@lvenger: Yes it is.
@johnkmccubbin91: That was one of my gripes with that issue. Gage wrote SpOck very well, much better than Slott has but when he had SpOck pretend to be Peter, it was just too good because it sounded a lot like Peter rather than SpOck pretending to be Peter. That was one of the biggest flaws of the issue.
AoU is enjoyable if you pretend it isn't canon. Because with the way it's written, it isn't. It's really just some kind of "alternate timeline future," or so it seems.
Very nice write up. I agree with your points. Haven't been keeping track of this horrible event myself since it looks very generic and dull in all honesty. And my perception hasn't changed so far. The Superior Spider-Man tie in was good though.
By now, you would have read Age of Ultron #6. What I don't understand is why Susan Storm thinks the children are dead, when it's clear they're floating in a spaceship over the Earth. In fact, as soon as the Fantastic Four landed on Earth in the FF tie-in, she's pining for the children after she just left them on the ship. Wolverine mentions that they are dead, while he's trying to kill Pym, and Susan doesn't correct him and seems to agree with the statement. What's going on? Did I miss something?
@johnkmccubbin91: I might consider getting the trade paperback when it comes out though, it mostly depends on what happens in the next few issues and what people make of it. If the series turns out to be good at the end I'll get it, if it remains poor then I perhaps won't see the point in getting the trade paperback.
I fully agree with you here, you've pretty much hit the nail on the head. Three issues in to this series I gave up, I'd rather offer my time to other more interesting titles than this one, I still love Brian Hitch's artwork...probably the only thing I like a lot about AU.
awesome write up.
AoU doesn't hit the mark because the event was pushed back two years. sure they added in a tie to explain it's Doc Ock as Peter and to explain why Invisible Woman is there but they didn't even bother changing the main comic. Peter still acts like Peter which is just lazy. Emma frost can read minds which is hilarious because of how wrong it is.
There is also the fact that the whole event is remarkably transparent. Three members of the FF were killed, Emma said Scott died, Black Panther died, Doom died, and Black Widow had her face ruined. I mean there is no way this whole event isn't going to be undone at the end with some kind of timeline twist. In fact the only lasting effects of this event might be them killing Vision again which is a huge mistake, and if not Vision someone will probably die to change the past in some self sacfrafising way. #original #event
@broo1232: Yes, it is way too long.
@thanosrules: Fair enough, we wouldn't be unique if we all though alike. I liked the last issue, but besides that it's been slow and not really explained much, but I hope that issue 3 is a turning point for the series.
I enjoyed both tie-ins, but didn't see the necessity for them.
Never thought of that, good question. I think they were anchored to earth, but in a different time (634 years, 8 months, 3 weeks and 4 days prior to AoU (although may be wrong, that's how I interpreted that )).
I am leaning more towards "liking" this event than you, but you make very valid points. Historically, I have been really easy to please when it comes to these types of things...
I like how the story has had me "emote" for the characters. I felt horrible after the events in Chicago... and the FF story was heart-wrenching...
The Superior story was great - it was my first Superior issue, so I wasn't biased by anything else. I like that character, yet his over-confidence will be his undoing... quite the opposite of Peter.
One question about the FF issue... when they pan back to Val and Franklin... weren't they "anchored" to the Earth in time/space?
Where did the Earth go? Or am I "reading" too much into it? ;)