No, this is not a redundant review for the hit film Avengers: Age of Ultron, this is the graphic novel Age of Ultron. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch, it tells a very different story than the film.
Ultron has returned with a vengeance. After returning to Earth with alien technology, he has conquered most of the continental United States and the Avengers are in hiding. Hawkeye manages to rescue Spider-Man and after finding out that Nick Fury has a hidden base in the Savage Land, they travel there.
Wolverine (of the X-Men) and the Invisible Woman (of the Fantastic Four) travel along. Nick Fury has found out that Ultron is controlling Vision from the future and that they must go there to stop him. Wolverine has other plans. Using one of Dr. Doom’s stolen time machines, he and the Invisible Woman go back in time, to kill Hank Pym aka Ant-Man, the creator of Ultron.
What they do not realize is the consequences this has on all of reality. It is not going back in time to correct a wrong or to observe, Wolverine has completely unraveled time itself, causing a butterfly effect that leaves the world worse off than even Ultron can bring.
This graphic novel is prior to the all-new, all different Marvel, so it features the classic Nick Fury and it excludes the unending drama of the Ultimate Universe. It is well written, crafted, and drawn. The story is slightly complicated, but it features cameos from several amazing Avengers not yet seen in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It is definitely a must read in the new universe. While other comics are diving into political correctness, this one, for the most part, avoids that.
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