Age of Ultron #7

Event\Storyline: Age of Ultron Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Carlos Pacheco Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 9
5.9Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

In an attempt to defeat Ultron two Marvel Heroes take it upon themselves to create an all-new Marvel Universe. But is the one they have created better or worse than the one they left behind? The event of the year just got INSANE!!

  • 8.3
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze May 2, 2013

    The artwork has remained consistent which matches the tone of the story. Peterson best portrays this with both the inking and the crosshatch-like detail. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Pop Cultist - Josh Elliott May 1, 2013

    Brian Michael Bendis has found his footing with Age of Ultron #7. So long as Pacheco and Peterson " or whoever else takes on the art " can keep up, this event is only going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker May 2, 2013

    It's taken a bit, but Age of Ultron is finally at a point I can recommend it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 2, 2013

    I know, time travel complications are a time-honored tradition in comics (and Star Trek episodes) - but it's going to take a heck of a finale to tie this up - or use it as a launch pad for future stories. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Marvel Disassembled - Mike May 1, 2013

    At this point in the series, the story's kind of become a ‘What if Hank Pym had been killed?' story and less of a ‘What if Ultron took over the universe' story. My main concern is how this'll be wrapped up in three more issues. The first five issues took their time setting up the post-apocalyptic setting and as a result, it looks like the second half of the story is going to feel more than a little rushed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Addicts - Vikram Bhargava May 7, 2013

    I didn't think much of the art in this issue. It's been pretty good at times, but it also makes Susan look like a 40 year old. The story has been gripping for the past 3 issues. As for the series, it still seems better than Fear Itself and AvX. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke May 1, 2013

    What this issue boils down to is a very predictable turn of events mixed with some cool elseworlds stuff. Unfortunately most of this issue consists of heroes fighting heroes before they predictably will join forces. Maybe it's just me, but I've seen this story play out way too many times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero May 1, 2013

    There's only one more issue and there's no telling what will happen next. This series has been taking turns left and right. This gives the story a feeling of anything goes but it's also making it feel like it's just all over the place. Some of the actions feel too out of character but you have to try to remember that this is a desperate time for the survivors of the attack against the Marvel Universe. Despite the ups and downs of this series, there is a deep feeling of wanting to know and see how everything will be wrapped up. Bendis is showing that he's not afraid to shake up the foundation of the Marvel Universe. Soon we will see the results. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 1, 2013

    Perhaps we'll find that this new alternate setting really is crucial to the development of Age of Ultron. But with the finale fast approaching and still no sign of the titular villain, it's difficult not to feel that the series is back to dragging its heels. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Daniel Alvarez May 4, 2013

    Overall, the most disappointing issue of Age of Ultron. I'm truly beginning to think this event is just using a popularAvengers'villain on thetitleto tell a story that's not about him, but about changing the Marvel Universe. With just threeissuesto go, I'm not sure anymore. It's kinda disappointing whenthehighlight of an event issue is seeing a TyrannosaurusRex attempt to chomp on the two heroes. I'm truly hoping thesefinalfew issues will squeeze in enough Ultron action to make up for all this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 4, 2013

    This issue has nothing going for it. This is basically just a romp in a relatively uninteresting alternate reality. Those things are a dime a dozen at Marvel Comics, and there's nothing about this alternate reality that's all that compelling. Sue and Wolverine barely react to having murdered Hank Pym. And none of the other characters we've been following in Age of Ultron so far make an appearance. I complained about this last issue, but it bears repeating: Wolverine and the Invisible Woman did not exist in this series until Bendis randomly picked them to appear in the previous issue. And now the entire story rests on their shoulders, because the characters we did spend time with – Spider-Man, Red Hulk, Moon Knight, Black Widow – are simply gone. It's such a weird storytelling choice. Age of Ultron isn't bad, it's just dull. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Imagination Centre - John McCubbin Sep 5, 2013

