Thursday, April 18, 2013
Age of Ultron kinda sucks.
First of all this series is yet another example of Bendis not knowing, or not caring how time travel is usually portrayed in Marvel. You can not change the past you simply make a new timeline. Also, because apparently this was written years ago Spider-man is clearly still Peter rather than Ock in this and the Fantastic Four, or rather what's left of them just Invisible Woman is in this even though they should be absent from the Marvel Universe. The tie ins have tried to smooth over these errors with various degrees of success but it's still a big error and should have gotten a rewrite.
But here's the biggest flaw, it seems to be there is really only two ways for a time travel/reality altering story like this to end. Either things are back to normal which would make this story largely if not completely irrelevant, or, and please dear God in Heaven don't let this be the case, this is paving the way for a DC type reboot. The former means I shouldn't care and the latter, well....let's just hope it's not the latter. At least weaker events like House of M or Secret Invasion had lasting effects. So far the only lasting impact we know this will have is a shitty Image character will be crammed into the Marvel Universe, probably, I would even say hopefully, to be forgotten in a year or so.
I haven't seen something so disappointingly bad since that Prometheus movie.