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THE BURRITO BANDITO #041 – “AGE OF ULTRON (A BEGINNER’S GUIDE)”

By Ruben Mendoza

Last Thanksgiving, Marvel announced the first event of 2013 would be the Age of Ultron.

Last Thanksgiving, Marvel announced the first event of 2013 would be the Age of Ultron. Written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco will help tell us the story of Ultron (an Android created by Hank Pym) taking over the world as what’s left of the world’s heroes tries to form a resistance to stop him.

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Bryan Hitch, Brandon Peterson and Carlos Pacheco will help tell us the story of Ultron (an Android created by Hank Pym) taking over the world as what’s left of the world’s heroes tries to form a resistance to stop him.

Now, I haven’t been into comics for long but I’ve read a bit about Ultron from Avenger runs so I know a little about the guy (or girl in one case) that being said, this is just a guide to what to read and offers some predictions as to what will be the fallout of this event. So, here we go!

Here’s a small guide of what you should pick up to get to know Ultron.

Mighty Avengers – The Ultron Initiative

A great start for any new Marvel fan in regards to Ultron’s origin. We get a fantastic story where Ultron takes over the body of Tony Stark, as the rest of the Avengers try to save the day.

A great start for any new Marvel fan in regards to Ultron’s origin.

The Avengers – Volume 1 Bendis

Splitting up the Avenger team into two (one team time traveling into the future, while the other stays to protect New York) Iron Man learns of a dark future and what awaits him and his friends if they fail to stop Ultron. What makes this story arc so interesting is that the event shows future events before they happened (Fear Itself) and that both Captain America and Iron Man saw futures where all hope was lost.

These are just some suggestions to further understand Ultron and his motives, or you can be like me and just jump straight into Age of Ultron (with ties ins!) Now, let’s get to those predictions. My predictions will become crazier as the list goes up, so bear with me.

This one may be the most obvious of all choices, but I know how much Marvel loves to break apart happy couples so I’m going with this one first.

  • Hank Pym Dies – This one may be the most obvious of all choices, but I know how much Marvel loves to break apart happy couples so I’m going with this one first. With the recent return of Janet Van Dyne (Wasp) and Hank being relatively more happy I couldn’t think of a more perfect time for this character to bite the dust. I can see Hank sacrificing himself to save the ones he cares about and ending something he started.
  • Wolverine Kills Hank Pym – The solicits talk about Wolverine making a controversial decision that will effect the entire Marvel Universe, so why not have him kill the man that created Ultron. Certainly no one would go along with Logan on such a crazy mission, but what if he went back in time and got the jump on Pym? The solicits take about Sue Storm and Logan finding themselves in Avengers past, so why not?

The solicits talk about Wolverine making a controversial decision that will effect the entire Marvel Universe, so why not have him kill the man that created Ultron.

  • Reboot! – What if Ultron does indeed win, but decides to restart the Marvel Universe as some sort of competition for himself? We could get the heroes restarting their journeys all over again, very new reader friendly. The only problem I see with this is Marvel already had a sort of reboot and I don’t think they would be too eager to restart again.

 

  • Hope Factor – What if Hope Summers is the one to defeat Ultron? After the fractured mess of AVX (which was suppose to be about Hope?) maybe Marvel owes it to Hope to give her the victory here. For being one of the most powerful mutants on the planet she sure has been quiet since AVX.

What if Hope Summers is the one to defeat Ultron?

  • Who is pulling the Strings- Who will end up being the ultimate villain of this story? Last year saw Cyclops take a dark turn, so who’s next? Who do you think is leading this New World Order?

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Posted on March 2nd, 2013
Category: NEWS & VIEWS, REVIEWS, THE BURRITO BANDITO
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