Avengers: Age of Ultron opens tonight across America, and has been out in most of the world for a week now. Not only the Avengers, but also their adversary Ultron, are everywhere, but what do we really know about Ultron? Who is he, what is he? Ultron has been called the Avengers’ greatest enemy, and he is, because it’s personal, he’s family. Meet me after the jump for the meltdown on Marvel’s malevolent machine messiah, Ultron!
As we left things in the last episode, the first of this season – the Red Skull has returned to Earth from space with the Power Gem, but in fear of Thanos the Mad Titan who is after it. Iron Man has found a new play-buddy in H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot, um, I mean Arsenal, and unbeknownst to the Avengers, Thanos is on Earth, and not happy. Believe me, except for Arsenal, it was much much better than it sounds. Meet me after the jump for my thoughts on “Thanos Rising.”
No matter how old you are, no matter how many responsibilities you have, no matter how grown up you think you are – your father is always your father. That’s the way it works, even for thunder gods. If you think you have it bad, Thor’s dad isn’t just his dad, he’s also the king of Asgard, the Nine Realms, and basically the entire Norse mythos. Talk about daddy issues. What happens when Odin decides Thor has been ‘playing’ on Earth too much and needs to take on more responsibility at home? Find out after the jump when I review “All-Father’s Day.”
For the month of February, we’ve been doing something special here at Biff Bam Pop! Each week our writers and correspondents will be compiling lists of their favorite things. As the resident Avengers guy here, I thought I’d let you all know what I think are my favorite Avengers stories, closing out this special month here at Biff Bam Pop!, after the jump.
As we continue the coverage of Jonathan Hickman’s Marvel Comics event, Infinity, here at Biff Bam Pop!, this week finds the release of an Avengers triple threat. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on Avengers #21, New Avengers #11 both by Hickman, and Avengers Assemble #20 by Brit Al Ewing, one of my new favorite comics writers.
Outer space, we’re told, has no boundaries. It goes on and on with uncountable moons, stars, nebulae and things we have yet to perceive plaintively trying to fill it. Time is that way too, endless, especially on Wednesday mornings when waiting for the local comic book shop to open at 11 a.m.
Tie those two together, space and time, and you begin to understand the vast scope of the year-long wait for a space-faring epic adventure, by an acclaimed writer firing on all cylinders, featuring some of the greatest superheroes mankind has ever known!
Of course, there’s one other boundless and important element that comes to mind when speaking of this narrative: evil. Sheer, unadulterated evil.
Finally released today, the new summer blockbuster, world-shattering, dimension-blowing, epic mini-series from Marvel Comics, aptly titled Infinity, has all of your infinite essentials in spades!
For the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes of Marvel Comics, the worst thing that could happen has happened. The Avengers’ most monstrous enemy, the evil artificial intelligence known as Ultron, whose only desire is their destruction, machine domination of the planet, and enslavement of mankind, has won.
Earth lies in ruins, and the Avengers are hunted by Ultron’s robot Sentries. They have fled to the Savage Land at the bottom of the world, and now they have a plan to stop Ultron once and for all, but can they actually go through with it? For my review of Age of Ultron Book Five, and lots more, join me after the jump.
First off, if you had asked me a decade ago, two decades ago, even three decades ago, hell, let’s go there, I’m that old, or four decades ago, if I would ever live to see such an animal as an Avengers movie – a real mainstream big screen epic summer blockbuster Avengers movie – I would have laughed at you. And I am one of the biggest Avengers fans you’ll ever know. It is just not something I would have even dreamed possible. Add in the fact that it would be preceded by two Iron Man movies, two Hulk movies, a Thor, and a Captain America movie, and that it would have its own internal continuity – my mind would be blown.
Everywhere you go these days folks are talking about the Avengers. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes from Marvel Comics are ultra-hot. The big screen movie is just a month away. The comics event of the year, Avengers Vs. X-Men is just getting underway. And here in the United States, this past weekend marks the season two premiere of Disney XD’s animated TV series “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”
Of course animation is no big deal for the Avengers. They have been animated almost as long as they’ve been around. In fact, the Avengers have been animated as long as Marvel Comics has been animated.