Thursday, August 18, 2016

Marvel Unlimited Find: Behold... The Vision!

Avengers #57
date: October 1968
writer: Roy Thomas
artists: John Buscema, Marie Severin, George Klein
rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

With my Marvel Unlimited subscription, I continue mining the history of the Marvel Universe for interesting moments.  After reading Vision #1, I thought it would be a good idea to see where it all began.

Named after an obscure character from Marvel's golden age, the Vision burst on the scene much the same way as Wonder Man, as a foe for the Avengers that has a change of heart.  Since the Vision was later revealed to share Wonder Man's brain patterns, I guess it isn't that surprising.

The Vision uses his phasing powers to enter the Wasp's apartment, only to collapse in battle. Black Panther, Hawkeye, Wasp, and Goliath examine the Vision in Hank Pym's lab.  The Vision recovers and leads them back to his creator, Ultron. The Vision defeats Ultron and saves the day.

There actually wasn't much to this story.  As I said, it was almost the same plot as Avengers #9.  My favorite part was the quoting of Ozymandias at the end with a kid kicking Ultron's head around like a soccer ball.  2.5 out of 5 stars.

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