Happy Friday, Four Colors readers! Boy, oh boy! Have some interesting things happened in the past few days. Of course, the biggest news is the release of the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ho. Lee. Crap. This is one nice trailer.
Marvel had planned on releasing this trailer next week, during the broadcast of Agents of SHIELD (which I should probably write more about because it has gotten pretty good). But the trailer was leaked earlier this week and so Marvel quickly released the official trailer earlier, to avoid any disparaging comments/ideas the lesser quality leaked trailer might have provoked. Though that must suck for the people who work over at Agents. Marvel obviously wanted to help give them a ratings boost, but now that is all for nothing. Seriously, if you like the Marvel movies, Agents of SHIELD has finally become the show it was supposed to be. It just needed Captain America: The Winter Soldier to happen, and that wasn’t until Sweeps.
(Speaking of shows you should watch, if you love James Spader’s Ultron voice in the trailer, you should be watching The Blacklist. It is amazing and it will only get you more excited for Avengers. Plus, it’s just a bad ass show)
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— Ryan Penagos (@AgentM) October 24, 2014
In preparation for the recently announced Secret Wars macro-series starting this summer, Marvel has been releasing teasers for previous storylines returning in 2015, like the Civil War, The Infinity Gauntlets, and Old Man Logan. But this is the first teaser that alludes to a future storyline, and one that doesn’t look good. The Ultimate universe appears to be coming to an end, in some way. This isn’t the first time something like this has been teased, but it should be noted that the glowing light that appears to be creeping up on the characters, looks an awful lot like the death of the Multiverse in DC’s Crisis on Infinite Earths. I am officially worried, especially because of this panel in a recent Miles Morales, Ultimate Spider-Man:
Bleeding Cool did an article on the history Brian Michael Bendis has of teasing future stories in the Police Stations of the Ultimate Marvel U. And since all those teases came to pass, that makes this one all the more unsettling, not mention the man dressed as Ms. Marvel.
Be on the look out this weekend for more news on both of these Marvel events, as well as some in-depth looks at some recent comics like Avengers & X-Men: AXIS and The Wicked + The Divine. Have a fun, pre-Halloween weekend!