Age of Ultron #10

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: June 19, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 33 User Reviews: 13
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4.2User Rating

THE FINALE!The biggest secret in comics will be revealed to you! An ending so confidential…even the artists of this book don’t know what lies on the final pages…! A surprise so big that comic book legend Joe Quesada himself returns to the pages of Marvel Comics to draw a sequence that people will be talking about for years.

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Jun 19, 2013

    That's the magic of this story's final chapter. The usual arguments can be made about the typical continuity-altering storyline regarding its marketing-driven origins, decompressed manner of storytelling and event-driven vs. character-driven plot. But critical commentary side, Bendis has successfully done what every comic publisher and creator can and should strive for: he has made this story's end plain and simple fun that evokes a kind of child-like wonderment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Aug 24, 2013

    Age of Ultron #10 A.I. could even be re-titled as Hank Pym #0. It is the interlude to new series called Avengers A.I. This new series will have a focus on technology and crimes committed using high level artificial intelligence. We will see a rather interesting team of Avengers and this is emphasised in the conclusion of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 20, 2013

    I just wish it had been allowed a few more surprises. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Jun 19, 2013

    In closing, the event managed to accomplish what it set out to do, but the fact thatyou can boil down this entire series into a sentence or two and accomplish just as much as they did isn't the greatest thing you can say about a series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jun 20, 2013

    Although the issue's ending may not be all that intriguing, Bendis creatively uses book ten to set the stage for several spin-off AU series, including Hunger, Avengers A.I (yes, another Avengers title. Check out our preview here.), a Guardians of the Galaxy tie-in, and a follow-up issue to book ten"Age of Ultron #10A.I. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker Jun 19, 2013

    The end of Age of Ultron is here. As we look ahead to Infinity, there are many questions that need answered. There were many things to enjoy about the ending, considering you just accept it for what it is. Lets just hope that Infinity will offer less inconsistency and more substance and an actual payoff. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jun 18, 2013

    Age of Ultron is going to be important for while as it sets up what's to come, but that doesn't make it good. And as a reader, and Marvel fan, that's frustrating. When it was all done, I felt like I spent all this money to just be pitched more things to read instead of a complete story that begins with issue 1 and ends with issue 10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jun 19, 2013

    Overall this series was a failure because it went on way too long and didn't say nearly enough. As far as conclusions go though, there's hope at the end of this laborious tunnel, which is saying a lot when the journey felt so hopeless. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Jun 19, 2013

    In the end the book started off great. But as it was called Age of Ultron, there just wasn't much Ultron. those first four issues really gave us something to look forward to as they took him on, but when all the complications of time came into play, the story fell apart. Sadly that was basically it for the event until the very end which most readers saw coming long ago. The one redeemable thing about this event is what is to come out of it as a fallout. We have "Hunger", a good number of refreshing bookings with unique teams to be released, and some new characters who were long forgotten taking spotlight. Aside from this, the story didn't feel like it was something worth jumping into at all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 10, 2013

    This was a good way to finish the series, but at the same time it didn't make up for the previous down points during the series, and overall was itself not spectacular. It did however have some action, and excitement, as well as suspense, and drama, something that the series hasn't always had. It also showed that there will be some changes coming, which has me hooked, but still doesn't make up for the fact that this was a seriously poor series. I would only recommend this issue to people who have already been getting the series, as well as others who want to get a teaser for the upcoming changes, as although you should be able to find these changes on the internet, I found it more interesting finding them out through this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Following The Nerd - Christopher Williams Jun 20, 2013

    My overall thought on this book is that it could lead to some very interesting future developments; it all just depends on how Marvel is planning to play this thing out. As for the event as a whole, it started off strong and started to feel disjointed about halfway through. I was really hoping to see our heroes take the fight to Ultron and instead we get some time hopping work around that robbed me of what I was hoping to see, a real kick ass finale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 19, 2013

    Will AGE OF ULTRON change everything? It appears that it will. There has been some debate over the direction and purpose of certain elements of this series. We now see where it's been leading to. Brian Michael Bendis has opened the door to future storytelling possibilities in the Marvel Universe. That is the important thing about this series. It is the key moment that will allow different stories to come. The Marvel Universe has been affected by this story. It will be interesting to see how it pays off. You have to commend the series for the ambitious nature it took on. Ten issues may not have been needed but I am deeply curious to see what will result from Bendis' story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jun 19, 2013

