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Vision Vol. 1: Little Worse Than A Man Paperback – July 12, 2016
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The Vision has created a wife and two teenage children and moved to the DC suburbs in Virginia. His wife makes house, his kids are in high school and the Vision keeps up his work with the Avengers and talking to officials in DC. He and his family are striving to be more human. Quickly, his wife and children are attacked by the Grim Reaper (Simon William's brother, whom I thought died many years ago...but he is back in a rebooted Marvel Universe). Virginia, the wife, deals with it but doesn't tell the Vision (can I just call him Vision?). This leads to a cascade of events that King deftly plots and describes. The plotting is excellent.
I will happily buy the next volume. I'm curious to see where this goes.
Disclaimer being that my only previous experience with the Vision is that in Marvel's Cinematic Universe as played by Paul Bettany. From the context clues in this volume alone, I seem to have missed a lot in this timeline. Perhaps, after all that he's been through and done, this psychological escalation towards devastation was all but unexpected.
Our story begins in the suburbs of Washington DC. Vision has grown tired of being such an outsider to humanity, and creates his own wife (Virginia) and children (Viv and Vin). Vision sets up his new family, enrolls his kids in school, and tries to live his life as normally as possible.
The first thing this series nails down is the voice of it's main characters. King nails the idea of these characters being driven by logic but still trying to fit into the human world. This series would not feel out of place if it were about cyborgs generally, and I mean that in a good way. The artwork, as well, is fantastic, with highly detailed backgrounds, and fantastic use of shadow to showcase character emotions.
The only problem I have with this series is that it's too short. Tom King is leaving after issue 12, and the way he's writing, I don't see how the series can survive him leaving. Which terrible, because there's so much good story here that we could be missing out on.