Age Of Ultron

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Age Of Ultron Vs. Marvel Zombies Teaser

Today’s teaser from Marvel Comics is for Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies. Similar to yesterday’s Civil War 2015 teaser, no other information was accompanying the image other than “Summer 2015.” [[wysiwyg_imageupload:17530:]]

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No Worries: The Avengers: Age Of Ultron Is Not Following The Bendis Comic Book: No Hank Pym, Either

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Marvel Comics fans were once again disappointed by another less than stellar comic book event that was put out with the Brian Michael Bendis written Age of Ultron story.

So yesterday at Comic-Con when Joss Whedon announced that the title for The Avengers 2 is The Avengers: Age Of Ultron you could hear comic fans across the globe let out a disappointing sigh.

However, worry no more comic and cosmic fans as Whedon explains the movie is not a take on the comic book.

Well, because there was a book called ‘Age of Ultron‘ quite recently, a lot of people have assumed that is what we’re doing, but that is not the case. We’re doing our own version of the origin story for Ultron. In the origin story, there was Hank Pym, so a lot of people assumed that he will be in the mix. He’s not. We’re basically taking the things from the comics for the movies that we need and can use. A lot of stuff has to fall by the wayside.”

We’re crafting our own version of it where his origin comes more directly from The Avengers we already know about. It’s a little bit darker than the other film because Ultron is in the house. There’s a science fiction theme that wasn’t there in the other one. Ultron is definitely something that evolves, so we’re going to get together a couple of different iterations. Nothing can be translated exactly as it was from the comics; particularly Ultron.

What’s that we hear?

Oh, it’s a sigh of relief.

Updated with the video:

The Avengers 2 assembles May 1, 2015 with Iron Man 3 on May 3, 2013, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, the Guardians of the Galaxy movie on August 1, 2014 and Ant-Man on November 6, 2015..

Head on over to the Cosmic Book News The Avengers Movie Hub for more news, images and trailers.

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Top 10 Comic Book Sales For June 2013: Bataman & Superman Over Age of Ultron

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Diamond released their early sales figures for the month of June where DC Comics takes the top three spots with their Batman and Superman titles overtaking that of Age of Ultron from Marvel.

The Walking Dead also takes the #1 spot for graphic novel sales.

Marvel had 32.77% of the Market Share to DC’s 29.57%.

Marvel also had 38.29% of the Unit Share with DC 32.03%.

 

TOP 10 COMIC BOOKS FOR JUNE 2013:

1 SUPERMAN UNCHAINED #1
2 BATMAN/SUPERMAN #1
3 BATMAN #21
4 AGE OF ULTRON #10
5 AGE OF ULTRON #9
6 JUSTICE LEAGUE #21
7 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #11
8 SUPERIOR SPIDER-MAN #12
9 ALL-NEW X-MEN #12
10 KICK-ASS 3 #1

 

TOP 10 GRAPHIC NOVELS FOR JUNE 2013:

1 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 18: WHAT COMES AFTER
2 SAGA VOLUME 2 TP
3 ADVENTURE TIME VOLUME 3 TP
4 STAR-LORD: THE HOLLOW CROWN TP
5 DEADPOOL KILLUSTRATED TP
6 THE WALKING DEAD VOL. 2: MILES BEHIND US
7 FATALE VOLUME 3 TP
8 BATMAN & ROBIN VOL. 1: BORN TO KILL TP
9 HARLEY QUINN: NIGHT AND DAY TP
10 BEFORE WATCHMEN: MINUTEMEN/SILK SPECTRE DELUXE HC

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Age of Ultron #10 Spoilers

Well, Age of Ultron actually leaked online yesterday in its entirety.

No surprise there, but we already knew some of the details with the “big” reveal of Angela.

Curiously enough, Marvel Cosmic fans probably read a familiar story; one dealing with cracks in time and space with Ultron involved.

Basically what happens is the universe gets broken (an infinite amount of times?) due to Wolverine time traveling a couple of times, and as any Doctor Who fan will tell you, that’s a big no no.

Well, Hank Pym tells Hank Pym about Ultron in which Pym creates a back door program of sorts to ultimately put his child down.

What the back door really is, is a program that gets initiated when Ultron tries to put a stop to it/overwrite it. So in a way Ultron is really responsible for his own downfall.

However, all the messing with time causes rips in time and space.

And not just in one Universe, but (I guess) all of them as we are witness to Miles Morales Spider-Man and Galactus from the Ultimate Marvel universe in the pages of a regular Marvel comic book. It didn’t look like the two universes actually combined, just that the Ultimate U. was affected. Well, at least not combined, yet, should we say?

