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Latest Marvel Teaser - March 2013 A.U.

Can you crack the code?

Marvel does a lot of teasers. We got this one simply saying March 2013 A.U.

What? What could these numbers mean?

It doesn't take a genius (or former high school Mathematics teacher like myself) to figure out what this means. But to keep it fun and let you guess if you haven't figured it out, you can check out the spoiler tag below. I won't even tag this article with what it's about.

It's BINARY CODE.

Each string of numbers represents a letter or space. This simply says:

A g e _ o f _ U l t r o n

It just got real, folks.

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Posted by cuddles666

Finally! A creative teaser!

Posted by haydenclaireheroes

I am not totally excited, but we will see

Edited by Zeeguy91

@Lvenger said:

Age of Ultron? Now that's some major stuff going down!

Oh god, PLEASE be this. I will literally die of happiness if it is. Seriously, about time!! I think I read the "lead in" issue that was supposed to kickstart the Ultron War story arc a while back. I think before AvX.

EDIT: I just saw the hidden spoiler content after posting this....So happy.

Posted by Cap10nate

Good. I think Ultron is awesome and am definitely looking forward to this.

Posted by mattwing87

Is the Ultron War finally happening?

Posted by OmgOmgWtfWtf

Finally Marvel is doing something that's actually interesting.

Posted by The_Soverighn

ULTRON WARS YEAH

Posted by maddpanda

Hell yes.

Posted by GR2Blackout

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Age of Ultron style

Edited by devourerofworlds

I just showed Marvel my "oh" face bacause of this

What I really hope though is that they have a story to do with Ultron in 2013 and wait to do a massive awesome crossover until the next year when they have built a proper story up, not just jumping into a crossover that''s just a series of battles without enough room for an awe-inspiring story like they have done with some of their recent events. They should also just let the Marvel NOW titles do their thing for a while and let the MU create itself in a natural way for once.

Posted by johnkmccubbin91

It's still hapening. Thanks

Posted by Solomonwreath

I've got a code to:

01000011011011110110110101110000011011000110010101110100011001010010000001110111011000010111001101110100011001010010000001101111011001100010000001110100011010010110110101100101

try to solve it

Posted by Miss_Garrick

Even though I don't care what Marvel is planning, I'll give them props for the binary. That makes it interesting and tests the knowledge of the comic reader.

Posted by DMC

@Grey56 said:

@NightHaunter said:

Cool teaser, but I'd prefer they let the books flow for a while.

-- What this man said.

Marvel, Hold off on the crossovers - at least for another year. Thanks.

Remember events and crossovers are 2 different things.

Anyway....if what Axel says is true we don't have to worry about the next event impeding the solo books

Starts @7:55

Edited by frogjitsu

@SmashBrawler said:

@krspaceT said:

You know, DC's events get a lot less hate than Marvel ones.....wonder why?

Because they do less.

QFT

Posted by JMLG

been waiting for this event since the Moon Knight series ended

Posted by War Killer

One of my favorite Avengers villains!!! ^_^

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Posted by Meteorite

Awesome! I've been wondering when this was going to happen for ages now!

Posted by Grey56

@DMC: Pardon my momentary lapse of semantic description.

Dear Marvel,

Stop doing events. Or Crossovers. I don't care what Axel says. He's also the same talking head whom tried to snow me into believing the farce of NOW! not being an answer to the New 52 as a marketing strategy. Also - the next time you have an itch that turns into your next creative endeavor ? Stop. Many thanks from those of us still grumbling about the garbage you put us through post Onslaught.

Posted by bunkerbuster05

OH SHIT MOON KNIGHT.

If any of you read the amazing 12 issue run of Moon Knight last year, it ends with a tease; Moon Knight will return in the Age of Ultron! Hopefully he does make an appearance.

Plus, Ultron is awesome.

Posted by GothamRed

I hope they set up ultron in Avengers 2 or Ant-Man, not the main villain, just a set up

Posted by GothamRed

@x_29 said:

Another Wolverine title?

Yes it's an entire series based upon Wolverine's little known passion for internet blogging

Posted by Nova`Prime`

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

I think I saw a 2!!!!

There there.. Its alright there is no such thing as 2.

Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude

@Nova`Prime` said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

I think I saw a 2!!!!

There there.. Its alright there is no such thing as 2.

And somebody gets the Futurama reference!

Posted by alex6166

Let's face it, it could of said 'AGE OF CEREAL' and you would be lining up for the variant covers. :)

Posted by blastaar

Ultron is easily the top 1 or 2 greatest Avengers villain ever. This is going to be awesome.

Posted by RPatrick

@Grey56 said:

@DMC: Pardon my momentary lapse of semantic description.

