Welcome to Comic Book Classics Revisited, and our final chapter of my Ultron Handbook – The Avengers (1998) #22. Up to this point, the murderous Ultron has slaughtered and entire European country, kidnapped five Avengers (and the villainous Grim Reaper), and replicated himself a whole bunch of times. Simply based upon the cover, if you’re able to tear your eyes off of Scarlet Witch’s midriff, things don’t look so good. But the Avengers never give up and I’m willing to bet Ultron has another thing coming if he thinks he’s got this in the bag.
Oh my are we really getting into some comic book, superhero goodness with today’s Comic Book Classics Revisited! What better way to enter into the last two comics in my Ultron Handbook than to have a reminder of how exciting these stories used to be? As The Avengers (1998) #21 starts, we are getting a recap of Ultron’s brutal invasion and decimation of Baltic nation Slorenia. The United Nations forces taking part in “Operation Metalstorm” are experiencing heavy resistance from the cybernetic/zombified former citizens of Slorenia. Just when the U.N. forces are sure they are about to be utterly wiped out…
Ultron has returned and so has Comic Book Classics Revisited! Today, the Ultron Handbook will continue our last story arc as we feature The Avengers (1998) #20. In part one, Ultron got busy kidnapping some key people (including the Grim Reaper and Hank Pym) and then decided to level the small Baltic country of Slorenia. Now, the Avengers must fight back to finally put an end to this robotic monster!
I have just returned from Avengers: Age of Ultron, or more accurately, an Avengers Double Feature special event. It was amazing! I can’t recommend it highly enough. This is a fantastic successor to the Marvel movies that came before it.
Avengers: Age of Ultron merchandise seems to be lacking full inclusion of one of their only female members, and that has caused an outcry across the internet, with some calling such actions a disturbing message to our youth… but is it really that big of a deal?
This is the week we fans have been waiting for… By Thursday night, we will all be able to get tickets to see The Avengers: Age of Ultron in theaters. If you’re lucky to live outside North America, like the UK for example, you have already been able to see it and those of us in the Western Hemisphere hate your guts for it. Anyway, to round out the Ultron Handbook, I saved my all time favorite Ultron story, “Ultron Unlimited”, to start the same week of the film’s release!
“The Old Order Changeth!” exclaims the first page in total Stan Lee fashion. Welcome back to Comic Book Classics Revisited. We’re closing out this week by taking a break from our Ultron Handbook to take a moment to look at when two other characters to be featured in the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron movie joined the Avengers – Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Let’s jump right into The Avengers #16, shall we?
Ultron-6 has brought New York City to the brink of a nuclear holocaust! Welcome back to Comic Book Clog’s Comic Book Classics Revisited series! Today, I continue our Ultron Handbook with The Avengers (1963) #68. Let’s jump right into this issue and see how the Avengers stop the maniacal killer robot…
Comic Book Classics Revisited has returned… And so has Ultron! Our Ultron Handbook rolls on as we’ve come to The Avengers #67. In the previous issue, we saw the Vision betray his Avengers brethren and assists in the creation of Ultron-6, now clad in indestructible adamantium!
Comic Book Classics Revisited continues the Ultron Handbook with the third Ultron story that starts with today’s The Avengers (1963 Series) #66! Previously, we’ve seen Ultron first appearing as the “Crimson Cowl” who gathered together a new Masters of Evil to take down the Avengers. We’ve also seen Ultron try to take out his hated foes by creating an android, later named The Vision, to infiltrate and lead the Avengers to their doom. It wasn’t until the last issue (#58) where we get a backstory of where Ultron came from – he was an experiment gone bad (really bad) for Hank Pym. So, now we’re all caught up. It’s time to jump into the third Ultron story!