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First Look: AGE OF ULTRON #1 - Submit or Perish

The time has come for Ultron to attack. The Marvel Universe will wish he waited a little longer.

Age of Ultron is a story we've been waiting for. The time has finally come for the heroes to face the "darkest days" of the Marvel Universe. This is something Brian Michael Bendis had been building since the last AVENGERS series. Now all the stars are aligned and we can see what he and Bryan Hitch have planned.

Marvel has revealed a first look at the first issue due in March.

Evil has triumphed over good and leading this new age is none other than Ultron, the deadly sentient robot created by founding Avenger Hank Pym who turned on his creator to achieve his twisted objective…the utter destruction of humanity. Now, it’s up to the few remaining heroes to band together and find any way to topple their new monarch. Can Wolverine, Emma Frost, Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Moon Knight turn the tide?

With the robotic revolution in full force, no fan can miss how Age of Ultron will ultimately change the Marvel Universe leaving no hero or villain unscathed! So what are you waiting for? Head on over to your local comic shop and reserve a copy of Age of Ultron #1, featuring a unique cover with foil treatment and design at no extra cost. Fans have been demanding to know more about Age Of Ultron since Free Comic Book Day last year, and come this March – some of those questions and more (including an ending nobody will see coming) will be answered in Age of Ultron!

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (JAN130627)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

AGE OF ULTRON #2 (JAN130634)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (JAN130637)

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

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Posted by Alchemax_7

Finally, Been excited for this since last year.

Posted by DefaultProphet

Is this like an event or a series like Age of Apocalypse is?

Posted by spinningwebs

I'm really interested in Spider-man's part in provided that its Otto Parker.

Posted by mk111

Taskmaster? What? What can he do?

Posted by k4tzm4n

I spy with my little eye... Iron Fist!

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Posted by gravitypress

They lost me at Bendis.

Posted by Mercy_

Is this Alt Universe (IE Age of Apocalypse) or just a gimmick like Age of Heroes?

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Posted by Sammo21

wow, this is really going in a direction I didn't expect. Glad to see Marvel doing something with Moon Knight.

Posted by ChillinVillain

Why is Wolverine in this comic?

I like Wolvie but damn, Marvel has got to stop whoring him out.

Posted by mk111

Well, Wolverine sells.

Posted by Reignmaker

I'll buy it, 'cause I read the stories leading up to it. That being said, it bothers me that Hitch wasn't made a part of the full project. I really dislike it also when the art changes midway through a story.

Posted by feargalr

Wait, invisible woman? So the fantastic four will be back from their trip by March?

Edited by GothamRed

@ChillinVillain: Well Wolverine is an Avengers, been one for a while now, so he tends to be in stuff that features the Avengers.

Posted by War Killer

Wow...Damage Control is going to be busy cleaning up this mess after it's over.

Posted by RedQueen

@DefaultProphet said:

Is this like an event or a series like Age of Apocalypse is?

Event - it's running for 10 issues.

I'm thinking this is either future, or alt future. Strange that they haven't clarified exactly when its happening.....

Posted by ArtisticNeedham

Is this one of the stories that had to be redone because Peter/Ock is going through some serious troubles right now?

Posted by Grey56

Bland artwork is bland.

Posted by TheCheeseStabber

...So Ultrons Version of Dark Reign O.o?

I'm Just Happy Moon Knights Appearing again

I Missed him so...

Though I heard that Age Of Ultron is canon non future or AoA but Idk

Posted by StMichalofWilson

All Hail Ultron! Megatron who?

Posted by mettlekm

@k4tzm4n said:

I spy with my little eye... Iron Fist!

where where? I see hawkeye in reflection on ultron's face.

Posted by maddpanda

Ultron takes over the world and kills every human ever except for Scarlet Witch. Wand says "No more Ultron" and everything is fixed. The end

Posted by mk111

@maddpanda:

That would be a cheap cop-out, so I hope not.

Edited by k4tzm4n

@mettlekm said:

@k4tzm4n said:

I spy with my little eye... Iron Fist!

where where? I see hawkeye in reflection on ultron's face.

Mid left, right next to Iron Man's arm.

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Posted by wmwadeii

I prefer the small arcs like this rather than the company wide arcs that get so convoluted the ongoing books really don't have a great bearing outside the mini-series.

Posted by VictorVonDoom_1

I'm pretty excited for this.

