This June sees the final three issues of Heroes Reborn drop from Marvel Comics along with a few more tie-ins. I figured that would be the end of the series, but I was wrong. This saga, featuring a world where the Avengers never assembled and the Squadron Supreme took their place as the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will wrap up in Heroes Returns #1. The oversized finale will reveal the fate of this world from writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuinness. Check out the cover by Leinil Francis Yu below.
“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,” Aaron said. “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.”
Most alternate reality stories follow a similar path, where the characters slowly have their eyes opened that this is a fake world and fight back to return to their version. This one presents an interesting spin as I’d imagine the Squadron Supreme wants to keep their spot as the top hero team in the world. I’m curious how that’s going to play out. Heroes Return #1 is set for release on June 23rd, 2021.