X here with the first new review of the week, the fifth issue of Age of Ultron. Since this issue marks the halfway point in this event, we should start to see the assorted heroes plans come together. To be honest, all I'm really hoping for is that this issue is better than last issue... Because that last issue... Sheesh...
Age of Ultron #5(of 10):
Summary: The remaining heroes manage to find Nick Fury's secret Savage Land hideout and break in, at which time they find Nick Fury(that would be senior, not junior). Fury tells everybody he was awaiting somebody to arrive so he could go through with his plans. Those plans? Use a time platform(that he magically acquired or something) and head to the future to take the fight to Ultron. On the other hand, Wolverine thinks it would be more prudent to go back in time to kill Hank Pym so he would never create Ultron. Although killing Pym would have huge repercussions if you think about his contributions to the Marvel U. I say go back in time and kill Wolvie, thus saving ALLLL of his many victims. Fury takes Rulk, Cap and Iron Man into the future and has the rest of the group hang back. This issue ends with Wolverine deciding he was going back in time regardless of what anybody said to kill Pym.
Thoughts: Eh. This series is rapidly losing me... It really doesn't feel like an event, it feels like one of Bendis's many lackluster Avengers tales. I don't feel the same sense of importance or dread that something like, say, Fear Itself, gave me. Fear Itself seemed more important. This? With the heroes parading through time to undo mistakes? It feels like a forgone conclusion that Ultron is going to lose(we STILL haven't seen Ultron Prime yet!), and the heroes will simply retcon everything at the end of this series. I know Marvel keeps promising a huge shock at the end of this event, but I'm not even psyched for that. The wheels sure fell off of this one quicker than I anticipated.
Score: 5 1/2 out of 10.
Even the scan for this issue is boring!