The movie was iffy at best, but Age of Ultron did have some incredible character designs.
As much of a Marvel Zombie as I was growing up and have been to some degree after rediscovering comics in my later years, one character I’ve never really collected has been the Hulk. I’ve read lots of comics with the Hulk in them, and am usually to some degree familiar with his current incarnation. (Though I admit to be completely lost before doing some research about this whole Red Hulk business a few years back.) I generally knew if Hulk was currently green or gray, intelligent or not. I knew who the Maestro was from Future Imperfect. I knew basically what happened in Planet Hulk, World War Hulk and World War Hulks, but never read any of them. They are on a long list of things I hope to read (yes Watson, I can read) someday.
As familiar as I am mostly with the 616 Hulk, I am the opposite when it comes to Hulk 2099 and the Ultimate Hulk. Outside of reading the Spider-Man related titles on and off I was never that into the Ultimate or 2099 lines. I’m not surprised they have Hulks, but I can’t tell you anything about them.
So in this column I will be flying a bit blind in looking at Ultimate End #2, Future Imperfect #1 and Secret Wars 2099 #2, much like I was in reviewing the Secret Wars version of Planet Hulk. I’m sure I can make sense of it all, but might miss some of the throwbacks and references to the “source material”.
Also, if you are like me and haven’t read all of Johnathon Hickman’s Avengers run leading up to Secret Wars, be sure to take Tom’s Road To Secret Wars course at gabbinggeekuniversity.com. The reading materials are online here: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six and Part Seven.
This week on the podcast, Jenny and the guys discussed grievances and Age of Ultron. Now, in the private editorial meeting that came about between the recording of the podcast and my ability to listen to the podcast, Jenny expressed hopes I would not be too hard on her.
Never fear, Jenny. No matter how much quacking is going on, I think you may be more right than wrong this week.
Some SPOILERS after the cut.
Hopefully you’ve seen The Avengers: Age of Ultron – if not – stop. Stop what you’re doing. Go out to your nearest theater, and watch the damn movie. Go! That’s an order. For the rest of you – I present to you the HULKBUSTER HIGHCHAIR! Parents beware – this is no ordinary baby contraption. It’s better!
What the what!? An animatronic toy Hulkbuster that actually moves and lights up? I WANT ONE NOW! Thanks to Comicave Studios’ we can all revel in this quarter-scale Iron Man Hulkbuster figure. Not only does the highly-detailed four-foot tall suit light up, it also features extensive articulation and animatronic armor that automatically opens to reveal the Iron Man Mark 43 armor protected inside. Check out video of this toy in action after the break:
If you don’t want any frame of Avengers Age of Ultron ruined for you and you’ve avoided every trailer, every leak, every TV spot, then stop reading now. If you’re like me and don’t mind reading about some of these scenes because it just makes the wait that much more bearable, then follow this post after the link for a COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF THE HULK VS. HULKBUSTER FIGHT AHHH I CAN’T STAND IT WHY ISN’T IT MAY ALREADY?!?!
What the what? Apparently Beast Kingdom Toys is selling a life-size version of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster for $21,500. I don’t know if that’s a deal, or if it’s a bust?
Sorry kids, looks like this is just for show, you can’t actually jump inside the suit, or move it’s arms. But it looks like it does light up. So for those of you parents out there looking for a really expensive night light for your little one, here’s your chance!
We at Gabbing Geek LOVE stupid viral internet charts comparing the size of geek things. Avenger height is about as good as it gets!
Not sure how the Iron Man armor is 6’5″ when Robert Downey Jr is 5’9″. His feet are at the bottom. His head is at the top. Not like you can make that taller…
Can’t wait to see the Hulkbuster armor in action!!!