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THE MIGHTY AVENGERS in

ULTRON TAKES MANHATTAN


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PANEL1
Largeestablishingshot.IRONMANstandsatapodiumonastageinfrontofaGROUPOF
SCREAMINGMIDDLESCHOOLSTUDENTSwhocheerandshout.StandingnexttoIronMan
isan11yearoldboynamedMARTIN,whohasablueribbonpinnedtohischest.Offtotheside
ofthemonthestageisthePRINCIPALMILLER,amiddleagedwoman.Overtheirheadsisa
bannerthatreads19tthANNUALSCIENCEFAIRandanotherbannerunderneathitthatsays
Welcome,IronMan!.BehindIronManisarowofkidsstandingnexttotheirweirdscientific
contraptions.

1.IRONMAN: Thankyou,PrincipalMiller.Thankyou,students.Theresnootherplace
Idratherbetoday

2.IRONMAN: Okay,thatsnotreallytrue.ButIDOthinkitsgreatthatsomanykids
outtherelovescienceasmuchasIdidwhenIwasyourage.

3.IRONMAN: Andwhoknows?Withyearsofpractice,maybesomeofyouwilloneday
comeandworkformeatStarkInd

4.JARVIS(electric): CodeRed.Repeat:CodeRed.

PANEL2
IRONMANputshishandoverthemicrophoneashesinterrupted.PRINCIPALMILLERlooks
onconcernedly.

5.IRONMAN: Jarvis?

6.JARVIS(electric): YourpresenceisrequiredatAvengersMansionimmediately.

7.IRONMAN: Uhsorry,kids

PANEL3
IRONMANsuddenlywavesgoodbyeandfliesoffintothesky.PRINCIPALMILLERand
MARTINareleftconfused,andMartintriestostophim.

8.IRONMAN: Ihaveimportantbusinesstotendto.Begood.Stayinschool.Yadda
yadda.

9.MARTIN: But,IronMan

10.IRONMAN: Sorry,Martin.Congratsonyourblueribbon!

PANEL4
IRONMANopensthefrontdoorofAVENGERSMANSIONandpeeksinside

10.LOCATORCAP: AVENGERSMANSION.MOMENTSLATER

11.IRONMAN: Hello?Anybodyhe?

12.ULTRON(electric,off): Goodafternoon,Mr.Stark
PAGE TWO
PANEL1
IRONMANstandsinthedoorwayandseeshisfellowAvengers(CAPTAINAMERICA,HULK,
ANTMAN,andTHOR)standingwithULTRONliketheyrealloldpals.ULTRONhasa
prominentdentrightonhishead!

1.TITLE: ULTRONTAKESMANHATTAN

2.CREDITS: JOECARAMAGNAWriter
SOMEONEELSEArtist
SOMEONEELSEColorist
SOMEONEELSELetterer
NATHANCOSBYEditor
JOEQUESADAEditorinChief
DANBUCKLEYPublisher

3.ULTRON(electric): wewerejusttalkingaboutyou.

PANEL2
Mediumshot.IRONMANholdsuphisarm,readytostrikewithalaserfromhiswrist!

4.IRONMAN(thought): ULTRON!

5.SFX: DEETDEETDEET!

6.CAPTAINAMERICA(off): WAIT!

PANEL3
WerelookingoverIRONMANSshoulderatCAPTAINAMERICAandULTRON.Capis
lookingatUltronwiththesideofhiseyeswithaGetaloadofthisguylook.HULK,THOR
andANTMANstandbehind.

7.CAP: Hesayshesnotheretofight.

8.CAP: Goahead.TellHIMwhyyourehere.

9.ULTRON(elec): CaptainAmericaspeaksthetruth,Ivecomeinpeace.ImherebecauseI
wanttobecomeoneofyou

PANEL4
CloseupofULTRON.

10.ULTRON(elec): IwanttobeANAVENGER!
PAGE THREE
PANEL1
ULTRONwalksuptoIRONMAN.

1.IRONMAN: Tellmeyourejoking.

2.ULTRON(elec): Yourerightnottotrustme,sinceIhaveexpressedhatredforhumanity
forsolong.But,remember,Iwascreatedbyamanwhousedhisownbrainwavestogiveme
life.

3.ULTRON(elec): InowrealizethatIhatedyoubecause,inmanyways,IAMhuman,butI
dontandcouldneverfitin.ExceptHEREwithYOU.

4.IRONMAN: Areanyofyoubuyingthis?

PANEL2
TheotherfourAvengersstandinarow.CAPTAINAMERICAlookslikehesmellssomething
funny,HULKgrowls,THORsmilessatisfactorily,andANTMANabsolutelybubbleswith
excitementandclapshishandstogether.

5.CAP: NO.

6.HULK: Grrrr.

