Genis-Vell, also known as Legacy, Captain Marvel, and Photon, is a fiction superhero (and sometime antihero) in the Marvel Comics universe. He is depicted as the son of Mar-Vell of the extraterrestrial Kree Empire, who was the first character to be known as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Universe. Genis-Vell would become the third to carry the name.
Genis-Vell first appeared in Silver Surfer Annual #6 (1993) using the codename of "Legacy". He appears in the various Marvel titles in 1994 and 1995, primarily Silver Surfer and the Cosmic Powers miniseries. A six month guest appearance in the former culminated with the launch of his own series, Captain Marvel (vol. 2).
Legacy was featured in Captain Marvel by writer Fabian Nicieza and artist Ed Benes with an initial publication date of December 1995. The series was abruptly canceled after only six issues; the unpublished issues #7-12 were later summarised by Nicieza in a fill-in issue (#14) of the next Captain Marvel (vol. 3) series in 2000.
Legacy appeared in Avengers Unplugged #5 (June 1996) wherein he meets Monica Rambeau, who at that time was the bearer of the "Captain Marvel" title. Monica cedes the title to Genis and adopts the codename "Photon" instead. After a single appearance in Silver Surfer later that year Genis-Vell wouldn't appear for another two years, when he was included in a new Warlock title for four issues. An appearance in the Avengers Forever 12 issue limited series led to a new partner with his father's former companion, Rick Jones, and the second Captain Marvel series featuring Genis-Vell starting in the fall of 1999. The numbering would last for 35 issues, until October 2002.
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