In times of great strife and uncertainty, it’s natural to look for heroes, leaders whom we can point to and say, “that right there, that’s what we believe in.” In a more armorial age, these heroes were warriors and generals. Throughout the political turmoil of the 20th century, champions of conscience earned our…
Outside of that one incredible moment in the ‘90s in which their universes were literally smushed together, DC and Marvel usually keep their houses in order and well away from each other. But recently, Marvel has been making some sneaky little trips into the reality of its fellow comics publisher.
Though we may look back at Heroes as a superhero TV show that quickly petered out in terms of quality during later seasons, you’ve really got to respect that original viral marketing campaign NBC used to promote it. “Save the cheerleader, save the world.” That. And of course, the eclipse.
In case you were worried that Heroes Reborn would continue after its January 21 finale—and lord knows I was—you may now breathe a sigh of relief that Tommy the Teleporting Boy, Chuck on Fire, Rejected ‘90s Sega Mascot Samurai Girl will no longer darken your TV screen.
While plenty of comic events are basically the same—universal extinction-level threat, a team (or even teams) of heroes coming together to fight the good fight—DC and Young Animal’s Milk Wars has been the weirdest and most fantastically unsettling comics event from a mainstream publisher in recent memory.
The fall finale of Heroes Reborn has come and gone, and it’s left us with some major revelations—and some confusion. Mostly confusion. I mean, I’ve spent the entire season wondering if the show would have answers for all the mysteries the show has posed, but I forgot to ask an equally important question: Will those…
Comics relaunch and renew themselves on a regular basis. That’s nothing new. But there’s something strange about what’s happened to the post-Secret Wars Marvel Comics. The 2015 event heralded what was meant to be a simpler, more accessible new age for the company—but instead, it’s been kind of a wild, baffling ride.
Hey, remember all that potential I said that Heroes Reborn had two weeks ago after the third episode? Well, I don’t think I was technically wrong, but I do think Heroes Reborn has managed to squander most of it over the last two episodes.
Goddammit, Heroes Reborn. I gave you the benefit of the doubt. You hurt me—not just failed to entertain me, not just insulted me as a viewer, but emotionally hurt me—for three of your four original seasons, and I still tuned in, thinking “Oh, it’s been five years, Surely he’s changed!” You haven’t.
I have a bad feeling about Heroes Reborn. This is likely because I watched all four seasons of the original series, which would make anyone depressed and apprehensive. But this portentous and pretentious new promo for the show is not making me feel any better — nor is the slow acoustic version of Metallica’s “Nothing…
“June 13—Part One” is about Hiro taking HRG back to a year ago, the day of Claire’s death and the Unity Summit explosion, ostensibly for HRG to get some answers. As the two arrive at the Summit thanks to Hiro’s time-traveling powers, they discuss how they need to find Claire and figure out who or what destroys the…
Hey, remember how in the last two episodes, Hiro kept fussing at HRG to not change things while they were hanging out in the past, and HRG kept screwing with the timeline anyways? Well, turns out Hiro was right, and now everyone on the planet is dead (or at least will be shortly). Thanks for nothing, Noah.
NBCtoday, including this peek at Heroes Reborn. (EDIT: Apparently this is the same trailer that’s been around since February. Throw us some new details, NBC!) There’s not much revealed here, but it definitely looks like horn rims are still in style.
Of course, the original Heroes series also used to have potential, once upon a time. So even as I watched the reboot’s third episode, “Under the Mask,” and thought, “You know, if these mysteries actually have decent answers, Heroes Reborn will have been pretty solid!” Then I remembered that answering mysteries has…
Here’s the good news: In the pantheon of Heroes television, Heroes Reborn is actually all right. It wasn’t nearly as gripping as the original show’s zeitgeist-grabbing first season, but it also wasn’t as terrible and/or boring as the show’s godawful second, third, and fourth seasons.
Let me be the first one to admit when I was wrong. Last week, after several story-less, entertainment-less episodes in a row, I assumed that like its forebear, Heroes Reborn was just making shit up as it went along. But “July 12: Part II” actually gave us some answers, and impressively, many of them are actually…
The first Heroes Reborn trailer didn’t inspire confidence. “,” is what we called it. But this second one has what the first was lacking: Actual heroes, including everyone’s favorite time-traveller Hiro Nakamura (Masi Oki).
This promo for the big Heroes sequel miniseries, Heroes Reborn, just premiered at Comic-Con, during a panel where Greg Grunberg called the new show “Heroes on steroids.” And there are two reasons to give three minutes of your time: Badass sword-wielding Hiro Nakamura, and grown-up awesome Micah.
If you had to narrow down a single reason why Heroes was such a runaway hit in its first season, you'd have to select Hiro, the time-traveling Japanese nerd played by Masi Oka. So why does the news that Hiro is returning for the sequel series, Heroes Reborn, fill me with such dread?
Brian Michael Bendis and Sara Pichelli’s Spider-Men II ended much like it began: full of action and shrouded in mystery. Though the comic never quite got around to answering its central question, its finale did feature the surprising return of Marvel’s Ultimate universe.