Heroes Reborn #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 5, 2021 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 38
8.2Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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A WORLD WITHOUT AVENGERS!   
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 remem more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 3, 2021

    Heroes Reborn #1 puts a new twist on the Marvel Universe, featuring a world without the Avengers and the blockbuster action you'd expect from a huge superhero event. With more issues and one-shots set to explore this strange new world, there's no telling what could have happened to fan-favorite Marvel characters, but it'll be fun to find out. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 3, 2021

    Aaron throws readers deep into the heart of the story with little clues as to what's going on. Yet, he dangles so many intriguing elements into the story that just demand your attention. It's an in continuity Elseworld story that provides all readers with the same footing. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 5, 2021

    McGuinness delivers some beautifully detailed imagery throughout this issue. Not only is the style of the art brilliant, but the action and character moments are both filled with great visual drama. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 5, 2021

    Heroes Reborn gives us a chance to see what the world without the Avengers is like. The creative team provides engaging worldbuilding and solid ideas to show off this new reality. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes May 3, 2021

    This is a seriously entertaining way to kick off your summer reading schedule. A great start to the series and a comic book that is supreme in every way! See what I did there? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Dan Spinelli May 3, 2021

    Writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness team up for a delightful action fest that finds new heroes defending the United States while a certain skeptical vampire lurks in the shadows, looking to uncover the mysteries of this new universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 4, 2021

    I know that there are mixed feelings regarding this book and the idea behind it. For Avengers fans who have been feeling let down or left out as the main book swerved into mutant territory, this book is a good way of readdressing the spirt of the Avengers, which is no mean feat considering that they don't appear at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 5, 2021

    What works best in Heroes Reborn #1 is that while this is yet another event series and the story draws on aspects of current Marvel continuity this first issue is accessible to both readers who buy every single issue every single week and far more casual fans. That aspect of things just puts a nice little bow on a comic that looks good, reads well, and makes the familiar concept of an alternate reality feel fresh. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee May 5, 2021

    Blade funds himself on a world he hardly recognises. A work in which the Avengers were never formed thereby creating an alternate timeline full of colourful, creative hybrid heroes. And villains. A fun first issue that leans heavily on showcasing this brave new world, with plot points included for later development. A soldi first issue with exceptional art and dialogue from Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Weird Science Jim May 3, 2021

    Heroes Reborn is off to a good start with excellent art, fun mash-ups, and an intriguing story. If you planned on sitting this one out, you might want to check this out because I was surprised how much I liked it. Let's hope that feeling continues. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant May 7, 2021

    A good start to "Heroes Reborn," with all-around solid work in all aspects of the comic, save for the occasional stumble in the dialogue or designs. "Heroes Reborn" is an exciting new world to explore with plenty of questions left for us to ask and get answered. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth May 7, 2021

    Bottom Line: Narrative-wise, this is a goofy book that feels a little rushed but that doesn't stop it from being somewhat entertaining and gorgeous to look at. It's not legendary writing and I can't promise it has a lot of re-reading value, but it's worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Charles Martin May 5, 2021

    Cautious optimism is the rule of the day when Blade finds himself in an Avengers-free version of the Marvel universe. He wastes no time sinking his teeth into the mystery of the missing heroes, and the Squadron Supreme can handle the usual cavalcade of over-the-top villainy. The verbal and visual storytelling is strong, and the possibility that this event can steer the Avengers back into communion with the rest of Marvel is too good to resist. This is a story worth following -- cautiously. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 5, 2021

    Heroes Reborn #1 is a bit of a mixed bag. Some of what works does so really well. But, there's also a lot that feels like clunkers. There's a mix of styles and voices in a way and it doesn't always blend together. Some of the comic feels like a spoof of the past. Some of the comic feels like an homage. And some of the comic feels like it's taking itself too seriously. It's a bit mixed as to what it wants to be. But, its mystery is one that has me wanting to come back and see what's behind all of this and more importantly, what comes after. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 5, 2021

    If you're in the mood for capital-letter SUPERHEROING, then Heroes Reborn might be a worthy investment. Read Full Review

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