Read avengers a i vol 1 human after all by Sam Humphries Andre Araujo Valerio Schiti Online


Collects Avengers A.I. #1-6....

Title : avengers a i vol 1 human after all
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 23984321
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 136 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

avengers a i vol 1 human after all Reviews

  • Sam Quixote
    2019-03-23 23:37

    Spinning out of Age of Ultron, this is Avengers A.I, an Avengers squad made up mostly of robots: Hank Pym, the human genius of the group who created Ultron; The Vision, an android created by Ultron; Victor Mancha, Vision’s brother; a Doombot (because why not); and a new character called Alexis. They must defeat the evil Dimitrios, a futuristic AI inhabiting an Iron Man armour!It’s weird how a unique group like Avengers AI show up and out of nowhere a threat appears that they would be ideal to fight! Yeah it’s pretty contrived to say the least, but in that way that all superhero stories are - a villain conveniently rocks up to battle the newly-arrived hero. Is this series any good? It’s… meh. I didn’t dislike it but it’s not that great either. I liked that Sam Humphries made Hank bipolar, giving his character more depth, but couldn’t care less about this new Alexis character who was just whatever the plot needed her to be in the moment. Doombot’s the funny comic relief and the visuals of Vision fighting Dimitrios in cyberspace was cool. But generally the story just didn’t grab me. I was never lost in it, I was always very aware that I was reading. Plus Dimitrios is your garden-variety baddie - “Mwahaha, let’s destroy humanity!” etc. - which was plain cornballs. Human After All is competently put together with the writing and art but it’s not a memorable or exciting story at all. Avengers AI is a decent team book but it’s definitely no must-read title.

  • Gavin
    2019-04-18 20:53

    Ok, so this picks up the day after Age of Ultron....Hank Pym's solution to stop Ultron was brilliant, thanks to Logan via alternate Tony Stark giving a suggestion that helped give him just a nudge in the right direction.Anyhow, in the aftermath, the solution becomes the new problem, a new AI self replicating. So, Hank pulls together the strongest AI on Earth, including Vision, Ultron's son Victor, a Doombot, and some randoms.The new intelligence is called Dimitrios or something? Wears an Iron Man suit (the one with AI) and has a new VIrtual Reality world or community for AI. Vision has to choose between AI and the Humans, and must decide.There's a new SHIELD officer in charge of Pym and his group, but not very interesting.To be honest, other than Vision, Victor, Doombot and Pym, there's not a lot.I read this last night, and all I know is that Doombot is hilarious "I am not compatible with hugging"Victor has to figure out who he is, Hank has finally found something to occupy himself, but struggles with Bipolar....why doesn't he take meds? Probably his brain? This is Vision's book really. I would love a Vision title. Maybe a buddy comedy with Doombot?This is a touch better than I make it sound, but I worry it will focus on the new AI characters they introduce. 2.5+ish Stars?If the art had been better, and the writer stronger, the concept is good.

  • David
    2019-04-08 19:51

    Revised review 9/18/16: - Now that I've read the second volume. It's an work of utter genius. Totally love this little series. One of the best of Marvel NOW. More folks ought to give this little series a chance. Initial review: Some central things about this book do not make sense. A computer virus that self-evolves to become more deadly as a virus, somehow gains AI and sentience, but how that happens is left to the imagination. We also learn that the word "android" is a "gendered" term. Say what?! Well, the robot with the boobs says so, so I guess "she" (how can a robot have a gender anyway, well other than mammary shaped body?) The Vision (one of my favorite Avengers) now has the power to send energy blasts from his fists, instead of the gem on his forehead (or eyes) and is also made-up of nanites. There are a couple of other plot holes I'll not mention. Yet, even with it's flaws, this is a fun book. Hank Pym and Vision, both absent from the Avengers for most of the last decade are joyfully back.

