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Marvel’s Age of Ultron is a 10-issue limited series that involved the return of Ultron and his conquest of Earth. The event was published between March and June 2013 with the story by Brian Michael Bendis and multiple artists. The story took place between Earth-616 and Earth-61112. Months after his return, Ultron launches a massive and abrupt attack on Earth and took over the planet, killing thousands of humans, and leaving only a handful of heroes and villains alive who are out to reclaim their freedom or die trying.
Age of Ultron: Book One
In a completely obliterated New York City, floats a gigantic technological fortress and in the streets below, Hawkeye is in the middle of an assault on a group of Mutant Growth Hormone dealers where he discovers their leaders to be the Owl and Hammerhead who are holding a hostage. Both Owl and Hammerhead head out to confront Hawkeye who is eliminating gang members until reaching the basement where the hostage being held is Spider-Man. As Hawkeye is making his escape with Spidey, a fleet of mechanized Sentinels in the image of Ultron appear and Owl attempts to reason with them regarding their deal while Clint fires an explosive arrow into one of the Sentinels to buy time to escape.
As they are leaving, the remaining Sentinels assault the building and afterward, both heroes arrive at a downed Helicarrier in the remnants of Central Park where they are confronted by Luke Cage and She-Hulk who hold them down while Tony Stark checks them for infection form Ultron. Both Cage and She-Hulk then argue with Clint over leaving the refuge who refuses to leave fellow heroes behind while Stark points out a depressed Captain America is devising a plan while sitting next to a shattered shield.
Age of Ultron: Book Two
As Ultron Sentinels are passing, Black Widow is attacked by a random man with a gun and after he has her reveal her face, it’s discovered she has a disfigured eye and while the man is robbing Widow, he is shot by Moon Knight. As Ultron Sentinels continue attacking humans, Widow and Moon Knight enter one of Nick Fury’s hidden hideouts used during Secret Invasion. Elsewhere, Spidey is in an underground hideout holding 7,000 heroes where he reveals his name and flashes back to him awaking to a city in flames. After discovering the entire world is under Ultron’s control, he flashes back again to his kidnapping and states how Owl and Hammerhead have been selling people to Ultron just before Cap walks in with a plan.
Age of Ultron: Book ThreeLuke Cage and She-Hulk prepare to meet Ultron while walking through the ruins of New York City when there is a flashback revealing the plan of action where Cap proposes to make a trade with someone strong enough to cause damage within Ultron’s fortress. Cage and She-Hulk then step in as volunteers with She-Hulk becoming the offering. Meanwhile in Chicago, Red Hulk, Taskmaster and Black Panther watch over a group of Ultron Sentinels while planning their next move.Red Hulk then jumps into action after Taskmaster detects one of the Sentinels and manages to rip its head off but fails to shake the rest of the group. Red Hulk then holds the Ultron Sentinels off long enough to allow Taskmaster and Black Panther to escape but T’Challa dies during the escape. Back in New York, a group of Ultron Sentinels reach Cage and She-Hulk to guide them through the fortress to make the deal but Cage is shocked to see the Ultron going to Vision instead.Age of Ultron: Book Four
Inside Ultron’s fortress, Cage confronts Vision and asks why this has happened which Vision replies that he’s being controlled by Ultron from the future and using him as a conduit to punish humanity. She-Hulk then begins to engage the Ultron Sentinels while making Cage escape to warn the remaining heroes until she’s killed. Outside the fortress, Cage lands from She-Hulk’s toss and finds himself facing Ultron Sentinels who launch a full-scale assault but he manages to fight them off until they trigger a nuclear blast witnessed by the remaining heroes in the distance who have managed to escape New York City with the combined efforts of Storm and Invisible Woman.
In San Francisco, Black Widow reveals a black box she has opened to Moon Knight after he wakes up which contains doomsday scenarios devised by Nick Fury located in the Savage Land. The two then agree to head that direction while in Chicago, Red Hulk ambushes Taskmaster who was trying to escape with Ultron tech and kills him. Eight days later, the heroes arrive in the Savage Land where they’re found by Ka-Zar who leads the group to a refuge and meet Cage after he has survived. It’s also revealed Cage is dying from radiation poisoning due to the blast and he arrives to deliver what he’s discovered while Red Hulk, Moon Knight and Widow arrive to tell the heroes of Nick Fury’s failsafe.
Age of Ultron: Book Five
Six months ago Stark, Reed Richards and Cap are looking over Vision who is lying on a medical table where the men are in a discussion with Vision awakens. In the present, a group of heroes arrive at Fury’s coordinates in the Savage Land so Red Hulk punches through a wall and Fury shoots him while also scanning the group to prove they are not spies. Fury then states how the group will use Doctor Doom’s time platform to travel to the future and unplug Ultron from time traveling while Wolverine suggests they go into the past instead to kill Hank Pym. Fury then shows the group an armory with an array of weaponry so they prepare while Logan decides to travel to the past.
Age of Ultron: Book Six
In the past, Wolverine arrives through Doctor Doom’s Time Platform right after the group of heroes led by Fury head into the future to assault Ultron. Upon his arrival, Logan comes in contact with Susan Storm who has jumped into the past with him to stop him from killing Hank Pym. While the two argue, the Fury from that time period emerges so Logan and Sue steal his Flying Car and head to New York where Sue tries convincing Wolverine the plan to convince Pym not to build Ultron rather than assassinating him. Meanwhile, Fury’s team begins planning their assault in the future and the orders are to head for a full scale assault with Cap in command but the group is suddenly assaulted by a swarm of Ultron Sentinels.
