52comics [23]: Avengers – Rage Of Ultron (2015)

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written by: Rick Remender
pencils by:Jerome Opeña & Pepe Larraz
inked by: Jerome Opeña & Mark Morales
colours by: Dean White, Rachelle Rosenberg & Dono Sanchez Almara
letters by: Clayton Cowles
cover by: Jerome Opeña & Dean White
published by Marvel comics

It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence — so long devoted to ending life on Earth — has found a new world to conquer…one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos’ brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies — but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron’s creator Giant-Man — and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized “son,” the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Jerome Opeña (AVENGERS) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth’s Mightiest Heroes!

I did not plan on reading this, but gave it chance after my brother recommended it to me.
Being published near the release of Ultron’s introduction to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, this book sure is another surfboard to ride the wave of cash, but with Rick Remender on the board, it is more than just a good looking supplement. Fathers and Sons, generational conflicts and inherited sins are a theme that gets explored through the lens offered by earths mightiest heroes punching stuff.
The story might confuse people, it is set after the current Marvel event, Secret Wars, and if one is not familiar with the story of Hank Pym and his artificial offspring, Ultron and the Vision as well as some of his work on Secret Avengers, Uncanny X-Force and Uncanny Avengers it might be a bit confusing. Luckily the main theme is so strong that it becomes a guiding post.
But my opinion is surely coloured by the fact that Hank Pym is one of my favourite Marvel characters and that the ending of this volume sets up the next step for father and son which hopefully gets explored soon.

As always, you can grab it at The Bookdepository.

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