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Jupiter's Legacy is an American superhero comic book series. Published by Image Comics, the series is written by Mark Millar, drawn by Frank Quitely, colored and lettered by Peter Doherty. Published as a series of eponymous limited series and interstitial prequel miniseries. The first volume was published in April 2013 and the second on Jun 29, 2016.

The first consists of five issues, following the world's greatest heroes who have grown old and their legacy is a poisonous one to the children who will never live up to their remarkable parents. The second also consist of five issues and follow Hutch and Chloe who have come out of hiding with son Jason to assemble a team of super-crooks from around the globe.

Synopsis[]

The comic-book event of 2013 finally arrives as superstar creators MARK MILLAR and FRANK QUITELY give us the superhero epic that all future comics will be measured by. The world's greatest heroes have grown old and their legacy is a poisonous one to the children who will never live up to their remarkable parents. Unmissable.

About[]

In January 2012 it was announced via CBR that Mark Millar superhero epic which he called "my Star Wars" had a name as Frank Quitely shared the first image from "Jupiter's Children."[1] On December 20, 2012, Jupiter's Children had been renamed "Jupiter's Legacy". They changed it to Jupiter's Legacy when they were still working on logos and decided to tweak the title while they still could.[2]

Mark Millar gave fans the opportunity to get their name in the comic by naming one of its major character after the winner of an auction. The effort raised $3,550, which will go to the St. Bartholomew’s Primary School Pantomime Fund to help send students in Glasgow, Scotland, to Christmas shows.[3][4] The guy who won this auction, was called Sheldon Sampson, which is the name of the main character The Utopian.[5]

The first issue of Jupiter's Legacy sold more than 105,000 copies to direct market stores in April.[6]

Characters[]

  • Sheldon Sampson/The Utopian
  • Walter Sampson/Brainwave
  • Grace Kennedy Sampson/Lady Liberty
  • Richard Conrad/Blue-Bolt
  • Fitz/The Flare
  • George Hutchence/Skyfox
  • Chloe Sampson
  • Brandon Sampson
  • Jules Sampson
  • Hutchence "Hutch"

Issues[]

Cover Issue Synopsis Published
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1 The world's greatest heroes have grown old and their legacy is a poisonous one to the children who will never live up to their remarkable parents. Unmissable. April 24, 2013
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2 The schism between the superheroes widens and a plot to unseat the greatest hero of them all emerges. June 26, 2013
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3 The heroes conspire to overthrow The Utopian, discontent rumbling in the bars and the clubs where the superheroes get wasted and complain how much he's been holding them all back with his old-fashioned ideas of power and responsibility. There's a new world out there if they will only grasp it. But what is his daughter's secret and how will it change things forever for their family? September 25, 2013
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4 Brandon and his Uncle Walter have instigated the superhero revolution, but there are those who would still stand against them. On the other side of the world, Chloe and Hutch are hiding with their enormous secret and hoping to evade the man charged with hunting renegade superhumans. March 5, 2014
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5 While Brandon and Uncle Walter struggle with their utopian vision for America, Chloe and family live under the radar in Australia. But their peaceful lives are about to explode when the authorities find suspicious super-activity Down Under, and send their #1 weapon to investigate. January 14, 2015
JL Vol 2 Issue 1 Cover.jpg
6 Superhero offspring Hutch and Chloe have come out of hiding with son Jason to assemble a team of super-crooks from around the globe. June 29, 2016
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7 Our superheroes face off with psychic Japanese villain Raikou, battling through different levels of consciousness to assume her powers and recruit Repro for their team. While the villains seize cities and begin their stranglehold on the global economy, will faces from the past distract our heroes from their goal? July 27, 2016
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8 The world's greatest superhuman is back. Hutch and the gang have tracked him down to a secret hide-out in northern Russia where the ageing super-villain has become a bitter loner. With Walter Sampson's league of super-villains taking over the planet, can a world crisis haul this legend out of retirement, or must the gang face the bad guys alone? August 31, 2016
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9 Archenemies come out of hiding to settle old scores in this action-packed battle of good versus evil. After suffering intense humiliation, Walter is out for blood. He will stop at nothing until the trouble-making superheroes are dead and Skyfox's bloodline is completely wiped out. October 12, 2016
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10 War is still raging between the super-villains and heroes to see who will control the world's superpowers. Brandon and Chloe have a long-standing score to settle— in the end, will blood prove thicker than water? July 5, 2017

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