Dear Marvel,

Stop doing events. Or Crossovers. I don't care what Axel says. He's also the same talking head whom tried to snow me into believing the farce of NOW! not being an answer to the New 52 as a marketing strategy. Also - the next time you have an itch that turns into your next creative endeavor ? Stop. Many thanks from those of us still grumbling about the garbage you put us through post Onslaught.

The "farce of NOW?"

They have, what, like 5 or six books out, and you're calling it a "farce?"

(Most of those books, by the way, having been getting good reviews...)

And you're griping about everything Marvel's done since ONSLAUGHT??? That was a decade and a half ago! If you haven't liked Marvel's output for the past 15 years and are still reading their stuff, then you, my friend, have a problem that you need to deal with...

Posted by imblackjames

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

@Nova`Prime` said:

@Smart_Dork_Dude said:

I think I saw a 2!!!!

There there.. Its alright there is no such thing as 2.

And somebody gets the Futurama reference!

I saw this and laughed for a solid 5 mins hahahahah

Posted by deadpool25mm

FINALLY ! Been waiting for this forever!

Edited by Grey56

@RPatrick said:

The "farce of NOW?"

They have, what, like 5 or six books out, and you're calling it a "farce?"

(Most of those books, by the way, having been getting good reviews...)

And you're griping about everything Marvel's done since ONSLAUGHT??? That was a decade and a half ago! If you haven't liked Marvel's output for the past 15 years and are still reading their stuff, then you, my friend, have a problem that you need to deal with...

Delightful. Well now that you've been so kind as to grace your opinion I feel as if I should do away with the pleasantries by saying first; I'm not your friend. That having been attended to - I imagine I could begin my summary inquisition of your statements by saying who the hell asked you for your opinion as I so often do. Instead - I'll tell ya sir, it seems funny that your sole line of justification for getting salty about my assault on the Marvel NOW! line is that it has garnered some good 'reviews'. Am I then to infer that simply because something receives a good 'review' it should forfeit the source of my ire - even when the source pre-dates the new product ?

You see, I'll help you as you don't seem to be able to understand my Onslaught reference, I have been mad at Marvel since that time - and for indiscretions on their behalf many times since then. In fact, I didn't start giving Marvel any of my paycheck again until 3 years had passed since the dubious 'Heroes Reborn' abortion was removed from the womb. However, does the fact that something occurred over a decade ago even remit the atrocity of an event ? Every December 7th, we honor the Arizona - and this year marks 71 years since that time. Marvel has been sallying out bad story after another for the last 15 years - but the reality is that without an objective (read data driven or empirically driven) barometer from the public - people will eat manure and smile about it if the media tells them its good. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment - read that if you want an example that is now over 30 years old.

I am furious with Marvel for a lack of creative ingenuity which has resulted in what amounts to now the 3rd god forsaken restart of the main titles within 5 years. Maybe you've been hibernating. Maybe you don't have the chronological reference to understand because you haven't been reading or collecting for as long as I have. The larger conceit is I could care less if you or anyone else is empathetic to that cause as its my money and time which is being reduced to side-show material. Hopefully that milieu is understandable - but alas if not.

Perhaps then you'll begin to understand when someone with more time/money/emotion invested becomes rather upset over the creative disembowelment of the very things we enjoy. The titles you're referencing are a farce http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/farce?s=t - that's the literal definition for you in case you were curious. They are a joke of what the original teams have been, both in spirit and in character representation. I don't care that someone repackages guano with a pretty little bow and sprayed it with perfume to remove the scent. It's still fecal matter.

I continue to perpetuate Marvel via my subsidy the same way I remain a member of my society and stay married; there are many elements I love but others which drive me crazy. And since I sense (look'ee there a pun) that you may not know that dissent is the most efficacious tool for change for those willing to rebuild and Not completely tear down the institution - I'm speaking out. I hope you've enjoyed this lesson in voicing one's opinion and the purpose behind it. While arresting the next civil disobedient I come across - I may think of you. Or maybe I'll think of how bad Onslaught was again....

Posted by VIN31

I hope we will see more Vision on this!!

Posted by GodDamnIronMan

Yeah, that's right...keep it serious Mar' v

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

Awesome teaser but if this is an event...I"M GONNA FLIP OUT!!!!!!!!!

Edited by Illuminatus

Another goddamn event.

Posted by Crackdown

Another? Please people, this was announced a YEAR AGO

Posted by Zeeguy91

@SmashBrawler said:

@krspaceT said:

You know, DC's events get a lot less hate than Marvel ones.....wonder why?

Because they do less.

Lemme see if I can shed more light on what SmashBrawler is saying.