  • Mike
    2019-04-21 20:45

    Doombot. All hail the Supremor of Arrogance! May it ever live to crush all but my puny unworthy self. May it never deal with the banality of existence.Love this dialogue. LOVE. IT. It is gorgeously taut (taut? Is that what you mean Mike?) - let's call it tight (yeah, tight sounds more street). And funny. Great turns of phrase - distiller down to meaningful combinations of words, no fluff. It's a joy to read.And Humphries and Acuña have really thought about the world from an AI point of view. How does it feel to wink into existence? What would a society evolving at CPU speeds look like? How would you feel if humans turned you off without a moment's thought? And what would you look like once you freed yourself of the artificial evolutionary "supremacy" of the humanoid bipedal form?Love the upgrades on Vision - which raises the same questions as I can't help wonder when Tony Stark gets yet another way-out-there upgrade to his tech: how much further can this progression lead until they've run out of cool stuff to add - and until there's no one left stop them? Or worse, that the only way to have a fair fight is throwing ridiculously overpowered opponents at them, and the battles become as meaningless as the unaffecting struggles in an Abnett/Lanning Marvel Cosmic mini-series. Here's a comic that makes me feel like I'm keeping up - even with a few mysteries, and even with a wide cast of characters, I get to enjoy this because it's not Grant Morrison-type skull-fuckery. I *loved* the climactic battle - a total blast that reminded me of Skottie Young, and ripped away a little reality in favour of how-imaginative-can-AI's-be?This is fun like McKelvie & Gillen's Young Avengers was fun. Go read this.Sad this didn't last past 12 issues, but happy there's still six more for me to read.

  • Anchorpete
    2019-04-17 19:54

    Hank Pym is not really the star of this book. He is the human face on a team of AIs most people won't recongnize. However, I want to focus on Hank Pym for a moment. I am not sure if they ever established that Hank Pym is bipolar before. Pym has done many different things in his decades of being a Marvel character, from (most notoriously) beating his wife to creating Ultron. I think that writers have attempted to ret con some of his lowest moments, by saying that he had been kidnapped and replaced with a skrull for years, but it still sticks, Pym is the most reckless and unstable Avenger around. This book features Pym's first real attempt to fix himself. Making him bipolar, I think, is a brilliant idea, and the way Sam Humphries handles it is quite accurate. Sorry, I am rambling about one part of this book. It is actually a lot of fun, and legitimately funny in certain scenes.I didn't even go into how awesome the Vision is, on this team. Maybe I will save that for my review of the second trade.

  • Chad
    2019-03-23 01:43

    Spinning out of Age of Ultron, the A.I. Hank Pym used to beat Ultron has gained sentience and is threatening the world. Dimitrios has gathered every abandoned LMD, cyborg, A.I. etc from Marvel's history to create their own society within the "diamond". A new team of Avengers with ties to A.I. is formed. Hank Pym, the Vision, Viktor from Runaways, a Doombot, and Alexis (the mysterious new character) band together to keep humans and A.I's from going to war.There's a pretty good story here and the art is good. Doombot is the comedy relief and he's pretty great.

  • Brent
    2019-03-27 02:48

    This is a pretty weird version of the Avengers, with a wigged out Hank Pym and The Vision leading a small cast of characters. I liked the art more than the story, but, it brought, say, something cyberpunky to the superhero story.Thanks, back issue bargain bin [Missing chapter/issue #5].

  • Zack! Empire
    2019-04-11 02:39

    To be quite honest I wasn't really expecting much from this collection. I mostly wanted to read it because I wondered how an all android team of Avengers would function. But, I was really surprised at how much I did like this book. Even though I'm not the biggest science fiction fan, I've always thought that robots and androids were interesting, and I've always liked to see them in superhero fiction. I've also always thought the Vision was an interesting character because of his origins, and his interesting visual design. Sam Humphries also wrote some X-Force stuff, which I thought was ok, but I wasn't that impressed with. I think his writing might be much better suited to this kind of team. While the X-Force is down, dirty, and nasty, this team of robots is bright, inventive, and precise. You can really see that he is more comfortable with this kind of story and the setting. I also thought the artwork was fantastic. The first four issue's have a very line clear European influence( which the artist acknowledges when he pays homage to Mobius). It's very well suited to this kind of style. Overall a much better read then I was expecting. This might be one of Marvel's little hidden gems.

  • Alex Sarll
    2019-03-29 01:31

    Hank Pym: founding Avenger, and one of the biggest arseholes in superheroism. For the most part, this uses him as I think he works best: fucking up royally (the main plot is that the virus he created to destroy a genocidal AI he created previously has itself turned against humanity. Standard Pym). So he assembles a team of good robots (well, and a robot Doctor Doom, who gets all the best lines), who mostly firefight as the situation gets steadily worse. Oh, Pym.

  • Dan
    2019-03-26 22:44

    This follows events immediately after the Age of Ultron. Haven't read a story this good in a long time...much better than previous story.

