Age of Ultron #6

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Brandon Peterson Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 17, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 27 User Reviews: 8
7.3Critic Rating
6.7User Rating

The heroes take the fight to Ultron…with a near-broken Captain America taking the lead! Meanwhile, Wolverine takes it upon himself to make one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics… …and you’ll never believe who goes along with him!

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson Apr 23, 2013

    For all its violence and diverting temporal hijinks Bendis has still managed to include enough depth in Age of Ultron to turn out a reasonably thought-provoking book. Better than that, this script is also a lean, mean, time-travelling machine, accomplishing much in its meagre page count and leaving the series in a terrific place " I have literally no idea what to expect next. The change in art may take some getting used to, but not the quality in storytelling; that I'll take of much of as I can get. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Apr 22, 2013

    With four issues left, the light speed pace of this event looks to produce a big finale, especially if the rumors regarding the tenth and final issue are true. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott Apr 18, 2013

    Age of Ultron #6 makes it worth the trip getting here. This is a series that will probably read better in a collection, but if you've come this far, it's simply too good to stop now. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 17, 2013

    Honestly, my one real complaint with the story at this stage is that the future timeline feels almost incidental when held next to the past. Most of the dramatic impetus falls on Wolverine now. There's fighting and even death in the future, but the death only highlights the fact that much of this story will be wiped away by the finale issue. There's no longer any doubt as to whether Age of Ultron will have lasting ramifications for the Marvel Universe, but we need to see more of this future realm and Ultron himself before it becomes clear whether those ramifications extend to all angles of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 17, 2013

    The second half of the series is well underway and I'm really curious to see where we're headed in the is time jumping adventure! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Apr 17, 2013

    Age of Ultron #6 turns the pace up a huge notch and adds a fantastic element of tension to this series. The implications of the final few pages will be very interesting to see and I look forward to more AoU. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 17, 2013

    Age of Ultron is exciting, emotional and best of all fun. Bendis has created a blueprint that maps the best of what an event series can offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 18, 2013

    Here's hoping that my fears are groundless and Bendis is about to pull a plot twisting rabbit out of his hat. (Wouldn't that be something!) Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Apr 19, 2013

    Age of Ultron continues to move along with a very fast release schedule. Frankly if every event comic could get done this way I think I'd be a little more okay with them. Not that it's been without faults, but 10 issues, shipped in just a few months, with limited tie-ins, has been a great way to do this. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Apr 20, 2013

    Overall, though, this is still an entertaining issue. The bold move of actually having Wolverine kill Pym is a strong moment, even if it's somewhat dampened by our knowledge of how the Marvel Multiverse works, and the fact that it's far from permanent. But if we ignore that, it's pretty cool. I just wish Bendis had bothered to spend a little time building up to this issue instead of wasting so much of our time. And it's a shame that Bryan Hitch couldn't stick around for the rest of the story. The two new artists, one for the future and one for the past, are nowhere near Hitch's skill level. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 17, 2013

    "Age of Ultron" #6 delivers a couple gasp-worthy moments here and everything changes. I'm sure there's a magic history eraser button at the end of this story, but for now, the desperation just rocketed up to astronomical levels, claiming lives of many Marvel Universe stalwarts. This is the level of action and excitement, uncertainty and wonder event comics used to have. At the end of this issue, I can honestly say I have no idea what to expect of the next, and it's about time. "Age of Ultron" #6 took a while to get to, but there's no mistaking that the payoff is worth it, especially since the final page leaves the question of "Now what?" floating in the ether. This is a cliffhanger we were screaming towards and now that it's here, "Age of Ultron" #7 has become something I look forward to instead of dread. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Ben Silverio Apr 21, 2013

    After the semi-lull in action in the last issue, things totally picked up in this new one. Huge developments took place with consequences that will reverberate throughout the Marvel Universe, both in the past, present, and future. Big changes are coming and I'm looking forward to seeing how they come into play in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Apr 17, 2013

    The issue ends with one of the most controversial decisions in the history of Marvel comics and youll never believe who goes along with it! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Apr 17, 2013

    Their styles blend nicely and they aren't too different from each other. This helps seamlessly intertwine the cross cutting. Essentially Bendis does this to show us how both plans work out at the same time. You can get into the whole "who was right" debate as it takes place, but it also adds some gravitas to the successful plan since one of these plans fails miserably. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Addicts - Vikram Bhargava Apr 23, 2013

