Comic Book Update: Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies
The slaughter occuring south of Battleworld’s Shield continues to rage on in Marvel’s Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies. Ultron’s robots from Perfection and Magneto’s legions of zombies from the Deadlands are at war. Or are they? This story, as the title invokes, focuses on their combined efforts to destroy the Shield, the wall intended t separate their uncivilized territories from the rest of Doom’s Battleworld. The story does not just focus on their unification to attack the Shield but also the resistance of those left to rot for breaking Doom’s laws. One of which is Hank Pym.
The Hank Pym from the old western part domain of Timely was sent over the wall for his crime to build a robot man. Once over the wall he was picked up by the resistance taking refuge in fortification called Salvation created by Ultron’s outcasts Vision, WonderMan and Jim Hammond. This comes to be a miracle for the resistance to have found another version of Ultron’s creator, because then maybe he can assist in his downfall.
The issue this week picks up with the Zombie and the Ultron forces meeting and discussing their future onslaught of Salvation and then their advance towards the Shield and the struggle that Hank Pym was having as he wrapped his head around how he was supposed to defeat an A.I. he had yet to fully create. I think James Robinson really took the idea of unification as Ultron would if he was real, taking the idea of two heads are better than one to a whole new height. When Pym begins to question how three of Ultron’s outcasts were different, Robinson does a mediocre job of showing that difference. Between the three of them there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference besides the powers that they hold.
Overall I give this story a 3/5 because I find it interesting to follow how it all is going to tie together in the end but individually as a story it’s like I’m amping up this huge army for a classic “elite team vs. huge army battle” in the end. I’ve been keeping up with the main Secret War storyline and a few of the tie-in storylines surrounding the event so I plan to keep reading Robinson’s Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies to understand why certain events occur within the main storyline.
Let me know what your thoughts are on this weeks issue and the storyline as a whole and if you have any recommendations you think I should take a look at please feel free to post that as well.
by Conor Watkins @gntlmnbowtie
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