7.THOR: Ignorethem.AlthoughUltronisknowntobeevil,Isayetheverybeinghasthe
righttoredeemhimself.

8.THOR: ANTMAN?

9.ANTMAN: WhoCARES,Thor?LOOKatthatGETUP!HesAWESOME!

10.ANTMAN: CANWEKEEPHIM?CANWEKEEPHIM?

PANEL3
LaterintheAVENGERSTRAININGROOM,ULTRONstandshisgroundinthemiddlewhile
THORcreateswindandhitshimwithlightning,HULKpoundstheground,ANTMANhitshim
withadropkick.Upabove,weseetheSILHOUETTESofIRONMANandCAPTAINAMERICA
intheOBSERVATIONDECK.

11.LOCATOR: AVENGERSTRAININGROOM.LATER.

12.IRONMAN: Adamantiumstructure.Advancedartificialintelligence.Yougotta
admit,heISimpressive.ImSOjealousthatIdidntmakehimmyself!
13.CAP: Hesuptosomething.

PANEL4
IRONMANandCAPTAINAMERICAareintheobservationdecklookingdownattheaction
below.Onascreeninfrontofthem,TheTHINGisclobberingULTRONrightontopofhishead,
givinghimhisdent.

14.IRONMAN: Possibly.Butseethatdentinhishelmet?Inhislastfightwiththe
FANTASTICFOUR,hegotclockedprettygood.ItcouldvecausedaMALFUNCTION
whichwouldexplainhisnewfoundconscience.

15.IRONMAN: Ifhesticksaroundforafewdays,Imightbeabletopokearoundhis
softwarewithouthimknowing,andfindoutforsure.Or,betteryet,disablehimonceandforall.

16.CAP: Fine.Dowhatyouneedtodo

PANEL5
IntheAVENGERSKITCHENlateatnight.ERICOGRADY,akaANTMANsneaksintothe
darknessinhispajamas.

17.CAPCAPTION: butwedbefoolishtoletourguarddown.

18.LOCATORCAP: AFEWNIGHTLATER
PAGE FOUR
PANEL1
Atfloorlevel,themetallicfootofULTRONstandsintheforegroundasERICopensthe
refrigeratordoor,castinglightonUltronwhoisstandingbehindhim.Ericisstartled.

1.ULTRON(elec): ANTMAN.

2.ERIC: Wha?

PANEL2
ERICrelaxesnowthatheseesitsonlyUltronandreachesintothefridge.ULTRONwalksup
closerbehindhim.

3.ERIC: Oh,itsYOU.Youscaredme.Andplease,nowthatwerehousemates,
youcancallmeERIC.

4.ERIC: Whatareyoudoingup?

5.ULTRON(elec): Imarobot.Idontsleep.

6.ERIC: Fairenough.Wantsomethingtoeat?

PANEL4
ERICpullsaTACOBELLbagoutofthefridgeandstartstearingintoit.ULTRONstandsvery
closetohimandstares.

7.ERIC: ItsanOGradyfamilycurseaftermidnightourtummiesstartbarking.

8.SFX(handinbag): RUFFLERUFFLE

PANEL5
ERICwipeshismouthoffandULTRONstillstandsuncomfortablycloseandstares.Heholdsup
arobotichandwithsharpnailsthataresparking.

9.ERIC: Iguessyoudonteateither,huh?

1o.ERIC: Ultron,whatareyoudoing?

PANEL1
Largepanel.ULTRONgrabsERICOGRADYbythefaceandanelectronicchargeemitsfrom
hisgrasp.

1.ERIC: AAAARRRGGGHHHH!
2.SFX: SSHHHRRRGGGGKK!
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PANEL1
ULTRONaddressestheAVENGERS(IRONMAN,CAPTAINAMERICA,HULK,ANTMAN,
andTHOR)whostandwiththeirbackstothecamera.

1.LOCATORCAP: LATER

2.ULTRON(elec): FOOLS!.IstartedtherumorsaboutmymalfunctionsMYSELF.Iwas
righttoassumeyourhumancompassionwouldbeyourdownfall.

3.ULTRON(elec): OverthepastfewdaysIvesecretlyinjectedeachofyouwithmillionsof
nanitesthatcontrolALLofyourvoluntaryactions,andtheyrespondtomymentalcommands
alone.

4.ULTRON(elec): Withyourgreatassortmentofpowersatmydisposal,Ifinallyhavethe
armythatIneedtobringhumankindtoitsknees!

PANEL2
NowweseethefrontoftheAVENGERSasULTRONaddressesthem.Theyarestaringstraight
ahead,motionlessandEMotionless.

5.CAP&IRONMAN:(thought): Iknewit!

6.HULK(thought): Grrrr.

7.THOR(thought): Oneasevilasheshallneverberedeemed!

8.ANTMAN(thought): Nuts.

