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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
Letters by Cory Petit
Cover by Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Paul Mounts, In-Hyuk Lee, & Rock-He Kim

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  1. Honestly, gang, I don’t see this ending without Hank Pym as a villain.

    About time.

    • In my mind I created a fantasy where he was actually the villain in Avengers Disassembled.
      He got tired of seeing Janet with other men, in fact, wasn’t she dating Tony or Clint at the time, and it drove him off the deep end. He messed up Jack of Hearts, who was his patient at the time. He used a gamma ray on She-Hulk, drugged Tony, used Pym particles to transport a Kree Armada into NYC, and his targets? Vision, Hawkeye, Tony, Scott Lang, all people he could be seen as having a grudge against. Ahh well, it’s too bad, they could have set him up as the man who felt that if the Avengers couldn’t be what he wanted, he would destroy them. I brought you into this world and I can take you out.

    • Oh. My. Grodd.

      This is such a better story than the actual story. Please start writing comics, sir, if you don’t already.

    • Thanks for that, I actually have always wanted to write for Marvel, but in more of a fantasy/dream way, never pursued it. In any case, and you have to remember this is pre-Civil War and all that jazz, but back then I was CONVINCED, this was gonna be the outcome. I pictured Hank as the ultimate Avengers villain going forward, he knew all of their weaknesses, knew their personalities, and his goal would never be world domination or anything, just messing with them. I pictured them having a hard time dealing with it as some of the team would want to take him down and others would be trying to save him. I thought it would work because I don’t think there is really any redeeming him to the general audience after the hitting Janet thing, but yet he is still a genius and a great character. So, if they can’t make him a bad-ass hero, make him a bad-ass villain.

  2. This comic has been really enjoyable. Between his X-Men and this Benids has really impressed me lately.

  3. Hitch is a perfect artist for this series.

  4. This was good, the “twist” at the end was nice…didn’t really expect it. The only weird thing for me about Age of Ultron is the Spider-man thing….reading the Superior Spider-man AU issue today and then this was just off, because he’s clearly written to be Peter Parker by Bendis, and very, very clearly written to be Otto in the Superior Spider-man book. Someone pointed out in another thread that this book has been in the works for a while and they didn’t know about the Spider-man status quo change when Bendis started writing this, but if thats the case couldn’t they have gone back and changed a few things to make it work better? Or was the book already like printed and everything by then? Really not a huge deal I guess as I am enjoying this, but it was just like I was reading two completely different characters today.

  5. This is a really good comic. I am really enjoying it. As a long time Marvel fan this is the kind of story that is the most fun.The artwork on the destroyed buildings is probably the best I’ve seen. It really feeds into the end of the world vibe. Whenever you can pull something off unexpected in a comic that is always a plus.

    I read somewhere that the Spiderman in this book is Peter Parker. It was announced months before this came out. I think like someone said earlier this was written before Superior.

    • Well no, it’s not Peter, the Superior Spider-man AU tie-in is Otto and the story in that issue ties directly into the story in the AU books. I’m assuming you didn’t read the Spider-man tie in but to be clear, it explicitly states that it is Otto in Spider-man’s body and the whole story is really about Otto using his old Dock Ock technology to try and beat Ultron.

    • There’s even a moment when She-Hulk has this odd moment of needing clarity on who Spiderman is… I think it’s Peter. Doc ain’t that funny.

  6. A super last page. I’m hooked for the rest of the series.

  7. I’m starting to think Marvel needs to switch their event comics into OGNs because the last three (Fear Itself, AvX, and AoU) have all been so decompressed that the serialized format, even an accelerated one, seem to hinder the storytelling. Then again, the announcement earlier this week seems like they might be tip-toeing in that direction.

  8. Weakest issue of the three so far. A lot of nothing happening and not even much character development to make up for it. Ok, the surprise last page was fun, but this was one of those Bendis issues that could’ve been cut by half and not suffered. We should’ve seen what actually happens once Luke & She-Hulk discover _____ and then how they escape or don’t. But noooooo, not when Marvel can split that stuff into another 3.99 book.

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