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Posted by G-Man (37775 posts) - - Show Bio

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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#1 Posted by Alchemax_7 (347 posts) - - Show Bio

Finally, Been excited for this since last year.

#2 Posted by DefaultProphet (43 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#3 Posted by spinningwebs (36 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#4 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

Taskmaster? What? What can he do?

#5 Posted by k4tzm4n (51201 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#6 Posted by gravitypress (2069 posts) - - Show Bio

They lost me at Bendis.

#7 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio

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

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#9 Posted by Sammo21 (700 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#10 Posted by ChillinVillain (169 posts) - - Show Bio

Why is Wolverine in this comic?

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

#11 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, Wolverine sells.

#12 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#13 Posted by feargalr (1170 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#14 Edited by GothamRed (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#15 Posted by War Killer (20376 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#16 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.....

#17 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2305 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#18 Posted by Grey56 (753 posts) - - Show Bio

Bland artwork is bland.

#19 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8160 posts) - - Show Bio

...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

#20 Posted by StMichalofWilson (4017 posts) - - Show Bio

All Hail Ultron! Megatron who?

#21 Posted by mettlekm (417 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

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

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

#22 Posted by maddpanda (51 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#23 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

@maddpanda:

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

#24 Edited by k4tzm4n (51201 posts) - - Show Bio

@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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#25 Posted by wmwadeii (3250 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#26 Posted by VictorVonDoom_1 (142 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm pretty excited for this.

#27 Edited by G_Money_Christmas (884 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#28 Posted by cacarl (138 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#29 Posted by Sloucher (13 posts) - - Show Bio

@G_Money_Christmas: i believe that's thor

#30 Posted by CrimsonAlchemist (410 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#31 Posted by kingjoeg (693 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#32 Posted by mk111 (3141 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonAlchemist:

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

#33 Posted by ClintsEvilTwin (76 posts) - - Show Bio

@cacarl said:

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

How is that possible?

#34 Posted by TheAmazingImmortalMan (3602 posts) - - Show Bio

"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

#35 Posted by friendlyNeighborhoodSpidey (32 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#36 Posted by Cavemold (1684 posts) - - Show Bio

rawr the 90s gold foil

#37 Posted by Scarlet_Rogue (153 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#38 Posted by dondave (38818 posts) - - Show Bio

Picking This up

#39 Posted by impossibilly (892 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#40 Posted by Mercy_ (92997 posts) - - Show Bio
@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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#41 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (6521 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#42 Posted by LordRequiem (1323 posts) - - Show Bio

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

#43 Posted by One_Eye (783 posts) - - Show Bio

@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.

#44 Posted by tomasmaclgh (127 posts) - - Show Bio

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?

#45 Posted by UltraBiel (328 posts) - - Show Bio

@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"

#46 Posted by snootchie_bootchies (131 posts) - - Show Bio

Effing tight! Cant wait!

#47 Posted by danhimself (22695 posts) - - Show Bio

@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

#48 Posted by Owie (3879 posts) - - Show Bio

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.

#49 Edited by fACEmelter88 (613 posts) - - Show Bio

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

Luckily it sounds promising

#50 Posted by dboy4dashing (85 posts) - - Show Bio

i thought this was canon.