Previously: The Age of Ultron concludes. Wolverine has decided to go back again and prevent himself from killing Hank Pym. Together, they all figure out the best possible solution which involves a time released virus that will prevent the Age of Ultron from happening and set the timeline straight. Everything seems to work, until the space time continuum breaks. This break “pulls in” recently acquired Image character Angela, from the Spawn Universe, into the Marvel Universe. The last pages, done by comic legend Joe Quesada, have been a game changer as the Age of Ultron may be over, the story still continues.
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This book is almost like a standalone book. The story revolves around the creator of Ultron, Hank Pym. Pym feels that he has “lost it”. Seeing the alternate timeline where he didn’t exist was a punch to the gut, making him question his self worth. He recalls his upbringings and progress as a child prodigy and inventor/creator. After the death of his grandmother, and mentor, Pym got “serious” and buckled down. After years of having his creativity stifled, he created Pym Particles and tested them on himself. Ant-Man is born. He then recalls the different stages of his character: Ant-Man, Giant-Man, Goliath, and Yellow Jacket. As he stews on the mistake he made when fathering Ultron he comes to a startling epiphany, his existence was the common denominator. He mattered, but most importantly anything and everything he does has an impact on the world. This gets him out of his funk as he goes out on patrol, making a difference. This new found confidence takes us to the last page, an epilogue, where he seems to be fathering a new Artificial Intelligence within the head of a Doombot.
Mark Waid has given us a solid transitional story with a personal touch. Andre Lima Araujo’s art and Frank D’Armata’s color is completely spot on. The Age of Ultron may have ended, but the Age of AI is just beginning. The story will continue with Avengers A.I., a series that will feature a team-up of Artificial Intelligent characters. So far the line-up will consist of: Hank Pym, Vision, Doombot, Victor Mancha (son of Ultron), Alexis (brand new character), and appearances by Monica Chang (Black Widow from Ultimate Universe). Avengers A.I #1 should hit shelves this coming Wednesday, July 3rd! As always, be sure to check out this book and other great titles from Marvel Comics at your local comic shop!
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