REVIEW: In Heroes Reborn #2, Hyperion Soars*
In Heroes Reborn #2 by Jason Aaron, Dale Keown, Carlos Magno, Scott Hanna, Carlos Magno, and Edgar Delgado, the story builds on the foundations laid by the previous issue, and readers immediately begin to see the story deliver on its potential. The gritty details are below, Marvel Blog True Believers, but we don’t blame you if you just want to log off and travel to your local comic shop and pick up this issue for yourself!
We do have one piece of advice if you make the decision to start reading the Heroes Reborn event, however: read both tie-in comics that came out this week, Hyperion & The Imperial Guard #1 and Peter Parker: The Amazing Shutterbug #1, before reading Heroes Reborn #2 for the full narrative experience.
Now, read on for Marvel Blog’s full review!
“Invaders from the Negative Zone”
Just like this week’s issue of Hyperion & The Imperial Guard #1, this second issue of Heroes Reborn has two stories.
In Heroes Reborn #2, the first (and longer) story centers on Hyperion, the hero of the brave new world in which Blade has found himself in this Marvel Comics event.
Over the course of “Invaders from the Negative Zone,” we get to see what life is like in this reality for its biggest hero, Hyperion, and frankly, by the end of the story, you’ll understand why we need to get the Avengers back so bad! Although Hyperion thinks he’s a good guy, his methods are flawed at best.
As readers who remember how Steve Rogers and the other Avengers handle world-threatening problems, seeing Hyperion use brute force and jingoism to solve any issue that comes his way is sobering indeed.
Plus, given how Hyperion’s story was contextualized by Hyperion & The Imperial Guard #1, seeing his day-to-day life in Heroes Reborn #2 took on an especially interesting perspective…
Plus, when you triangulate the story against the events of Peter Parker: The Amazing Shutterbug #1, the potential of the larger narrative of Heroes Reborn begins to become evident, especially when an event that took place in that one-shot is replayed in Heroes Reborn #2, but from another person’s point of view.
“Welcome Home, Soldier”
The comic that comes after the main story, “Welcome Home, Soldier” by Aaron, Ed McGuinness, Carlos Morales, and Matthew Wilson is mostly a teaser for what’s next in the weeks to come for this Marvel Comics event…
However, suffice to say that, while avoiding spoilers, we can say that as a teaser, these pages in Heroes Reborn #2 are extremely effective.
Have you had a chance to check out the Heroes Reborn event by making a journey to your local comic shop? Which issue has been your favorite so far? We’re waiting to hear from you, Marvel Blog True Believers!