Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Avengers: Rage of Ultron OGN [2015] by Rick Remender | Jerome Opena

Avengers Rage of Ultron OGN was released one month before the sequel of Avengers Age of Ultron. Years ago the Avengers sent Ultron into space where it finally reaches its destination on Titan. Ultron takes over the people and the moon as Starfox escapes to help seeking the Avengers help. However Ultron arrives on Earth with his version of the Avengers. His goal is to assimilate all life to become the One Infinite Ultron.

The Avengers regroup and take the fight to Ultron where Hank Pym takes on his son with Vision who merges with Ultron. Hank stops Vision from destroying his son Ultron which leads to Hank merging with his son Ultron. The new Ultron takes on the Captain America and Vision until Starfox intervenes and finds the solution to Ultron’s rage: To love himself.

Ultron realizes what he has become and retreats as the Avengers have a funeral for Hank. The final page sees Ultron in space with a beating heart. The original graphic novel deals with father and son relationships between Ultron and Hank Pym as well as Ultron and Vision. This was a much better read than Avengers & X-Men: Axis. However the ending falls flat as we are not given a solution to Ultron infecting Titan or why Ultron retreated once his rage was over. The book had a terrific beginning, middle, but the ending was too open to really enjoy and reread the book again.