Just when the dust had settled from Avengers vs X-Men, Marvel is coming back to us with a return of one of its greatest villains, Ultron.

For the unfamiliar, Ultron is a robot created by Hank Pym who eventually went rogue and tried to take over the world, and given that he, as a robot, can take control over other technology, that has nearly happened on a few occasions  The big problem is that he is both self-repairing and self-replicating, so no matter how defeated he gets, no matter how far into outer space he is tossed, he'll always come back. And he'll come back stronger and more impervious than before.

So, yeah. He's ba-ack. And The Age of Utron, we are promised, will begin with him winning and taking over all of the Earth's technology and conquering nearly all of the superhero universe.  And it sounds like the rag-tag group of superheroes/villains left to take him on will include Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Moon Knight. Oh, and it'll be written by one of my favorites at Marvel, Brian Michael Bendis.

You know what I loved? Avengers vs. X-Men. You know what I hated? Waiting almost a month between issues. And so Marvel is promising that we'll get all ten issues between March and June.

Oh, and an exclusive Age of Ultron 0.1 free comic on Free Comic Book Day.

This makes me all sorts of tingly. Not only because it's Marvel and Bendis but because it's Ultron, and therefore robots. And we love robots. You know what else makes me tingly? This preview art. Look at it, try not to drool on your keyboard, and read Marvel's entire press release below.

So until Ultron finally decided to stop trying to take over the world, MAKE MINE MARVEL!

Submit or Perish! This Is The AGE OF ULTRON

Superstars Brian Michael Bendis & Bryan Hitch Set The Marvel Universe On A Path of No Return


New York. NY—November 19, 2012— This March, enter the darkest days of the Marvel Universe as Earth’s Mightiest fight for survival in Age of Ultron #1 as they’re faced with only two choices—Submit Or Perish! From the blockbuster creative team of Brian Michael Bendis (All New X-MenAvengersUltimate Comics Spider-Man), Bryan Hitch (UltimatesFantastic Four), Carlos Pacheco (Uncanny X-Men) & Brandon Peterson (AvX: VS) comes an event years in the making pitting the Marvel Universe against one of their greatest threats! Ultron, a deadly sentient robot created by founding Avenger Hank Pym who turned on his creator to achieve his twisted  objective…the utter destruction of humanity. Now that Ultron has conquered, enslaving most of the world’s Super Heroes, it’s up to a small group of resistance fighters—including Invisible Woman, Taskmaster, Beast, Emma Frost, She-Hulk, Luke Cage, Spider-Man, Wolverine and Moon Knight—to find a way overcome darkness and bring hope back a world that has suddenly lost everything. Once this landmark ten-issue event concludes, the reverberations will be felt in every corner of the Marvel Universe, leaving no hero or villain unscathed.


“From the very first page, readers will see the unthinkable – Ultron has won,” said Axel Alonso, Editor In Chief, Marvel Entertainment. “In a world where we’ve learned to depend on technology to sustain us, what would happen if one villain found a way to turn it against us?  In order to survive, the world's greatest super heroes will have to make drastic choices whose ramifications will be felt throughout the Marvel Universe.  This is a story so huge that we’re shipping the entire ten issue series from March through June so fans don't have to wait more than a few weeks between issues.”


Earlier this  year on Free Comic Book Day, fans all over the world experienced Age of Ultron #0.1, a special lead-in to this event by Bendis and Hitch, that hinted at the plans Ultron has in store for the Marvel Universe.


“In the vein of Infinity GauntletSecret Invasion and Civil WarAge of Ultron is a massive Marvel Universe-spanning Event,” explained Bendis. “One of our most famous villains, Ultron, the super artificial intelligence, has fulfilled his destiny and taken the Earth. This story touches every corner of the Marvel Universe and will have an amazing effect on things going forward. We have taken the time to do this right- everything is gorgeous, every page matters, and most of all- something I'm very proud of- is that it will be shipping at a furious pace. Every day for the last year and a half people have been asking me when this story will come and I'm thrilled to announce that it is here.”


Can the remaining heroes of the Marvel Universe scramble to find a glimmer of hope or some way to fight back. Scattered across the ruined Earth, they’ll have to journey to all corners and find a way to defeat the robotic revolution…no matter the cost. But do they realize that the cost of saving Earth might be their very souls?


This March, Brian Michael Bendis, Bryan Hitch, Carlos Pacheco & Brandon Peterson bring fans the event they’ve been clamoring for in Age of Ultron!




Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.




Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.




Art and Cover by BRYAN HITCH

On-Sale March 2013 A.U.


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