Thursday, March 14, 2013

Age of Ultron #2

It's X, and I'll be kicking the week off with the second issue of Bendis written Age of Ultron.  The first issue wasn't exactly what I was hoping for, however, I am still hopeful that we'll see things pick way up with this issue.

Age of Ultron #2(of 10):

Summary: We get started in San Francisco, where we see destruction similar to last issue and Manhattan.  Black Widow(now sporting a massive scar on her face) and Moon Knight are seemingly the only heroes left out there, are working out of one of Nick Fury Sr's safe houses and intend on shoving nuclear weaponry up the metallic ass of Ultron... *shrugs* I just type what I read...  From there we head back to New York, where Spider-Man tells the gathered heroes what had happened to him while he was captured by Hammerhead and the Owl.  Hint: they taunted him a lot.  The heroes are curious as to why Ultron would need mooks like Hammerhead and Owl bringing him somebody like Spider-Man.  This issue ends with Captain America finally getting out of the corner and announcing he had a plan.

Thoughts: Yeah, nothing really happened in this comic...  We established that Ultron's attack took place in more than New York(at least Washington and San Francisco were also hit), and that Widow and Moon Knight were in San Fran.  Spidey told the heroes about Manhattan's destruction, and that he saw a figure in a cape(Ultron in a cape? Strange...) before he was felled.  And Cap got up.  If you skipped this issue, you honestly wouldn't have missed a single thing.  That's not to say this issue was bad, it wasn't, it was just unnecessary.

Score: 7 out of 10.
age of ultron #2
Get those stinking fleshbags, Ultron!!


  1. I feel like it is going to be one of those series where you wonder what is going on with the world and how it is related to the usual 616, then you find out and go meh. Age of X comes to mind. This isn't suppose to be an alternate universe though, so I'll probably bite and read it to the big reveal and go meh.

  2. The most interesting part to me was the hints that Peter somehow asserted control over Otto for this event, with the mention of "flash of white" and sleeping through the invasion Bendis doesn't say so one way or another, but I thought that it was a sly moment of creating plausible deniability.

    Otherwise, equal meh. I'm enjoying it, but I'm enjoying it in part because it all seems "What If...?"-y right now. Once they start trying to convince me that it's happening in "our" world in "our" present, I'm worried that I'm going to get annoyed fast.

  3. I was thinking the same thing JW... that flash of white was him taking his body back, it had to be, andit explains why he's Peter during AOU but he's Ock during the tie-in, since it takes place first.

  4. I didn't even think of that... Huh.

  5. I'm kind of in a conundrum now, because I'm not sure what it means. I just passed on "Superior" #5, but, if "Age of Ultron" is supposed to be happening in some sort of near-future, then I wonder if I should just grin and bear it since Peter is going to be, well, Peter soon-ish. Or, will Peter just be Peter for "AoU" and then revert to Otto after it (and, therefore, never actually be Peter in "Superior")?

    (start rant/ I will say that this whole "Peter is Peter everywhere but in his actual series" is starting to bug me to no end. It's really why I dropped "Superior," since I was over the teasing. Just effing make him Otto and commit, people! We all know he's returning. It's better if you just stop telling us! /end rant)