Review by: ME24601

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Story by Brian Michael Bendis
Art by Bryan Hitch & Paul Neary
Cover by Bryan Hitch, Paul Neary, Paul Mounts, Fenghua Zhong, & Rock-he Kim

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

So much has happened in the series. Multiple heroes have been killed, the world is controlled by robots, and the few heroes that remain are desperate to find a solution.

And yet despite all of this, it feels like nothing is going on. The story moves a long at a snail’s pace (Honestly the first three issues could have been reduced to one without much difficulty),and when a character is killed off, there’s no depth to their death, and there is no meaningful reaction from any other characters.

On the plus side, the panels showing the destroyed cities look amazing, which is probably the book’s one saving grace.

Every issue so far has had the same impact on me: profound disappointment, and boredom. The only reason I can think of to be reading this book is because Marvel is hyping up the ending as much as they possibly can, and making it seem like you need to read it in order to understand what happens next in the Marvel Universe. If not for that fact, I wouldn’t be reading this series, or even care enough about it to look up a plot summery.

Story: 1 - Poor
Art: 3 - Good


  1. Indeed, some good looking rubble goes a long way in my book too

  2. Sounds like I’m really missing out on this series! 🙂

  3. Everything you said is absolutely true. Nothing at all happened in #2. It was a complete waste of my time and money. I haven’t bothered to read 3 and 4 yet. If they are just as boring as #2, I won’t waste any more of my time and money on this series. Brian Bendis hasn’t written anything worth reading since Seige. As soon as Marvel started renumbering the Avengers for their “Heroic Age,” his writing has been average to mediocre. I think the guy has either hit his middle-age slump, or he’s burned out, or he’s stretched too thin. Guardians of the Galaxy #1 had dialogue that was embarassing even for a cliched, hack, mediocre movie or tv show. I would think by now Bendis has enough money in the bank that he could take a break from Marvel, recharge his creative battery, focus on Powers and Scarlet, and maybe…maybe return to Marvel when he really has something interesting to contribue. His youthful creativity and enthusiasm are on the wane, and nothing is more sad than watching a once great talent burn out and turn into a hack. Which is what I’m seeing in Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy.

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