COMICS: Cover Art And Solicitation Text For All Five Issues Of WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON

Featured in Marvel's April solicitations, that month will see the release of five What If? Age of Ultron issues, each of which will offer up an alternate take on the twisted timeline we saw in the critically panned event series. Will they be any better? Hit the jump to check them out!

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By Josh Wilding - 1/16/2014
• In Age of Ultron, a time- travelling Wolverine killed Hank Pym before he could create the world- conquering Ultron.
• What would the Marvel Universe look like if another founding Avenger had been killed instead?
• A world without the Wasp brings a world where Hank Pym created an Ultron even more heinous than the one we know!




WHAT IF: AGE OF ULTRON #1
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Pencils by RAFFAELE IENCO
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS


• In a world without Iron Man, the Armor Wars are fought without a victor, scorching the Earth!
• Years later, one of the last remaining superheroes, an aged Amazing Spider- Man, must form a Fantastic Four the likes of which our world has not seen in years!
• Teaming with Ghost Rider, the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine they are in pursuit of the one weapon that could unite the planet — The Forgotten Iron Man!




WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #2
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Pencils by RAMON VILLALOBOS
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS


• In a world without Thor, the Norse end times of Ragnarök takes the lives of every super- powered being, leaving only the unpowered heroes of the Marvel Universe behind!
• Assembled under the leadership of Nick Fury, these powerless Defenders are all that remains to defend the planet from the Midgard Serpent!




WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #3
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Pencils by MICO SUAYAN
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS


• In a world without Captain America, the United States has lost its spirit, its inspiration.
• A secret cabal unites to create a new Captain America in the nation’s most trying time.
• The war veteran Frank Castle is transformed into something far more than he ever imagined — but not everyone is Steve Rogers…




WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #4
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Pencils by PIOTR KOWALSKI
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS


• What if Hank Pym never created Ultron at all?
• Could a world without Ultron survive a world without Ultron’s own weapon- turned- Avenger, the Vision?
• Can the very idea of the Avengers survive without each other?
• In the darkest of all realities, can the Avengers ever hope to Assemble?




WHAT IF? AGE OF ULTRON #5
Written by JOE KEATINGE
Pencils by MING DOYLE
Cover by CHRIS STEVENS
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ThePowerCosmic - 1/16/2014, 5:12 PM
Awesome! I really liked AOU. I'll get these!
BlackFlask - 1/16/2014, 5:12 PM
Hmmmm
Doopie - 1/16/2014, 5:16 PM
looks badass
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 1/16/2014, 5:18 PM
I've been hunting all my local shops for the short lived "Avengers Origins" series. Just finished up Ant Man/Wasp and Vision issues. Guess I should grab the AoU books now.
MARVELOUSMARL - 1/16/2014, 5:18 PM
WOW!!! amazing artwork, i'd frame any of these in large format and hang on my wall
CaptainObvious - 1/16/2014, 5:19 PM
What If Age of Ultron was actually good?
AlexanderLykins - 1/16/2014, 5:34 PM
The last one sounds interesting. I never really got into Age of Ultron though.
Volthoom - 1/16/2014, 5:35 PM
I might just get these seem interesting
HulkbusterNYC - 1/16/2014, 5:38 PM
These seem pretty cool.. Especially the one with the New FF - Spidey, Hulk, Wolverine & Ghost Rider? Yes please!
MarkV - 1/16/2014, 5:45 PM
At least the trains ran on time during the Age of Ultron.
MarvelSquadie - 1/16/2014, 5:46 PM
did it like happen where Wolverine accidentaly killed Wasp when she saved Hank? lol, Ultron!
SKetCH - 1/16/2014, 6:03 PM
Anyone else still wondering vest was up with the scene from AoU with Wolverine & the Brood in the past?!?!
Bread - 1/16/2014, 6:26 PM
I'll get the one where Frank becomes Captain America, that should be interesting!
marvel72 - 1/16/2014, 6:53 PM
love the covers,favorite iron man vs ultron or hank pym/ultron can't make mind up.

least favorite captain america vs ultron
Space - 1/16/2014, 7:01 PM
meh, I'll wait for the Hardcover.
staypuffed - 1/16/2014, 7:01 PM
Nice covers, and there are some pretty out there ideas. The Punisher as Captain America? wow.
WeaponX93 - 1/16/2014, 7:05 PM
Sounds good
MightyZeus - 1/16/2014, 7:14 PM
I like the covers.

They are very cool.
TheDemonsHead - 1/16/2014, 7:14 PM
Cool I giess
crawley - 1/16/2014, 7:19 PM
I always wanted the powerless heroes to save the Marvel Universe! That's how Dark Reign should have ended after Norman Osborn got a hold of that power dampener.

