Friday, May 17, 2013

Age of Ultron #8

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
Artist: Brandon Peterson
Color Artist: Paul Mounts
Letterer: Cory Petit
Publisher: Marvel Comics (Dan Buckley)
Price: $3.99
Release Date: May 15th, 2013

This issue focused heavily on the repercussions of what Sue Storm and Logan did in the past. There wasn't a ton of forward momentum in the sense of the Age of Ultron, but a lot of movement in the world that our heroes are now trapped in. It is impressive to see how the death of one man can lead to so much crap and allow for a single villain to gain so much power but this isn't exactly what I was expecting from this event.

I can't help but feel that a lot of this middle stuff is going to be unnecessary. There seems to be a pull for Sue and Logan to bounce back, stop themselves from killing Pym and then figuring out some other way to help their friends in their own timeline which would make this issue and the last relatively pointless. I do hope that everything ties together neatly in the end but I am beginning to lose a little faith.

Oh well, eight issues in with the main story and quite a few tie-ins it is impossible to give up now. I hope we get some sort of explosive conclusion. Once again, I am not saying that I am not interested in this event, it is just that it was supposed to have massive ramifications to the Marvel Universe and I fail to see how that is going to be the case.


  1. Yeah this issue felt like a huge "sidestep". I dont know enough about this future to care about it all - so when all shit broke loose, i was just hoping Sue and Logan would somehow be able to simply jump back in time, because everybode knows thats whats gonna happen eventually and i dont really need to drag that out just with this filler timeline that will never be visited ever again. But well, this really was the first issue of Age of Ultron i was kindof "meh" on, so lets wait and see, hopefully it will pick up the pace in the next one

    1. Exactly! I hate to think that we are going to potentially waste multiple issues on a future that is never going to hold up. I mean seriously, we know that this reality wont stick because all of the other Marvel books are still running. Oh well...Bendis has earned my faith with all of his other current work so I am clinging to the thought that this will end in an epic manner.

    2. what has me worried though is the fact that there apparently only two issues of AGE OF ULTRON left and we are still stuck in this timeline and we havent even seen Ultron at all :/

    3. Don't forget there is an epilogue that is two issues! I agree though, we should have at least had some interaction with Ultron. I am concerned that the ending is going to be massively rushed. Oh well...only time will tell.