Heroes Reborn #4

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: James Stokoe, Ed McGuinness Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 26, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 30
7.1Critic Rating
6.6User Rating

With the cosmic might of his Power Prism, Doctor Spectrum 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 Raccoon! Plus: In a backup tale, the all-new Starbrand finds herself alone in a strange new universe.
Rated T+

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Jan 1, 1970

    Heroes Reborn #4 provides a massive revelation concerning the origin of the new Marvel Universe while putting Marvel's cosmic heroes front and center. Now that the main threat behind the universe stands revealed, and the Avengers are slowly but surely reassembling, I can't wait to see what the rest of the series brings now that we've hit the halfway point. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau May 28, 2021

    Conceptually, this story does a lot of things correct. Enough things to get an emotional reaction out of me about Doctor Spectrum and Rocket. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 26, 2021

    If it wasn't clear to you yet, Heroes Reborn is all about going for broke with crazy stakes and even crazier ideas. It almost seems like a reaction to DC Comics' Death Metal, only it's not taking itself too seriously, and we know it'll all be reset before too long. The best advice when reading Heroes Reborn might be to remember what it was like to smash action figures together when you were little and not caring one bit if anyone is watching while a big grin forms across your face. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 26, 2021

    Stokoe has an interesting visual eye and style. Unfortunately, the cartoonish nature of the plot emphasized the wrong things in the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu May 26, 2021

    Truthfully, more is needed to keep this event alive. An event that began with excitement and intrigue has turned dull and mild. Readers need more than one-shot bio pieces with one-page cliffhangers. If you're curious about the SQUADRON SUPREME or Doctor Spectrum, this issue is for you. Otherwise, you can pass and really not miss a beat in the entire story to this point. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God bless! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee May 28, 2021

    Doctor Spectrum battles across the galaxy in the name of America in another issue that seems more like a one-shot than a sequential and dynamic cohesive story of any real substance. But with James Stokoe on art duties, it's more than enough to save another thin-on-plot comic book. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum May 26, 2021

    The bottom line is that there's enough here to keep the reader interested, but as for where it's all going, it certainly feels like there's an awful lot without a plan. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Watch - Jimmy Hayes May 26, 2021

    This is a comic book... definitely not everyone's cup of tea, and certainly not conducive to a miniseries that only has one issue left to go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Amazing Psycamorean May 31, 2021

    Really liked this one a lot. The art was great.

  • 9.0
    axdn May 26, 2021

    This was lots of fun! Can't wait for the next installment!!

  • 8.5
    Fracadactyl May 26, 2021

    After a couple of issues where things are good enough in this new status quo, Heroes Reborn surprises everyone by showing just how sinister the new world really is. Turning Doctor Spectrum into a full-on Redneck stereotype is just what was needed to show how absurd everything is.

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 22, 2022

    A little talky for me, I’m not a huge fan of the art style either.

  • 7.5
    Kalaoui Jun 2, 2021

    Continuing on the same crazy path as already established, this issue feels somewhat crazier and better even if it suffers from the same problem which is the world building that needs to happens as the issue unrolls and that is very hard to do. Could have been much better as an Avengers series with room to breath and build the Squadron Supreme properly but alas we take what we can get I guess. Good and fun take from Aaron on the idea of a manipulated "Hero" who really is a sociopath on a rampage. Stokoe is outstanding as always and I'm happy I got to witness his crazy detailed art here.

  • 7.5
    Rasiel May 30, 2021

    I know they’re written as satire, but I actually like the Squadron Supreme. It is refreshing to see superheroes unashamedly fight for God and country and believe in ideals higher then themselves. If a writer had enough talent to write a compelling character that accurately portrayed and fought for the beliefs held by half of this country instead of making buffoonish characters to mock those beliefs, I bet they would get enormous support from this significant portion of society who are woefully underrepresented in the world of comics.

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  • 7.5
    DDJamesB May 27, 2021

    This was enjoyable. All of them have been but, its clear that this "event" is just a fun read and nothing more. Its just a shame that instead of just making this part of the Avengers, which is where the story kind if began, they made a long drawn out series that is pretty much one shots about squadron supreme when they could have spent this time telling an actual story.

  • 7.0
    Criminology. May 26, 2021

    Stokoe's art is great and it fits the hyper-violent, radical and even sinister nature of the issue and the character, but overall the issue is just more of the same crazy, but also rushed and poorly presented ideas, that plagued the previous issues. Again issue is build upon of shock value and references and sure there are some fun moments because of that, but to be honest I don't think this event would go down as particularly memorable and at this point I don't think it's trying to.

  • 6.0
    CrazyforRAMU Oct 15, 2021

    Bounty hunter Rocket Raccoon is hired to put a stop to psycho space-cop Dr. Spectrum. He fails -- but his defeat awakens another powerful Squadron opponent who knows this world has been tampered with. The fight is pretty simplistic and features some dreadfully corny dialogue. Spectrum's "Manifest Destiny IN SPAAACE" schtick makes him the least interesting of the Supremes featured so far. The grotesque art is done well, displaying tremendous skill -- but this style just doesn't line up with my tastes at all.

  • 6.0
    F.T. Wolf May 27, 2021

    A mixed big. While the story is still well told & this issue has some cool reveals it doesn't live up to #1-3. The art is rough too chaotic to follow, the cover (& setup) is misleading and the entire affair feels drawn out.
    This issue also lacks some elements that made the others. I barely saw any DC callouts/pastiches or at the very least I didn't notice them. What I also appreciated about #2 & 3 is the complexity in Hyperion and Blurr. They're flawed, overly-violent, heroes but heroes nonetheless. They're being manipulated, but propably good people at heart that could be redeemed. Doctor Spectrum has no such complexities. He's just a sociopath.

  • 3.0
    daspidaboy May 26, 2021

    The art looked a lot better, and granted we know how this new world happened.

    Here's the thing, the pacing is sluggish, this is basically introductions to each squadron Supreme, the action is lacking, thanos doesn't appear that much, the dialogue is weird. We should have had an entire series of introducing the squadron Supreme and then we had a crossover

  • 1.0
    Merlyn May 26, 2021

    Pure horseshit.

  • 10
    wesshamu Jun 8, 2021

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Jun 2, 2021

  • 9.0
    tonpas1989 May 27, 2021

  • 9.0
    Nicetrylaoche May 26, 2021

  • 8.5
    flodid May 26, 2021

  • 8.0
    mrDovydas Jun 22, 2021

  • 7.5
    Radar May 29, 2021

  • 7.5

  • 7.5
    Magik May 26, 2021

  • 7.0
    Julhin May 26, 2021

  • 6.5
    UxasIs May 31, 2021

  • 6.5
    prettythief May 27, 2021

  • 5.5
    Emma May 27, 2021

  • 5.0
    iPodwithnomusic Dec 23, 2021

  • 5.0
    K-23 Sep 15, 2021

  • 2.0
    wing81 May 26, 2021

  • 1.0
    Thor Odinson Jun 21, 2021

  • 1.0
    mangaZZZZZ May 27, 2021

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