AGE OF ULTRON Marvel's NEXT BIG EVENT.

#1 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

“Age of Ultron” has been teased at Marvel Comics in one form or another for more than two years — including the timeline in Avengers #5, Avengers #12.1(re-released this past Free Comic Book Day), 2011′s Marvel Point One one-shot and just this past Friday with a binary code that translates to “Age Of Ultron.”

It looks like full details of the project — which we know involves writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Bryan Hitch — will be revealed today around 3 p.m., during Marvel’s latest “Next Big Thing” conference call with the comic book press. We’ll be on the line covering the conference live as it happens, and this page will be continually updates with the latest — so keep hitting refresh.

On the line: Writer Brian Michael Bendis and executive editor Tom Brevoort. “Age of Ultron” is a 10-issue limited series, shipping between March and June. Bryan Hitch will be drawing the first five issues, and the second five will be drawn by Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco. “There will be a very cool reason for the artistic shift,” Marvel marketing’s Arune Singh says.

“‘Age of Ultron’ is about Ultron finally fulfilling his destiny, accelerating his intelligence and taking the Earth,” Bendis says. “The Marvel Universe has been taken by Ultron. There has been a shocking amount of devastation and casualty.”

Bendis clarifies that though the story started in Avengers, the story involved the entire Marvel Universe. “It stars the Avengers, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Moon Knight, Black Widow, it goes all over the place,” the writer says.

Bendis continues, saying they wanted to give readers a “unique” Bryan Hitch experience by waiting to solicit the book until his section was done, thus allowing the issues to ship rapidly. “We came up with a schedule that allows us to tell the whole story in a smaller batch at a time, and get to the stuff at the end, which is really kind of shocking and big for us and the Marvel Universe.” Bendis says there are only six people who know the ending, and he’s not even telling some of his closest friends. “That’s how big of a secret it is.”

“There’s a break in this story that’s pretty seismic,” Bendis says, leading to the artist change. “Overall, a unique event experience,” Bendis continues, saying the story is about what happens when one of the biggest villains in the Marvel Universe succeeds in doing what he always wanted to do.

Brevoort adds that they have about 150 pages of “beautiful, top-of-his-game Bryan Hitch artwork” turned in. “We have a substantial amount of this series in the can already,” Brevoort says.

How is this a different type of event for Bendis? Bendis says it’s more “contained” than others, and that the tie-ins will be contained to something more manageable and easy to digest. “Like House of M, there will be tie-ins, but it won’t be a budget-buster,” the writer says, adding that readers can buy-in at whatever level they’re comfortable.

“It reminds me of Infinity Gauntlet in that what’s happening is so outrageous,” Bendis says. “The artists that I’ve mentioned today are the artists that can do this. There are very few artists that can bring it with the gravitas that they have.”

Brevoort says that Age of Ultron essentially begins where other events end. “Ultron is here, he’s already put his footprint onto the landscape. This is happening today, in the contemporary Marvel Universe. It is happening in the Marvel NOW! Marvel Universe.” “This is Marvel NOW! with at least three or four exclamation points, instead of just the one,” Bendis jokes. “And it is in continuity.”

Bendis says the seeds go back to the 2007 Mighty Avengers story by him and Frank Cho, and the most relevant prologue would be this year’s Free Comic Book Day issue/Avengers #12.1.

First press question, from Word Balloon, asks about timing: Brevoort says it’ll be three issues in March, three in April, two in May, two in June, plus an epilogue in June. There will be a about six or seven tie-ins total, mostly in May, including an issue of Superior Spider-Man.

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#2 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

Who will die?

Who will pick this up?

#3 Posted by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, so this is an actual event, not an Avengers crossover? Eh, I may pick it up in TPB if it gets good reviews.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33337 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler: Everyone is an Avenger now

#5 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

This should be pretty awesome, I'm looking forwards to it.

#6 Posted by SmashBrawler (5731 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: I meant that it's an actual event instead of something like Avengers Disassembled.

#7 Posted by Death Certificate (5438 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh FFS with another event

#8 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

this event will be a 10 issue event in 4 months. tons of double shipping

#9 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@SmashBrawler said:

@Jonny_Anonymous: I meant that it's an actual event instead of something like Avengers Disassembled.

yea its universe event. Bendis is the main writer. so the x-men will have hand in this

#10 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

WHEN WILL BENDIS LEAVE THE AVENGERS ALONE?!

I'm sorry, but even when he's not writing the damn title, he's writing the damn title. Dude, you've had your say on the team for like, 10 years already. Move on, and leave them alone.

#11 Edited by Vance Astro (91220 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel, please fire Tom Brevoort & Joe Quesada....

