Thursday, April 2, 2015

E90: Uncanny Inhumans #0 | Star Wars: Kanan - The Last Padawan #1 | Avengers: Rage of Ultron OGN Reviews [Devil Comics Entertainment]

Uncanny Inhumans #0 follows the other Marvel stories including Infinity War and Time Runs Out. Black Blot rescues other Inhumans who are in a transformative state following the events of Infinity War from poaches. Later he storms a castle to find Kang to see his son. Kang reveals there is no future due to the incursions from Time Runs Out running within the Avengers books. Black Blot puts his son in a transformative state and promises him to Kang in exchange for taking him into the time stream to save him from the inevitable destruction of the world. Following the book we get a preview of the Uncanny Inhumans first year. Since Fox has the movie rights to X-Men, the Inhumans are the new mutants of the Marvel cinematic universe which will have their own movie in 2018 due to the slow build in the television series Agents of SHIELD. 

Star Wars: Kanan – The Last Padawan begins with the cast of Star Wars: Rebels as they travel to the planet Kaller where Kanan fought during the Clone Wars and faced Order 66. He trains with his Jedi Master Depa who gives him a Jedi Holocron to study from before the Emperor executes Order 66. The art and the writing is better than Marvel’s Star Wars and Darth Vader comics as it links the events of Revenge of the Sith to the Rebel series.

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.