The absence of the Avengers truly makes the world a bad place. In the world of Heroes Reborn, a parallel reality created by Mephisto, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes no longer exist. In their place, we see the Squadron Supreme. A new reality where a brutal, more ruthless version of Justice League takes the center stage instead of the Avengers. And the Squadron’s greatest benefactor is none other than the President of America. Agent Phil Coulson has given the team his unequivocal support. But he has also done far worse things in their name.
In Heroes Reborn #7, Phil Coulson is not just ruthless and immoral but also a cold blooded murderer. And he has just tasted human blood for the first time.
President Coulson – The Most Evil Politician Ever
Despite Mephisto‘s immense reality manipulation powers, the Avengers of the mainstream reality are slowly gaining their memories back. And the threat of a resurgent Avengers team is too great to ignore. As the Squadron Supreme discuss the Avengers returning, three people are listening onto them in the Oval office. Blur and Doctor Spectrum’s conversation is heard by President Phil Coulson. The other two people are Press secretary J Jonah Jameson and Vice President Thunderbolt Ross.
Right after the conversation about the Avengers is over, President Coulson takes a gun out from his table drawer and shoots the two dead. His intentions are to keep the news of the Avengers Uprising a secret so that the world is not thrown into a panic mode.
Mephisto comes out from the shadows as Coulson fires the second shot, in the form of a hellhound. He congratulates Coulson for doing the ‘right thing’.
Agent Coulson was once a Captain America fanboy. He lived his life according to Cap’s ideals. But after he was killed by Deadpool and subsequently resurrected by Mephisto in this new reality, Coulson has turned into a cynic. Mephisto and Coulson are working together to ensure the Avengers are taken down for good. Because the more the people talk about the Avengers, the glaring the cracks in this alternate reality become. If this reality is destroyed, it would mean Coulson would no longer exist since he is dead in the mainstream reality.
Coulson Wants To Kill Captain America
President Coulson begrudgingly admits that Captain America is a threat he should have dealt with sooner. The Squadron Supreme is eyeing Wakanda. But if they attack the African Nation, it would draw unnecessary attention to the avengers situation. That is something they cannot allow to happen. So Coulson intends to use their newly acquired artefact – the Hellahedron.
The Hellahedon is being teased to be the artefact that rewrote reality, creating the Heroes reborn universe in the first place. It resembles MCU’s Tesseract in shape but is red in color. Coulson recalls how he once used the Hellahedron to wipe out the Avengers before. And he is ready to do it once again.
Agent Coulson almost certainly is proving to be a very worthy opponent. He is subtle, manipulative, and cunning as hell. He is also in cahoots with Mephisto. The Lord of Hell and the President of the United States of America are about to turn the world upside down.
For the second time.