I'm using this for the Avengers Assemble on my Marvel card - which means I only have one more slot until blackout. Yay!
I also need a break. I'm going to see if I can buy single issues that I need at the comic book store nearby later on, but for now I need to eat, and clean, and shower.
This run should have been amazing: Busiek and Perez. I'm not crazy of the art, not because it's bad, but because I feel it sometimes doesn't fit this series. Mostly, though, I'm weirded out by how weird Busiek is making this.
Jan almost comes out and says she deserved to be hit by Hank because she feels abusive towards him, as if she took advantage of his breakdowns and his turn as Yellowjacket to get him to marry her. And yes, that's kinda squicky when he puts it in those ways, but this relationship wasn't healthy on either side because they both had issues - particularly insecurities, him about himself and her about how much he loved her since he was withdrawn sometimes. The thing is that Marvel later gave Hank bipolar disorder and while it somewhat makes sense given his history, it makes things like this even weirder and grosser in retrospect.
Not that Marvel could give any old school Marvel hero any mental health issues without something looking weird: they all had weird moments because in the sixties, hell, even the eighties and some of the nineties, this shit was okay to publish.
It also makes it hard and uncomfortable to look at shit like this. Why, Marvel, why?
But this is about Ultron, who reveals his plans to kill humanity and populate the world with a new robot race, based on combinations of his family's brain patterns. (He is literally going to get their brain patterns and then kill them.) Ultron has a therapy breakthrough and realizes he can't be alone and he has family issues, which everyone who's read about his obsessive quest to go after Hank Pym already know is super obvious.
So this plan. He doesn't want mindless minions. He doesn't want multiple of each of them: he wants the variety that humanity provides. And he's found a way to get it. And it would be a pretty awesome storyline if it didn't get so fucking weird, with Hank about to have another breakdown and Jan about to spew all her guilt.
Weird, weird, fucking weird.