Robb Ghag reviews Age of Ultron #7…
“In an attempt to defeat Ultron two Marvel Heroes take it upon themselves to create an all-new Marvel Universe. But is the one they have created better or worse than the one they left behind? The event of the year just got INSANE!!”
This book is finally finding its legs! I’m not sure if it was the long winded way the story developed in the first six books or the fact that the art was fairly poor, but the Age of Ultron has finally come to a place I know and love: Alternate Realities.
Having killed Henry Pym in the past Wolverine and Susan Storm travel back to the present to see if their mission did indeed stop the invention of Ultron, and they succeeded (so far). This book has a real Age of Apocalypse feel to it, as characters we know and recognize from other storylines finally merge.
Although the story was a quick read, the artwork in the future by Brandon Peterson is a refreshing change from the previous books. Even Carlos Pacheco’s artwork from the past storyline is a lot better than the first five books. It’s now given a multitude of directions as the concept has changed from a desolate and bleak future in the Age of Ultron, to a world where Henry Pym never existed.
The book really explores that old “Butterfly Effect” to show what happens in the past has a great impact on the future. The battle of Wolverine vs. Wolverine is well drawn and one of the highlights. And of course as “the best there is at what he does” Wolverine comes up with one of the best lines in the book (while talking to Susan Storm on page three).
I’m really excited to see where this new direction takes the group, and although nothing is mentioned about the group who went into the future to destroy the Ultron collective, I don’t think we’ve seen the last of them. I’m hoping there is a convergence of all the heroes / villains in one timeline, because that would make for one epic battle akin to the Civil War storyline.
Robb Ghag works for an Arts & Entertainment Brokerage in Toronto Canada. An Animation and Film school graduate, he specializes in Risk Management of Animation and VFX studios throughout North America.