Age of Ultron v1 #1

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Age of Ultron v1 #1

Post by Jason Doty » Sat Mar 09, 2013 3:48 am

Hawkeye (Barton)
augmented street thugs
Spider-Man (Doctor Octopus inhabiting Parker's body)
Luke Cage
Iron Man
Emma Frost
Invisible Woman
other unidentifiable survivors
Captain America

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Re: Age of Ultron v1 #1

Post by Paul Bourcier » Sat Mar 09, 2013 4:19 pm

Does Age of Ultron occur on Earth-616? I'm thinking the Age of Ultron is like Age of Apocalypse, involving an alternate universe implied by the "AU" in the numbers of the comics that tie into it. (And you thought "AU" meant "Age of Ultron." :wink: )

Clues? Look at She-Hulk in this issue; does that look like Jennifer Walters? And what is Emma Frost doing with the Avengers? She's supposed to be on the most-wanted list these days.

One reason it's hard to tell right away is that the reader of Age of Ultron #1 picks up the story in the middle -- a trendy storytelling device that's overdone, IMHO. Get ready for a bunch of flashbacks in future issues to clue you into what's really going on.
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Re: Age of Ultron v1 #1

Post by Midnighter » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:54 pm

Don't know, advertising and the promo on YouTube said that "It isn't an alternate reality, it isn't a future, it's happening NOW!" Or something similar...

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Re: Age of Ultron v1 #1

Post by Leoparis » Sun Mar 10, 2013 1:49 pm

Considering future issues about Wolverine and Invisible Woman traveling to the era of Cap's kooky quartet, it seems possible that Ultron got his hands on a time machine and beat the Avengers before his first defeat. If that's the case it's a 616 temporarily transformed by time travel.