By thanosrules 7 Comments
(quick review of the event issues so far below)
Obviously you do not have to read them in this order, but I believe this will allow Age of Ultron #3 to provide the most impact.
I did not read them in this order, because I didn't know. Even the “Event Card” didn't have them in this order. But based on the final page of Superior #6AU, it should come before AU #3.
The FF #5AU really is more back story and can be read before or after AU #3, but based on some of the events, this order makes the most sense.
An issue by issue quick review for the series so far…
- AU #1: Great start. The final page really sets the tone for the rest of the series. We discuss it more here during Stacks of Comics Ep. 22.
- AU #2: Much slower pace. the inside story does not do the cover justice, but does set up another faction to watch (besides the NYC team). This issue moves the story forward slightly.
- FF #5AU: Great issue illustrating what happened to the FF before AU #1. Very sad at parts. Art is good, but very different from the rest of the event. Very interesting last set of panels… what does it mean?
- Superior #6AU: Wonderful issue. My first Superior issue. I knew what happened to Peter, so there was no spoiler here, but if you don’t know what has happened, be sure to catch up with ASM before jumping in here. This issue definitely fills in some of the missing story-line from AU #1 and #2.
- AU #3: WOW. Fantastic Issue. Amazing. Heartbreaking in parts. Definitely redeemed AU #2 (which wasn’t that bad, just slow). We find a new faction in a different city than the two we have seen previously. Also, HUGE REVEAL on the last page. Yikes.
Overall: Don’t miss this series. It is turning out to be a “no holds barred” look into a potential future for the 616. The best part is you are left without a feeling of “safety”.
Your favorite hero may die.
So, whether you pick it up in stores, digitally, or when it comes out in trade… you will want to have this in your collection. I may be overstepping my bounds here, but it is already 10X better than AvX - and I really liked AvX. ;)