Hey there X-Maniacs, X here to start this comic week off right! As evidenced by Monday's Best of the Rest post, I had to sift through a lot of mediocrity last week. This week? This week I'm hoping for BIG things! And tonight, we'll get started with Marvel's big event, the Age of Ultron. That's up right now. After that, it'll be Young Avengers. This should be a great comic reading night... Here's hoping!
Age of Ultron #3(of 10):
Summary: Captain America has come up with a plan! Which is a good thing, since prior to this point, all he's been doing is sitting in the corner moping. Anyway, Cap's plan is to trade one of the heroes to Ultron, since it appears that Ultron has been bartering with criminals for heroes. Luke Cage and She-Hulk both think they should be the one to get traded, since they were both strong and tough to kill. In the end, Shulkie "wins"(if you can call it that...) and is knocked out by Luke, who carries her to Ultron's space ship. Luke gets inside and is shocked to see the Vision as the apparent leader of the Ultron droids. Besides that, Black Panther, Red Hulk and Taskmaster are stealing Ultron heads in Chicago.
Thoughts: This issue went by FAST! I mean it took me like a minute or two to breeze through it! And to be honest, I liked it better than the first two issues. That's not to say that I loved it, as there were some things I didn't get, but it was, for me, a step in the right direction. Would I have sent both Luke and Shulkie, my two remaining powerhouses, into the jaws of Ultron? Probably not. Do I believe for a second that Vision is the true leader of the Ultron droids? Nope. But I am looking forward to the next issue, and am hoping my enjoyment of this series continues to grow.
Score: 7 1/2 out of 10.
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