Review: ‘Heroes Reborn’ #6 Is Finally An Issue I Can Get Behind, But A Little Too Late For This Series

After a dire series that sadly seems to have been nothing more than an elongated prologue to Heroes Return #1 and the promise of the Avengers battling it out with the Squadron Supreme of America and – one assumes – Mephisto, I found that I did enjoy this penultimate issue of Heroes Reborn. I really liked Jason Aaron’s take on Princess Power; a more rowdy, bawdy and boozy Wonder Woman, as well as a little bit more of Thor too, in both the main story and beautiful back-up story, ‘Drunk History’. 

After a dire series that sadly seems to have been nothing more than an elongated prologue to Heroes Return #1 and the promise of the Avengers battling it out with the Squadron Supreme of America and – one assumes – Mephisto, I found that I did enjoy this penultimate issue of Heroes Reborn. I really liked Jason Aaron’s take on Princess Power; a more rowdy, bawdy and boozy Wonder Woman, as well as a little bit more of Thor too, in both the main story and beautiful back-up story, ‘Drunk History’. 

Aaron does godhood exceptionally well and so with his depiction of Princess Power he’s on familiar ground. She is by far the most interesting of the Squadron and I almost wished we could see more from this particular character beyond this series. But, if my previous criticisms are matched to that of fans, I doubt we’ll be seeing this corner of the Marvel Multiverse any time soon. 

Art by Erica D’Urso

As well as a great script that fleshes out Princes Power’s history effortlessly with clever dialogue and visual cues, we have the very Marvel-esque art of relative newcomer Erica D’Urso, who stuns with her Marvel debut here. Her style is definitely one that fits the current Marvel style as established by the likes of R. B Silva and Mahmud Asrar. A real talent to keep an eye on as I see only great thing coming down the pipeline from this fresh new talent. 

This world’s Wonder Woman carbon copy tracks down a newly invigorated Thor and takes him on in hand-to-hand combat before a real fan-servicing moment even this jaded reader couldn’t help but embrace and enjoy. Again, this may be light on overall story, but it’s her backstory and current abode on Ellis Island, as well as the treasures/Easter eggs she had amassed in her time amongst humankind that really grabbed my interest more than any of the previous issues. Again, a fan-servicing script but one that didn’t over-egg it. A pity it’s a series that’s just getting going as its about to end. 

Art by Ed McGuinness

Add to this another  illustrated back-up story that delivers a montage of great moments from her past – juxtaposed against the tragic story of Thor, a drunk witness to a story that should have been his to star in – and you get a really good, solid issue from start to finish. Finally!

Heroes Reborn #6 is out now from Marvel Comics 

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