It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence - so long devoted to ending life on Earth - has a new world to conquer...one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos' brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies - but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron's creator Giant-Man - and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized "son," the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (Uncanny Avengers) and Jerome Opeña (Avengers) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth's Mightiest Heroes!
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Rick Remender is an American comic book writer and artist who resides in Portland, Oregon. He is best known for his work on Marvel Comics' Punisher series, as well as Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force, and Venom. Jerome Opeña is a Filipino comic book artist best known for his numerous collaborations with writer Rick Remender.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The first Graphic Novels published by Marvel Comics were not simply reprints of material previously published in comic books. They were events. “The Death of Captain Marvel”, for example, looked at things like long-term impacts to seemingly minor incidents, the cultural opinions of death and dying on different cultures (some of which are not earth-based), and the motivations of the choices made by those blessed / cursed with super powers. “Avengers: Rage of Ultron” is a return to that philosophy. The book looks at questions such as “what constitutes 'life' and conversely 'murder', at what point should 'artificial intelligence' be considered 'life' (if at all), and the point at which the status of 'creator' becomes 'parent'. All of these were presented with point / counterpoint and provided a lot of things for the reader to think over. However, I found the “story” aspect of this graphic novel to be lacking. To start with – the book is called “The Avengers”, but other than Giant Man, the Vision, and Captain America (and perhaps the Wasp), the other members of the team were superfluous to the story. In addition, I found certain aspects of the story to be a bit choppy – the action occurs on Earth and on Titan, but the transition between those two venues was unclear to me, even after rereading the sections. And the ending … I cannot describe without a spoiler, but it seemed to point to two contradictory endings, rendering the emotional quotient in the first moot by the second. A shout-out to the art, both in terms of its physical aspects and its storytelling form. In conclusion … read it for the philosophical questions debated, but don't get your hopes up for the story. RATING: 3 1/2 stars, rounded down to 3 stars where 1/2 stars are not allowed