Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let's read comics # 3 - WTF edition - Age of Ultron #6

This week I'm going to focus on a title that's been bugging me since issue One, Age of Ultron, which has both Heroes and the title villain, doing some really out of character choices.

The latest issue has Wolverine and Susan Storm traveling back to Marvel's Silver Age to nip Ultron at the proverbial bud by Killing Doctor Henry Pym (a.k.a Ant-Man, Giant-man, Science-man and I-beat-the-shit-out-of-my-wife-man) founding member of the Avengers.

Let's take a look at what I'm talking about:

Wolverine has gone from hero willing to make the tough choices even kill if need be to straight up villain. Not to mention how many times Hank Pym or any of his creations, directly or indirectly has saved the world.

Wolverine has no moral problems with this course of action. OK...let's give Logan the benefit of the doubt, maybe he'll come to his senses....

There's an acknowledgement by Logan that Pym has done some good but otherwise he's slicing him up like he's making Julianne fries.

Also when Susan Storm walks into the room Logan does everything short of calling her a bitch.

Susan Storm is aguably the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four and a character that has a track record of making tough choices based on what she believes is right, going as far as standing up against her own husband, the all knowledgable Mr. Fantastic and siding with Doctor Doom or the Sub-Mariner on several occasions.

My point is that The Invisible Woman is no shrinking violet, so when Logan Barks...

...she buckles and allows him to murder a founding member of the Avengers, a colleague and a friend with nothing more than a whimper from her and a "Now What?"



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