I wasn’t sure what to expect with this story…. It ended up on my Kindle because of its inclusion in Marvel’s end of year Kindle/Comixology sale. In all honesty, I didn’t care one way or another about it in spite of good reviews. Vision is an alright character yet I didn’t see him being compelling enough to warrant his own story line. Now he has a family? Come on, Marvel. Get your shit together. This was my train of thought at the time….
Then I became hooked within the first five pages. This is an impressive feat for any comic, however, in this instance it occurred thanks to a single unexpected cell at the tail end of an otherwise innocuous encounter between the Visions and new neighbors:
Wait… what the hell?? Five pages in! I won’t divulge anything in the story beyond that because it would surely dilute the desired impact it should carry with a new reader. The story is fun, twisted, often unsettling, and weirdly believable setting wise. It’s a quick read that I powered through in one sitting after being so initially intrigued. Tom King writes very fluidly while the story is well visualized through crisp artwork. You’d better believe the second volume is already downloaded on my Kindle!
My final rating of The Vision Volume 1 by Tom King is 8.8 out of 10.
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The Belligerent Barnes