Since the recent original graphic novel Avengers: Rage of Ultron, Hank Pym and Ultron are now closer than ever, but there was a time when you couldn’t mention one without the other. Pym probably won’t be a part of the Avengers: Age of Ultron movie, and he hasn’t yet been mentioned in conjunction with the animated version of the robotic villain in “Avengers Assemble.” Maybe that changes with this episode. Meet me after the anthill jump for my thoughts on “Small Time Heroes.”
Reading the synopsis of this week’s “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” it seems we’re veering into sitcom territory, and very dangerously into jump-the-shark area as well. It reads as follows: “Falcon learns that his mom is coming to visit, but she doesn’t know that he is an Avenger.” Wasn’t this on “I Love Lucy” or “The Honeymooners”? It’s not all bad though, this episode also has Ant-Man! Meet me after the jump for my review of “One Little Thing.”
Age of Ultron is writer Brian Michael Bendis’ swan song on the Avengers franchise. Ultron is the ultimate archenemy of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Beside their destruction all it wants is the eradication of mankind and the coming of a machine age. The story so far – Ultron has won. We all woke up one morning and everything was different – we were living, dying, or worse, in the Age of Ultron.