    All said and done, this issue was gripping right up to its last page. Anyway, I'm pretty sure once Wolverine and the Invisible Woman travel back; they won't get what they expected. Has Wolvie made things worse by killing Ant-Man? We'll just have to wait and see. While we're on the subject, we're yet to encounter Ultron, but that doesn't mean this issue lacks action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike Apr 17, 2013

    For a story written two years ago, the series is not as bad as it could be, but it still suffers from inconsistencies in the way of plot and characterization. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 18, 2013

    AU #6 is hands-down the best chapter of the core series; Bendis' cliffhanger is a real shocker as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez Apr 18, 2013

    Overall, this is definitely the biggest issue of AGE OF ULTRON yet, which is thanks to the controversial ending. Without the latter, then there wouldn't be too much to say about the comic. Ultron doesn't appear yet again, and we're halfway through. For two years we've waiting for his big return, so in that this event is turning into a disappointment. Still, things havechangedand the next issue will be very intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Comic Book Revue - Jay Mattson Apr 17, 2013

    It's going to be hard for Bendis to dig his way out of this one -- even if Wolverine recognizes his mistake, the fact still remains that he did it. In the years he's been featured in Marvel comic books, Wolverine has never crossed the line unless he needed to, unless there was no other option. It's a shame that such a popular and revered character is being used so flippantly. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 19, 2013

    There are certainly moments of beauty, but the inconsistency is a little bit jarring, which is a criticism that could just as easily be levelled at this series to date. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Apr 17, 2013

    The odds are stacked against the heroes. We're finally seeing them make a move. With the heroes going off in two different directions, it'll be interesting to see how the two 'missions' coincide with each other. Due to the nature of how they're carrying out their missions, it seems they should have taken a little bit more time to plan everything out. The different missions also allows for an acceptable reason to have different artists on this issue. There are still some interesting aspects of the story taking place. It just feels, with the different directions of the story, it's starting to go all over the place. There will be some repercussions to see in the following issues. I have no idea what's coming up and that's a good thing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Modern Age Comics - Alexander Moser Apr 19, 2013

    While I'm glad Bendis has written a morally acceptable tale, it is not without it's flaws. First of all, why did it take so long to get to this point? I feel as though the team could have gone back in time many issues ago. While the interactions between Pym, Wolverine and Sue Storm are excellent, full of moral consequence and excitement, the rest of the issue feels obscure. It's clear that Wolverine and Storm changed the future, so why even have the future plot with Iron Man and others? There's good writing in this book, but it is not consistent. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 4, 2013

    This series continues to disappoint, and it's a huge shame, as I had so much hope for it. Although this issue itself has some interesting points, the development of the overall story is still very slow. I wouldn't recommend this issue, or the series, and unless it gets dramatically better throughout the remaining of the series I wouldn't even recommend getting the trade when it's out, as the series is over half way through and hasn't progressed much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 21, 2013

    After the first four issues of this book amounted to little more than a decompressed prologue, I was surprised that last issue was as enjoyable as it was. It was still overly talky and full of plot-point-necessary stalling, but it set up something different than what we'd seen in previous world-spanning crossovers. Age Of Ultron #6 is likewise an improvement, with Pacheco and Peterson both delivering work superior to Bryan Hitch's first couple of issues, while Bendis manages to surprise more than once, delivering a decent reading experience, earning 3 out of 5 stars overall. More and more, I'm starting to wonder if this series isn't going reboot part of the Marvel chronology to better support the Marvel NOW! initiative, but either way, the book is improving... Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Apr 18, 2013

    Age of Ultron is starting to get to the heart of the event it seems. After five drawn out issues things pick up in what is by far the most entertaining issue of the entire event. Hopefully the final four issues will keep the tempo up. This was a good read. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Apr 18, 2013

    UGH!!!! This series is so damn stupid!!! It makes my head hurt! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - George Marston Apr 17, 2013

    Age of Ultron seems less like a story that had to be told, and more like one that exists simply because it can, relying on the long held conceit that Ultron will someday try to kill everyone, and skirting tense moral issues instead of confronting them. There is more than enough space for the kind of wordy examinations that Bendis loves to employ in this issue, but what should have been the moment at the crux of this series is instead given no room to breathe, let along foster any kind of dialogue or character development. Instead, Bendis somehow finds a way to contract the one scene worthy of expansion in the entire six issues that have been published into a grisly throwaway moment undercut by an utter lack of dramatic tension and an abundance of spoilers and ruined surprises. It's emblematic of Age of Ultron as a whole. Read Full Review

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