    With any event, the end must justify the means to get to this point, and this is where Age of Ultron #10 falls short. It is not a bad comic per se, but it does not provide the conclusion a ten issue event warrants. There is the potential for some very interesting stories to come from this event and there is some absolutely fantastic art within this issue, but those two factors aren't enough to save issue #10 and the event as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - mahargen Jun 19, 2013

    It seems that the majority of Age of Ultron really didn't even matter in the end, which may be the most upsetting part of the last ten issues. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    One Quest - John Scott Jun 21, 2013

    Unless you already bought parts 1-9, and need to finish your set, you don't really need this. Almost all the meat of the action was already in last year's Free Comic Book Day Point One book (literally, it's the same panels and everything), but now with context it all makes more sense. As long as you know that the take away of the series is time and space are now fractured, the details of the how aren't really all that important or that interesting. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jun 22, 2013

    Age of Ultron was bad. It was a bad comic. It was bad storytelling. It was bad everything. And as for Angela at the very end? Ridiculous. Maybe somewhere there are Angela fans who are really excited to see her appear in the Marvel Universe for some reason, but I'm not one of them. Her sudden appearance doesn't have anything to do with anything. She just shows up. I have no idea why Marvel is so excited to get their hands on her. And her appearance at the end of this comic does nothing to stoke my interest in her. Maybe she should have played a larger role in Age of Ultron. Maybe if she'd been the star of the series she would now matter. Instead, she's just a weird transfer from Spawn comics, completely void of all context since Marvel probably can't have her mention Spawn at all. I have no idea what they hope to accomplish with Angela, or even really what they hoped to accomplish with Age of Ultron. It's all just bogus. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Jun 22, 2013

    So the journey was a mess of characters, continuity, and a noticeable lack of Ultron, but the destination was an intriguing place to end. Age of Ultron leaves the Marvel Universe, (particularly Hank Pym, the Ultimate Universe characters, and the Guardians of the Galaxy) in a place ripe with future story potential. Let's just hope that potential reaches higher than the Age of Ultron did. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jun 20, 2013

    The issue is actually an engaging conclusion in and of itself, and is aimed right at that inner 12-year-old that wants to cheer at the climax of movies. However, that simply reminds us of the misplaced promise we invested in this often unwieldy series, one that lurched from scene to scene only pausing to pat itself on the head in self-satisfaction. Perhaps the most disappointing element to this final issue, and Age of Ultron generally, is that it didn't accomplish anything more than a gateway to a new title and era for the Marvel U. Effectively the flagship that will launch Avengers A.I., Guardians of the Galaxy #5 and Hunger over the coming months, this is what Avengers:X-Sanction was to Avengers Vs. X-Men. Or what Avengers Vs. X-Men was to half of the new Marvel NOW titles. The issue closes out with an ad for the supplemental part of this final issue, Age of Ultron #10A.I., reading "Submit to the beginning of Marvel's next evolution". What other choice do we have? Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Ben Silverio Jun 23, 2013

    All that being said, Hank Pym severely needed a win and he finally got one. Good for him. On the flipside, things might be getting a little tougher for Wolverine. Guess we'll just have to keep reading to find out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 19, 2013

    Each sequence is less story and more teaser ad, culminating in a single page spread extolling readers to buy the book in question. Between these sequences and the multiple pages reprinted from Avengers #12.1, it's fair to question why Marvel still charged $3.99 for this comic. The actual Ultron conflict is more or less forgotten by this point. None of the immediate fallout is explored, because as far as this issue shows, there isn't any. The focus is all about the next wave of events and tie-ins. As much as I resented Fear Itself #7 for losing sight of its own story in favor of setting up future books, Age of Ultron #10 is worse. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 5, 2013

    Where this story went off the rails for me is in the "ending which is not an ending". I'm so tired of multiple issue stories that don't leave the reader with any sense of closure. The ending of this story is a setup for what's coming NEXT from Marvel. The big reveal of the character Neil Gaiman created over in Spawn years ago being introduced into the Marvel Universe fell flat for me as the last double-page splash. So what? I'd rather have seen the character introduced before the last page & actually do something to contribute to the story. I don't like a finale to just be a cliffhanger. Write a continuing series if you want to go from cliffhanger to cliffhanger. Your mileage may vary. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Booked - Kelly Cassidy Jun 20, 2013

    At least, that's my opinion. But, overall, it was a great disappointment for the actual story… It's the next round that I am looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jun 24, 2013

