a chord with me, and inspired me to write a superpowers-based comic of my own, something I never thought I would do (I didn’t think 17th century Japan would be either, TBH). I have been won over by the portrayal of family loyalty and betrayal, redemption and sacrifice, as well as the usual MM blockbuster action and cheeky fun.
What really made me think was the concept of Sheldon and Walter, in their own ways, triying to ‘help’ the USA government, and in particular Brandon’s complete failure. I immediately thought of looking at a contrary What If? situation, in terms of the characters and the result. A ‘complex’ family tree is central to my plot too.
Congratulations on a great series, and I look forward to Requiem with some relish. And thanks for the inspiration.
Wow. I totally hadn’t caught that. That’s crazy. Sounds like there’s another book of Jupiter’s Circle-type interpersonal information that happened behind the scenes between books too.
Would it really go that far?
I figure that it was something that played up the irony of the situation.
I’m just saying there’s a lot of backstory that happens even between the two volumes. I mean we have a couple generations of superheroes that were just kids at the end of Circle and are adults at the beginning of Legacy along with what seems like a lot of water under the bridge in some areas.
I’m not saying Mark should change plans and do another series but it does sound like there has been a whole lot of thought and back story put into these characters and this world. It would all make great fodder for an ongoing comic, TV show or film franchise.
I’d love to see some of that come to light in SuperCrooks, it’s a fun romp - but it could be really interesting to see other ideas developed within that cache of world building.
This features a little in Requiem. I won’t be starting it until early next year, but very excited about it. It’ll be quite a different book and like Circle to Legacy is going to move the story on some years.
I won’t give too much away at the moment, but Jason in the central character and the world that surrounds him is quite different from what we’ve seen already. The story of the island and the powers is centre stage as per the end of this book, everything Skyfox had been working on in his Russian lair being slowly uncovered.
I worked all this out in 2012 and had it as post-its on my office wall for around 3 years. One night at a family party Frank Quitely and my pal Muriel Gray sneaked in and rearranged them, writing lots of fake notes in there too. I’ll post them up online some day. But fortunately I remembered the plan
I’ll look forward to it.
Jupiters Curcle was really a happy accident with this story - it really expanded the universe and that backstory really added layers to the story. There’s so little generational stuff in comics as superheroes aren’t allowed to mature and have families so this is fresh ground that to me takes superheroes to the next step. Everything else looks juvenile when compared to this universe.
I can’t wait to see it being adapted. I think it’ll be a terribly interesting and exciting story. The Greatest Generation, Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and post Millennials all offering their own perspectives on how to be heroes. How to fix the world. There’s a history of America here.