The Vision

The Vision

1, Little Worse Than A Man

Book - 2016
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"The Vision wants to be human, and what's more human than family? So he heads back to the beginning, to the laboratory where Ultron created him and molded him into a weapon. The place where he first rebelled against his given destiny, and imagined he could be more -- that he could be a man. There, he builds them. A wife, Virginia. Two teenage twins, Viv and Vin. They look like him. They have his powers. They share his grandest ambition (or is that obsession?): the unrelenting need to be ordinary. They're the family next door, and they have the power to kill us all. What could possible go wrong? Artificial hearts will be broken, bodies will not stay buried, the truth will not remain hidden, and The Vision will never be the same."--Page [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York :, Marvel Worldwide, Inc.,, 2016
ISBN: 9780785196570
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm


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AL_CHRISP Jan 12, 2018

Vision moves to the suburbs. A little unsettling in parts. Overall pretty good!

LoganLib_Kirra Nov 29, 2017

The first collection of The Vision comics (#1-6) introduces us to a seemingly perfect family in a suburb with a loving couple with their two happy children but it's anything but that with trouble from the very first page. I was really impressed with how creepy and ominous this story was and it was set up through dark, compelling illustration and rapidly strained conversation and internal monologues. We get the pleasure of watching as this family moves in their suburban home hoping for the best and getting the worst.

AL_TARINA Jun 28, 2017

A neat little comic that explores the life of a relatively unknown superhero outlier--the Vision. The writing was absolutely marvelous and sets a remarkable and atmospheric tone of human life through the eyes of a family who's not entirely quite human at all. Juxtaposes the stereotypes of androids with what life might really be like for them if given incredible power.

Apr 06, 2017

This was my first foray into the Avengers world and, although I didn't need all the back story, it would've helped in the likability of these characters and give some insight into their motives.

The artwork is beautiful and elicits the tone of the scenes well.

IMO volume one and two should be read together.

The story can be moody and anxious and touches on despair, assimilation, and revenge.
Although the emotions involved could be considered heavy for a comic, I didn't think they were handled very sophisticatedly.
Some emotions, such as despair, are hard to convey with gravity in a story style such as this without dedicating more page space.

I also struggled with the motives with many of the characters.
Normally I can just accept what the character is set to do and then follow them along for the ride but I often found myself questioning if it made sense - e.g. why a phasing artificial intelligent being would even bother with the inefficiencies of daily domestic human life.
But I may not have been in the proper headspace for most of the first volume or where more back story would probably be helpful.

VaughanPLShelly Mar 11, 2017

The Vision doesn't read like a superhero comic in the best way. With great writing and a compelling mystery, it's accessible to every reader. It's not surprising to see why it was named the best comic of 2016 by so many.

Dec 28, 2016

Unsettling at times, but an interesting read. Longtime Avenger Vision, in a quest to be more human, creates a family for himself in the suburbs- and then of course things start to go wrong in this first volume.

mvkramer Dec 26, 2016

This books doesn't go at all how I expected. Vision decides to make himself an android family and live in suburbia. Despite the smiley happy cover, this is played for drama, and occasionally a sort of low-key horror. What measure is a man? Read this, and then think about it.

Dec 18, 2016

This book is as good as any graphic novel I have ever read - and I have read a lot.

Dec 10, 2016

The sadness about a series like this is that it will fly under the radar because the Vision is not seen as a big time hero and the idea of him having a family might even seem much more less than attractive for the average person to read. But if you like comics that ask deep questions and have a lot more to them than you would have originally thought, please read this. You will be drawn into something totally and unexpectedly splendid.

Nov 10, 2016

Tom King has taken a B-list superhero and turned out a philosophical near-masterpiece. Between this and "Sheriff of Babylon," King has cemented his status as one of the best voices in modern comics.

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Apr 06, 2017

Citizen92116 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 43

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mvkramer Dec 26, 2016

Violence: A human violently attacks an android child and gets beaten to death for his trouble.

Mark_Daly Aug 26, 2016

Violence: A few explicit scenes of violence to animals, humans and synthezoids.


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