Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Penciler: Bryan Hitch
Inker: Paul Neary
Colorist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Release Date: April 4th, 2013
This thing is really picking up. There is zero fright of killing off any of the heroes that are still functional which makes it a little exciting BUT that also confirms my original belief that when this is all over there will be a flicker and everyone will still be standing. That isn't a terrible thing and it lets me enjoy this as a stand alone story that will somehow still dribble into the normal 616 universe after the fact.
This books starts us where the last left off with Luke Cage and She-Hulk handling the shock of who is running the Ultron idea on Earth and where Ultron actually is. I really want to discuss the surprise there but I think it is still too soon to throw up any spoilers.... The remaining group of New York heroes is heading to the Savage Land under the cloak of Sue Storm's invisibility and Storm's wind ability. It is a little shocking to see out of all of the heroes that were originally in New York only twelve are left to work together.
There is a short overlap with the heroes in Chicago and San Fransisco which also make the decision to go to the Savage Land based off of Nick Fury's files. By the end of this issue we actually get all of the remaining heroes together in one place with a plan to take down Ultron...sort of.
Bendis is doing a nice job keeping my interest and considering the speed that these issues are coming out it is hard to not get excited each week for a new piece to the puzzle. I still have a lot of questions (like what the hell happened to Black Widow's face) but am sure to have them answered by the conclusion of this series. As of now, I am really happy I decided to stay on for the ride.