As I continue picking away at the old Avengers run, it starting to get juicier with each passing arc. This one in particular stood out for a number of reasons.
First off, amongst the return of Ultron, an entanglement of betrayal, SHIELD, and other noteworthy moments, this story introduces the Marvel Universe to … ADAMANTIUM! Go figure. I never realized how far back the stuff goes.
The TL;DR of it is Vision, against his will, resurrects Ultron into a newly improved adamantium-endowed version that looks like the top half of an Ultron bot slapped onto a tank. Literally. It turns into an epic battle that results in trapping Ultron with his own holocaust explosion using a vibranium dome shipped express from Wakanda… Seriously. Comics are so cool.
It’s no surprise that Avengers really picked up once characters like Ultron, Vision, Yellowjacket, even Hawkeye-turned-Goliath, started making their way into the stories. I feel like I’m now wading through some landmark stories that have been a longtime waiting. I’m eager to get to the Kree/Skrull war, but that’s a little ways off, so we’ll see how soon I get there. If nothing else, I’m sure there’s plenty good material to read along the way.
TL;DR Score: Seriously, Clint Barton – Hawkeye… he’s the new Goliath. I thought it was gonna be a one-off story, but he’s still rocking it. I kinda like it!