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Vision #1

Writer: Tom King Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 90
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? He goes to the laboratory where he was created, where Ultron molded him into a weapon, where he first rebelled against his given destiny, where he first imagined that he could be more, that he could be good, that he could be a man, a normal, ordinary man. And he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition or perhaps obsession: the unrelenting need to be ordinary. Behold The Visions! They're the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possibly go wrong?
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  • 10
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 4, 2015

    The fact is this is a perfectly told comic which dances between expert brooding and dark narration and deeply flawed characters. And yet they pretend not to be. Mixed with some powerful art this is as compelling as comics can get. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Matthew Murphy Nov 5, 2015

    Vision is looking to be one of the hottest books going into 2016 and I can tell you I'm sticking along for the ride. The look of fear in Virginia's face in the final panel of this issue wasn't out of her actions, but the thought of her husband's reaction to the break in normalcy. This is a story about an unhealthy man starting a family, first and foremost, and I can only imagine what happens when his first family comes into the picture. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Jessica Boyd Nov 5, 2015

    At it's most basic,Vision is a book about an AI that creates his own family in an attempt to be more human; and the repercussions that fall upon his new family, because of his decisions.At it's core,Visionis an examination of family, humanity, self-fulfillment, playing god and emotional distance.Vision is a brutal read, in the best way possible. It allows the reader to examine the question of what it means to be human, and if we are really doing those things in our own lives. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Oscar Maltby Nov 5, 2015

    All in all, The Vision #1 is a truly unique, fresh and genuinely affecting comic book. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Nov 4, 2015

    The Vision #1 is far from a typical superhero story - instead, it's an eerie sci-fi tale, but one that absolutely marks the next great comic from a team of already talented sequential storytellers. If you buy only one comic book this week, you absolutely need to make sure it's this one. King, Walta and Bellaire have put a wrecking ball through the veneer of the American Dream, and shown that, in many ways, these robots are just as confused, directionless and adrift as the rest of us. And maybe that's fitting - after all, that's what it means to be human. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Jay Mattson Nov 6, 2015

    The Vision is absolutely one of the best titles to come from the 'All-New, All-Different Marvel' initiative. Yes, there are many titles yet to come, and if any of them can reach the same emotional tension and aesthetic balance as this series, it would be like lightning striking twice. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Danny Wall Nov 7, 2015

    It may not be attempt to reinvent the sci-fi tropes that explore humanity by telling stories of robots, but rather it's one of the best examples of such a story type. This new setting and the new characters around him were necessary to bring the character of the Vision into the kind of story that just perfect for him. The art as well as the narrative touches work together to create a creepy kind of Vision, and one that promises some intriguing philosophical touches and pointed emotions. Very rich story potential here, in an unexpected way that yet makes perfect sense. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 5, 2015

    This is not at all the type of book you might be expecting as marvel works to capitalize on the character's cinematic debut. Less a superhero adventure than a tale of suburban malaise and family strife, this issue sees Vision and his newly constructed family trying to find their place in an illogical human world. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Nov 5, 2015

    Overall though,The Vision #1is a very different sort of Marvel comic, one that I really hope catches on. It feels quite niche and the type of book that'll have dedicated fans, (much like King'sOmega Men) but I'm more hoping that it'll be a surprise sleeper hit.The Omega Menproved how creative and clever a writer King is, andThe Visionshows he has many more ideas up his sleeve. Don't let this book meet the same fate, I highly recommend it to any one looking for something a little different from Marvel's line-up and hope it can capture the amount of success it deserves. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 7, 2015

    Tom King turned up the volume on the action in the last 4 pages, and it worked beautifully for me. The slower pace of the bulk of the story was a nice change from the standard super-hero book, but I'm not sure how well it will go over with the majority of Marvel's audience. It's the fact that this looks and feels so different from “standard super-hero” that is appealing to me, I hope it is able to sell well enough and build an audience so we'll be able to continue examining The Vision's view of the world. The conclusion of this issue was a real “What the heck?!?!” moment for me and certainly caught me by surprise. All the new Marvel #1s end with an add for the #2 issue that says “You Want to Know What Happens Next?” In the case of The Vision #1, my answer is a resounding “YES!” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    PopMatters - Matthew Fay Nov 16, 2015

    The Vision #1 proves to be a an excellent social drama and character study as well as a sci-fi tale, and one that brings a new depth to a classic Avenger. Tom King's script is both relentlessly captivating and psychologically deep, and the artwork of Gabriel Hernandez Walta of Magneto renown provides the perfect, somber feel needed for this kind of story. The comic prevents not just a milestone for the Vision, but for Marvel Comics as well as it enters a new age. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Paul Manzato Nov 9, 2015

    Overall, I loved this title! This is something completely different from anything I have read; an artificial superhero who wants to settle down in the suburbs with a family he created. Dark hints and foreshadowing have told us that this experiment is not going to have a happy ending, and I for one will be sticking around to see what leads to all of this crashing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 5, 2015

    These three creators together are crafting a comic that will stick with you, surprising you with depth and thought that may strike very close to your deepest held fears. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Elvis Dutan Nov 5, 2015

    I didnt want to get much into this issue because it has to be experienced on a personal level. Theres twist and turns in terms of plot development and characters thats not really what one might expect. Its definitely not shallow either, but rather makes all of these things hit harder that Ive felt from a Marvel book in a long, long, time. This is definitely a book to watch and hopefully it gets its due. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 6, 2015

    The Marvel Universe has always portrayed itself – for better or worse – as being ‘our' world, plus superheroes. And King and Walta have, I feel, rather accurately shown how ‘we' might react to having a family of androids move in the neighborhood. There probably wouldn't be a protest, there probably wouldn't be an “ANDROIDS GO HOME” sign on their front lawn. There would be a lot of Facebook selfies with the Visions, and neighborhood chatter, and a sense of unease that would creep into the neighborhood. This book is one of the more accurate representations of what it must be like to live in the 616 – and I'm damn glad I don't. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Nov 4, 2015

    Far from being a comedic book, as its cover might evoke, The Visions struck me as a blackly comic but equally unsettling and dark story, and it's a great first issue that I loved reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Dec 10, 2015

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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Nov 6, 2015

    "The Vision" #1 is a pleasant surprise that delivers an intriguing take on humanity, superheroism and life in suburbia. King and Walta have created an instant classic with "The Vision" #1, the sort of thoughtful comic that is all-too-rare these days. In the glut of new comics, don't let this one sneak past you. It's a winner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones Nov 6, 2015

    I guarantee this new version of The Vision will keep readers guessing until the last page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 4, 2015

    THE VISION is very different and that may be off-putting for many readers since it doesn't feel like a traditional super-hero or Marvel book, but that's what makes this such a great read. There is the question of "where is this all going" which doesn't get too much of an answer here, as the issue is more about establishing the world than anything else. It's different, but it's something you are probably going to want to check out. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Harry Roachford Nov 5, 2015

    Vision #1is unexpectedly good. As a comic it manages to be deeply intense, even though you know that the Visions are doing their best just to live normal lives for the most part you just don't really relate all that much to them. You feel bad for one of the twins at one point but other than that its incredibly hard not to see what is going on with this family as being super creepy. However this seems to be the intent and it is an interesting premise, so the comic does seem to be meeting its criteria. The issue in this way is a good one, and considering it focuses on a lower tier Avenger this is a pretty mean feat. Hopefully the comic continues in this vein, as it is a cool concept. Read Full Review

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