Death. Destruction. Time travel. A rip in the space-time continuum. You can find it all in the gorgeous Age of Ultron Deluxe Hardcover edition from our friends at Marvel. Read on as to why this massive tome is ideal for the comic fan in your life this holiday season.
Age of Ultron, masterminded by Brian Michael Bendis, is one of those story lines that managed to divide fandom yet again. The story is fairly simple – Ultron, the sentient robot with a hate-on for the human race, has finally managed the unthinkable; he’s defeated the majority of heroes around the world and claimed the Earth for himself. It’s up to a ragtag group of remaining Avengers and other survivors to try and take down Ultron for good. It won’t be easy, though. To bring our world back from the brink. time travel will once again come in to play, and decisions will be made that could make the world better…or even worse.
I loved Age Of Ultron – I read it when it was released late last year and into 2013, and have reread it several times since. I think Marvel has a way with the grandiose, time-travelling stories, dating all the way back to Days of Future Past. However, in this story, the stakes, and the results, are higher than they’ve ever been before.
The gorgeous Age of Ultron hardcover compiles the entire miniseries plus the various offshoot titles that help flesh out the world and the story. At 504 pages, it’s massive and hugely readable, and rereadable. Plus, when you purchase the hardcover collection, you receive a digital code that allows you to download the complete saga to your tablet! Seeing the pages come to life digitally is well worth the price of admission alone.
The repercussions of Age of Ultron are still being felt in the Marvel (and Ultimate) Universe to this day. It’s definitely a must-have for any Marvel zombie, or anyone in love with time travel shenanigans. You can order it here.