Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Age of Confusion

Brian Michael Bendis & Company: Age of Ultron—The Complete Event (Marvel; 2013; ISBN 978-0785155652)

I first read this last year as the apparently-not-quite-so-complete event. Great beginning but confusing end with the story going completely off the rails at one point. Seeing a "complete" edition, I decided to give it a try to see if I had missed an important element the first time around.

Well...great beginning, lots of great story elements even for a relative newcomer such as myself, interesting stories around the world...but...the story goes completely off the rails at one point (what in the name of heck does that Dr. Doom story have to do with anything else?) and a very inconclusive ending.

So: complete event or incomplete event, the edition didn't seem to matter.

Note: I liked much of the book. But there was no payoff. Turf battles at Marvel? Lack of an overall guiding hand? Hopefully the movie version brings it all around and in one nice package with a bow!

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