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Published April 9, 2021

A Complete Guide to 'Heroes Reborn'

Enter a world without Avengers with issue #1!

Welcome to a world where Tony Stark never built an Iron Man armor.

Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers.

Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth.

And where Captain America was never found in the ice...because there were no Avengers to find him.

Instead, this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, the Squadron Supreme of America. And now the Squadron faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been…reborn?

The story begins at your local comic shop on May 5 with HEROES REBORN #1. 

Heroes Reborn connecting covers

In REBORN #2, make way for the adventures of Marvel’s Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America’s solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus, and the Immortal Hulk. Plus: a special backup tale starring Blade, Earth’s last living vampire.

In REBORN #3, brace yourself for chaos magic at Mach 5! Blur, the swiftest mortal alive, must win a race through the mind-bending Dread Dimension in order to save his soul from the hypersonic hexes of the Speedster Supreme, the Silver Witch. Plus: a back-up tale takes us inside the dark secrets of the Ravencroft Asylum and its newest inmate, the Phoenix.

And finally in REBORN #4, Doctor Spectrum, equipped with the cosmic might of his Power Prism, has become the most feared lawman in the heavens. But now the dark forces of deep space have sent the galaxy’s most notorious bounty hunter to end Spectrum once and for all. That’s right, here comes Rocket! Plus: in a backup tale, the all-new Starbrand finds herself alone in a strange new universe.

Heroes Reborn Triptych art

Written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness, the story emerges from details laid in the duo's explosive AVENGERS (2018) ongoing epic. Go back to the beginning for insights into the Squadron Supreme, the journey of Blade, and so much more with Marvel Unlimited today.

Avengers (2018) #1

Avengers (2018) #1

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Aaron, renowned for his rich, Universe-spanning tales (including but not limited to his years-long run with THOR) previewed HEROES REBORN with a bold statement: "Maybe the wildest story I've ever put on paper.

"I got to cut loose on this and release my inner comic-reared child in a really profound way, and together with a cadre of immensely imaginative artists, we built a world that I'm pretty confident in saying is quite unlike any version of the Marvel Universe you've seen before. It grew out of the pages of my AVENGERS run, but kept getting bigger and bigger as it went, and the more pieces I put in place for this Reborn world, the more gleeful and excited I became. This project really stoked the fires of my love for comics in all the right ways.”

“It’s only natural that after the Phoenix burns the world to ash, there should come a rebirth, and so REBORN is the next big step in the massive super-story that Jason and Ed have been crafting in Avengers,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort added. “Prepare to enter a very different yet hauntingly familiar Marvel Universe!”

“I’ve been having an absolute blast designing and drawing some new spins on old favorites Jason Aaron has brought to the table,” McGuinness concluded. “They are all with a purpose story wise which makes them really cool to get into from the art side of things. He may be the maddest scientist of all!”

And it all begins on May 5 with HEROES REBORN #1. 

HEROES REBORN #1

Find some special images from HEROES REBORN right here, trading card covers here, and other variants right here. Look inside ish #1 with the gallery below, then pre-order HEROES REBORN #1 with your local comic shop today before reading it on May 5.

Then ask the question...

Whatever happened to Earth's Mightiest Heroes?

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HEROES REBORN #1 preview art by Ed McGuinness with inks by Mark Morales and colors by Matt Wilson

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