REVIEW: Age of Ultron vs Marvel Zombies #2

Writer – James Robinson
Artist – Steve Pugh
Lettterer -VC’s Clayton Cowles

Don’t judge a book by its cover, or do, your choice…

I have to say the cover is very misleading, it makes this issue look like a full on battle issue, it isn’t. The artwork isn’t bad, but Sabretooth is in 1 panel on the last page.

A long, long time ago in the last issue…

Secret Wars wages on as the Marvel universe is left in fragments. Ultron has claimed his part called ‘perfection’ while the zombies have claimed their own spot calling it ‘the deadlands’ the two warring factions don’t want to share what’s left, so they’re fighting for supremacy.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…

We open on old timey Punisher killing his way through a horde of zombies while spurting off old timey talk, even the zombies point out how nonsense it is, he doesn’t last long however as Ultron sends his bots to intervene and extend an invitation to sit down and talk. The Vision, Wonder Man and Jimmy The Artificial Man have created their own safe haven called Salvation, the three have found a very different version of Hank Pym to help destroy Ultron once and for all. What they don’t know is that Ultron has come up with a plan to join forces with the zombies to rid battle world of any and all heroes, his partner in crime? none other then zombie Magneto. This issue has very little to do with either Ultron or the Zombies, for a comic to call itself Age of Ultron VS Marvel Zombies, I want to see fighting, robot vs corpses, flesh on metal duking it out for at least half the pages, having not read issue 1 I can only hope it had more action then this one. The art inside is very good, the retro looking flashbacks are gorgeous, the story lets the art down in this one.

Its all fun and games until someone loses an eye…

The first page shows Punisher ripping through zombies before he is the only name of note to be killed.

Haven’t I seen you somewhere before…

There are a few cameos in this issue we see zombie versions of Lady Deathstrike and Electro battling Punisher. In Salvation we see Iron Patriot, Daredevil and maybe Black Widow and an A.I.M lacky. Captain America, Namor and the Human Torch are all seen in a flash back panel as are Giant Man, Hercules and Ironman.

The Good, The Bad and The Meh…

The Good – The artwork, both inside and on the cover.
The Bad- The lack of Zombies and fighting and fighting zombies.
The Meh – The story, its slow and did not entertain me, i was looking forward to reading this, sadly it falls short of what the cover and title promises.

Only a single star for this one.


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