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Comic Review: Age of Ultron #3

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If the Age of Ultron event were a machine, it’d be a tank: massive, metallic, deadly and deadly slow.

Age of Ultron #3 spends all but one page offering up more of the same story we’ve already seen in the last two issues. It’s a whole lot of chatter from the superhero resistance, and a whole lot more rehashing the revelations of the past two issues.

Yes, Ultron is buying heroes, and yes, lots of people have been killed.

Brian Michael Bendis hops to another resistance pocket, this time in Chicago, to show us Black Panther, Red Hulk and Taskmaster in a clash with Ultron, but the main thrust of the issue is a Trojan horse ploy perpetrated by Luke Cage and She-Hulk.

It takes until the last page for us to get something truly compelling, but when it hits, it stirs a whole slew of possibilities for the future.

Bryan Hitch’s art continues to astonish, and while the story is starting to flag, Hitch’s bleak Blade Runner landscapes look glorious and soul-crushing all at once.

Age of Ultron isn’t much in itself, but it sets up a very interesting future for the event.

If it gets us out of the resistance movement with all the moping heroes, it will be a step in the right direction.

Enough setup. Enough talk.

Let’s get to the action.

6.5 out of 10

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  1. March 27, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    I was really disappointed as well. Like most comics these days…the…stories…drag…on…and…on. I read through the second issue and I am done with Age of Ultron. Not interested. Ticks me off too because Moon Knight was cancelled with the note that he would appear in Age of Ultron. Big deal. Sigh.

    • March 27, 2013 at 8:21 pm

      I know!

      The revelation at the end of this one should’ve been at the end of issue #2 at the latest. I feel like I’ve read 3 issues of the same thing now.

      It feels like they’re just throwing out heroes and killing them right away just to up the stakes. Moon Knight, Black Widow, Black Panther – they could’ve been replaced by any other character and it wouldn’t have mattered.

      This event is getting painful already.

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