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Marvel unveils Mark Bagley trading card covers for 'Heroes Reborn' for May 2021
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Marvel unveils Mark Bagley trading card covers for ‘Heroes Reborn’ for May 2021

‘Heroes Reborn’ Marvel trading card variant covers and trading card packs coming to comic shops in May!

Press Release

If you’re a child of the 90s you know Marvel trading cards were the coolest thing on the block. Well now, an artist who made waves in the 1990s is delivering on nostalgic vibes with new trading card variant covers. Throughout May, Marvel Comics will publish special trade card style variant covers by the artist for the new Heroes Reborn series. More info on Heroes Reborn here.

Not only that, the artwork from these variant covers will be featured on trading cards available at participating comic shops while supplies last!

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“Man, THIS was fun! I got to draw a BUNCH of characters for the first time, which doesn’t happen very often after all these years of drawing comics,” Bagley said in a press release sent to AIPT. “I was just a kid comics fan when the Squadron was created, and I remember loving John and Sal Buscema’s art at the time. Even then, I aspired to do what they were doing, so it was a thrill doing this, and I’m proud to have been offered the opportunity.”

Check out a variety of the covers below one of which appears to be hiding an important figure at the center of the card.

Funny how trading cards are popular enough to turn into variant covers since Connor Christiansen and I did something similar with our X-Men Vote hair power level article.

For more on this news, read the official Marvel press release below.

New York, NY— February 9, 2021 — The Marvel Universe has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But this May, the world will be reborn without the Avengers! From mastermind creators Jason Aaron and Ed McGuiness comes HEROES REBORN, a bold new vision of the Marvel Universe where the Avengers never assembled and the Squadron Supreme took their place as Earth’s greatest super heroes. Today, Marvel Comics is excited to announce that each issue of this exciting series will have a special TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER by superstar artist Mark Bagley!

Featuring all the major players of this upcoming saga including Hyperion, Doctor Spectrum, Whizzer, and Blade, this extraordinary collection of covers will allow fans to further immerse themselves in the new world of HEROES REBORN with cover designs modeled as 90s style trading cards. A series of 9 covers, the HEROES REBORN TRADING CARD VARIANT COVERS will connect to form one epic image.

“Man, THIS was fun! I got to draw a BUNCH of characters for the first time, which doesn’t happen very often after all these years of drawing comics,” Bagley said. “I was just a kid comics fan when the Squadron was created, and I remember loving John and Sal Buscema’s art at the time. Even then, I aspired to do what they were doing, so it was a thrill doing this, and I’m proud to have been offered the opportunity.”

In addition, the artwork from these variant covers will be featured on trading cards, and the cards will be available at participating comic shops while supplies last! Packed with essential information on the main heroes and villains of HEROES REBORN, these trading cards will help immerse fans into this new Marvel Comics era. Retailers will be able to order these packs and begin distributing them when HEROES REBORN #1 launches on May 5th.

Trading cards have always been a beloved part of the comic book world, offering fans another way to collect a piece of their favorite stories. Celebrate this tradition by picking up this these unique variant covers when the first five covers debut in May. Check out four of them now, along with a sneak peek at the full connected image, and be on the lookout for more HEROES REBORN TRADING CARD VARIANT COVER reveals in the coming weeks. For more information, visit Marvel.com.

HEROES REBORN #1

Written by JASON AARON

Art by ED MCGUINNESS

Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

Center Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale 5/5

HEROES REBORN #2

Written by JASON AARON

Art by DALE KEOWN & ED MCGUINNESS

Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale 5/12

HEROES REBORN #3

Written by JASON AARON

Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI & ED MCGUINNESS

Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale 5/19

HEROES REBORN #4

Written by JASON AARON

Art by JAMES STOKOE & ED MCGUINNESS

Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY

On Sale 5/26

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