Well, while DC does do universe-wide, life-changing events just as Marvel does, they space out said events over a much longer period. If I were to rattle off the last 4 major DC events, it'd probably be Infinite Crisis, Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Night, and Flashpoint. Those four events were spaced out from 2005-2011. Marvel, on the other hand, has had 2 major events from 2011 (Fear Itself and AvX), with this being a third. Therefore, I think that a good amount of the fanbase gets worn out and starts to blame the events themselves. They'll still read them in case anything really important happens, but they'll do so begrudgingly.

Posted by SmashBrawler

@Zeeguy91 said:

@SmashBrawler said:

@krspaceT said:

You know, DC's events get a lot less hate than Marvel ones.....wonder why?

Because they do less.

Lemme see if I can shed more light on what SmashBrawler is saying.

Well, while DC does do universe-wide, life-changing events just as Marvel does, they space out said events over a much longer period. If I were to rattle off the last 4 major DC events, it'd probably be Infinite Crisis, Sinestro Corps War, Blackest Night, and Flashpoint. Those four events were spaced out from 2005-2011. Marvel, on the other hand, has had 2 major events from 2011 (Fear Itself and AvX), with this being a third. Therefore, I think that a good amount of the fanbase gets worn out and starts to blame the events themselves. They'll still read them in case anything really important happens, but they'll do so begrudgingly.

You forgot Final Crisis, but yeah, that's pretty much what I meant.

Posted by Mr_Athrilla

Don't know what this story is about, but I can only guess that its Ultron's Birthday and all the villains are scrambling to find out how old he's turning, so they know many candles to but for his cake. Thus beginning the epic Quest to find out the true "Age of Ultron"

Posted by krexxxx4

Was a fan of Bendis' Moon Knight, even though he really messed up the character, so I'm looking forward to this

Posted by RedOwl_1

Marvel why u do so many events!?! (Some of them aren't even good) At least I hope this time it's good

Posted by RPatrick

@Grey56 said:

@RPatrick said:

The "farce of NOW?"

They have, what, like 5 or six books out, and you're calling it a "farce?"

(Most of those books, by the way, having been getting good reviews...)

And you're griping about everything Marvel's done since ONSLAUGHT??? That was a decade and a half ago! If you haven't liked Marvel's output for the past 15 years and are still reading their stuff, then you, my friend, have a problem that you need to deal with...

Delightful. Well now that you've been so kind as to grace your opinion I feel as if I should do away with the pleasantries by saying first; I'm not your friend. That having been attended to - I imagine I could begin my summary inquisition of your statements by saying who the hell asked you for your opinion as I so often do. Instead - I'll tell ya sir, it seems funny that your sole line of justification for getting salty about my assault on the Marvel NOW! line is that it has garnered some good 'reviews'. Am I then to infer that simply because something receives a good 'review' it should forfeit the source of my ire - even when the source pre-dates the new product ?

You see, I'll help you as you don't seem to be able to understand my Onslaught reference, I have been mad at Marvel since that time - and for indiscretions on their behalf many times since then. In fact, I didn't start giving Marvel any of my paycheck again until 3 years had passed since the dubious 'Heroes Reborn' abortion was removed from the womb. However, does the fact that something occurred over a decade ago even remit the atrocity of an event ? Every December 7th, we honor the Arizona - and this year marks 71 years since that time. Marvel has been sallying out bad story after another for the last 15 years - but the reality is that without an objective (read data driven or empirically driven) barometer from the public - people will eat manure and smile about it if the media tells them its good. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_prison_experiment - read that if you want an example that is now over 30 years old.

I am furious with Marvel for a lack of creative ingenuity which has resulted in what amounts to now the 3rd god forsaken restart of the main titles within 5 years. Maybe you've been hibernating. Maybe you don't have the chronological reference to understand because you haven't been reading or collecting for as long as I have. The larger conceit is I could care less if you or anyone else is empathetic to that cause as its my money and time which is being reduced to side-show material. Hopefully that milieu is understandable - but alas if not.

Perhaps then you'll begin to understand when someone with more time/money/emotion invested becomes rather upset over the creative disembowelment of the very things we enjoy. The titles you're referencing are a farce http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/farce?s=t - that's the literal definition for you in case you were curious. They are a joke of what the original teams have been, both in spirit and in character representation. I don't care that someone repackages guano with a pretty little bow and sprayed it with perfume to remove the scent. It's still fecal matter.

I continue to perpetuate Marvel via my subsidy the same way I remain a member of my society and stay married; there are many elements I love but others which drive me crazy. And since I sense (look'ee there a pun) that you may not know that dissent is the most efficacious tool for change for those willing to rebuild and Not completely tear down the institution - I'm speaking out. I hope you've enjoyed this lesson in voicing one's opinion and the purpose behind it. While arresting the next civil disobedient I come across - I may think of you. Or maybe I'll think of how bad Onslaught was again....

