Covering Issues #1-10
While not a direct result of the AvX event, this limited series helps to set the stage for the further developing future of the Marvel Comics’ main 616 universe (as well as some others we’re familiar with). The one great invention of a great man and hero, Hank Pym’s Ultron has come back to dispel humanity from the world one final time. I would like to think that this is the final solution to the ever-present Ultron problem, but given the history of comics in which people keep coming back—even after being dead—I won’t count the big metal guy out just yet.
There really isn’t much to the event that has any real, turbulent effects on the rest of the Marvel universe, and all it really seems to do is continue to underscore the fact that the past should not be toyed with even in the best of times (as though that hasn’t been made clear any number of times throughout history). I actually have to say that I’m disappointed in the direction this series took; dispelling the same used lines of trying to fix what’s already been done as a way to “cheat” the outcome. It has been done so much that it no longer is surprising, or even entertaining, so I’m not at all affected by the majority of the series until the very last one, in which the solution creates a new situation that the future will have to deal with.
And, what of that future, I ask Marvel; what will become of the new situation that the comic giant has created for the Marvel NOW! world. A new series is already going to be released as a result of this event, a group never before brought together, but is it really for the best, or is it just another way to pad the comic store racks? I look forward to trying to answer that question, as much as I am sure you look forward to reading it.