At Marvel’s All-AXIS panel in Comic-Con International San Diego, Marvel announced the arrival of an all-new graphic novel from the Uncanny X-Force team of Rick Remender and Jerome Opeña. Avengers: Rage of Ultron will be an in-continuity original story, part of the Marvel Graphic Novel line that was revived in the last year.
We last saw the villainous character in Brian Michael Bendis’ Age of Ultron, which was met with mixed critical reactions. According to the press release, Ultron is back, but he’s now inside the computer core of Saturn’s moon Titan. Fans will know that Titan is the home of the intergalactic terror Thanos.This could get interesting.
Time and time again, Ultron has reformed himself, each time more powerful than the last. Now, with complete control over the central computer core of Saturn’s moon Titan, only the Avengers stand in the way of total annihilation at the hands of Planet Ultron! This full length original graphic novel marks another stellar offering from Marvel’s all new OGN line, featuring the world’s most popular super heroes brought to life by the best creators and debuts in a high-end, oversized format featuring sophisticated packaging and design.
Home of the Eternals and birthplace of Thanos the Mad, Saturn’s moon Titan now bends to the will of the maniacal and deadly Ultron. With an entire planet under his control, Earth’s obliteration is now within his reach. Only Ultron’s inventor Hank Pym holds the key to defeating his own creation. And it will come with a frightening cost!
Undoubtedly tying in with Avengers: Age of Ultron hitting cinemas the same month, it’s pleasing to see Marvel pushing their graphic novel line for such a high-profile title. “When you release a cutting-edge graphic novel featuring some of the greatest pop-culture icons in the world just in time for their next summer blockbuster, you go big,” said Tom Brevoort, Executive Editor. “That’s why we brought out some of the industry’s top flight talent – Rick Remender, Jerome Opeña and Dean White – for an unforgettable adventure that will redefine Ultron, one of the Avengers’ baddest villains, for both new and longtime fans.”
Previous entries of the revived graphic novel line have included Avengers: Endless Wartime, Spider-Man: Family Business and X-Men: No More Humans. Jim Starlin’s Thanos: The Infinity Revelation is due out next month.Marvel’s graphic novels go all the way back to 1982, of course, with the now-classic The Death of Captain Marvel kicking off the modern concept of the graphic novel.
Expect Avengers: Rage of Ultron to arrive in stores and online in April 2015.