Writer: Devin Grayson | Penciler: Marika Cresta | Publisher: Marvel Comics
A Marvel Legacy tie-in. Because Marvel Legacy is an event. No matter what they say, it is not a redirection, or refocus, or anything – it's an event, like Secret Empire and Secret War and Secret Invasion and all the other ones that don't have 'Secret' in the title. E. Vent. Event.
I don't understand why this is #63. For other Marvel Legacy numberings they didn't just go back to Volume 1 and add 1 to the final issue, they added future volumes and related titles. Well, even not counting the many Power Pack limited series of the mid-2000s, this is still off by four, the Power Pack limited series from the late 1990s. It should be #67.
But many of the Marvel Legacy numberings are questionable, so why shouldn't this one be, also?
One thing I don't get about this or the aforementioned LS is the desire to show Alex Power wearing nothing but blue boxer shorts. Why blue? Why the near-nudity? Is it meant to show him "grown up", to justify his rapid aging to accommodate things like his presence in Fantastic Four? Is it paedophile artists? I don't get it, but it seems deliberate.
All this story did was draw attention to flaws in the Marvel universe of today. It harkened back to when stories had depth and meaning (some of the most confronting Marvel stories took place in Power Pack, dealing with things like humanity's response to mutants and the like – really chilling, despite how much people insist it was a comic for little children), but also drawing attention to the absence of the Fantastic Four.
Really, it served almost no purpose whatsoever, and wasn't even interesting. I expect more from Devin Grayson, but I don't expect more from Marvel.