On the plus side, Richard Rider did make an appearance in the form of a memory scene that, I think, showed various Marvel events getting — something? Not sure if they were undone, overwritten, broken or just shook up. Probably – or not – we’ll find out more in Hickman’s Infinity this August.

Obviously the last page reveal was of Angela, as she is mad and coming for someone or something.

Can’t help but think of DnA’s stuff as Ultron is involved (Annihilation: Conquest) leading to the Guardians of the Galaxy with the Guardians trying to fix all the broken fissures in space (War of Kings, Realm of Kings, Thanos Imperative) which created The Fault and Cancerverse, Lord Mar-vell, etc.

Looks like another under whelming Marvel Event. Will Hickman’s be any different? Time will tell.

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COVER SHOOT: The Top 5 Comic Book Covers For June 19th

Cover Shoot

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

This weekly feature will take a look at the most visually compelling covers on the market today. Whether they be variant editions or standard ones, these are the top 5 covers that stand out amongst the bevy of books that are released each week. They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” these covers are worth more than that! No matter the storylines found behind them, these covers draw you to at least check them out, which can be worth exponentially more than just words to the companies that publish them! Enjoy!

 

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1. Batwoman #21 (DC): Although the black and white version of this cover is stunning, the simple swath of crimson bleeding across makes this one that much more compelling. J.H. Williams III has always pushed the envelope with his use of dead space but the use of the diagonal layout helps make it more pronounced and tricks the eye into believing Batwoman is falling faster than she should be for Killer Croc!

 

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2. Miniature Jesus #3 (Image): Ted McKeever makes a truly artistic cover, devoid of color but rattling the senses with everything else. The pristine line work and stellar background makes the image project off the page, but it is the composition of the beasts tearing through that conveys the emotion of the entire book and tells the tale of Chomsky in a single, terrible image.

 

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3. It Girl & the Atomics #11 (Image): Michael Allred is a pop icon that brings fresh and exciting ideas into everything he touches. This gloriously colorful, retro style cover by Michael and Laura Allred, cannot help but draw attention to itself on the rack. The simple layout with stunning background will literally “pop” no matter what book resides next to it!

 

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4. Age of Ultron #10 -Variant Edition- (Marvel): Okay, so this is the “big” finale to Marvel’s less than mediocre crossover, but I won’t be buying it for Angela’s first Marvel appearance. I will, however, be thoroughly impressed by this variant cover. Bleak and monstrous, it exudes the overall feeling of dread that the future holds, all the while drawing your eye to the single, luminous figure that stands beneath it all. It is a startlingly intricate picture that comes across as simplistic, yet stunning. 

 

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5. Supergirl #21 (DC): Mahmud Asrar makes an explosive cover that will surely make any books around it on the rack tremble in fear. With a stylishly designed background, this cover conveys only one message — Supergirl is pissed and someone’s going to pay! The foreground melds perfectly with the burning red background symbol, making the entire cover breed rage before you even look at Supergirl’s facial expression. Absolutely perfect!

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Now Age of Ultron #10 Is Polybagged

We get more gimmicks from Marvel with the news that Age of Ultron #10 will be polybagged.

The first issue featured a foil cover as well.

Tom Brevoort tweeted the following image of the issue with: “AGE OF ULTRON #10 is printed and done! And it comes in Bags! Bags!”

The issue features the debut of Neil Gaiman’s Angela.

So will you be buying two?

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Nick Fury’s Storage Room Has Richard Rider’s Nova Helmet, Magneto’s Helmet, Spider-Shooters & More

Can someone in the comments below please explain what in the Sam Alexander heck is going on in Age of Ultron?

Marvel 616?

Canon?

Future?

Past?

Now?

Check out a pic from Age of Ultron #5 where we see Richard Rider Nova’s helmet, as well as the helmet of Magneto, Spider-Man’s web-shooters, an Iron Man suit and what might be Black Panther’s mask.

Why are they there, and Fury asks the heroes to pick whatever they need?!

So does this mean that Richard Rider made it out of the Cancerverse and gave up his helmet? To become the drunk “Jessie” in Loeb’s Nino Nova?

Or that Magneto is dead — as well as Richard Rider?!

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Awesome 8-Bit Avengers AI #1 Variant Cover Revealed

Check out the following 8-Bit variant cover for the recently announced new Avengers AI #1 comic that spins out of the Age of Ultron.

The variant is by Matthew Waite as revealed on the Marvel Tumblr.

Featured on the cover are 8-Bit versions of Hank Pym, the Vision, Victor Mancha, a Doombot, Alexis and Monica Chang fighting Ultron robots.

Avengers AI #1 kicks off this July from Sam Humphries and Andrew Lima Araujo.