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#12 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultron will just lose at the end... ;)

#13 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

Marvel, please fire Tom Brevoort & Joe Quesada....

thats not happen until they quit lol

#14 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@Gambit1024 said:

WHEN WILL BENDIS LEAVE THE AVENGERS ALONE?!

I'm sorry, but even when he's not writing the damn title, he's writing the damn title. Dude, you've had your say on the team for like, 10 years already. Move on, and leave them alone.

never he is ultron lol

#15 Edited by Vance Astro (91220 posts) - - Show Bio
@mr.obvious said:

Ultron will just lose at the end... ;)

But the twist will be, he merges with the Vision and becomes an Avenger. 10 years later he will take over the Vision completely and we'll do this again.
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#16 Posted by Reignmaker (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

#@&! Time to take out another student loan so I can afford this.

#17 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

maybe thats why vison is getting a one shot lol

#18 Posted by Video_Martian (5645 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro: I will not be surprised AT ALL if this actually did happen, lol

#19 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cavemold: If the big reveal in this event is that Bendis was Ultron all along, that would mean that Hank Pym created Bendis. And if Pym, my favorite Marvel character ever, is the one that created that monster, then... welp, I just wouldn't know what to do with myself. It would kill me.

#20 Posted by Vance Astro (91220 posts) - - Show Bio
@Gambit1024 said:

@Cavemold: If the big reveal in this event is that Bendis was Ultron all along, that would mean that Hank Pym created Bendis. And if Pym, my favorite Marvel character ever, is the one that created that monster, then... welp, I just wouldn't know what to do with myself. It would kill me.

The big reveal is that Bendis created Stan Lee.
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#21 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@Cavemold: If the big reveal in this event is that Bendis was Ultron all along, that would mean that Hank Pym created Bendis. And if Pym, my favorite Marvel character ever, is the one that created that monster, then... welp, I just wouldn't know what to do with myself. It would kill me.

The big reveal is that Bendis created Stan Lee.
hahah at least moonknight is coming back.
#22 Posted by Gambit1024 (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro said:

@Gambit1024 said:

@Cavemold: If the big reveal in this event is that Bendis was Ultron all along, that would mean that Hank Pym created Bendis. And if Pym, my favorite Marvel character ever, is the one that created that monster, then... welp, I just wouldn't know what to do with myself. It would kill me.

The big reveal is that Bendis created Stan Lee.

Bendis creates Stan Lee -> Stan Lee creates Hank Pym -> Hank Pym creates Ultron -> Ultron is Bendis all along.

God, I hate Marvel.

#23 Posted by Donovan Montgomery (5439 posts) - - Show Bio

Hawkeye left standing (reflection) must be Bendis.........don't know if I'm even gonna try this one although I do like Ultron.

#24 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

it didnt take long to drop another event. Life is uneventful in MU lol

#25 Posted by War Killer (20188 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm glad that we're finally getting to this Ultron storyline Marvel's been hinting at, but I'm not sure how I feel about Bendis writing it as it said that he was done writing the Avengers. I'm also not happy that Bryan Hitch is only going to be drawing half of the series, as I wish Marvel would actually have one consistent artist for a whole series instead if having two or three artist working on one series.

#26 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

I'm glad that we're finally getting to this Ultron storyline Marvel's been hinting at, but I'm not sure how I feel about Bendis writing it as it said that he was done writing the Avengers. I'm also not happy that Bryan Hitch is only going to be drawing half of the series, as I wish Marvel would actually have one consistent artist for a whole series instead if having two or three artist working on one series.

i beleive the 4m time period was to much for one artisit

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

*sigh*...Better not tie-in to jonathan hickmans avengers. I want the current writers to be able to tell their own stories. Definatley not buying this crap, and isn't that peter parker bryan hitch has drawn? Pretty sure he's being replaced.

#28 Posted by War Killer (20188 posts) - - Show Bio
@Cavemold said:

@War Killer said:

I'm glad that we're finally getting to this Ultron storyline Marvel's been hinting at, but I'm not sure how I feel about Bendis writing it as it said that he was done writing the Avengers. I'm also not happy that Bryan Hitch is only going to be drawing half of the series, as I wish Marvel would actually have one consistent artist for a whole series instead if having two or three artist working on one series.

i beleive the 4m time period was to much for one artisit

Which is another problem Marvel has, they care more about getting more issues out but in doing so they're constantly switching up creative teams, which in the end only hurts the books as there isn't an constancy.
 