Well now. Seems to be a bit of an overly-aggressive reaction, but hell, I'll run with it.

As to who asked me my opinion, well, no one did, specifically. But it's a message board...it's literally designed to be a forum where people share their thoughts and opinions.

I got your Onslaught reference. Loud and clear. Message received. However, Onslaught and Heroes Reborn were not "atrocities", they were comic-book storylined that weren't well- received. To compare them with the Arizona going down is a bit...extreme. I mean, I take comics as seriously as the next guy, but this is a bit much. Besides, they were stories told, like I said, over a decade ago. I have gotten over their mediocrity, and not re-read the back-issues since then (although some of the Onslaught stories had fairly good art... Joe Mad was on his game, back then, and Andy Kubert shone brightly as well.)

It's also fairly ludicrous to say that Marvel books have been objectively bad since that point, as you seemed to imply, and that people who have read any of the books and enjoyed them were, in effect, "eating manure and smiling," as you so eloquently overstated. If they read them and liked them, and you read them and didn't, it's not because those people in the first group drank the kool-aid and are too dumb to realize that they're consuming something horrible...it's just that their tastes are different than yours. Your opinion, while valid and not without merit, may not be the opinion of others.

Like I said earlier...if you're so consistently disappointed by Marvel's creative output (or "disemboweling," as you seem to think of it) just stop wasting your time and money on the product. That simple. There are PLENTY of other books out there, both by big name publishers and indepentent creators that may be more to your taste. And if you yearn for the good ol' days of Kirby, Romita, Lee, Thomas, etc... guess what? Their old books are still out there. You can read them again, and enjoy them just as much as you did the first time. If you think the current creative teams are a "joke of what the original teams have been," well, that's because the original teams are from 50-plus years ago, and time marches on. Different audience, different time. Though, if you're looking for a more old-school representation of Marvel favorites, I'd suggest Waid's Daredevil run, Millar and/or Hickman's Fantastic Four arcs or some of the Slott-era Amazing Spider-Man. While modern enough, those books seem to have the older-Marvel sensibility (Hickman's Fantastic Four, in particular, takes Kirby-style big-ideas and runs with them in a really fun and engaging way.)

I would say though, that you seem to think that bitching and moaning about Marvel is going to make the slightest bit of difference ("...dissent is the most effacious tool for change...") but then you continue to give them your money and read the books. Given Marvel's more corporate way of thinking, I would imagine that they are of the mind that people vote with their pocketbooks. So you may come onto messageboards and say Marvel's been putting out bad story after bad story for a decade and a half, yadda yadda, but then you spend X amount of money on their output every week/month/whatever. Marvel doesn't care if you like the books so long as you're buying. I mean, I'm sure they would prefer that you enjoy yourself, but when it comes down to it, I'm sure that they'd rather have someone like you, who so blatantly resents them yet continues to give them money, than someone who downloads the books illegally and enjoys them immensely.

With that out of the way, I want to add that the entire tone of your post is unnecessarily condescending and inappropriately so. You don't need to be overly-intellectual or needlessly demeaning and patronizing in order to make a point. I get why you voiced your opinion "and the purpose behind it." Odd, then, that you would open your remarks by asking me who the hell asked me mine...or, at least, making a show of not asking me ("I imagine I could begin my summary inquisition of your statements by...")

Well...rant over. I think I'm going to go read a comic book.

Posted by spiderturtle

Makes up for the SNIKT! teaser. :]

Posted by Jawshco

"Ribonucleic acid freak out, the power of prayer.Long halls of science and all the lunatics committed there. Robot Lords of Tokyo, SMILE TASTE KITTENS! Did you not know that the royal hunting grounds are always forbidden? 10001110101!!"

Posted by powerhouse1122

Aww yeah ultron :)

Posted by Sovereign91001

I find it hard to drum up any excitement over Marvel events anymore given what AVX turned into and the frequency in which they occur...

I kinda felt duped by AVX and it left a bad taste in my mouth so I might just wait till this one comes out in trades.

Posted by Squalleon

Another event *sigh*

You just can't help yourself marvel!

Posted by doordoor123

@judasnixon said:

In March 2013 Ultron will eat a puppy.

Is Jeph Loeb writing this?

Posted by Perfect 10

wow. marvel just got too nerdy for me. hope its not a major event and just involves the avengers but we will see. glad ultron is coming back

Posted by Gambit1024

So Hickman is definitely writing this, right?

Posted by VampireSelektor

What are the chances Hank Pym has anything to do with this plot?

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