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Ultron Arrives Misanthropically in ‘Avengers’ #55

Avengers #55 marks the first real appearance of Avengers arch-villain, but the Avengers lineup he faces is quite odd. It’s a truly kooky quartet of the recently introduced Black Panther, Hawkeye, Wasp, and Goliath, which is one of Hank Pym’s dozen or so codenames. They open the issue as prisoners of a new, mostly filled with second stringers Masters of Evil, including “sultan of sound” Klaw, Radioactive Man, Whirlwind, and the “mysterious” Melter. Their strings are being pulled by the Crimson Cowl, a truly mysterious figure, who was revealed to be the Avengers’ butler Edwin Jarvis. However, writer Roy Thomas subverts the overused “the butler did it” cliche and throws in an even crazier plot twist that the robot Ultron-5 is behind the Avengers’ capture and infiltration of their HQ.

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‘Avengers: Rage of Ultron’ shows strings are all the rage

Avengers: Rage of Ultron Written by Rick Remender Art by Jerome Opena, Pepe Larraz, Mark Morales Published by Marvel Comics You might have heard of this tiny little film called Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting theaters on May 1st. Marvel wanted to prep casual readers and hardcore readers alike and published  a bold, game-changing, original …

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To Better Know a Villain: Ultron

First Appearance Avengers #54, July 1968 (unnamed cameo), Avengers #55, August 1968 (full appearance) Nicknames and Aliases Crimson Cowl, Ultimate Ultron, Mark 12, Ultron Pym Powers and Abilities Ultron is an artificial intelligence capable of learning and evolving. To wit, he builds increasingly stronger and more powerful bodies for himself, usually comprised of some form …

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Age of Ultron Concludes With a Fun, Insane Ride that Actually Makes Sense

Age of Ultron #10 Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artists: Alex Maleev, Bryan Hitch, Butch Guice, Brandon Peterson (cover), Carlos Pacheco, David Marquez, Joe Quesada Colorists: Paul Mounts, Richard Isanove Publisher: Marvel Comics Because of the events and format of this book, it is extremely hard to write about. The last issue and ending of Age of …

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