Age of Ultron #10AI

Age of Ultron #10AI

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Mark Waid Artist: Andre Lima Araujo Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 26, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 3
8.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

One of Marvel's most classic characters, Hank Pym, stands at the crossroads! Faced with a dilemma only he can solve, Pym gambles his past and his future! Some men are beyond redemption! By story's end, Hank Pym will have an entirely new role in the Marvel Universe!

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 26, 2013

    Andre Araujo art is good and there are some flashes of greatness too. There are moments where his pencils look a bit cartoony, but others where I could swear Gary Frank drew them. Judging by how strong this issue is we should all keep an eye on this artist as he's going to be one of the greats in years to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Jun 26, 2013

    It's a new thing to see a Hank Pym who, instead of blaming himself for all the world's ills, instead spends his time considering his triumphs and reveling in his role as a scientific swashbuckler. There's something about the inherent darkness now associated with Pym that makes his bounding, dynamic crime fighting persona all the more poignant, like finally seeing an old friend free from the shackles of depression. Reinventing and reinvigorating Hank Pym, Marvel's oldest loose end, has been tried a time or two, but few have taken him down a road not of penance, but of reverie. Mark Waid has done a dynamite job setting the stage for Sam Humphries to take over when Avengers AI launches. Let's just hope Humphries can keep up the pace, and keep the new and improved Hank Pym around for a while. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jun 26, 2013

    Araujo has some clean pencils that are slightly dulled here by D' Armata's colors. In comic books a washed out style like the one he uses does not have a place in scenes that contain daylight. Characters look strange and shiny, along with gritty and unsettling when they are not even meant to. Do not let D' Armata dull your enjoyment of this title or the artwork here, because greatness awaits. This is an incredible issue that will hopefully serve as the new status quota for Henry Pym, read and enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 27, 2013

    Of course, if Age of Ultron simply pointed the way to this and other spin-offs, it would be remiss to not notice that this is also an effective zero issue for Sam Humphries's Avengers A.I. However, unlike that predecessor, it managed to do so in a single issue and imbue it with more emotion in 22 pages than Age of Ultron managed in the ten previous entries. If this is a shape of Hank Pym to come, then an ongoing Ant-Man book with Mark Waid at the helm is something we should rise up and demand. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    One Quest - John Scott Jun 28, 2013

    This issue really doesn't have much to do with Age of Ultron, and I don't personally get what the epilogue is trying to setup (other than that now Pym is a badass with nothing to hold him back, and he has his own Avengers team now apparently), but this book left me actually liking Ant-Man, which is no small task. It's a good read, and you should give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Simon Fitzgerald Jun 27, 2013

    What we're left with instead of a main who is repentant for the building of Ultron is a man who is looking forward to the future, who realizes what he has to offer, and who wants to make a positive difference in the world, no matter what anyone says. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Jun 27, 2013

    Marvel's been hyping Hank Pym's comeback with this issue and somehow" it actually worked! "Avengers AI" just went from least likely to glance twice at to earning a first issue try! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 26, 2013

    There are a few odd quirks in this story, such as when Pym looks to the battle with Loki in Avengers #1 as his life's crowning achievement. But regardless, this is a fun read and, like with Avengers Academy before it, a welcome change of pace for such a normally glum character. The larger problem is that this issue gives too little indication of what to expect from Sam Humphries on Avengers A.I. next month. Will he retain this fun and lighthearted approach or strive for something different? That remains to be seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Marvel Disassembled - thepuremood Jun 27, 2013

    Contrary to what it may sound like, I'm not asking for all doom and gloom in my superhero comics. I would be ecstatic to see a Hank Pym who finds happiness – but I have to be able to understand and believe the changes he goes through to reach that place. Obviously, this is hardly the end for Hank Pym – this story is a prologue for AVENGERS A.I., a comic he'll be starring in – and I'm sure Sam Humphries will explore this radical change in more depth. I just don't think Waid was able to sell this particular reinvention – Pym is one of the most complex and human characters of the Marvel Universe, and his eureka moment felt far too packaged. This lack of true growth aside, AGE OF ULTRON #10AI is a great comic book, a wonderful journey through a characters past and a look into their future, even if I find that future hard to believe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 29, 2013

    Age of Ultron was a mess. However, if the fallout results in a re-invention of Hank Pym and a revitalization of the character then it almost makes it all worth it. This is a step in the right direction towards making Pym a dynamic and important character in Marvel Universe. This is worth picking up, especially if you are looking for good baseline for Pym and an entertaining transformation story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jul 9, 2013

    If you lost interest in or gave up on the Age of Ultron series, I would strongly recommend giving this issue a try. Unfortunately like the cover, the numbering of this issue is confusing and misleading and may keep readers away. This issue is all about Hank Pym and Ant-Man and only briefly touches on the storyline that the title is based on. Do yourself a favor and don't judge this book by it's cover. This is a fantastic origin story that provides a new and refreshing direction for this long-standing Marvel character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 26, 2013

    This comic book cleanly directs readers to "Avengers A.I." #1 scheduled for release next week. Waid has successfully utilized Pym as a supporting character in "Daredevil," so seeing the writer get a chance for a grander story is rewarding, but disappointing in the knowledge that Pym's continued adventures won't be crafted by Waid, who clearly has as much to say about Hank Pym as he does Matt Murdock or Bruce Banner. For now, Waid has given us a near-definitive Hank Pym comic book, and I'm thankful for that. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 26, 2013

    Mark Waid's look into Hank Pym's history is intriguing and gives a lot of context for the character's decisions and actions over the years. Pym feels like a more fleshed out hero now, and that's always a good thing. If Marvel had published this in a better fashion, it would have been a home run. As a final send-off for Age of Ultron, if feels cheap and overbearing, preachy and depressing. In the end, it's worth reading for Waid's writing alone. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Ben Silverio Jun 30, 2013

    Overall, like the rest of 'Age of Ultron', this issue was not what I was expecting, but in the end, unlike 'Age of Ultron', I found myself enjoying this book. In fact, I might even check out 'Avengers AI', the upcoming team book featuring Pym, whenever that comes out. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 27, 2013

    In the end it serves as a decent lead up to the upcoming Avengers AI, nothing more nothing less. We know he's the center point of this storyline and for once it seems they might actually be able to make Pym seem like a likable hero. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jun 27, 2013

    AU #10A.I serves as a one-shot story, and it's by no means necessary to understand the series' events. This book is slow and just flat out boring. The AU core series concluded with dramatic flair, unfortunately this issue does the story little justice, practically slowing its pacing to a grinding halt. At least artists Andre Lima Araujo and Frank D'Armata do a fine job illustrating the book with frantic expressions and slid action panels. For the hefty price tag of four bucks, I'd reconsider picking up this book if I had the chance. Read Full Review

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