Heroes Reborn #3
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Federico Vicentini and Ed McGuinness
Inks by Mark Morales
Colors by Matt Milla and Matthew Wilson
Letters by Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Two new stories of this strange new world are featured as Blur takes on a deadly enemy.
Race Through the Dread Dimension
Blur is on the run with Wanda Maximoff aka the Speedster Supreme on his trail. Confident in his ability to stop her, he doesn’t take her powers into account and winds up in the Dread Dimension missing his soul. With time running out, Blur has to recall his training with the Ancient One if he has any chance of stopping her and recovering his soul before time runs out for him.
The Silent Inferno
Bullseye is locked in Ravencroft and his boredom brings him to the point of killing a fellow resident so he can feel better. Unfortunately, someone intervenes and his plan is foiled. At the same time, the new Phoenix sits on the roof of the institute and contemplates what she should do next not only with the power she has, but with a world she knows is wrong. The arrival of a couple of familiar faces will help make that decision a lot clearer.
The Story: Both stories have some fun and interesting moments spread throughout. The circumstances are what drives the story forward. Unfortunately, the characters don’t. Blur lacks any of the charisma, personality or charm necessary to make me care either what is happening to him or anything about his story. Frankly, I was hoping for more of Wanda in the story beyond the role of antagonist. The second story with Echo was a lot more interesting and should have been longer.
The Art: Both artists delivered some great visuals. Vicentini does amazing work with the fantastical elements of the Blur story and I loved the character centered art in the Echo story.