Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies #1

Writer: James Robinson Artist: Steve Pugh, Ron Garney Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 24, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

• There's a place that's so dangerous it's walled off from the rest of BATTLEWORLD...
• ...where WILD ZOMBIES feast on those who've been banished for crimes against the state.
• ...where cold, mechanical ULTRONS destroy anything that's human.
• Pity those who get caught between the two, for their death WON'T be fast and painless!

  • 9.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 1, 2015

    So really, the only way you can go wrong with this, is if the older Marvel Zombies stuff didn't do it for you. You know what you're getting into, and the story may be different, but the meat of things hasn't changed much. As for me, I'll be back for more, for sure. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jun 24, 2015

    This is a great first issue as it introduces the two sides and its protagonist well. One might imagine where the story is going based on who the protagonist is, but there are so many balls in the air it's going to be refreshing to see how this book surprises you in the issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Edward Wendt Jun 24, 2015

    This would seem to be an unlikely pairing of different sources, but it works pretty effectively here. While the setting might be a bit bland on the surface or a giant robot vs/ zombies battle (which sounds fun in its own way) it is amplified here by the inclusion of two other characters that make this work well. It seems unlikely, but two characters were chosen to focus around to make this series work, and the right two were chosen as they give something that zombies and robots lack, a soul to build around. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jun 25, 2015

    All in all Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #1 was a fun read. It's nice we're getting a lot of set up so readers can get an idea who these characters are and how this work beyond the wall on Battleworld. Sure this comic focuses more on Ultron's domain than the zombies, but we already have another Marvel Zombies series covering that. If you're a fan of Marvel Zombies or had some enjoyment from the recent Ultron stories that have been outthanks to the movies, you'll enjoy this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Stuart Conover Jun 26, 2015

    Overall I was quite pleasantly surprised with how the first issue came together. It was a great introduction to the world outside of the Shield as well as whom our heroes might be. I'm still a little hesitant on saying this will be a hit for its short run but it at the very least will have my attention for one more issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Bri D'Anton Jun 26, 2015

    The art is gorgeous, no question. The zombies are gruesome and bold, while the Ultron pages are so well thought out in composition and color. What we've been given here is a bit of a cluster of confusion, but enough to keep us interested and waiting for the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 24, 2015

    The last page really had me pumped for the continuation of this book. While the book title leads you to believe it's just about Ultrons and Zombies going at it, the book is much more than that. James Robinson is building a pretty cool story up here and having Steve Pugh and Jim Charalampidis do art on this book gives it a pretty eerie tone, when necessary. I wasn't expecting much, but I got something I really enjoyed. I highly recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Book Herald - Matt Lehn Jun 26, 2015

    This book has serious popcorn-munching "summer blockbuster" potential but already displays a few "shut up and enjoy the ride" suspension hiccups. Robinson is insanely capable of balancing substance with the style- it's a shame the latter overpowered so much out of the box. Perhaps next issue will find a better stride. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 24, 2015

    This series succeeds in shining a light on one of the more compelling regions of Battleworld and those unlucky few who call the Deadlands their home. However, this first issue is unfocused and doesn't offer a clear sense of what the book's core struggle will be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Shawn Hoklas Jun 28, 2015

    Robinson's abrupt switch towards the end feels almost like a different book entirely. If I hadn't read the 1872 Secret Wars title, I'm not sure I would have known that was the time period/world I was reading about. There are no caption boxes to hint at the transition, and seeing Hank Pym in this time period after seeing him in the flashback sequence adds a layer of confusion to a book that read so well in the beginning because of it's simplicity. The concept of this series is strong and I'll be coming back for more because of it, but hopefully we go back to where this issue started and back to the fun of watching robots versus zombies. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jun 25, 2015

    I’d say the first issue was a success, but it lacks one focal point or a center of struggle for both the Marvel Zombies and the robots. Nonetheless, it takes us into new regions of Battleworld to explore the conflict that’s happening there, and artistically speaking, it is done extremely well. This is definitely one to keep your eye on. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 24, 2015

    While it's unclear where this series might head - and I'll be honest, I've had my heart broken by Robinson before, like in his recent Fantastic Four arc - but Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies may also be one of those concepts that proves to be critic-proof. In many ways, this is a book about two extinction-level threats being thrown in the same room together - and no matter who wins, humanity loses. Here's hoping this match-up from Hell leads to some solid storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    ComicBuzz - JAdam Aug 17, 2015

    I didnt enjoy this issue as much as I enjoyed the other series; I prefer the light-hearted and humorous quips of Elsa as opposed to the serious atmosphere of Ultron vs Zombies, but we will see where this goes. Im somewhat interested. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 26, 2015

    "Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies" #1 is more of an artistic success than a scripting one; the artists involved collectively provide a diverse -- if slightly uneven -- look for the comic, even as Robinson struggles with the story. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Zach Donley Aug 28, 2015

    Soak it up, you won't see much of this.We are left as a band of heroes finds their last hope to defeat the zombies and Ultron for good. Yeah! So we have that going on. Im going to tough this one out, so Ill see you soon for issue #2. What did you guys think of Age of Ultron Vs Marvel Zombies #1? Slobber-knocker or snooze-fest? Are you for robots or zombies? Think well see them fight? Well find out next time! Read Full Review

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