Better have Moon Knight, though......
SuperiorMrGod - 1/16/2014, 7:45 PM
I love that art!
permaturenut - 1/16/2014, 8:07 PM
JohnGalt - that's what the f^%k im talking about??!!! (I see what you did there....I raise my glass to you sir)
permaturenut - 1/16/2014, 8:18 PM
personally the BEST 'WHAT IF' ive ever seen was WORLD WAR HULK where galactus came after bruce begged him to end his life but instead became the most powerful herald with all erased memories - terrorizing the universe (THAT SHIT WAS EPIC AND SAD....A MUST READ FOR ANY TRUE COMIC FAN) the human race is no more and all superheroes are dead expect for beyond-god-like hulk that even galactus fears.... shit bruce even begged for galactus to damn near erase him and burry himself deep inside the hulk to never come out.... one of the last pages deals with bruce crying his very last tear and silver surfer damn near crying for him as the most powerful and saddest being in any universe..... SHIT MADE ME TEAR UP (yeah I got emotional on that one....its even on youtube.com - downloaded).......it was sooo sad just when bruce and the hulk was seen as the only savior the earth had left and even the last few superheroes saw hulk as their savior..... the skrull wipe them out but cant kill the hulk.... after that event hulk is filled with sooo much rage he doesn't care about the earth and gets silver surfer to bring galactus to eat it...killing all the last species of the skrull.... damn im about to cry again.
WeaponX93 - 1/16/2014, 8:25 PM
New Fantastic Four in the future? Hopefully its DOFP Wolverine, Maestro Hulk, I guess Reign Spiderman? And what the h does an elderly Ghost Rider look like? The Undertaker that Sam Elliot was in the movie? Pretty sweet! Either way I love that team :)
beane2099 - 1/16/2014, 8:51 PM
A What-If series taken from what was itself a What-if within a What-if. Nope. They got $16 bucks outta me on AoU. No more. I stuck with AoU for four issues where nothing happened except people saying "We have a plan" at the end of each issue. If the crux of the story was that Ultron was so damn smart and used time travel to win in the first place it makes no sense that he wouldn't foresee anyone else trying that same schtick.

"Mya-haha I am the smartest being ever. I have conquered my enemies from the future!"

"But what if someone goes back in time and tries to kill you or your creator?"

"Pssssh No one's doing that. That sounds like something a 10-year-old would come up with."

"Aaaaalright then."

Are you sassin' me mister?? Cause I will take you out back and tell you what YOU'RE havin' for lunch!"

That...that kind of got away from me. But I stand by my opinion. I didn't like Age of Ultron. Good for those that do though. Now you get five more issues.
ThePowerCosmic - 1/16/2014, 9:02 PM
JohnGalt

What if every movie played just like the comics you already read? Boring.

Wait to see it...If it sucks then complain.
airbeyonder18 - 1/16/2014, 9:24 PM
OK I'm getting those!
rabid - 1/16/2014, 9:29 PM
These all look great!
CharlesLord - 1/16/2014, 9:38 PM
AoU got really weird wit that Wolvie time traveling thing that detracted from the rest of the story but ill check these out
13echo - 1/16/2014, 9:43 PM
In a world.....
Ramiel - 1/16/2014, 10:13 PM
My favorite What If? was when Thor laid the smackdown on World War Hulk.
jimoakley666 - 1/16/2014, 10:46 PM
Go on, Marvel. You grab those teats and milk like a mother[frick]er.
loki668 - 1/16/2014, 11:18 PM
I've always liked the "What If" series. Now, if I can just find ONE where they don't kill Spider-Man.
lawndart - 1/17/2014, 12:50 AM
What If Wolverine went back in time and donkey punched Bendis' mom?
loki668 - 1/17/2014, 1:14 AM
Then Bendis would have sideburns and more hair.
acidbath - 1/17/2014, 1:38 AM
There was already punisher becomes captain America in a what if so its not that out there
Interestein - 1/17/2014, 5:15 AM
I love What If?''s but they're just doing this to milk the name AOU.
GodzillaKart - 1/17/2014, 5:50 AM
Those are great.
wcwpoet - 1/17/2014, 5:58 AM
I loved the Fantastic Four when it was Spidey, Hulk, Wolverine, and Ghost Rider. That story definitely peaks my interest.
Enki - 1/17/2014, 7:03 AM
The Fantastic Four line-up featuring Spider-Man, Wolverine, Hulk, and Ghost Rider already happened in the 1990s, and it was in the mainstream Marvel Universe, not some alternate "What If" universe scenario.

They were dubbed the New Fantastic Four, and the art for those issues was made by Arthur Adams.

Marvel needs to stop recycling old ideas.
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