Sins Of The Father: A Review of Avengers Rage of Ultron


Sins Of The Father 
A Review of Avengers Rage of Ultron
By: Mr. J’s Comic Reviews
Well I guess
it’s time for me to ride the Age of Ultron hype train. I loved the movie so I
thought now would be the perfect time to review the latest Ultron story to come
out of Marvel. Avengers Rage Of Ultron. It’s written by Rick Remender with art
by Jerome Openia and Pepe Larraz. Before I get started I want to give a quick
self-plug. If you want to hear my thoughts on the Avengers Age of Ultron you can check it out at the bottom of this review.

Alright
let’s get this review started. I’m going to break it down into three sections.
The good, the bad, and my overall thoughts. Here’s your last chance to avoid
spoilers for Avengers Rage Of Ultron. First let’s discuss the plot.
The Plot
The
beginning of the story takes places years ago during one of the Avengers’ early
encounters with Ultron. The psychotic A.I. proclaims that all he truly seeks is
the love of his father and creator Hank Pym aka Ant Man. He intends to destroy the world as a
way of tainting Hank’s legacy making him Hank Pym the genius that killed us
all. The team manages to subdue Ultron and send him into space. The second part
of the story takes place years later. The team now consists of Sam Wilson, Captain
America, The Vision, Scarlet Witch, The Wasp, Sabertooth,
Spider-Man, Hank Pym, and the female Thor
This new team of Avengers faces the
one threat Hank has been dredging. The return of Ultron. He is back and
stronger than ever. Hank has created a device to turn the Ulton bots off.
This sparks a debate among the team whether or not Hank had the right to shut
down those machines. Vision is enraged. He claims that those machines were just
as alive as he was and that Hank was essentially killing them. Hank fires back
that they are only machines. They aren’t alive. The tension is interrupted by
the return of Ultron

Ultron has created a virus and begins to infect the
Avengers. It comes down to Hank, Vision, and Captain America to defeat Ulton. The Vision tries to
phase through Ultron and fuses with him. Vision is put in extreme agony and
Ultron uses this opportunity to fuse with Hank Pym. This new Ultron begins to
devastate the remaining Avengers. Vison attempts to get through to Hank by
proclaiming that he is not his. Ultron laughs saying that Hank likes being
merged with him because they are one and the same. They are Ultron. Eros manages
to hit Ultron with the power of love giving Hank clarity. He begins to feel
extreme guilt and remorse. He reverses the effects of the virus and cures the
team. He then goes off into space to prevent himself from causing any more
damage. After recovering the team builds a statue to honor Hank. Janet reflects
on what a true hero and that maybe someday they can save their friend.
Well that’s
it for the plot, now it’s time to talk about the good in this story.
The Good
  • Ultron’s
    dialogue was great. This story added a lot more depth to Ultron. He’s normally
    just depicted as a killer rogue A.I., but in this story he is a much more complex
    character.
  • The story
    also helped to flush out Hank Pym’s character. You really get a lot of insight
    into why he does what he does and how he thinks. Also his relationship with
    Ultron is really fascinating here.
  • The art was
    fantastic. I also really appreciated how Ultron’s look evolved from the
    beginning time period to modern day.
  • The
    dysfunctional family dynamic between Hank, Ultron, and Vison made for a really
    interesting almost soap opera level.


The Bad
  • I’m not
    really a fan of the Pym-Tron design
  • I was
    confused on when in present day this takes place so I have no idea if this is a
    post Secret Wars story or if it’s just a standalone.

Final
Thoughts
Ultron has
always been a really cool villain. This story adds even more to his character.
It also gives you more insight into the minds of both Hank and Ultron which
helps readers connect with both characters. The story was well paced, and the
art was great. If this story really is canon it could be a huge game changer. I
only had minor nitpicks about the new Ultron design and being a little confused
on when the story takes place, but other than that I really enjoyed Avengers
Rage Of Ulton
. It’s one of the best Ultron stories I’ve read in a while. I definitely say you should pick it up if you’re looking for a
good Ultron/Hank Pym character story.

Have you
read Avengers: Rage Of Ultron? What did you think of it? What’s your favorite Ultron
story? Tell me in the comments below. Here is my Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review as promoised!



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