The GeeksverseREVIEW | Age of Ultron #10

REVIEW | Age of Ultron #10
Published on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 by
Marvel’s most recent event has ended. Was it worth the hype and will this finally be an event that truly does affect the Marvel Universe?

Age of Ultron #10 (Marvel Comics, $3.99)

  • bti1p0Writer: Brian Michael Bendis
  • Artist: Too Many To List
  • Colorist: Paul Mounts & Richard Isanove
  • Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
  • Assistant Editor: Jake Thomas
  • Colorist: Tom Brevoort w/ Lauren Sankovitch

This series was hyped for a very, very long time. It was delayed for a very, very long time. It was delayed such that when the first issue of the event hit, it was out of date for the current characters. Bendis did his best along the way to update some of that (Peter Parker adopting the more snarky/arrogant Doc Ock voice) but it never felt quite right. The event itself was never quite right. It was too long, too drawn out. How many times can we see an alternate reality before it gets boring?

Too much time was spent on the world that happened after Ultron took over, but it was never explained how he took over. It was never explained how it was the Vision that was running the world and Ultron was ruling from the future. What was up with that? The whole Defenders vs. Morgan Le Fay fight was a waste of time and boring. The only good parts were Wolverine and Sue Storm traveling back in time.

And really, all that time travel, what did it get? Nothing. Not a damn thing. All the deaths from Ultron taking over? Negated because Pym pulled a deus ex machina and stopped Ultron before it could happen. No wonder the time continuum broke.

Okay, the time continuum broke. What does that have to do with the multiverse? How could breaking the continuum result in holes appearing between universes? That part makes no sense. The end result of that is supposed to be the big affect on the Marvel Universe. Breaking those down, what lasting effect are they going to have? Galactus in the Ultimate Universe? Boring. Angela arriving in the MU? Too early to tell but have a feeling she’ll be forced into the stories and who knows if she’ll be popular enough to keep around. The new Avengers A.I. book? Meh.

So what did this event result in? Nothing. Colossal waste of time.

The biggest “Huh” produced by this? Because it ends up being finished in the time before Marvel Now! and Hank McCoy knows about the timeline being broken, a book that is currently being written by Bendis completely negates the results of this book. Hank McCoy went back in time to retriwve the young X-Men. HE WENT BACK IN TIME!! But he knows the timeline is completely broken but he still went back in time. That is not the actions of the character at the end of Age of Ultron #10.

What a colossal waste of time and money.

The art was decent enough, a lot of artists in this issue, but the story itself was bad. Very bad. Horribly bad.

This had to be one of the worst comics I’ve read in awhile and it definitely was one of the worst events ever.

- Troy Osgood

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