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Jeffrey Veregge Brings his Iconic Art to Heroes Reborn in Variant Covers

This May, fans will be presented with a new vision of the Marvel Universe in Heroes Reborn. Crafted by superhero masterminds writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuiness, this series will present a world without the Avengers where the Squadron Supreme had to rise up to take their place. To celebrate this grand venture into a new age, Marvel is proud to debut a new series of variant covers by renowned artist and writer Jeffrey Veregge. This extraordinary collection will grace the covers of each issue of Heroes Reborn, giving readers a unique view of the new Marvel Universe with depictions of Hyperion, Blur, Doctor Spectrum, and more in Veregge’s iconic Formline style.

HEROES REBORN #1

Written by JASON AARON
Art by ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
On Sale 5/5

HEROES REBORN #1 Jeffrey Veregge variant

HEROES REBORN #2

Written by JASON AARON
Art by DALE KEOWN & ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
On Sale 5/12

HEROES REBORN #2 Jeffrey Veregge variant

HEROES REBORN #3

Written by JASON AARON
Art by FEDERICO VICENTINI & ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
On Sale 5/19

HEROES REBORN #3 Jeffrey Veregge variant

HEROES REBORN #4

Written by JASON AARON
Art by JAMES STOKOE & ED MCGUINNESS
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE
On Sale 5/26

HEROES REBORN #4 Jeffrey Veregge variant

Heroes are Reborn in Trading Card Variant Covers

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 superheroes. Marvel has announced 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.

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 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.

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 #1

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 #2

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 #3

HEROES REBORN #4

Written by JASON AARON
Art by JAMES STOKOE & ED MCGUINNESS
Trading Card Variant Cover by MARK BAGLEY
On Sale 5/26

HEROES REBORN #4

Heroes Reborn Covers Revealed

Last week, True Believers everywhere got their first look at writer Jason Aaron and artist Ed McGuiness’ extraordinary new vision for the Marvel Universe in the Heroes Reborn trailer. Now, Marvel presents Leinil Francis Yu’s covers for the first four issues of Heroes Reborn coming in May. The mystery behind this strange new world without Avengers will unfold across these brand-new connecting covers.

In this radical transformation of the Marvel Universe, the Squadron Supreme rise up to take the place of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. But what’s become of familiar faces like Tony Stark, Peter Parker, and Carol Danvers, and what deadly new threats have emerged in the void they left behind?

Her’es what’s to come in the early issues of this unpredictable new series!

Reborn #1 will welcome readers to a world where Tony Stark never built the 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 faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, including Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch, and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the only man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been…reborn?

In Reborn #2, make way for the adventures of Marvel’s Mightiest Megastar, the all-powerful Hyperion! When America’s solar-powered, super-sentinel of liberty looks to return his archenemy Victor Von Doom to the Negative Zone, mighty Hyperion must deal with a breakout of his most powerful enemies, such as Ultron, General Annihilus, and the Immortal Hulk. Plus: a special backup tale starring Blade, Earth’s last living vampire. Along with McGuinness, the second issue features art by Dale Keown.

In Reborn #3, brace yourself for chaos magic at Mach 5! Blur, the swiftest mortal alive, must win a race through the mind-bending Dread Dimension in order to save his soul from the hypersonic hexes of the Speedster Supreme, the Silver Witch. Plus: a back-up tale takes us inside the dark secrets of the Ravencroft Asylum and its newest inmate, the Phoenix. Featuring art by Federico Vicentini and Ed McGuinness.

And finally, in Reborn #4, Doctor Spectrum, equipped with the cosmic might of his Power Prism,  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. James Stokoe provides art as well.

Prepare to enter a world without Avengers when Heroes Reborn launches in May!

Heroes Reborn

Preview: Maestro: War and Pax #1 (of 5)

Maestro: War and Pax #1 (of 5)

(W) Peter David (A) Javier Pina (CA) Dale Keown
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 20, 2021
SRP: $4.99

PETER DAVID AND THE MAESTRO RETURN IN A BRAND-NEW SERIES!
The man once known as the Hulk is now neither man, nor Hulk – call him only THE MAESTRO! After deposing Dystopia’s ancient ruler, the Maestro sets his sights even bigger. It’s time the entire planet Earth recognized their one true god! But the Maestro isn’t the only immortal left…and if he wants to truly dominate the planet, he’ll have to face the most powerful beings in creation! PETER DAVID continues the tale that began decades ago in the legendary Future Imperfect!

Maestro: War and Pax #1 (of 5)

Preview: Maestro #5 (of 5)

Maestro #5 (of 5)

(W) Peter David (A) German Peralta (A/CA) Dale Keown
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 23, 2020
SRP: $3.99

THE FINAL NOTE IN A SYMPHONY YEARS IN THE MAKING!
The Hulk is dead – long live the Maestro! But this is no good night lullaby. It’s nonstop action in Peter David fashion as the secrets behind Future Imperfect finally come to light!

Maestro #5 (of 5)

Review: Avengers #39

Avengers #39

In Avengers #39, a million years ago, a baby is saved from death by a wolf pack. Years later, she comes upon someone who speaks in her mind, leading her to the first mutants on Earth. Bigoted humans come and attack them and the young child unleashes her power, which is the Phoenix, engulfing everything in flames. From there, she heads to Asgard to recruit Odin.

If I was looking to read about the Avengers, I’d probably avoid this issue. Honestly, this revisionist history that Marvel allows drives me a bit crazy. The past is never good enough and we need mutants and the Phoenix used one million years ago. I feel like Jason Aaron is better than this. Overall, this is just a cheap appetizer for the main course, which is “Enter The Phoenix,” the next story arc which starts in the next issue.

My favorite thing about Avengers #39 was page after page of Dale Keown art. He’s definitely one of those artists that should be working on a big-time book. Maybe Avengers is that and I just don’t know.  There’s a level of beauty in his human characters that’s really pleasing to the eye. His action sequences look fairly epic. Jason Keith’s colors fill it all in and honestly, the colors are great on the Phoenix reveal page.

This felt like a whole lot of build-up for a better story, which I guess will be the upcoming Phoenix rehash that Marvel is serving up. Avengers #39 is fairly lackluster in the storytelling but it’s a really nice issue on the eyes.

Story: Jason Aaron Art: Dale Keown
Color: Jason Keith Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 4.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 6.5
Recommendation: Pass

Marvel provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Preview: The Avengers #39

The Avengers #39

(W) Jason Aaron (A) Dale Keown (CA) In-Hyuk Lee
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

ENTER THE PHOENIX PROLOGUE!
In the harsh, primordial world of One Million B.C.E., early humans who are different are left in the Burnt Place to die. But one young girl whose only crime was being born with red hair finds something else entirely in the place of bones and ash – something that will change human history forever.

The Avengers #39
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