Huh, so Age of Ultron is still rolling along. Too bad... But hey, We have an AoU tie-in issue written by none other than Rick Remender! So this HAS to be good, right? Well, at least it should be better than Bendis's work...
Uncanny Avengers #8AU:
Summary: This issue actually takes place in the present of Age of Ultron(after Wolverine killed Pym and screwed up the timestream), but the past of Uncanny Avengers... Yeah, it's kind of confusing... Basically, this issue sees Kang manipulating the Apocalypse Twins when they were still children, not the adults we saw in the last two issues of this series. Kang has instilled in the twins the fact that humans and mutants are unable to live together in peace, and as the chosen caretakers of mutantkind, the twins had to segregate mutants from humans. So basically, humans bad, mutants good. That's the way Kang raised the twins. Since he was destined to be a constant thorn in their side, Kang wants the twins to kill Colonel America(AoU's Steve Rogers). As for the Colonel, he was meeting with the Morlocks, led by Rogue and Havok. Uriel attacks the Colonel, but Havok intervenes, giving the Colonel time to escape. Angered that a mutant would defend a human, Uriel ends up killing Havok, who was mainly fighting defensively. Rogue then attacks Uriel, but winds up impaled by him. As she is dying, she manages to absorb Uriel's memories, and tries to convince Uriel not to follow Kang's teachings. Uriel takes pity on Rogue and goes to find a healer among the Morlocks, but before he can, his sister kills Rogue, much to Kang's approval. With the mission to kill the Colonel a failure, Kang returns to his base with the twins and decides to punish Uriel by sending him to an anti-mutant camp to better learn the hatred of humans towards mutants. Eimin tells Kang that she would face the same punishment her brother was getting, so Kang agrees to send her as well. This issue concludes with Kang leading the twins through his massive trophy room of dead heroes.
Thoughts: Yep, Remender can indeed tell us a really good AoU story! It kind of makes me wonder why Marvel lets Bendis do anything... We got a glimpse into the Age of Ultron world, AND Remender managed to give us a deeper look at the twins, further advancing his own storyline. What more could you want in a tie-in issue!?
Score: 9 out of 10.