Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 Recap/Review

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 Recap/Review –  Peace in our time.


Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 Recap

In the Deadlands, a Punisher rampages among the zombies.  The undead don’t understand the Punisher, who speaks an archaic English they mistake for French.  In spite of the zombies starving and being desperate for food, they cannot pin down the Punisher, who says he seeks this challenge away from Salvation and Jim Hammond, as the Deadlands are his one true home.  However, before he can finish the undead off, the man is instantly vaporized.

[Related: Marvel’s Secret Wars 2015 Complete Reading Order Checklist]

The zombies are devastated at this, as the attack left very little of the vigilante’s corpse behind.  And by the looks of things… they’re going to need every bit of strength they can get.  A holographic projection of Lord Ultron then stands before the zombies.  The android says their is no need to fight… he’s here to talk.

Over on the SHIELD, the forces of the wall cannot find Hank Pym’s old friend Janet Van Dyne.  It is revealed that she has left the protection of the SHIELD to find Hank, having the Sentinel take her to the same spot it dropped Pym off.  As she sets out to find him, she wonders just what kind of mess Hank got himself into.

Elsewhere, Hank is introduced to Salvation, a place of refuge from Ultron and the undead, built by the Vision, Jim Hammond, and Simon Williams.  They welcome him in, demonstrating the effectiveness of the facility’s shields which are powered by the Ionic Energy of Williams, also known as Wonder Man.  They also introduce Hank to Jim’s girlfriend, a woman named Ryoko.  But as Hank grew up in the Valley of Doom, away from the advancements of technology or social justice, he nearly offends the woman.

But she is understanding and Hank is apologetic, vowing not to make anyone else in Salvation feeling uncomfortable and understanding that the people here must be from a lot of different areas of Battleworld.  The trio then explain to Hank how Salvation was built.  Jim Hammond is an artificial man, but has no idea how or when he was built.  He has vague memories of a war, but the only thing he knows for certain is that Ultron found him and used him to build the Vision alongside Simon Williams.  Together, the three men watched as Ultron killed humanity and seized this part of the world, so they rebelled.

[Related: Marvel’s Secret Wars 2015 Complete Reading Order Checklist]

They escaped Ultron’s clutches and found other survivors, and together, they built Salvation.  But every day Ultron gets stronger and more powerful, while Salvation’s barriers must occasionally tap into Wonder Man’s powers to stay intact.  It is a temporary solution and one that, sooner or later, will fail.  That’s where Hank comes in.  The trio explains how another version of Pym built the first Ultron.

But this version of Hank Pym says that he simply lacks the education to help.  He doesn’t understand electronics or even words like artificial or synthetic.  But Jim Hammond and the others know they have no other choice here.  They show him a lab with everything they managed to smuggle out of Perfection concerning Ultron’s original construction, but Hank says it will take a lifetime before he can understand any of this.  Simon says they don’t have that long to wait, but do have a little bit of time.  After all, Ultron is constantly at war with the zombies, too.

At that moment in Perfection, Ultron has some visitors.  The android says it can’t be trusted, but neither can his guests.  But they both need to take a risk and work together.  If they are successful, they will be able to conquer all of Battleworld and split it up amongst themselves.  The zombified Magneto replies that if this is the case… Ultron has a deal.

marvel comics event secret wars reading order checklist

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 Recap

Hello and welcome to Comic Island!  My name is Arden, and this is my recap, and review, of Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2!

So yeah, I had a good amount of fun with the last comic of this tie-in.  Don’t worry, I’m not going to sing in this video.  Not this time, at least.  <DRAMATIC BEAT> But the important thing is that while I found issue number one to be short, it was enjoyable and promised a lot of fun for the rest of the tie-in.  So I was happy to see that issue number two follows-up quite nicely with a comic I actually think I enjoyed a little more.

Not only is the art and writing on the same level as the first comic, but this issue also feels longer.  What I mean by that is that while both of these issues are the same length, issue number two feels like it has more going on and that it is more of a substantial story.  It takes longer to read because there’s more to the comic in terms of dialogue as well as the number and importance of the scenes in this issue.  We’ve got a lot of plot threads in the air now, and I’m looking forward to issue number three.

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #2 Recap/Review - Peace in our time.

I like how engrossed this story is not just in Ultron, but various characters from the android’s life, ranging from his creator Hank Pym to the Vision.  The art holds up nicely, and this alliance promises some pretty excellent chaos in the next issue.  Yes, I suppose the title of this comic means that these guys should be at war throughout this tie-in, but remember who we’re talking about here.  Betrayal is so likely from either Ultron or the zombies it should practically be expected.

[Related: Marvel’s Secret Wars 2015 Complete Reading Order Checklist]

So yeah, I recommend you pick up the issue for yourself.  If you don’t go in expecting something deep and profound, you are likely to enjoy this comic.  It’s good, clean fun.  Zombies vs. Robots.  What more can you ask for?  It’s not the most original idea in the world, but hey, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login