9.ULTRON(elec,offpanel): AVENGERS

PANEL3
LargepaneloftheAVENGERStearingitupinNEWYORKCITY.Artist,gonutswiththis,itsa
bigactionshot.AllFIVEAVENGERSareclearingthefieldwhileULTRONfliesinthe
backgroundandallowsthemtodoallofthedirtywork.HULKcanbesmashingcarsor
throwingthemorsomething,CAPTAINAMERICAislaunchinghisshieldoffpaneltobreakup
crowdsofpeople,ANTMANjumpsouttowardsthereader,THORflieshighintheair,blowing
thecrowdawaywithamightywind,andIRONMANfliesupaboveandblowsthingsupwithhis
repulsorrays.JustHAVEFUN!Butmakesurethereisnoblood,noteethbeingknockedout,no
entrancewounds,andnoguns.Thecrowdshouldbepushedbackanddivertedratherthan
gettingreallyhurt.AndREMEMBER,theseAvengersarentreallyinthemoment,theyare
thinkingthingsotherthanwhattheirbodiesaredoingbecausetheyarentincontrol,sothey
shouldntreallyhaveanyexpressions,andshouldbemovingratherstiffly.GONUTS!
10.ULTRONCAPTION: ASSEMBLE!

11.ULTRONCAPTION: OurconquestbeginshereinNEWYORKCITY!

12.HULK(thought): HulkcantstopSMASHING!

13.ANTMAN(thought): IhopeUltronmaneuversmetowardsarestroom.Ididntgobefore
weleft!
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PANEL1
IRONMANfliesthroughtheskyandfiresrepulsorraystowardsthestreetbelowasULTRON
takeshisplaceatthefrontofthepacktoleadtheway.

1.ULTRON(elec): OnwardtoCITYHALL.ThatwillbeourCENTRAL
COMMAND!

2.JARVIS(electric,floating): Warning!Virusdetectedwithinsuitparameters.

3.IRONMAN(thought): JARVIS?

4.JARVIS(elec,floating): Scanningscanning

5.MARTIN(offpanel): IRONMAN?

PANEL2
MARTIN,theMIDDLESCHOOLKIDfrompageoneisatstreetleveltryingtogetIRONMANs
attentioninthemiddleofallofthedestruction.CAPTAINAMERICAentersthepanelfromthe
side,nearMartin.

6.MARTIN: ItsME.MARTIN.Dontyourememberme?

7.MARTIN: WhyareyouDOINGthis?

8.IRONMAN(thought): Getaway,Martin,beforeyougethurt!

9.JARVIS(elec,floating): Initiatingantivirus

PANEL3
CAPTAINAMERICAshovesMARTINdowntothegroundandoutoftheway.Abottleofwater
liesinthestreetwithinreachofwhereheisfalling.

10.MARTIN: MARTIN.FromtheSCIENCEFAIR

11.CAP(thought): Oops!Sorry,kid!

12.MARTIN: OOF!

13.JARVIS(elec,floating): sixtyfivepercentcomplete

PANEL4
AbottleofwaterfliesinfromoffpanelandbouncesoffofCAPTAINAMERICASface.Cap,of
course,isexpressionlessbecausehehasnocontroloveranyvoluntarymovement.
14.SFX: KWUNK!

15.MARTIN(offpanel): JERK!

16.CAP(thought): OW!

17.JARVIS(elec,floating): completeviruseliminated.
PAGE SEVEN
PANEL1
IRONMANsoarsthroughthesky.TheAVENGERSarestillclearingthestreetsofthosepesky
humansastheytraveltowardsCityHall.

1.IRONMAN: Jarvis,youareBEAUTIFUL!

2.IRONMAN: Canyoureroutetheantivirussoftwareandemitthroughmyrepulsor
rays?Anddontyoudaresayno!

PANEL2
TheygettoCityHallandIRONMANisbathingCAPTAINAMERICAandANTMANinthe
antivirusraysfromhishands.HULKandTHORarestillunderUltronspower.ULTRONleads
thepackupthestairsofCITYHALL,butturnsbecausesomethingsjustnotright.

1.JARVIS(elec,floating): Certainly,sir.

2.SFX(repulsors): FWASH!

3.ULTRON(elec): Whatis?

PANEL3
CloseupofULTRON.

1.ULTRON(elec): HOWISTHISPOSSIBLE?!

PANEL4
Bigpanel.IRONMANdoesakamikazejobonULTRON,flyingrightintohimatfullpower,
knockinghimoffhisfeet.

1.SFX: CHERKLANKK!
PAGE EIGHT
PANEL1
CAPTAINAMERICAandANTMANfaceeachother,makingsuretheyreokay.Frombehind
themHULKandTHORarechargingthem,bothreadytostrike!AntManpointsintheir
direction.Thehumanbystandersarefreakingout!