  • Sharon
    2019-03-23 20:30

    Individual issues on marvel unlimited

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2019-04-22 20:38

    So here's the first problem: the idea of an artificially accelerated civilization was done better by Rick Remender in Uncanny X-Force and by Jonathan Hickman in The Ultimates. Even more importantly, the idea of an emergent robot civilization was handled very specifically and extensively (and better) by Rick Remender in Secret Avengers. So the whole foundation of Avengers AI is not only derivative, but a poor man's derivative. It feels like yet another repetitive take on the science-fiction ideas that have run through a lot of Marvel's comics lately.Here's the second problem: Hank Pym seems jocularly out of character for the first few issues, really hurting disbelief. Victor seems unlikely himself too, and Humphries practically rebooted the Vision.Here's the third problem: Humphries' plot twists and often his characterization seem really heavy-handed, often requiring a lot of disbelief that things would suddenly twist in this way (like the widespread hysteria about robots, to use just the biggest example).Here's the fourth problem: Humphries seems to have read a Wikipedia article about bipolar disorder, so that he could use some catch phrases, but he has no idea what a bipolar cycle really is, or most importantly that there are medications to treat it.Here's the good part: Doombot.It's not enough to hang a whole comic on. I was skimming by the last two issues.

  • Scott Lee
    2019-03-23 03:33

    Intriguing. If I were buying this issue by issue I wouldn't be ready to commit for the long haul, but it was better than I thought it would be. I'm an old Avengers hand and so I picked it up in the process of grabbing all the marvel now I could get my hands on after being out of comics for most of two years. I had no idea what I was picking up, and especially after reading Age of Ultron and finding it confusing and, honestly rather lame--it's Age of Ultron but Ultron is almost entirely missing from the book--and realizing this was a spin off I wasn't expecting much. This is essentially a reflection of the X-books/Uncanny Avengers in that it is a civil rights story writ large on a comic book science-fiction scale. Only here you have A.I. instead of Mutants as the persecuted minority. Hank Pym and the Vision are as interesting here as I've ever seen them, and the Vision has never appeared more "human" than he does in this book. I guess that's what draws me to it. If someone can write a good enough story to make Hank and the Vision interesting enough to function as its stars I have to see where it's going.

  • Joe Young
    2019-03-30 01:30

    Sam Humphries - writerAndre Lima Araujo & Valerio Schiti - artistsIn order to defeat the malevolent artificial intelligence Ultron, Henry Pym created a self-replicating virus that could reproduce and evolve faster than Ultron could cope with it. Ultron was indeed defeated, but by releasing a rapidly evolving artificial intelligence into the wild, Henry Pym inadvertently created a new form of conscious life. Now the world's artificial intelligences are uniting and threatening to wage war on humankind. It's up to Henry Pym, along with a ragtag group of artificial intelligences including the Vision, Victor Mancha, a captured Doombot and newcomer Alexis, to protect the humans from the A.I. and vice versa! Can Pym usher in a new age of cooperation between humanity and the burgeoning race of A.I.? Or, is he fighting a losing war against history, sounding the last call of a doomed species?Excellent work from Sam Humphries, who is quickly becoming one of my favorite modern comic book writers. Stellar artwork from Araujo and Schiti as well. Highly recommended.5/5

  • B
    2019-04-01 23:46

    I saw Avengers A.I. in the Age of Ultron Companion.Age of Ultron CompanionAnd I was pretty excited about Doombot.Having read this collection, I maintain that more Doombot is better. Now, in a large sense, this character does not make sense. Doombots only talk like Doom when they are acting as decoys. Generally Doombots exist only to look threatening and then to suddenly explode when glanced at. Here, Doombot arguably has that characteristic as well, but it's not clear why it thinks it should act LIKE Doom. Or where it came from in the context of this story.Also, there's a whole bunch of other stuff but whatever. Here's hoping for the Doombot limited series.

  • S
    2019-04-11 20:34

    As one of the many Avengers books currently cluttering the market, this was one of the most appealing- a team mainly composed of robots, androids and other artificial intelligences. I'd enjoyed Araujo's work on the recent Fantastic Four issue he drew, and while I didn't think much of Humphries' writing on what I read of his Uncanny X-Force, I was willing to give him another chance. This interest was compounded by a somewhat more diverse looking cast than is the norm, and a Doombot as one of the Avengers. Sadly, some of the only things that I found enjoyable were the large number of robots, Doombot being himself and a decently-written Vision. Apart from some inventive Vision vs Dimitrios fight scenes, the art was generic if unoffensive. I'm dropping this book from my standing order, and picking up the excellent 'Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye' from IDW instead.

  • Silas
    2019-04-20 03:40

    This follows right after Age of Ultron, and I thought I would like it more than I did. It takes some existing characters and a couple of new ones (or new to me) and mashes them together because they are all artificial intelligences (plus Hank Pym and a SHIELD liason). I liked that Victor Mancha from the Runaways was included, but he bears little resemblance to the character from those stories in any way save his powers. The Doombot is rather amusing, as people have noted. The storyline is kind of all over the place. I'm not sure I'm interested in continuing to read this, despite my desire to follow the Runaways throughout comicdom... and this is the second time that has happened, which is sad.

