Thor The Worst Iron Man:
Marvel’s Heroes Reborn is an arc that shows us a world where the Avengers was never formed. The craziest part of it is, the world that is shown in the trailer, it’s a world that has never heard the word of Avengers, and none of our favorite superheroes exist. Instead, Tony Stark never was trapped in a cave and became Iron Man, Captain America wasn’t freed from ice, and Captain Marvel never got her powers, among the many changes. Meanwhile, a series of heroes and villains have all-new existences. Doctor Doom has been combined with the Juggernaut, Wolverine has joined some new version of the Alpha Flight, and the Squadron Supreme, led by Marvel’s Superman Hyperion, has replaced the Avengers as Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.
A reveal of the covers for issues #1-4 and some summaries show that a lot of changes are being made. Marvel heroes are about to take a crazy turn, beginning with issue #1. The summary from Marvel for the very first issue mentions Thor being “a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers.” In this upcoming universe, “Tony Stark never built the Iron Man armor,” yet he still seems to roundaboutly have had an effect on Thor. Tony has long been known as a party boy billionaire. He throws parties and doesn’t shy away from alcohol. In the storyline, Demon in a Bottle, Tony Stark’s alcoholic ways are so bad, it affects his relationship with the Avengers. At times in the comics, Tony’s habit is so uncontrolled, he actually attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
The complete summary from Marvel states:
Reborn #1 will welcome readers to a world where Tony Stark never built the Iron Man armor. Where Thor is a hard-drinking atheist who despises hammers. Where Wakanda is dismissed as a myth. And where Captain America was never found in the ice because there was no Avengers to find him. Instead, this world has always been protected by Earth’s Mightiest Heroes: the Squadron Supreme of America. And now, the Squadron faces an attack from some of their fiercest enemies, including Dr. Juggernaut, the Black Skull, the Silver Witch, and Thanos with his Infinity Rings. But why is the Daywalker Blade the only man alive who seems to remember that the entire world has somehow been…reborn?
In the MCU, Thor has at least five different scenes across the movies he is in involving various beverages. He is seen drinking at Asgard in celebration and he drinks his first Earth beer in Thor. In Avengers: Age of Ultron, he brings alcohol from Asgard to share with the Avengers during their party. He is served a large drink by Doctor Strange in Thor: Ragnarok, and in Avengers: Endgame he is seen imbibing as a result of his depression. He seems slated to become the party boy that Stark has long been seen as. While Avengers: Endgame was the character’s lowest cinematic point.
In a previously released trailer from Marvel, spinning out the events of the Enter The Phoenix arc from The Avengers, ‘Heroes Reborn’ by Jason Aaron and Ed McGuinness will feature Blade in the all-new reality, as the vampire hunter is the only hero in this new universe who remembers the Avengers and the past. It seems that Blade’s biggest adversary in the new storyline will be Thanos, as images show the powerful villain not only wielding five Infinity Rings but also he has sharp teeth – implying that he might be the next vampire for Blade to hunt.
It’s not clear whether Thanos is in possession of the Infinity Stones and/or if the Infinity Rings are just a new device to hold them. Is the new weapon possibly a combination of the Infinity Stones and the Mandarin’s Rings? That would make sense with all of the other villain combinations in the new universe. Still, a vampire-powered Thanos with brand-new power is bad news for the Squadron Supreme, Blade, and the rest of the Marvel Universe. Thanos might end up being the most powerful vampire Blade has ever hunted. Now, this would really prove the desire of Blade to hunt the vampires, especially when the vampire in front of you is Thanos and his raw strength is too brutal, without any power-ups.
Heroes Reborn #1 may prove to be Thor’s lowest comic point. Heroes Reborn #1 goes on sale in May. It is written by Jason Aaron with art by Ed McGuinness.