Saturday, January 16, 2016
I was very excited to see my favorite Avengers villain, Ultron, starring in last summer's blockbuster sequel. My only fear was that it would mean no Brainiac in a Superman movie for a while to avoid similarities. Well, I no longer have that reservation, since I don't feel that Ultron was realized as well as he could have been. The design of his drone robots were a lot closer to his comic book look than Ultron himself and having Tony Stark as his "father" (rather than Hank Pym), passing on a snarky sense of humor did not work for me. The Ultron arc on the Animated Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes was a more satisfying depiction, in my opinion. So, I say bring on Brainiac... and get Marv Wolfman or Paul Dini to consult on his personality and appearance!