As Marvel Legacy continues its march to release date, Marvel has release new sets of graphics that show how the company has calculated the numbering.

AMERICA #8: EXTERMINATRIX PART 1
Written by GABBY RIVERA
Art by JOE QUINONES

DESPICABLE DEADPOOL #287: DEADPOOL KILLS CABLE PART 1
Written by GERRY DUGGAN
Art by SCOTT KOBLISH

INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: THE SEARCH FOR TONY STARK PART 1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by STEFANO CASELLI

DEFENDERS #6: KINGPINS OF NEW YORK PART 1
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by DAVID MARQUEZ

ALL-NEW WOLVERINE #25
Written by TOM TAYLOR
Art by JUANN CABAL

Someone who has more time on their hands than I do, will quickly discover appearances in specific issues may not actually add up to the current numbering system*, but… whatever. If Marvel wants to release a new Spider-Man issue with #1000 on it to one up DC then so be it. As long as the publisher continues with the numbering going forward (no laughing, please), then everyone will be happy. And hey, look! Tony Stark is coming back!

*Iron Man appeared in Tales of Suspense from issues #39-99 beginning in 1963, but according to the chart above, those initial appearance never happened, even though Tales of Suspense changed its name to Tales of Suspense featuring The Power of Iron Man years before the first Iron Man issue arrived on store shelves in 1968. I can kind of understand where Marvel is coming from on this, but still…

via Marvel

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