Here’s a description for the new Avengers series:

A brave new world is unleashed and only one team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes can save us from the future. Gathered together by Hank Pym, the Vision leads Victor Mancha, Doombot and the mysterious Alexis in a race to contain an unfathomable Pandora’s Box of destruction! And which side will Monica Chang, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., find herself on?
 

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Marvel Removes Rom From Age Of Ultron #2; Replaces With Dna’s Ikon, But Forgets The Art

Back in November, saw an early look at Bryan Hitch’s art for Age Of Ultron #2 where we see smack dab in the middle is Rom the Spaceknight.

Says as much.

However, more than likely a Marvel editor caught wind of the mistake(?!) and changed it to DnA’s Ikon.

They could have at least changed the art, too.

Wasn’t the art done on this a while ago? Wonder if there were any plans to acquire Rom that might have fell through?

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Ikon:

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Neil Gaiman Really Bringing Back Marvelman?

It’s July of 2009 and Marvel Comics announces they have the rights to Marvelman.

Nothing much since comes of it.

Fast Forward to Avengers #5 (Bendis) and we see the Ultron War teased — September 2010.

Nothing much becomes of it.

Fast Forward To Avengers #7, a trailer surfaces. Ultron War. October 2010.

Nothing much becomes of it.

The Age of Ultron 10 issue event is announced with the first teaser released in November 2012.

Age of Ultron is underway with an ending said to be known only by a select few at Marvel with Joe Quesada drawing the final pages.

Age of Ultron “special guest-star” gets leaked.

Oh, wait. It’s Angela?

Who?

The info comes out that it’s Neil Gaiman and he is bringing – what’s her name – to the Marvel U.

And to Guardians of the Galaxy.

Angela. Guardians of the Galaxy.

That’s the big news?

Maybe not, as we can bring everything around to July of 2009.

Neil Gaiman. Marvel Man.

Marvel?

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Will Neil Gaiman Be Able To Save Guardians of the Galaxy? Brings Angela On Board With #5

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6244:]]Marvel is pulling out another big gun, most likely in an attempt to save Bendis’ Guardians of the Galaxy, which looks as if it’s already lost Steve McNiven.

The big end result – or what have you – of the Age of Ultron has hit the net, and it’s that Neil Gaiman is bringing his character Angela to the Marvel Universe.

That’s not all, as Gaiman is also coming on board Guardians of the Galaxy with issue #5, “as co-writer,” and Angela as well.

Marvel broke the news through the NY Times.

Preparing the way for Angela’s arrival has “been in the works for quite some time,” said Joe Quesada, the chief creative officer of Marvel Entertainment. “We were looking for a good entry point to tease our fans and to let them know she was going to be a major player,” he said. “Age of Ultron,” an event storyline which involves many of Marvel’s top heroes, seemed like the perfect venue. With so many big stories spoiled by the media (with the willing cooperation of the comic book companies) lately, Axel Alonso, the editor in chief of Marvel Comics, insisted the revelation of Angela’s participation did not count as a spoiler. Her presence is a bonus, “like the post-credit scenes in one of our Marvel studio movies,” Mr. Alonso said. The character’s appearance in “Age of Ultron” is designed to whet the appetite of fans for more.

Angela’s next stop will be in issue No. 5 of “Guardians of the Galaxy,” written by Brian Michael Bendis, one of Marvel’s most popular writers. That issue will be co-written by Mr. Gaiman. (It will be a busy comic book year for Mr. Gaiman. A new “Sandman” story, published by DC Comics, is scheduled for November. Mr. Gaiman was not available for comment.) The spotlight on “Guardians of the Galaxy,” a team of cosmic heroes who are scheduled to headline a feature film in 2014, is intentional. “Marvel is really putting a huge concerted effort to show the cosmic universe and how it ties to the regular universe,” Mr. Alonso said. “It’s called the Marvel universe for a reason.”

Gaiman also writes for the Doctor Who TV series, so at least now they have someone who can handle the source material.

Discuss This In The Cosmic Book News Forums In The Guardians of the Galaxy Thread

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Age of Ultron New Trailer Now Online

Marvel revealed a new trailer for the upcoming Age of Ultron event.

The series kicks off in March from Brian Michael Bendis and Bryan Hitch.

Following the trailer is a batch of artwork to check out as well.

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (JAN130627) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U. 

AGE OF ULTRON #2 (JAN130634) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U. 

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (JAN130637) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

    

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Age Of Ultron Reveals Future Avengers? Includes Star-Lord

Marvel released a new teaser for the Age Of Ultron and on the cover we see what looks like, perhaps, future versions of the characters. Could be the Avengers?

Looks like a Cable Captain America?

Cyclops looks pretty messed up, even has a techo-arm. Bucky?

