Heroes Reborn (2021) #1 by Jason Aaron
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The original Heroes Reborn was one of the most notorious “events” in Marvel history. Some of the big name artist who’d left Marvel a few years earlier to form Image were handed control of some of Marvel’s biggest books…Iron Man, Avengers, Iron Man and Captain America. Jim Lee handled FF, Whilce Portacio took over Iron Man and Rob Liefeld got the Avengers and Captain America. It’s perhaps remembered most now for a Liefeld drawing of the Enchantress with exceptionally long legs and that promotional picture of Captain America. You know the one. Heroes Reborn either epitomised everything that was wrong with nineties comics or was totally awesome…depending largely on how old you were at the time. It also notorious for being the reason Onslaught happened, despite the fact that the X-Men weren’t actually involved in the event.
This is not that.
I just thought that some historical context was necessary.
In this, Blade has woken up in a world where the Avengers never existed and the Squadron Supreme are Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Everything is very different.
And it’s interesting. It’s fun. It’s caught my attention and let’s see if Jason Aaron can actually craft a compelling story out of this premise.