Age of Ultron #1
From the cover depicting a 'kewl' looking Ultron (hint - it's an awful design) to the dramatic (i.e. "inevitable") return of Power Man to the hip and modern (bloodthirtsy) Hawkeye; this issue just screams what an event should be (not).
There's no way to miss the House of M vibe in this book. And like that dreck of a series, this one is pretty easily established to not matter to Marvel's current continuity at all - and this is gleamed on page one! (actually I should say page 2 as page one contains nothing but a technical error - Hank Pym did not simply create Ultron. Yes, he created a robot with his own brain engrams. That "Ultron" was the result was anything but his intended goal.
Is this book just pure laziness on Bendis's part? I have to say it is. How else do you explain the awesomeness of Ultron not even being in the book BUT we do get Hammerhead and the Owl ?
Decompressed to the max. Hey Bendis, if you want to establish that it's bleak, instead of using 175 pages of rubble why not just say in the opening panel "It's bleak" and get to the actual story. And ENOUGH with the huge depictions of the Helicarrier. Sheesh! Even in pieces it takes up too much space.
A true waste of book