Marvel Comics released a first look at new variant covers for "Age of Ultron" #4 & #5 by Adi Granov in the column "GabrielNOW!" on Diamond Comics' retailer website. The ten issue Marvel NOW! maxiseries written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by Bryan Hitch was announced late last year after an extended period of silence.
"This is the first large-scale story to hit across the landscape of Marvel NOW!, so it's frighteningly important to what's going on and what will be going on in the future!" Brevoort said in Gabriel's Diamond column. "We've been laying the seeds for Age of Ultron as far back as the Heroic Age, and as you can see from the list of tie-in titles, it's a story that's going to impact all across the Marvel Universe, into every corner -- fromÂ 'Uncanny Avengers'Â toÂ 'Wolverine & The X-Men'Â to 'Superior Spider-Man'Â andÂ 'Fantastic Four.' It's also a team of world-class creators telling an epic saga of sweeping scale! And people are going to absolutely plotz when they get to the final pages of the final issue -- guaranteed!"
Bendis also teased the effect "Age of Ultron" has for his upcoming "Guardians of the Galaxy" ongoing series with Steve McNiven. "The fallout of 'Age of Ultron' has a huge effect on 'Guardians of the Galaxy,'" the writer said. "When you see what happens at the beginning of 'Guardians'' second arc, the scramble to get the first arc is going to be astonishing."
Check out the covers below, which when viewed sequentially show Ultron upgrading his body armor and weaponry.