THE STORY SO FAR
Ultron has taken over the Earth and has wiped out most of the human race. Only a handful of heroes have survived. Nick Fury and a handful of heroes have traveled to the future to confront Ultron head on, only to be wiped out. Wolverine and Sue Storm have traveled to the past to take out Hank Pym before he can create Ultron.
AGE OF ULTRON #7
What happens when you go back in time and step on a butterfly? What if that butterfly is Hank Pym? And what if instead of stepping on him you gut him with your adamantium claws? We find out the effects of Wolverine’s actions from last issue as he and Sue travel back to the present. What will the world be like without the genius brain of Henry Pym? What will become of mankind without the ever vigilant Vision?
Logan and Sue find a world without Ultron, but something is way off when they discover the Savage land is a huge junkyard of aliens space craft. Sue suspects that the Kree/Skrull war may have happened on Earth in this version of time. Instead of being greeted as heroes, they are attacked by this timeline’s version of The Defenders which is a mash up of The Avengers and The X-Men. Right off the bat, they are accused of being Skrulls, which leads us to suspect that the Secret Invasion may have ended very differently here. This leads to a ‘bang-’em-up’ fight between our time travelers and The Defenders, with the two Wolverines going at it. Once Logan and Sue are knocked out but don’t turn back to a Skrull form, The Defenders suspect something more may be going on. Our cliffhanger is seeing the Marvel character who now runs the world in the place of Ultron now that it never existed.
Like I said in the review for #6, I’m a sucker this end of the world/time travel stuff and it’s evident that Brian Bendis is also. I’ve grown tired of his writing on other titles, but he feels so energetic and fresh on this one.
Ain’t got none.
B – not as ‘holy sh**!’ as the last issue, but still very engrossing.