The Vision is one of the biggest surprises to come out of Marvel Comics in years. The company announced the android would get his own comic, just as the character was about to appear in Age of Ultron, so fans expected a light, action-y series to cater to movie fans. The Vision took that preconception and smashed it to…
Last month, I was completely blindsided by the creepy, compelling opening to The Vision. Tom King and Gabriel Hernandez Walta crafted an incredible first issue that explored the Avenging Android’s new family, and how coldly inhuman they were—but the second issue gives them some dark, fascinatingly human problems.
In Avengers #57, cover date October 1968, one of Marvel Comics' greatest characters debuted. In a plot to destroy the team, Ultron built and programmed an android powerful enough to destroy the team. As the robot attacked them, the Wasp called him an "unearthly, inhuman vision" and a legend was born.
We've only seen a tiny glimpse of The Vision so far, in Avengers: Age of Ultron's SDCC Concept art, but new poster art has revealed our best look at Paul Bettany's android superhero yet.
What's that? You've never even heard of the apparently-indestructible robot who's caused trouble for Marvel Comics' Avengers many times in his 40+ years of existence? Sit back and learn. Soon, you too will kiss his robot foot.