Heroes Reborn: The Return

    (Marvel, 1997-1998)
™ and ©1997 Marvel Characters, Inc.

Faced with sagging sales on their core super-hero titles, Marvel Comics turned over the reins of Fantastic Four, The Avengers, Captain America, and Iron Man to Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, and other one-time Marvel artists who had since left to form Image Comics. The result was “Heroes Reborn,” a revamped Marvel Universe that restarted the aforementioned titles at Vol. 2, #1, and bore only slight resemblance to established continuity.

Twelve months later (the length of the contracts with the new teams), Marvel undid the whole thing by “returning” the established heroes to their place in the mainstream Marvel Universe. The other universe, it seems, was merely a pocket universe created by young Franklin Richards. Credit this series which gives us one of the great lines of dialogue: “Mom! Dad! They told me I gotta wipe out a universe…and I don’t know which one…! Tell which one I should get ridda…and promise you won’t be mad at me…?”

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#1

  12/1/1997
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 Peter DavidSalvador Larroca

#1 Variation A

  1/1/1998
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Variant with Franklin Richards, Hulk, Iron man, and Captain America on coverPeter DavidSalvador Larroca

#1 Special Cover

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Franklin Richards on cover with Invisible Woman and Man-ThingPeter DavidSalvador Larroca

#2

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 Peter DavidSalvador Larroca

#2 Special Cover

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Spider-Man/Hulk variant coverPeter DavidSalvador Larroca

#3

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 Peter DavidSalvador Larroca

#3 Special Cover

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Iron Man variant coverPeter DavidSalvador Larroca

#4

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 Peter DavidSalvador Larroca

#4 Special Cover

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Reed Richards variant coverPeter DavidSalvador Larroca

Ashcan #1

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 Jim KruegerJim Lee, Rob Liefeld

Book #1

 
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Collects Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4  

Book #1 (2nd printing)

 
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2nd Printing; Collects Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4