Many of you  guessed those cute cuddly Marvel heroes were indeed based on the Hasbro action figure line aimed at the young’uns.  Today, Marvel announces the Super Hero Squad: Hero Up! One-shot.

Written by fan favorite scribe Paul Tobin (Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes) and featuring art by the can’t-miss team of Marcelo DiChiara & Chris Sotomayor, this extra-sized one-shot features all your favorite Marvel characters. Experience the Marvel Universe like never before, as the heroes & villains of Super Hero City clash in epic confrontations! Take a stroll down to the Xavier Institute, past the FF’s Baxter Building…but don’t stray too far, because dastardly Doctor Doom’s domain is the next block over…! Plus, learn more about your favorite heroes with bios and more!

In addition to shipping with two covers (previously seen), there’s also a full poster featuring both covers joined together.

Super Hero Squad: Hero Up! arrives January 07, 2009 for $3.99.  The poster will sell for $8.99.


via Marvel

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  1. Charro Ninja
    October 20, 2008 at 4:24 pm — Reply


  2. ~wyntermute~
    October 20, 2008 at 5:13 pm — Reply

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAhahahaahahhahahaha~~~!!! I am SO glad I’m not the only one who can’t figure out the Red Claw’s real identity. He’s gotta be some “rewrite” of an existing character, but I’ll be darned if I know who.

  3. October 20, 2008 at 5:25 pm — Reply

    What’s the point of creating a new character for something like this when there are literally THOUSANDS in the Marvel sandbox already?

  4. Carswell
    October 20, 2008 at 7:38 pm — Reply

    It’s probably Jean Grey.

  5. OS Perry
    October 20, 2008 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    I was wondering the same thing… A list of characters in the hundreds, if not thousands, and they have to do crab-boy? Why not… Quick Silver, Yellow Jacket, Rage, 3D-Man, Captain Britain, Scarlet Witch, Beast, SpiderWoman… I could go on and on… crab boy… pathetic.

  6. October 20, 2008 at 11:47 pm — Reply

    The coloring of the character makes me wonder if he isn’t somehow related to the Red Hulk.

  7. Rowan
    October 21, 2008 at 7:34 am — Reply

    I say it is a character the first ever winner of a “no prize” won. Fhey finally got something to be in a comic like 40 years later and the character sucks as bad as a No Prize

  8. ~wyntermute~
    October 21, 2008 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    Carswell Says:
    It’s probably Jean Grey.


  9. T
    October 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm — Reply

    the character’s name is Repteele(Not the correct spelling I don’t have the spanish punctuation on this puter) he has a mystic/magic fossil which allows him to change parts of his anatomy to that of extinct dinosaurs.

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