Last Thursday Marvel Comics revealed a rather nondescript teaser for a 2021 series or event called Heroes Reborn and today they’ve followed that up with a teaser trailer. The trailer reveals the new story will kick off in May and will be written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness. It also appears to be taking back up a storyline Aaron and McGuinness started back in December 2018 when Agent Coulson was brought back to life and the Squadron Supreme was heavily involved.
The trailer also comes after Marvel’s Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski and Editor Tom Brevoort posted multiple images of what appears to be superhero and supervillain mashups. Could it be a new Infinity Warps in 2021?
“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 of his latest Marvel saga in a press release sent to AIPT. “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.”
This morning, Marvel.com released an official trailer for the series which you can view below.
The trailer opens with Robbie Reys riding a bicycle, seeing a strange man in a big overcoat, and then cycling off. Behind the strange man who ends up being Blade, we can see Agent Coulson is running for office and the words “Let the rebirth continue” behind him. That seems telling.
From there, Blade narrates to explain he’s in a universe where the Avengers never existed. That doesn’t mean heroes didn’t rise up and this story seems to be about those characters forming a team to fight a new version of Thanos and a Dr. Doom composite with Juggernaut.
One new amalgamation we haven’t yet seen appears to be a Venom mashup with Hydra.
Are you excited for Heroes Reborn? Sound off in the comments.
For more news on this, read the official Marvel press release below.
New York, NY— January 25, 2021 — Last week, fans saw Marvel’s most iconic heroes in mysterious teasers. Today, Marvel Comics proudly announced that these characters will be part of a bold new vision of the Marvel Universe crafted by super hero masterminds writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuiness. Their critically-acclaimed work on Avengers will reach its zenith with HEROES REBORN, a new series that answers the question of what the Marvel Universe would look like if the Avengers never assembled. What new super team would step up to fill the void, what deadly threats would emerge unchecked, and what would become of your favorite characters if they never became heroes…
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 face an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, like Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. Blade is the one man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been… reborn. And so begins his search for the cause behind this ominous shift in reality.
“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 of his latest Marvel saga. “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.”
“It’s only natural that after the Phoenix burns the world to ash, there should come a rebirth, and so REBORN is the next big step in the massive super-story that Jason and Ed have been crafting in Avengers,” Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said. “Prepare to enter a very different yet hauntingly familiar Marvel Universe!”
“I’ve been having an absolute blast designing and drawing some new spins on old favorites Jason Aaron has brought to the table,” McGuinness said. “They are all with a purpose story wise which makes them really cool to get into from the art side of things. He may be the maddest scientist of all!”
Get your first look at what this exhilarating new era has to offer in a special announcement trailer and keep a lookout for more information in the coming weeks. Be there for this radical transformation of the Marvel Universe when HEROES REBORN #1 hits stands in May.
HEROES REBORN #1
Written by JASON AARON
Art by ED MCGUINNESS
Triptych Artwork by IBAN COELLO & ESPEN GRUNDETJERN
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