The Vision By Tom King And Gabriel Hernandez Walta Is Ripping My Heart Out Each Month

Have I said that The Vision is Marvel's Watchmen enough times yet?

Each month I am afraid that I have built it up too much in my head. That it won't perform as well as the previous month. That Tom King has wonderful toys to distract himself over at the Distinguished Competition.  And there's no way he can keep this going another month. Or Gabriel Hernandez Walta will suddenly be replaced because he's late on the book (okay the Michael Walsh flashback issue was acceptable and well integrated). Still, I feel the worst. And then…

And then… issue ten…

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Intriguingly this version has also led greater gravitas to the way the character is being performed elsewhere in the Marvel Universe, such as today's All-New Avengers. The moral dilemma that the Vision is faced with over the infant version of Kang is made more the bittersweet in context of his losing his son, Vin.Image (23)  And makes this question far more telling.

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But can a book such as The Vision be seen in terms of current Marvel continuity? While it has relied on past events from decades ago, how closely tied it it to the current Marvel Universe?


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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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