Hulk and Thing are battered and bruised.

New Ms. Captain Marvel? The Wasp?

Star-Lord of the Guardians of the Galaxy looks like he’s in his original costume.

However, Doctor Strange and Wolverine pretty much look like their regular old selves. Nice to see Doctor Strange getting some air time, probably right in time for his new movie.

And speaking of the future, Marvel also revealed the cover to Uncanny Avengers #8AU by Jim Cheug. We see Kang promptly featured on the cover with the Apocalypse Twins.

AGE OF ULTRON #7
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art by BRANDON PETERSON & CARLOS PACHECO
Cover by BRANDON PETERSON
ON SALE MAY 2013!

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Iron Man Now Has Muscles In The Age Of Ultron

Marvel released another “Submit or Perish” teaser for the Age of Ultron.

Last time saw a teaser featuring a short-haired She-Hulk and this time we see a new Iron Man muscle suit.

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (JAN130627) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.   

AGE OF ULTRON #2 (JAN130634) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.   

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (JAN130637) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

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She-Hulk Gets A Hair Cut For Age Of Ultron

Marvel released another “submit or perish” teaser image for Age of Ultron this time featuring She-Hulk who happens to have a hair cut (last I checked).

The previous teasers include Red Hulk and Black Widow.

AGE OF ULTRON #1 (JAN130627) 

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.   

AGE OF ULTRON #2 (JAN130634) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.   

AGE OF ULTRON #3 (JAN130637) 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS 
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH 
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.
 

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Age of Ultron Red Hulk & Black Widow Teasers Revealed

Marvel has released a pair of Age of Ultron teasers featuring the Red Hulk and Black Widow with the text, “submit or perish.”

You can also check out a batch of images that we have put together below.

AGE OF ULTRON #1

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.

AGE OF ULTRON #2 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On-Sale March 2013 A.U.
 
AGE OF ULTRON #3 
Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS
Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH
On-Sale March 2013 A.U. 

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Marvel Launching The Cosmic Event We Always Wanted But Not The Way We Wanted It

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5151:]]When you have the likes of Joe Quesada personally calling an artist to get them onboard a cosmic comic book — you know the pigs are flying sky high.

Of course, it’s all because of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige and Joss Whedon, and we’re guessing nothing really about Quesada’s input, as everyone who has been reading anything from Marvel for the past 10+ years knows Joe doesn’t like cosmic.

It’s even been said that during Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning’s Guardians of the Galaxy run that the character of Jack Flag really represented Joe Q., as Flag would often quip how much he disliked the cosmic stuff. At least that was the inside joke amongst cosmic readers.

So when Marvel Comics cancelled DnA’s stuff, and Joe Q. said it wasn’t because of sales, he was telling the truth, it was because of movies, we shouldn’t have found it a surprise that when the cosmic was brought back it was only “cosmic.”

Iron Man. X-Men. Earth.

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That’s Marvel’s new cosmic, which actually isn’t new anything.

All it is, is the Guardians wrapped up in a neat little package with a nice Avengers bow tied to the top. So when the Guardians of the Galaxy movie does comes out, the Marvel Comics folk can make it look like they didn’t ignore their cosmic stuff for years, and that the Guardians are an integral component to the Avengers, and of course Iron Man.

We all know better as Marvel Cosmic was regulated to their little own “universe” with barely any promotion — and definitely not involved in any of the Marvel “big” events. Yet, they survived.

Well, the latest is that Marvel is planning a big “cosmic” event that begins in Jeph Loeb’s Nova, which fans dub NINO (Nova In Name Only) and will continue in the new Guardians of the Galaxy comic book and involve the recently announced Thanos Uprising as well as into Age Of Ultron. It’s being described by Bleeding Cool as being as big as Avengers Vs. X-Men (and we all know how good that turned out).

What’s that you say? Ultron? Yep, DnA already did that in Annihilation: Conquest.

Obviously, we can see what’s going on here. With Matt Fraction spilling the beans that the Marvel Studios movies have a direct influence on the comics and writers, we see that Marvel Comics is following along The Avengers movie with Thanos, Guardians of the Galaxy and into The Avengers 2.

I can only imagine the look on Quesada’s face when he was told that the movies would be heavily cosmic. 

Who knows though, that could have been shortly before Quesada gave up the EIC gig and moved on.

Basically what we are getting, is an inorganic story from writers who have no idea or would have never thought about diving head first into cosmic in the first place.

Instead of bringing the Annihilation era, which had a loyal and steady fan base of its own, into Marvel, they “axeled” it (as I like to say) and relaunched under their good buddies who will have gone on to get a movie credit.

Though underserving.

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And I won’t be buying it. Won’t you join me?

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