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"Age of Ultron" has been a wild, dizzying and unpredictable roller coaster ride that has careened across the world, through time, into multiple alternate realities and back. With "Age of Ultron" #10, writer Brian Michael Bendis brings this epic continuity-bending tour to a satisfying and mind-blowing conclusion.
While Bendis wraps up the story admirably, it's the pleasantly-lengthy epilogue where minds in comic shops everywhere will ultimately be blown.
But critical commentary side, Bendis has successfully done what every comic publisher and creator can and should strive for: he has made this story's end plain and simple fun that evokes a kind of child-like wonderment.
Victorian Squid wrote:In a DC/Marvel cross-over "all your favorite Marvel characters would catch contextually-transmitted diseases and Steph infections."
doombug wrote:You really are the george carlin of the outhouse. that's fucking hilarious.
doombug wrote:and yeah, Yoni called it.
IvCNuB4 wrote:CBR just posted a review:
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GHERU wrote:its more like Final Crisis (reality punch + the event might "explain" what was going on in other books)
meets Flashpoint (in that a 'hero' tries to change the past and fucks it all up)
meets House Of M (altered reality)
if you are looking for any kind of originality in this story, pass it up
if you are looking for any semblance of effort from those involved, pass it up
If, on the other hand, you want a $40 commercial for upcoming books without the inconvenience of a plot, likable characters, or the need to read above a 1st grade level, then House of Final Flashpoints is for you!
Lord Ice wrote:That's like a complete 180 from the reviews of it they did until now. Marvel must have finally swallowed instead of spit.
Grayson wrote:Also, can anybody explain to me why Carol Danvers was back in her Ms. Marvel costume? How about why everybody is ok with the fact that Wolverine literally killed time? I am really interested to see how/if they are going to try and justify that one.
ElijahSnowFan wrote:She was in her Ms. Marvel costume because that's what she was wearing at the time that battle with Ultron took place, in Avengers 12.1. Time has been broken, though, because that's not how that battle went -- in that battle, Ultron fled.
And they should be OK with the fact that Wolverine killed time, for one huge reason: They've all done it. Bendis wrote a sequence in the issue that clearly stated that they all knew the risks of time travel yet continued to do it with total disregard to that consequence. Just because Wolverine was the last to do it and was the straw that broke the camel's back -- in order to save humanity, mind you -- doesn't make it worse than when supposedly educated men like Reed Richards, Tony Stark and Hank McCoy have done it just for the hell of it.
syxxpakk wrote:I hope it leads to Marvel's version of a Crisis, something I've wanted to read for years.
I think the stuff that was set up will be a lot of fun -- I have never had much interest at all in the Ultimate Universe. Just read a few pieces of stuff, here and there,.
Now, with Galactus getting ready to go to town? I might just pick up "Hunger" just to see how they deal with that shit -- correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the Ultimate Universe a little more "de-powered" than the 616? Big G might run amok over there!
Plus, the space-time tears mean ANYTHING could happen. That's really exciting -- could we see Mark Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme again? Why not JMS' version of Nighthawk, who would instantly become the coolest effing character in the 616?
Spider-Man 2099, Doom 2099...just fun stuff to come.