Discover the Marvel Universe Without the Avengers in New 'Heroes Reborn' Titles
New heroes rise, Hyperion’s origin revealed, and more in exciting one-shots coming in May!
The Marvel Universe has been reborn! From mastermind creators Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness comes HEROES REBORN #1, a bold new vision of the world you knew. Spinning out of their epic work on Avengers, HEROES REBORN will answer the question of what the Marvel Universe would look like if the Avengers never assembled. The exciting —and unsettling — ripple effect the Avengers' absence has on the rest of the Marvel Universe will be explored in a series of one-shots starting in May. Announced this past week, these essential tie-ins will reveal the history behind the new reality of your favorite heroes AND lay the groundwork for its unpredictable future.
At the center of the grand tapestry that is HEROES REBORN is Hyperion. Witness his surprising beginnings in HEROES REBORN: HYPERION & THE IMPERIAL GUARD by writer RYAN CADY and artist MICHELE BANDINI. The teenage Hyperion’s cosmic quests with his Shi’ar friends near their end, but none of the young heroes are ready to say farewell. A quick mission in the Negative Zone sounds like the perfect coda to a storied fellowship... but what awaits Hyperion, Gladiator and the rest is horror and agony beyond their wildest nightmares!
"We're fully embracing that metafiction in our oneshot -- diving head first into this new world that Jason and Ed have constructed," Cady told CBR. "That's what thrills me the most about this event. These aren't just stories of a different world; they're stories from a different world. It'll feel as retrospective and full as if you'd been reading issues of Hyperion and the Imperial Guard your entire life.”
In the thought-provoking HEROES REBORN: PETER PARKER, THE AMAZING SHUTTERBUG, writer Marc Bernardin and artist Rafael de Latorre tackle the mystery behind Peter Parker’s new life. Peter’s the biggest Hyperion fan in the world, and he also just happens to be chummy with his favorite hero thanks to a photography gig at the Daily Bugle! SURELY, nothing can go wrong, with his camera (and him) in the heart of the action… Right?
"I couldn't be more excited to put Peter Parker through his paces for the 'Heroes Reborn' event," Bernardin told Newsarama. "As a New York nerd, Spider-Man has always held a special place in my heart, and to get to strip away much of what we know about the character and rediscover what makes Peter tick is proving to be a blast. A lifetime spent making dumb quips is, finally, being put to good use."
What does this era have in store for mutants? Find out in writer Steve Orlando and artist Bernard Chang’s HEROES REBORN: MAGNETO AND THE MUTANT FORCE. Years ago, Magneto and Professor X led Earth’s mutants in a final push for independence against the Squadron Supreme of America. What followed was the Squadron’s Mutant Massacre, a violent rebuttal that left mutantkind forever wounded, and Xavier dead...or so Magneto thought. Years later, Magneto discovers Xavier clinging to life in the astral plane and gathers his allies for a first-of-its-kind rescue mission to restore hope for mutantkind before it’s too late.
“I didn't expect MAGNETO AND THE MUTANT FORCE, and those unexpected moments are where some of the most exciting stories are found,” Orlando explained to AiPT. The world of HEROES REBORN is a beautiful nod to the iconic traditions of events like AGE OF APOCALYPSE or HOUSE OF M, the very kinds of events that pulled me in from the mall hallways and guided me to the spinner rack as a kid. Jason and Ed's world shows us just how pivotal the Avengers are by their absence, and for Magneto and his Mutant Force, the fight for mutant freedom is deadlier than ever. This one-shot is a rescue mission. The target? Hope for Mutantkind. It's a surreal journey into the mind of Magneto, pulling together mutants from the earliest days of X-MEN and up to the present. Beware, psychic rescue in progress!”
Without the Avengers, Marvel’s brightest young heroes have grown up with different inspirations. See the fascinating results in writer Jim Zub and artist Steven Cummings’ HEROES REBORN: YOUNG SQUADRON. The Squadron Supreme of America have taken root in the hearts and minds of all, but none more so than a trio of youthful champions who call themselves the Young Squadron! Kid Spectrum (Sam Alexander), Girl Power (Kamala Khan), and the all-new Falcon (Miles Morales) are here to here to defend the world against all threats… or are they?
“Jason and Ed have built an incredibly fun premise in HEROES REBORN. It’s a twisted mirror that reflects the characters we know and love set against both the familiar and the wildly unexpected,” Zub told ComicBook.com. Taking that core idea and pulling it further out to show how it affects the Champions trio of Miles, Kamala, and Sam is a blast, and getting to do that with my CHAMPIONS collaborator Steven Cummings makes it even more fun.”
You can see a closer look at the trio in the gallery below!
And finally, there’s a new team of villains on the loose and you won’t believe who’s a part of it. Natasha Romanov, Clint Barton, Scott Lang, and Victor Creed lead an assault on the Squadron in writer Cody Ziglar and artist Paco Medina’s HEROES REBORN: SIEGE SOCIETY. After the Civil War that split the Squadron Supreme in half, Nighthawk formed his own Squadron in Europe. But not all of Europe is okay with it. Baron Zemo has put together his own team to take them down and the Squadron doesn’t stand a chance.
"I'm incredibly stoked to be playing in the world that Jason and Ed have created," Ziglar told SYFY WIRE. "It's fun, it's familiar but also very different, it's also big and weird; everything a nerd like me could ask for! Being able to play in that same sandbox is a dream come true and I can't wait for folks to see what cool updates and twists we've added to classic Marvel characters and a classic Marvel story!"
Welcome to the world of HEROES REBORN. Immerse yourself in this compelling new age in the Marvel Universe when it begins in May.
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