    All in all, Age of Ultron came out swinging and ended on a less than stellar note due to putting the titular character in a supporting role and mainly getting us excited for something that ultimately has more sizzle than steak. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Jun 21, 2013

    Then we come to what was touted as the big twist of the book. Joe Quesada's secret final pages and the appearance of Angela. Which is literally all it is. It's a two-page spread of her just standing there in space and then a teaser for her appearance in “Guardians Of The Galaxy”. Underwhelming? Yeah, you could say that. For all of Marvel's press surrounding Angela's involvement in the finale, for her to have literally no involvement (she only appears in the final pages after Ultron is defeated) is more than a little disappointing. In fact, the entire conclusion to the series is disappointing. After Ultron is defeated, the issue then becomes nothing but a series of cliffhangers and teasers for upcoming books that are set to handle the fallout of the event like “Hunger”. There's little closure here other than the knowledge that they did actually win against Ultron this time. This whole event felt like it ran out of steam before it could even get going. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Jun 19, 2013

    Bendis threw the biggest players in the Marvel universe through the ringer for no reason. The characters don't truly grow because they haven't learned from their mistakes, which makes it all the more obvious that the true endgame of Age of Ultronwas to allow Marvel to dig into it's plethora of fan-favorite characters with far more ease. This might sound harmless at first, but it means the characters were simply props throughout this event. All the tie-ins, all the deaths; none of it technically matters. And that's a problem.As an event, Age of Ultronwas mediocre. As the final issue Age of Ultron #10was completely lackluster. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 19, 2013

    Much like Avengers vs. X-Men, Age of Ultron wasn’t so much a story, as it was a ten issue catalyst for more Marvel product. Smart business. Not much artistic integrity to it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Jun 21, 2013

    Overall, despite 9 issues of buildup, AGE OF ULTRON #10 doesn't live up to the hype. It's horribly anti-climactic and for the title antagonist, he deserved more than his few pages of screen time. The secretive ending turned out to really be nothing other than saying “Look what's coming up in the Marvel universe!” Truthfully speaking, this will forever be known as the most disappointing event in Marvel history. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 19, 2013

    In short, this "big finale" is nothing more than the setup for another new era, as so many of Marvel's event-comics have been before. There are some intriguing bits in here (like what may or may not happen to the Ultimate Universe, and the appearance of Richard Rider in the same panel as the Guardians of the Galaxy, making me wonder about his actual fate), but mostly it's a mish-mash of half a dozen big ideas that don't have a whole lot of connection to one another or to the reader. If you're interested in EVERYTHING that happens in the Marvel Universe, a big fan of Angela, or someone who likes big swathes of fighty-fighty, this is your book. For me, Age Of Ultron #10 is disappointing, albeit not unexpectedly so, and all its shocking reveals were pimped well ahead of time. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jun 23, 2013

    The final issue did not need to be bagged. There is nothing in here surprising or even noteworthy. The book is a simple enough comic book with an interesting explanation and some nice action. The comic book isn't worth the hype and will probably have limited appeal. You might find something in here to like if you are willing to forget plot points and you don't like everything to make sense in the end. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 20, 2013

    That’s how I feel about the story as a whole. As a device to deliver some new status quo, this was simply an aimless, pointless exercise in driving circles around itself. I don’t think I’d give Age of Ultron either a pass or a fail. It’s more of an incomplete. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Jun 19, 2013

    Age of Ultron 10 is a colossal disaster of a story, doing nothing but taking our money and transitioning readers into the next big Marvel event, whatever that may be. It's something that should be ultimately skipped and never spoken of again. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jun 19, 2013

    But for me, it's not just disappointing " it's frustrating. Nothing of note has happened in Age of Ultron, and the likely reaction to saying that will be "what did you expect, it's a time travel story?" And judging by how well it's done on the sales charts, no one will see Age of Ultron as anything other than a financial success. But that's rewarding the worst kind of narrative behavior. It's not expecting anything out of our events " it's us tacitly approving that we as readers will read 10 issues of a comic where nothing happens. Maybe that was Ultron's big plan, after all " because even when the Avengers win, we still lose. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Jun 24, 2013

    Haters will continue to hate on AoU and they may soon be joined by some freshly-indignant fans. Following the almost standard Marvel Event template of starting with a bang and ending with a whimper, AoU fumbles its final chapter by choosing to be more of a 'Coming Soon' hype-train than a satisfactory conclusion. Its beauty is only skin-deep. Inside, this thing's rotten to the core. Read Full Review

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