  • Robert
    2019-04-01 23:28

    The art is cool, but the story kind of jumps around from character to character without much rhyme or reason. I suppose The Vision is kind of the central protagonist, but I never really felt invested in his arc, particularly because his newly-evolved powers are not particularly well-explained. The bright spot, for me, was Agent of SHIELD Monica Chang- I'm very curious to learn more about the background of this "hardcore b****". Victor Mancha and Alexis...not so much (I recognize that "Doombot" is just comic relief for now, until he predictably becomes free of whatever programming inhibitors are keeping him from acting on his megalomaniacal impluses).

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2019-04-21 01:40

    This is an intriguing story that focuses on a team of almost exclusively new characters with Hank Pym and the Vision thrown in (oh, and Victor Mancha, but I expect most people will be unfamiliar with him too). The discussions about the sanctity of artificial life and Hank Pym's mood swings make for interesting reading, and it's clear that Sam Humphries has a lot of world building in mind for the villain of the piece, Dimitrios, and the Diamond, the home of the artificial intelligences. The artwork is excellent throughout, with both Andre Araujo and Valerio Schiti turning out some spectacularly expressive work.

  • sixthreezy
    2019-03-30 00:50

    The concept of this is much more interesting than the book itself. All of the characters are AI and while that makes for an interesting idea, it's really hard to draw emotion out of characters that have no emotion to begin with. Some parts of this story were supposed to tug at you just a little bit, but instead you find yourself watching robots do what every other superhero team does. One wonders if maybe they're emulating those people who save the world that they were created after and were meant to work alongside of. It's a really great idea, but it could have been so, so, so much better than it was.

  • Travis
    2019-03-31 23:28

    Interesting team of assorted marvel robots band together to figure out how to 'be human' or find their place in the world, while being put in charge of dealing with other AI menaces.Where it stumbles in jumping immediately into a big story arc, without first spending some time building up the cast.We barely know them and then have to deal with them getting messed with.Too many writers want to do a big shake up the status quo story, but don't have the patience to actually create a status quo first.Nice art, good ideas, but the story lost me.

  • Katie
    2019-04-06 21:47

    The artwork was good and I liked most of the covers. I think this book was marketed for a younger audience than me but it was just kinda bland. It was easy to see the what parts of the plot were coming or it did not have an explanation for how events happened. The last issue was better and I'll read the next volume. It also felt that I had missed information about past events and characters, there was a very short introduction that felt could have been better for someone who just picked this up to read it.

  • Hector Ibarraran
    2019-03-23 01:43

    This is probably one of my favorite Marvel titles in a long time. Both the artwork and the writing are superb, and the story feels like a cogent tale which anyone, even if the only have the slightest familiarity with the MU will be able to enjoy. There is a lot Singularity ideas in here, but although the characters are mostly AIs, they are well developed. The comic also addresses mental illness, family, friendship and trust. I won't go into too much detail, but I highly recommend this one. It feels like a door into another universe.

  • Sean
    2019-04-14 21:26

    I've heard many good things about Sam Humphries as a writer but I can honestly say that I hated this. Bland techno-babble that reads much less intelligent than its intended. The villain is terribly pointless. The book makes S.H.I.E.L.D. look inept, Captain America look weak, and Vision look confused at every turn. Add a Hank Pym that was almost completely out of character and you have an almost unreadable book. The art was decent but not good enough to raise it from the dregs. Bad stuff.

  • Christopher Dodds
    2019-04-12 22:28

    It was a much better read than Age of Ultron. It had some really well thought of character's and plot, and it was nice to read a Marvel comic that didn't have the main Avengers in it much and concentrated on more newer ones that have a specific skills that are needed in this story.

  • Mitchell
    2019-04-16 19:56

    There is some brilliance here. But somewhere the writers forgot that a coherent story was also important. And that got lost. So interesting bits but a too confused whole. Maybe the sequel will be better and it sure needs a sequel.

  • ☽Brandi
    2019-04-12 00:34

    I love Vision and Alexis.

  • Jason
    2019-03-24 21:41

    Good start, plenty of promise, and Doombot cinches it. Well, Doombot and the fact that Victor is still around in the Marvel universe!

  • Myles Padilla
    2019-04-22 21:34

    Good story. Fantastic art. I'm excited to read more books with Araujo's art.

  • Lylias
    2019-04-08 03:27

    Got super interesting starting issue #3