By Nick Mercurio
Every week we'll pick a handful of awesome comics from the thousands available through Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. From creator spotlights to editor's picks and more, this'll be your spot to find something new and cool.
This week we feature the mechanical malevolence of Ultron, one of the Avengers' greatest foes and the villain at the wicked heart of "Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow," the killer new DVD hitting stores on September 2. Scope it out on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
The Avengers—captured! Jarvis the butler masterminded the whole thing and used a robot with a gaping mouth as a stand-in! Wait a minute…that sounds a bit suspicious… The Avengers find themselves caught in the first of many Ultron-orchestrated traps, and, as usual, the maniacal robot's plans prove near flawless. With our heroes up against this technological terror for the first time, how will they manage to escape?
Even Ultron needs some lovin'. His robot bride recently sprang back to life and that has put Avengers hot on the trail of the robotic Romeo and his intended! Their chase brings them to a nunnery which doubles as the groom's secret hideout—you have to give him points for originality—but the Avengers quickly realize they've been led into a trap! As Ultron sets his plan into motion, will there be any hope for the Avengers? And what happens when his bride joins the fight?
AVENGERS: THE ULTRON IMPERATIVE #1
It's robots a-plenty in this giant sized one-shot, as there's a team of android Avengers on the loose and they're taking their jobs just a bit too seriously. But why do their ranks include the Grim Reaper? And why do these 'bots look so much like the dearly departed Ultron? With the safety of the city and the sanctity of their reputations on the line, the Avengers spring into action. But as they press forward with their mission, things go from bad to worse as they end up fighting to save humanity itself.
RUNAWAYS v2 #6
Aw, isn't it cute when megalomaniacal super robots have kids? No? Well don't tell that to Ultron. His little bundle of joy just met his daddy, and unfortunately for junior's friends, dear old dad needs that secret to stay under wraps for a few more years. That means eliminating any ties his son had—including the Runaways.
MIGHTY AVENGERS #2
The Avengers have returned, and not a moment too soon! With Tony Stark out of action and a new female super robot born from the remnants of his armor, the Mighty Avengers come face to face with their first mission. As the heroes and the Mole Man's monsters get beaten back effortlessly, the Wasp can't help but notice the startling similarity between her and the new menace…
Pre-order "Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" now on DVD and Blu-ray and find it in stores on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Plus, be sure to check out the official "Next Avengers: Heroes of Tomorrow" hub on MarvelKids.com!