As the assault becomes more and more intense, the heroes fight with everything they have but it begins to seem futile as the swarm grows bigger and bigger. In the past, Logan and Sue arrive in Pym’s lab to discover him working on Dragon Man so Logan enters to warn Hank about Ultron’s creation but Pym doesn’t recognize him and avoids Logan’s warnings. A battle then begins between the two men but Logan gains the upper hand until Sue attempts to stop him from killing Pym who pleads to Sue but after Logan reminds her of her family’s death, Sue turns her back and Logan kills Pym. After Sue asks Logan their next move, he replies they return to a better present in which they’re from.
Age of Ultron: Book Seven
Logan and Sue return to the present to find the Savage Land covered by the wreckage of crashed ships which are recognized as Kree, theorizing the Kree/Skrull War came to Earth. The two then see men in armor calling themselves the Starkguard so the two head for New York City which is surrounded by multiple S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarriers. While their car is flying around, it is shot down and the duo find themselves being attacked by the Defenders which contains a surprised Thing when he sees Sue while the rest of the group assume they are Skrulls. A fight between the two Wolverines begins until the alternate version is taken down while the Defenders realize the two visitors are not Skrulls just as a half-cyborg Tony Stark arrives with a platoon of armored robots.
Age of Ultron: Book Eight
Iron Man runs a psychic scan on Logan and Sue in order to see their alternate reality, but Stark believes these memories are implants and the two are spies for Morgan le Fey. Stark then meets Logan and explains their current timeline while also showing him the footage of him killing Pym and stating how the Avengers disbanded afterward and how magic overcame technology. Back at the Helicarrier, the Wolverine of the Defenders talks to his other self while Stark states instead of killing Pym, Logan could’ve just simply had Hank put a virus in Ultron in order to stop him.
Sue then breaks free just before an attack by Morgan le Fey along with a swarm of Doombots so the Defenders head off to fight them with hundreds of drones controlled by Stark. While Stark is placing blame on sending the two back in time as her spies le Fey denies this and then points out a pair of Helicarriers crashing into the heart of New York City.
Age of Ultron: Book Nine
The crashing of the Helicarriers kills most of the present heroes and as Logan pulls himself out of the wreckage, a dying Stark tells him going back in time to alter the timeline again will result in a rip of the time-stream. Back in the past, Logan is about to kill Pym when his future self arrives in order to stop him and after convincing his past self that he is Logan as well, he warns that killing Pym will just make things worse.
Pym then claims he will not build Ultron, but Logan says he has to in order to allow history to continue so Hank decides to build him with a shut-off switch and Sue arrives to tell him he also has to find a way to forget this incident altogether. Later, Sue returns to the Savage Land with the two Logans who head off into a cave where the Logan from the past kills his double who would rather die than live with the memories of the world he saw. He returns to a stunned Sue and later back at Avengers Mansion, Pym puts together the first version of Ultron.
Age of Ultron: Book Ten
Months before Ultron’s attack, Pym is working in his lab where he’s given a package from Sue who is hidden. Upon opening it, he watches a video of his younger self telling him that Ultron will return and supplies him with a pack of equations on how to permanently stop him. Months later, the Avengers attack the Intelligencia’s headquarters to rescue Spider-Woman where Ultron is revived. Once online, Pym contacts Iron Man to supply the equations he was given earlier and has them uploaded into Ultron who is surprised he’s being defeated. Once the code is fully uploaded, the virus shuts him down and permanently stops Ultron while Sue and Logan return to the present in its normal state but before celebrating, a massive shockwave echoes through time and space as reality shatters just before pulling back together.
At Stark Tower, Pym, Stark and Beast theorize that Logan’s constant time travel has caused to much stress in the space-time continuum and has created various tears across the fabric of the multiverse. In the Ultimate Universe, Miles Morales is out as Spidey when a flash of light echoes to reveal Galactus arriving from Earth-616 while Pym discusses with himself on what may have gone wrong. High above Earth, a being called Angela also appears with the severed head of Moomba and vows revenge on whoever has pulled her from her world.
“It Was Not a Wonderful Life” Age of Ultron 10 A.I.
Pym is reviewing the data Logan has brought back regarding Ultron’s world domination but since Ultron’s defeat, Hank is now facing another slip into insanity. Pym begins to think back over his life starting at age three where his parents realized he was extremely smart so they called upon Angela Pym and Hank began learning about science as well as creativity. Afterward, the house began filling up with strange devices until learning of the day his grandmother was dying so he built a box to try and cure her but failed and she died when Pym was seven. When Hank was twenty-two, Pym snapped at his professor and walked out of a research program where he later mixed an experimental compression formula based on Pym Particles and became Ant-Man, later joining the Avengers.
After forming a multitude of identities and began realizing it was more difficult to keep up with his fellow heroes, Pym decided to rededicate himself to the lab where he builds Ultron. After stopping Ultron once and for all, Pym sits in his lab over a four day period where he considers suicide at one point but decides against it. Later in Queens, a criminal is on the run from the police with a hostage until a six-inch tall man enters the car, enters the criminal’s nose and punches his brain. Elsewhere when a group of thieves attempt to flee from the roof of a bank in a helicopter, a giant appears, blows the copter down with his enlarged lungs and then ties the group up with strands of his giant hair. Ultimately Pym decides to save lives with a combination of heroics and science while working with the head of a Doombot…Important