AGE OF ULTRON is back with its fourth installment. Does it deliver the stuff this event has been hinting at? A bit, but the title robot himself doesn’t appear yet again.

Here’s the official description from Marvel:

• The impossible has happened!

• The Earth has been taken by Ultron…what few super hero survivors there are try desperately to stay alive.

• And it is Luke Cage who discovers the secret behind Ultron’s victory over all of mankind.

• A secret that will have fans of Marvel comics arguing for years to come!

We are four issues in now and yet Ultron himself hasn’t appeared, it’s quite sad when you think about it. There’s plenty of build-up, so hopefully when he does appear it’ll be worth it. This issue introduces three major things however. We learn that Vision is just a conduit for Ultron whom is commanding from the future, the Savage Land is slightly intact, and there’s a plan to take back the world. It is the most action packed issue, plus Ultron despite not appearing is further established as the greatest comic book villain of all time. If he doesn’t appear in the next issue however…

Brian Michael Bendis continues to write the broken world very well. The mere two words ‘Ultron City’ is pretty spine-chilling. The writing is strong, especially with the whole Cage/She-Hulk/Vision dynamic, some powerful stuff there. How Cage survived a nuclear blast remains to be seen, but I won’t hold it against the comic. The Savage Land has been demolished, but not completely. It was good to see Ka-Zar, the little dialogue he has is very interesting. The ending will have you thinking for awhile, because if pulled off…let’s just say it’ll be as controversial as One More Day.

Bryan Hitch’s art is once again fantastic. The Ultron-Bots have never looked looked scarier, I’m really looking forward to his take on the title robot himself. This might also be the best drawn Red Hulk I have ever seen. The backgrounds of the destroyed cities look amazing. The panel with Red Hulk attacking Taskmaster was way too blurry however, since you can’t tell what really happens, it loses the emotional punch. The main cover is pretty standard, having Cage taking on some Ultron-Bots. It’s not weak, just generally uninteresting. The She-Hulk variant on the other hand is quite stunning. She gets a pretty big role in the beginning of the story. The Ultron cover is by far the best, it captures just how powerful and evil he looks.

Overall, AGE OF ULTRON continues to be a very intriguing event. This issue does answer some questions, but also provides even more build-up. Sadly the title robot doesn’t make an appearance, this must change in the next one. There’s a pretty surprising casualty and the ending will get you thinking. The next installment should be hopefully the big one.


My name is Daniel (@Destroyer_199), the main guy for comic reviews here at Unleash the Fanboy. I was born in 1995 in the Big Apple, spent my formative years in Staten Island, and currently reside in the awesome state that is New Jersey.

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  • Antony Gallagher

    I have been enjoying Age Of Ultron here lately as well. The suspense just keeps building! Keeping track of Injustice : Gods Among Us?

    • Daniel Alvarez

      Yes, that game looks to be the best DC game. I’ll probably pick it up about a month or two after it releases since I recently ordered some pricey Godzilla statues.