I'm not sure if there already as a thread for this GN. I haven't read it yet, I'll review it on this thread when I do, just wanted to say I'm EXTREMELY glad I got this from my public library instead of plunking down $25 for it... Beautiful art, but it's as thin as a regular comic book. The "hardcovers" are thicker than the actual pages. $25 Better be one hell of a story, haha!
Last Edit: Jun 19, 2015 14:38:29 GMT -5 by starfoxxx
BEAUTIFUL ART! Pretty good story-telling, too. I just get bored with the whole "DADDY" issues of Hank Pym/ULTRON/Vision...I don't know, feels like that plotline has been done over and over.
It's kind of reminiscent of Iron Man's dilemma in the new movie, why Hank created Ultron in the first place, what Ultron represents as far as part of Hank's(damaged)psyche, blah blah blah, again, been there, done that.
I REALLY like the flashback scene in the pre-Giuliani, grimy NYC, with the blue bouncing BEAST! And YELLOWJACKET!
I STILL don't like Sabretooth as an Avengers, though!
Hank Pym fans will want to check this out, as it has some SERIOUS repercussions concerning Hank PYM!
But the BEST part is Remender's treatment of STARFOX! Eros FINALLY gets the respect he deserves! And Remender also helped me figure out what was always so appealing about Starfox to me.... He kind of has a hippy, "love will conquer hate" mentality that I TRY to establish in my personal life. I just get soooo sick of haters, martyrs, me-me's, look-at-me's....you know, you live amongst/work or ARE these people....I just feel like a STARFOX sometimes, always the one who points out "Hey, let's try to stay positive about this, and maybe have a laugh or two while we're at it."......
But I cannot practice what I preach as far as that $25 price tag....a cool graphic novel, especially for Hank Pym and Starfox fans (you know you're out there, ha-ha!). Also, Falcon/Cap is pretty good in this one. But not $25, sorry Marvel.
I just get bored with the whole "DADDY" issues of Hank Pym/ULTRON/Vision...I don't know, feels like that plotline has been done over and over.
I haven't read the GN but I thought it was worth chiming in that the best portrayal of Ultron I've ever seen was in Ann Nocenti's Daredevil c.275-276.
It includes the whole Oedipal fantasy thing but makes it part of a larger existential crisis driven by machine logic and gives him multiple personalities as a result of his various incarnations. This is the one where you believe that Ultron is really crazy.
You, and the others will believe that the Avengers have again earned a great triumph...but I will remember...Forever!
Post by Marvel Boy on Jun 21, 2015 20:34:01 GMT -5
The ending is truly fresh and original, a new direction for Hank. But I have no idea how this relates to Hickman's run and Hank's appearances therein. I hope this new direction isn't abandoned due to the repercussions of SW, I'd like to see where this new path for Hank could go.