When we last laid eyes on ‘Age of Ultron’ one week ago, we discovered that the remaining heroes had formed a plan to set things right in the world. After Luke Cage and She-Hulk sacrificed themselves to discover vital information, Captain America, Wolverine, Hawkeye, and the rest of the New York survivors travel through the Savage Land with the recently reunited Moon Knight, Black Widow, and Red Hulk to another one of Nick Fury’s hidden bunkers. When they find it, they’re face to face with the one-eyed, tough as nails former S.H.I.E.L.D. director in the flesh. Glad that someone finally followed his trail, he prepared a small group to go to the future to stop Ultron and change things back to the way that they were. However, Wolverine has other plans to go backwards in time instead to carry out his own plan.

In the new issue, Logan discovers that the Invisible Woman followed him to the past, so the pair go off in search of Hank Pym to stop him from creating Ultron, one way or the other. Meanwhile in the future, Nick Fury’s team arrives in the future and realizes that their stealth element has gone rogue. Despite that, they head to New York to try to shut Ultron down under the command of Captain America.

To begin with, this issue does something very cool with the artwork. Unfortunately, we no longer have the interiors from the amazing Bryan Hitch. But what we do have is a unique presentation where the past storyline and the future storyline are drawn by different teams. Both are very good, but I prefer the past team consisting of Carlos Pacheco, Roger Martinez, and Jose Villarrubia. After I was done the issue and looked back on it, I realized that I was definitely into the vintage Nick Fury, his flying car, and Hank Pym’s Goliath outfit in their part of the story, which contributed to liking that part best.

In past reviews, I wondered about the whereabouts of Hank Pym and I wanted to get some Hank Pym in the series. Well, I definitely got him here in this issue, but not in the way that I was expecting. Also, in my opinion, Wolverine totally had the right idea. I like Pym enough, but Logan’s way would save countless lives. Sue Richards sees it. Too bad Cap, Iron Man, and the rest of Nick Fury’s team didn’t. It just seems like their way would lead to a lot more deaths. Logan’s only looking for one more.

The last two pages of this book are just insane. Both stories become intertwined and a few pretty big developments unfold. Neither of which I saw coming. Sure, one was talked about from the start, but I didn’t think that it would happen, so it took me by surprise a bit. I am glad however that we didn’t really have to see it. The depiction was still a bit gruesome, but then again, so has much of what’s been happening in ‘Age of Ultron’ on a whole.

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.

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Written by Brian Michael Bendis

Art by Brandon Peterson, Paul Mounts, Carlos Pacheco, Roger Martinez, and Jose Villarrubia

Cover by Brandon Peterson and Paul Mounts