Connect with us
Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review

Comic Books

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review

Anyone can rationalize something to the point where it’s good. Case in point: Marvel’s spring event Age of Ultron which pretty much stank up the joint the first five issues. Revisionist historians, otherwise known as comic reviewers, can say, “oh yeah it setup the rest so well,” but I’m no fool. The premise that the heroes lost and were in dire straights was simple, but did it need to be hammered over our heads constantly for four flipping issues!? Anyhoo, things turned around last issue, but #7 is no guarantee. Is it good?


Age of Ultron #7 (of 10) (Marvel Comics)


Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review

Listen to the latest episode of our weekly comics podcast!

Last issue, (spoiler alert) Wolverine went back in time and killed Hank Pym. Invisible Woman was there and let him do it, largely because Ultron pretty much ruined Earth forever. Wolverine and Invisible Woman are now back to see the fruits of their bounty and, surprise surprise, it’s not a perfect future. Clearly writer Brian Bendis is having fun weaving in alternate reality ideas with Pym gone but at the same time not being annoyingly outspoken about it. It’s striking to consider everything that happened before this issue was erased. Now, maybe in the next three issues that will be proven wrong, but aside from the mindset Invisible Woman and Wolverine carry, THE LAST SIX ISSUES WERE POINTLESS.

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review
You couldn’t ask these questions BEFORE you killed a friend and teammate?

Part of the fun, or possibly all the fun, of elseworld tales is seeing all the heroes we love and how they’ve changed. We get plenty of that when The Defenders show up to confront Wolverine and Invisible Woman. We get a Cable-looking Cyclops, a Nick Fury-looking Captain America and some subtle changes to Thing and Hulk. It’s also neat to see Cyclops drop a cosplay joke on them:

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review

That’s about all the fun you’re going to have in this issue; deciphering what the changes are and where the world is at now. The twist ending wasn’t completely surprising, because really, how often have we seen time travel replace one villain with another, but it’ll be interesting to see how this new villain is fleshed out next issue.

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review
How to beat Wolverine in one strike.

The art by Carlos Pacheco and Brandon Peterson is, needless to say really, a hell of a ton better than what Bryan Hitch was delivering the first few issues. It’s actually clear what is happening due to the placement of panels but also the facial expressions as well. This is how an event comic should look. There isn’t a panel that perturbs or confuses.

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review
Light show! Somebody bring me a light stick!

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review 7.0

Is It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 ReviewIs It Good? Age of Ultron #7 Review
  • The art is a pleasure
  • The elseworld stuff is cool if that’s your thing
  • Predictable turn of events
  • Yet another senseless heroes fighting heroes issue

What this issue boils down to is a very predictable turn of events mixed with some cool elseworlds stuff. Unfortunately most of this issue consists of heroes fighting heroes before they predictably will join forces. Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve seen this story play out way too many times.

Is It Good?

Meh. The art pulls this into decent territory but the story is very by the numbers.

Comments

In Case You Missed It

'Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn' #1 review 'Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn' #1 review

‘Batman: White Knight Presents: Harley Quinn’ #1 review

Comic Books

AfterShock Preview: I Breathed a Body #1 AfterShock Preview: I Breathed a Body #1

AfterShock Preview: I Breathed a Body #1

Comic Books

Lovecraft Country (HBO) Lovecraft Country (HBO)

‘Lovecraft Country’ episode 10 ‘Full Circle’ recap/review

Television

bullets of justice bullets of justice

‘Bullets of Justice’ review: Exploitation movie proof of ‘to each their own’

31 Days of Halloween

Connect
Newsletter Signup