Avengers: Rage Of Ultron OGN #1

Avengers: Rage Of Ultron OGN #1

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Jerome Opena, Pepe Larraz Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $24.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
7.3User Rating

It was another glorious victory for the Mighty Avengers. Good triumphed over evil and Ultron was shot into space, never to be seen again. Or so they thought. Now, years later, the homicidal artificial intelligence - so long devoted to ending life on Earth - has found a new world to conquer... one with its own horrific legacy. When Titan, birthplace of Thanos, falls, Planet Ultron rises in its place! Thanos' brother Starfox must seek the aid of his former allies - but the Avengers he finds are radically different from the ones he once knew. Among them is Ultron's creator Giant-Man - and when Hank Pym confronts his now planet-sized "son," the responsibilities of fatherhood have never loomed so large. Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS) and Jerome OpeƱa (AVENGERS) unleash the full robotic rage of Ultron on Earth's Mightiest Heroes!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 30, 2015

    I have to admit, I'm becoming more and more a fan of the OGN releases from Marvel. It's a great feeling being able to read a complete comic story all contained in one collection. Rick Remender has a powerhouse creative team handling the art and colors and pulls out all the stops with a story jam-packed with Avengers. Without being locked into the continuity of the regular titles, this is a book anyone can dive into and devour. The action builds up to a crazy level and despite seeing a bit of different Ultron stories recently and currently, this one will remind you just why he is an incredibly dangerous foe for the Avengers. Get ready to sit back and enjoy an epic Avengers story. This is what an Original Graphic Novel should be like. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdist - Benjamin Bailey Mar 31, 2015

    Avengers: Rage of Ultron is worth your time and money. It's slick and alluring graphic novel that reads like the epic ending to a hard-fought trilogy. There's a lot to enjoy in these pages, and if you are fan of Remender's Marvel work, there's a lot to love. For our money, this how the Avengers should look and feel. Gigantic in scope, but overflowing with heart and unity, this is superhero action done right. Earth's Mightiest Heroes indeed. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Mar 30, 2015

    Avengers: Rage of Ultron is a great read and I highly recommend this for Avengers fans new and old. There is a lot to enjoy in this story, and there will be ramifications on the Marvel Universe as a whole. Remender, Opena and Larraz are one hell of a team and they tell a damn good story here, in what is the strongest OGN Marvel has released in the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Book Herald - Dave Apr 3, 2015

    Rage of Ultron is a fresh reminder that he's one of the most talented writers in the game, and with Jerome Opena giving the book his personal sense of style of dystopia, it's a worthwhile read all around. Recommending Ultron stories for new readers before Age of Ultron (movie style) hits theaters hasn't been easy. Rage of Ultron changes that. Submit or perish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 1, 2015

    Avengers: Rage of Ultron is a spectacular story told by A-list Marvel talent, there's no arguing that. The story examines the ever-complicated relationship between Ultron, Ant-Man Hank Pym, and Vision, as well as a boarder philosophical argument about A.I. The art team delivers a mostly consistent graphic-novel length story with some truly stunning pages. It might be too steeped in current Marvel continuity for those who aren't regular Marvel readers, plus it feels incomplete due to ending on a (admittedly amazing) cliffhanger, but overall it still manages to be a cut above the rest of Marvel's original graphic novels. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - aqmar mallick Apr 14, 2015

    Overall, Rage of Ultron could have been better, but it's still kind of great. It will definitely alienate some fans for it's portrayal of Hank Pym and it's twist ending, but it is not without it's merits. Remender explores the strange relationship between Hank Pym and his genocidal-robot-tyrant son, Ultron. And if you don't like the story, the gorgeous art by Jerome Opena and Dean White alone makes this book worth buying. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Mar 30, 2015

    Remender, Opea, Larraz, Morales, White, Rosenberg, Almara and Cowles do a grand job making this both new reader friendly and openly appealing to longtime fans of the Avengers. Clocking in around one hundred pages, "Avengers: Rage of Ultron" is a fine example of what original graphic novels can and should be in an era where books are still more prevalent and readily-accessible than comics, especially to casual fans. This is a smart package that delivers a complete, well-paced and entertaining story with plenty of continuing adventure opportunities. Until that point, however, this is a story that can be read and re-read, shared with others and read again. Each time, I'm certain Avengers fans, regardless of their history with the team, will find more to appreciate. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Mar 30, 2015

    As a companion piece to the upcoming film this book works beautifully, but it really serves as a love letter to Rick Remender's Marvel work as a whole. It deals with many of the themes he's touched upon in the past: legacy, the generational gap, Artificial Intelligence, and the line between hero and terrorist. It has many fundamental themes that hold a mirror to contemporary society in the guise of a huge world scale battle. But the finer examination of the human element allows the book to remain one of my absolute favorite entires in the Marvel Universe, and will likely earn it a spot as one of the best Ultron stories ever told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Apr 8, 2015

    The ending of the comic, which I wont spoil entirely, has that role reversal I alluded to. Pym has grown cold and distant towards humanity as a whole, never getting the respect he deserved and Ultron becomes this supremely emotional thing, albeit the majority of his feelings stemming from anger and rage. Rage of Ultron works as a great character study of Pym and Ultron, with the former not really receiving his due in recent years and the latter not being featured a whole lot. This is the sort of comic that needed to come out, regardless of movie release dates, because it takes two once-very popular characters and puts them at the forefront again. Rick Remender and Jerome Opena have created a very good book that even Kurt Busiek liked. Give Rage of Ultron a go, and recommend it to your friends. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 4, 2015

    Remender has given us an Ultron that fits the modern comics landscape, and with that a more sinister villain. He's also created an original graphic novel from Marvel that's not only great to read, but also may be a vital one due to what happens within. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 30, 2015

    While this comic attempts to follow up on one of Disney's most bankable movies of the year, you can't help but wonder why Rage of Ultron can't commit to the same cast of characters that have struck so much gold in the cineplexes. The benefit of original graphic novels like this is that you don't have to be beholden to continuity - you can pick and choose characters and eras at your leisure - but in its efforts to include multiple eras of Avengers, Rage of Ultron loses something in terms of its focus. Still, if you can get over the abrupt shift in focus, this is a decent graphic novel with some gorgeous art and some very striking characterization for Marvel's premier bad robot. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Apr 6, 2015

    Avengers: Rage of Ultron had the potential to be the next X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills or The Death of Captain Marvel. Remender, Opea and Larraz have the story and the characters to create a ,ighty Marvel Graphic Novel that could have all told this great, timeless conflict that would define what these kind of stories would be for years to come. There's so much in this comic that's excellent but the inconsistent art and the cheated resolution damage any weight that this story could have had. And sadly it feels like all of these pieces were rushed just to have this comic book out before some big Hollywood event. Art and story were sacrificed at the altar of deadlines and bottom lines. What could have been a great, character defining comic ends up having all of the emotional impact of a inconsequential one shot comic that will be retconned in two to five years. Read Full Review

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