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Am I missing something ?
on 11 February 2015
Great idea & great art, but...
As ever Bendis can come up with a big idea, but it is often poorly executed.
In this story, I would have liked to have seen just how Ultron conquered the world.
How he built a massive city over New York - apparently overnight.
How he built all his drones.
And Wolverine's solution seems really heavy-handed - almost to the point of cliché – i.e. Hank Pym "won't listen" so he has to be killed.
Surely he's a boffin, not a religious zealot!
And why is Ultron buying superheroes?
And directing everything via the Vision from the future ….
Does this get explained - or did I just miss it?
And Ultron get invented anyway, in spite of intervention?
And why must he be allowed to exist after all that?
Timey-wimey stuff I suppose.
That said, the adventure as a whole is satisfying.
The alternates are pretty good.
And for once the climax makes some sense - unlike Bendis' often hopelessly vague and confusing climaxes (such as Secret Invasion and Avengers Disassembled)
I realise that comics have moved on since I was a lad, but Bendis’ non-linear, non-explanatory style gets a bit wearing and a tad pretentious.