Quantity over quality is never a great idea; no matter how many issues Marvel is able to generate, the fact that their sacrificing great stories for the sake of getting more comics out isn't helping the business, nor is it a better way to beat DC's New 52. It's just a cheap way to put more comics on the shelves.
#29 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@kingjoeg said:

*sigh*...Better not tie-in to jonathan hickmans avengers. I want the current writers to be able to tell their own stories. Definatley not buying this crap, and isn't that peter parker bryan hitch has drawn? Pretty sure he's being replaced.

im 100 percent certain new avengers will tie into it and that new spider man lol

#30 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@Cavemold said:

@War Killer said:

I'm glad that we're finally getting to this Ultron storyline Marvel's been hinting at, but I'm not sure how I feel about Bendis writing it as it said that he was done writing the Avengers. I'm also not happy that Bryan Hitch is only going to be drawing half of the series, as I wish Marvel would actually have one consistent artist for a whole series instead if having two or three artist working on one series.

i beleive the 4m time period was to much for one artisit

Which is another problem Marvel has, they care more about getting more issues out but in doing so they're constantly switching up creative teams, which in the end only hurts the books as there isn't an constancy. Quantity over quality is never a great idea; no matter how many issues Marvel is able to generate, the fact that their sacrificing great stories for the sake of getting more comics out isn't helping the business, nor is it a better way to beat DC's New 52. It's just a cheap way to put more comics on the shelves.

alot peoole complained how long AVX took this marvel way of shortening the event.

#31 Posted by War Killer (20188 posts) - - Show Bio
@kingjoeg said:

*sigh*...Better not tie-in to jonathan hickmans avengers. I want the current writers to be able to tell their own stories. Definatley not buying this crap, and isn't that peter parker bryan hitch has drawn? Pretty sure he's being replaced.

From what I can tell by just looking at cover is that it was drawn apparently before Marvel Now! was announced as, if you look at the different characters, they are all wearing their previous costumes before Marvel Now! Cap is still wearing his previous uniform, not his new more militaristic one; Iron Man is wearing his Bleeding Edge armor in the cover but instead now has the black/gold color scheme he's currently sporting in his new series; Hulk isn't wearing his new armor, and if you can spot Ms. Marvel buried underneath there you can see that she's wearing her lightning bolt costume, not her Captain Marvel suit.
#32 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer said:

@kingjoeg said:

*sigh*...Better not tie-in to jonathan hickmans avengers. I want the current writers to be able to tell their own stories. Definatley not buying this crap, and isn't that peter parker bryan hitch has drawn? Pretty sure he's being replaced.

From what I can tell by just looking at cover is that it was drawn apparently before Marvel Now! was announced as, if you look at the different characters, they are all wearing their previous costumes before Marvel Now! Cap is still wearing his previous uniform, not his new more militaristic one; Iron Man is wearing his Bleeding Edge armor in the cover but instead now has the black/gold color scheme he's currently sporting in his new series; Hulk isn't wearing his new armor, and if you can spot Ms. Marvel buried underneath there you can see that she's wearing her lightning bolt costume, not her Captain Marvel suit.
yea thats true!
#33 Edited by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

they are triple shipping the first month crazy

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

@War Killer: Bendis said its set in the marvel now era in the article mate

#35 Edited by tg1982 (2715 posts) - - Show Bio

yay. another "event" *yawn*

We''ll see if this one is any good.

I hope so, I like Ultron alot. One thing I can't figure out is their costumes. As said it's set during Marvel Now! but they are in their current costumes, unless this picture was drawn before the news of Marvel NOW! was released and no one knew of the costume changes, it was said to have gone back to 2007, who knows how old this picture actually is.

#36 Posted by John Valentine (16310 posts) - - Show Bio

Love that Hawkeye seems to be the last Avengers standing.

#37 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

hawkeye arrow are pure !

#38 Posted by War Killer (20188 posts) - - Show Bio
@kingjoeg said:

@War Killer: Bendis said its set in the marvel now era in the article mate

I did read the article and I know it's set during Marvel Now!, I was just pointing out that if you look closely at the cover it's obvious that the Avengers are wearing their pre-Marvel Now! costumes as I already pointed out. I just found it a bit odd because you would think Marvel would keep their artist up-to-date on what costumes the heroes are currently wearing.
#39 Posted by chocobojam (288 posts) - - Show Bio

Could it be that at the end of this event that Ultron will also become an Avenger!!?

#40 Posted by Cavemold (1682 posts) - - Show Bio

ultron the avengers!

#41 Edited by Sinfulplayerx (193 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cavemold

said:

ultron the avengers!

#42 Posted by sethysquare (3843 posts) - - Show Bio

wtf, another event right after the event just ended?

#43 Posted by The_Hulks_Anger (4 posts) - - Show Bio

Unfortunately events seemt to sell well regardless of if the overall story is a hit...Marvel knows this and won't stop cashing that check till it bounces. That said I hope this event has some memorable moments.

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