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• For years the heroes of the Marvel Universe have lived in fear that the artificial intelligence known as Ultron would one day evolve to fulfill its desire to wipe out all organic life and take over the Earth — that day has arrived!

• This massive 10-part Marvel Universe-spanning event is brought to you by Eisner award-winning writer Brian Michael Bendis and comics legend Bryan Hitch.

Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Bryan Hitch & Paul Neary
Colors by Paul Mounts
Cover by Bryan Hitch

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.1%


DavidClark03/13/13NoRead Review
Avg Rating: 3.6
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  1. lol who is the female with the sword on the cover? her right boob is waaay bigger than the left

  2. The first issue was my pick of the week, though that was the result of my weakest week in a good while. The final page was very jarring, I was surprised it didn’t get included in the panels of the week. I was reading it on the train and I turned to the final page and said ”woah” out loud.

    So looking forward to seeing where they take it, I am admittedly quite unfamiliar with Ultron so I don’t really know what to anticipate going forward. And I am glad Brian Hitch is drawing it, really like his art. He did have Peter Parker looking like the main chap from America’s Got Powers [whose name eludes me] on occasion though.

  3. I enjoyed the first issue, REALY enjoyed the last page, that was a jarring panel, but they need to get to some actual story in this issue. The first one was simply Hawkeye murdering people for an entire issue, which I do enjoy, but this one needs some context. That said, I hope this doesn’t just become one long Tony Stark infodump either.

  4. Another aspect I forgot to mention, obviously the chrome cover was nice but the better quality paper that Marvel doesn’t usually use was nice.

  5. I loved the first issue. Hawkeye was great, and rendered by Hitch?? Awesome! What a great first issue.

  6. Yea, the IFanboys had trouble with the art, but me, it’s the whole reason I’m picking up this series. Hitch is great, loved him on FF, Ultimates, Dark Knight, and now this. Hoping this is as much fun as #1!

  7. The first issue was great fun. I’m really excited for this series. Event comics done well can be awesome.

  8. The Captain is not despondent, he does his best thinking on the ground. His miraculous Patton\Napolean general brain in high gear, working furiously to save humanity once again. He is the John Henry of his generation.(minus that dying bit) My Captain will never die. Maybe your captain, but not mine man.

  9. Gaaaaah, no chromium cover, was genuinely disappointed earlier today when I went to get my comics.

  10. Er only me or did not much actually happen in this issue? Hoping this starts moving faster plot-wise…

  11. This is a good series. If you like Marvel comics you will like this. The art is very good and the characterization is interesting. Disproportionate nut sacks aside. This is what comics are about. Big, over the top stories with the heroes backs against the wall in a dire situation. The Cap page at the end of the first issue was great. If your going to nit pick about panel size or other minor details you shouldn’t read super hero comics. Marvels new comics are the best they have been in years. They have new ideas and different story lines unlike some other comics that just changed some costumes and are telling the same tired uninspired stories.

  12. Does anyone know what is up with Spider-man in this story? This really seems to be Peter in the first couple of issues and not Otto and he’s even wearing the old costume, but there is a Superior Spider-man tie-in and he’s wearing the new costume and appears to be Otto…..

    • I’m reading him to be a little more Peter Parker. But seeing as this book has been in the pipe-line for YEARS, it may have been written long before Doc Oc took over. Then the Superior Spider-Man AU issue could’ve been written recently. Its all a bit of a mess really

  13. Two issues in and the plot is no further along then what we had seen in the preview. The art is good but otherwise this is not worth it at all.

    • Totally agree, this issue went nowhere! Why must they pad these events out!? It’s like someone saying, “Hey, why don’t we make the Hobbit into three two and a half hour films.” Wait a minute…

    • I don’t mind the drawn out secquences with little plot progress. With all the tie-ins the plots usually falter too, in my opinion .

    • I’m not minding the character development. I like seeing the heroes already beaten down and how they’re dealing with it. That’s something different than most events that I’m familiar with. If AoU had been 2 issues so far of non stop action, death, and destruction, I would not even be thinking about reading issue 3.

  14. I’m enjoying it. I like Hitch’s art, and while the story is slow so far, I’m curious enough to want to know what’s happened, what’s up with Cap’s shield, etc.

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