Life Lately: Free Comic Book Day & Avengers Age of Ultron!

The week before finals is always the worst. I am so glad it’s the weekend. I think my stress level this semester is the highest it has ever been in college. I cannot wait for this semester to be over. In between studying for finals, I participated in Free Comic Book Day and I saw Avengers Age of Ultron today!

Today is a special day because it’s Free Comic Book day! My local comic book store had fun stuff planned. As soon as I walked in, there were two racks full of free comics. I picked up three new comics which included a Doctor Who-themed comic, Pokemon, and The Avengers. There were also comic book artists from the Twin Cities who showed up. One artist was drawing free sketches. I knew I had to get one because this guy was really talented. I asked him to draw Poison Ivy and the sketch looks really neat. Free Comic Day is one of the best days of the year because now I have three free comics to read.

After free comic book day, me and a couple friends went to see Avengers: Age of Ultron. Here’s what I absolutely loved about this movie:

Scarlet Witch!

I loved the Scarlet Witch. I think Elizabeth Olson did a really good job portraying this character. I really like how she interacted with the Avengers team, especially Hawkeye. It’s also really nice having another woman on the Avengers team. I really like how she isn’t sexualized in the movie as she is in the comics. I love the red leather jacket and the black dress. She’s there to kick some ass, but she is wearing a normal outfit. It makes the character more believable. I know I made a post earlier about her character, but she was one of my favorite characters in this movie.


Ultron is a pretty cool villain. He is something that was created to help protect the earth. He still believes in protecting the earth, but he feels like the planet should be extinct and then reborn. Obviously, this is not what Tony Stark had in mind when he created Ultron. Tony created an artificial intelligence that eventually became almost more intelligent than Tony himself. It was interesting to watch this scenario play out on screen.

The Humor

Marvel really knows how to make its audiences laugh. The lines in this movie are hilarious. Even though humanity may be close to destruction, the movie is still really light. The cast members themselves have great chemistry with each other and that’s really nice to see. Some superhero movies can be really dark and gritty, but Marvel always knows how to make an audience laugh.

Back Stories

In Ultron, there are so many different backstories that are revealed. Especially Hawk Eye and Black Widow had some very personal details revealed in this movie. It was really interesting to see.

My personal opinion: Avengers Age of Ultron is a great movie! It’s a great predecessor of the 2012 blockbuster Avengers film.


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