Jan 8, 2016

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 318: Age of Ultron #9, August 2013

There are two moments that really stand out for me in this comic. The first is the opening splash page depicting the result of two Starkguard helicarriers crashing into New York City:

That there is some rampant destruction.

The second is Wolverines'(s) decision to kill himself.

That third panel there, where a Logan who's experienced two different ends of his world stares at the sun (rising or setting), and, without movement or voice, makes peace with the fact of his death. I'm fairly outspoken about my opinion that Wolverine is one of the most over-used characters in the Marvel U, but this is a moment where he is utilized brilliantly, and the character shines through the grimness of the story. Wolverine very rarely considers himself heroic. I think that he is here.

I don't want to say anything more today. These two sequences are amazing, and there's that whole pictures:words ratio thing. We'll finish up the Age of Ultron tomorrow.

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