    Like usual this wasn't anything special, and the series as a whole has bee disappointing. There was however some interesting things in this issue, and it will appeal to some people, just didn't appeal to me. Now I don't know if it's due to me losing faith in this series, but it just continues to not amaze me, and although it's not as disappointing as it used to be, it's still nothing special. I would only recommend this to people who have the series so far, but otherwise would recommend leaving this issue, and the series, as it's generally poor, and when everything's said and done I'm sure it won't have much off an affect on the future of Marvel. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Read Comic Books - Derek Baker May 2, 2013

    Maybe there is a point to this issue. Bendis obviously has a plan, so maybe this will read better after we see the bigger picture. The problem is that after seven issues, we still haven't gotten anywhere. We're losing our reason to care about this series, so let's hope issue 8 can rectify this. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee May 1, 2013

    Too much time travelling hurts my brain. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson May 2, 2013

    The shark hasn't consumed Age of Ultron yet, but there's blood in the water and fins abound. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero May 2, 2013

    Although at a slower pace, Age of Ultron was on to something special. Unfortunately, the series is beginning to plummet into oblivion with Ulton himself. Patterson and Pacheco's artwork does bring life to the story, adding a degree of visual appeal to partially make up for a dull story. I'll stick around for the next issue of Age of Ultron because I've invested the time into it already, but let's keep our fingers crossed that Bendis will pack more of a punch than what we've seen with book seven. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay May 2, 2013

    "Age of Ultron" #7 is a fun dumb issue, which is a statement to be embraced on some levels. It's not interested in characters mourning or the plot mechanics of time travel in intricate detail. Instead, characters that readers know and love are made cooler in quick turns. The heroes that fans love fight against one another for readers' amusement. This story might be a touch silly, but there's enough here for it to be enjoyable. The stone face of cynicism will say we've seen it all before, but those after fun can admit we see it again because it's good stuff. This issue isn't perfect but it's perfectly enjoyable, then easily forgettable. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 May 2, 2013

    Meh.  Honestly, I think I'm past done with this whole "event" by now.  Seriously, I'm just completely uninterested.  I'm not going to bother pointing out all of the faults and stuff that made no sense, I'm not gonna put on a fake smile and act like this was a good comic.  It wasn't.  It was your typical Bendis event.  And if you've read one of those, you've read them all.  It was boring, nonsensical and splashy.  And this will be it for me.  I'm gonna see if I can hand the Age of Ultron reviewing duties to my compadre, JT.  Maybe he'll have some fun(negative or positive) with the rest of this story.  Me?  I just don't care. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray May 3, 2013

    On the surface, this is a fun piece of time travel/parallel universe capering, although somewhat reminiscent of Bendis's House of M and the Age of Apocalypse/X-Treme X-Men/X-Termination story arcs that have done it all before. More troubling is that this is no longer the Age of Ultron, the world Bendis spent half-a-dozen issues slowly building up with talk-fests that we still hold out hope will lead somewhere. Without warning we are in a third dimension, one that seemingly bears little relevance to what has come before Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 2, 2013

    Perhaps the title says it all " even though the book is called Age of Ultron, the despotic robot isn't even present in this issue. And that's because this story isn't even about him anymore. Like Wolverine's time travel gambit, Bendis has sort of side-stepped his sweeping disaster story and tried to replace it with something entirely different " the problem is, that alternative just doesn't hold water, both with readers and from a storytelling perspective. Wolverine may be the best there is at what he does, but as Bendis and company show us here, that repertoire clearly doesn't extend to headlining time travel epics. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Matt Sargeson May 3, 2013

    Yep, this issue is a stinker; thankfully I write in a well-ventilated room or otherwise I'd be dry-wretching on the floor by now. It's difficult to place the blame on any one thing so I'll name a few: weird character design, clichd plot devices, random dinosaur battles, so-so art, a lack of any sense of permanence or wonder in the book's new setting and ponderous action scenes. I'ma fan of Bendis. I'm a fan ofAge of Ultron. But this issue is by far the worst in the run. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli May 3, 2013

    Age of Ultron is shaping up to be among the worst series I've ever read. Ten issues is a tough sell for this directionless, limited plot of a book. This issue highlights how Bendis put such a low effort to analyzing the impacts of time travel. The book might give you a few minutes of amusement but this is not one to seek out. Read Full Review

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