Heroes Reborn #6
Written by Jason Aaron
Art by Erica D’Urso and Ed McGuinness
Inks by Mark Morales
Colors by Jason Keith and Matthew Wilson
Letters by Cory Petit
The Rundown: Power Princess, bored with the lack of challenge, will find a new one in the god of thunder.
The Last Utopian Meets the Last Son of the Gods
Princess Zarda faces off against the All-Gog in a fight to the death. After taking him down and adding him to her statue garden which includes Tigra, Knull and others, Power Princess is starving for another fight. When a bolt of lightning gets her attention, she seeks out its source and finds herself in the ruin of Asgard. When Thor appears, the two clash and she finds herself facing an actual challenge.
Thor finally realizes something is wrong with reality. Cast out of Asgard, he has been forced to watch as Power Princess has dominated the story of the world through history while Thor sat in a drunken stupor. When the realization that something is wrong finally dawns on him, he will find himself face to face with the Phoenix who has more to show him.
The Story: Aaron does a great job with both stories in this issue. The Power Princess story has some very familiar character tropes and it is interesting to see how those traits reconcile with the Marvel universe. The Thor story is equally compelling and both stories have a tone, pace and energy that make them entertaining and engaging to the reader.
The Art: D’Urso does great work with the art in the Power Princess story. There is awesome action throughout and an energy to the imagery. McGuiness delivers some beautiful art in the Thor story and captures the majesty of the character.