Edited by G_Money_Christmas

On the cover, I see that Ultron has kicked the crap out of Captain America, Iron Man, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Hulk, Red Hulk, Spiderman, Spiderwoman, Hawkeye (? The blond one under Iron Man's knee), Thing, Wolverine, and maybe Valkyrie (under Wolverine)... Any others I didn't see/couldn't figure out?

EDIT: Nevermind about the Hawkeye thing. I see he's in the reflection on Ultron's helmet. Any idea who that blond one may be?

RE-EDIT: Ah, I see it's Thor. Is that maybe Magneto by Wolverine's hand?

Posted by cacarl

@spinningwebs: This is before Superior Spider-Man. Peter is here, not Otto.

Posted by Sloucher

@G_Money_Christmas: i believe that's thor

Posted by CrimsonAlchemist

@mk111:Might as well say the same thing about Moonknight at least Taskie got more uses than worshiping some make believe god and making up fake personalities.

Posted by kingjoeg

Suprised that Hank Pym is nowhere to be seen in an Ultron centric story. He almost always comes into the fray at some point when Ultron is close by.

Posted by mk111

@CrimsonAlchemist:

Yeah, but Moon Knight seems to be more popular. Taskmaster seems like the most random choise, except for maybe She-Hulk.

Posted by ClintsEvilTwin

@cacarl said:

@spinningwebs: This is before Superior Spider-Man. Peter is here, not Otto.

How is that possible?

Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan

"Can Wolverine, Emma Frost, Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, and Moon Knight turn the tide?"

nice that Moon Knight is on this little squad

Posted by friendlyNeighborhoodSpidey

@kingjoeg said:

Suprised that Hank Pym is nowhere to be seen in an Ultron centric story. He almost always comes into the fray at some point when Ultron is close by.

You're right. I was going to make a joke about Pym being inside the armor, but now that I look at the helmet, it is a cross between Ultron and Ant-Man. And he can shrink after all. But it could just as easily be controlled by remote. Maybe the madness of Yellow Jacket is back...hm, the armor is golden.

Posted by Cavemold

rawr the 90s gold foil

Posted by Scarlet_Rogue

snnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

I'm way too tired of event books. Can't we just spend the next 6-7 years doing the occasional crossover story between already established titles?

Posted by dondave

Picking This up

Posted by impossibilly

@Mercy_ said:

Is this Alt Universe (IE Age of Apocalypse) or just a gimmick like Age of Heroes?

I think it's alt future, like Old Man Logan...but not that far in the future.

Posted by Mercy_
@impossibilly

@Mercy_ said:

Is this Alt Universe (IE Age of Apocalypse) or just a gimmick like Age of Heroes?

I think it's alt future, like Old Man Logan...but not that far in the future.

That sounds perfect. Thanks!
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Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose

Looking forward to this. :)

I wonder what the tie-in issues will be. I heard that seven titles have tie-ins, Superior Spider-Man and Fantastic Four are, and Avengers isn't. I wonder if FF will have a tie-in, seeing as She-Hulk's on the anti-Ultron team.

Posted by LordRequiem

I love Ultron, the character looked so amazing in Annihilation when it had 3 pairs of Phalanx-esque eyes.

Posted by One_Eye

@ApatheticAvenger:I'm loving this. After all the bashing of Cyclops and Captain America along with the rest of the hero community getting on a high-horse; the Avengers and company are getting their behinds beat by Ultron.

Posted by tomasmaclgh

Putting Emma in the team after AvX? I'm looking forward to see that, especially having Wolverine in (yet another) team.

Moonstone under Wolverine? T-bolts/Dark Avengers/whatever-the-team-name-is-now are involved?

Posted by UltraBiel

@maddpanda said:

Ultron takes over the world and kills every human ever except for Scarlet Witch. Wand says "No more Ultron" and everything is fixed. The end

"No more Wanda's mojo"

Posted by snootchie_bootchies

Effing tight! Cant wait!

Posted by danhimself

@ClintsEvilTwin said:

@cacarl said:

@spinningwebs: This is before Superior Spider-Man. Peter is here, not Otto.

How is that possible?

it's not...they've said that it's Superior Spider-man appearing in this

Posted by Owie

I'm excited, I love me some Ultron. This list of people who "might" stop him...that's a crazy list of characters who have no chance of stopping him. I mean, they're all mostly streetlevel.

I'm glad it's just two writers. The whole stable of writers thing for AvX was too much.

Edited by fACEmelter88

Seriously? Already another big universe changing event? Too soon...too soon.

Luckily it sounds promising

Posted by dboy4dashing

i thought this was canon.

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