Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1 Review/Recap

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1: A Stranger Came to Town.


Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1 Recap

Tigra runs through the jungle.  She is fated to die here.  This was her punishment, and this is her death.  But still, she can’t help but smile.  She grew up in a cage, a prisoner of her kingdom’s Baron.  But here, in the Deadlands… Tigra is free.  As the Marvel Zombies track the woman down, she realizes this is what freedom looks like.  But the zombies are concerned when the hear the all-too familiar whirr of machinery.


A battle erupts between zombie and Ultron drone, and chaos erupts.  This is the reality of the Deadlands and Perfection.  On the planet of Battleworld, the cobbled together remnants of the multiverse, lie the Forbidden Zones.  One area is known as the Deadlands, infested with zombies and at war with Perfection.  The latter area is ruled by Ultron, who turned on his creator Hank Pym, slaughtered the Avengers, and wiped out the heroes of this domain in only 14 months.  Now Ultron rules Perfection.  Better and greater than humanity.  And there is nothing that can change that…. nothing… and no one.

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On the SHIELD, a massive wall that protects the rest of Battleworld, a new arrival has come.  From the Valley of Doom, a kingdom set in the old west, Hank Pym was banished to the Forbidden Zones.  He was punished for attempting to build a clockwork man out of Adamantium, a crime against the will of the one true ruler and god of Battleworld, Doctor Doom.  A friend on the wall managed to arrange for Hank to be able to pick which of the three Forbidden Kingdoms that Pym can go to, and hearing his options, Hank quickly chooses to go to Perfection.  After all his work in robotics from an era so far behind in technology, Pym would like to meet at least one proper robot before he dies.

A sentinel takes Hank to Perfection, and the man begins to wander towards the great robotic city at the heart of this domain.  He stumbles on a dead Ultron drone, which has been taken down by two zombies.  Hank flees, when suddenly, the undead are vaporized.  Pym’s saviours are the Vision, Jim Hammond, and Simon Williams.  They recognize Hank Pym, and make him an offer – “how’d you like to change the world?”

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1 Review

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1!

Yep, this one was probably one of the most requested of the Secret Wars tie-ins, and honestly, how can I blame you guys?  The title alone pretty much sold me on this one.  And yeah, the comic feels short, but on the whole, it was solid writing, excellent art, and a stellar set up for the rest of this comic.

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No, this comic wasn’t full of depth or the promise of a profound change in the world of comics, but it was a nice beginning for a comic about robots fighting zombies.  There really isn’t much else I feel the need to ask for.  I like that they are incorporating the Hank Pym from the area called Valley of Doom, which evokes the Old West.  Pym’s relative lack of knowledge concerning future technology should make him a very interesting character indeed.  I also enjoy the appearance of these three at the end.  Most of you have probably heard of Vision and maybe even Simon Williams, also known as Wonder Man, but for those of you wondering, Jim Hammond is the original Human Torch, an android created way back in the early days of Marvel.

So do you get it?  These three don’t technically have bodies made of flesh and blood.  Two of them are robots, and Simon Williams’ body is composed entirely of energy.  Which is how they survived out in Perfection and the Deadlands.  I think that’s a nice little touch, on the whole.

And that is all I really have to say about this comic.  Like this recap and review, Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1 was short but sweet, has me eager to see what comes next, and I recommend you check this one out for yourself.  It was fun, and I’m always game for more fun!  Let me know what you think of this comic, and what you’d like to see come out of the rest of this story in the comments section below.  And, as always, don’t forget to like, subscribe, and keep reading comics.


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