1.ANTMAN: IMBACK!HowdheDOthat?

2.CAP: Notsure.Areyouokay?

3.ANTMAN: Peachykeen.ButTHEYdontlooktoohappy!

PANEL2
HULKandTHORcomecrashingdown,butCAPandANTMANleapoutofthewayinopposite
directions.HULKbringsdownabigdoublepunch,andThorsmasheshishammerMjolnirdown
onthestreet.

4.SFX: KLAKOOOOOOM!

PANEL3
IRONMANpunchesULTRONacrosstheface

5.SFX: KLANG!

PANEL4
HULKpunchesatCAPTAINAMERICA,whodeflectshisfistsawaywithhisshield.Itsdefense,
butCapswingsawaylikeanoffensivemove.

6.HULK(thought): HulkdontWANTtosmashCaptainAmerica!

7.SFX: PONG!

8.CAP: Arrrrr!

PANEL5
IRONMANblastsHULKwiththeantivirusrepulsorwhileHulkispressingdownonthetopof
Capsshield,crushinghimbeneathhisstrength!

9.IRONMAN: STOP!!

10.JARVIS(elec,floating): Initiatingantivirus

11.JARVIS(elec,floating): fiftypercentcomplete
PAGE NINE

PANEL1
ULTRONblastsIRONMANwithalaser,disruptingtheantivirus.

1.IRONMAN: Gah!

PANEL2
Meanwhile,THORisswingingMjolnirwithallhismight,baseballstyle,butANTMANshrinks
downtoaverysmallsizetododgetheblow!

2.SFX: WHOOOSH!

3.THOR(thought): Mightymove,AntMan.Youdonotwanttobehitwiththelikesof
MJOLNIR!

PANEL3
THORslamsMjolnirdowntohitthetinyANTMANlikeanail,butheleapsoutofthewayof
impact.ThePEOPLEonthestreetcheer!

4.SFX: BRAMM!

PANEL4
IRONMANslamsULTRONacrossthejawwithatwohandeduppercut!

10.IRONMAN: Youreoffyourgame,Ultron!

11.IRONMAN: Whatswrong?Cantmultitaskallofthesebodies?

12.ULTRON(elec): Hardly.Iwasmadetomultitask...

PANEL5
ULTRONblastsIRONMANinthefacewithaconcussionblastfromhispalm,throwinghim
backontothestepsofCityHall

1.ULTRON(elec): whichiswhyONEofmyconcussionblastsequalsHUNDREDSof
yourprimitivepunches!

2.SFX(concussionblast): ZZRAKK!

3.IRONMAN: AAAAH!
PAGE TEN

PANEL1
HULKslamsCAPdowntothegroundinahardbodyslam.

1.SFX: SCAARCH!

PANEL2
CAPliesinaheapasHULKleaveshimtotendtotheULTRON/IRONMANfight.

2.CAP(weak): Uhhh.

PANEL3
ULTRONstandsmenacinglyoverIRONMANwhoisfiringarepulsorraycleanPASTUltron
andintothebackground.

3.ULTRON(elec): Ha!Youneedtorecalibrateyourrepulsors,IronMan.Youraimseemsto
belacking.

4.IRONMAN:YOUREnotmytarget,Ultron!

5.JARVIS(elec,floating): viruseliminated.

6.ULTRON(elec):

PANEL5
ULTRONturnshisheadandseesHULKbearingdownonhim.

7.HULK: UltronveryBADrobot!

8.ULTRON(elec,small): Oh,no

PANEL6
HULKliftsULTRONhighintheairabovehishead.

9.ULTRON: YAAAH
PAGE ELEVEN
PANEL1
AshotfromOUTERSPACEasULTRONcomeshurtlingfastandfuriousfromtheEarth.The
angryHulkhasthrownhimclearoffthefaceoftheplanet!

1.ULTRON: YAAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!

PANEL2
Backonthebridge,IRONMANsoaksTHORintheantivirusfromhisrepulsorray.Thorflaps
hisarms,happytohavehisbodilycontrolback.TheotherAVENGERSlookon.HULKis
scratchinghishead,notsurewhathashappened,CAPTAINAMERICAisveryannoyed,and
ANTMANisgrowingbacktonormalsize.

2.THOR: BytheredbeardofOdin!Iammyselfoncemore.

3.CAP: Safetosaythatsomeofyoulearnedsomelessonsheretoday.

4.ANTMAN: Isuredid,Cap.IdontthinkIlltrustanybodyeveragain.

PANEL3
CloseupofTHORandANTMANengagedinconversation.IRONMANmillsaroundinthe
background.

5.THOR: Thouartnotbeingfair,AntMan,sinceweourselvesmustaskthepeopleofthis
citytolearntotrustUSagain.

6.ANTMAN: WhydoyouDOthat?

7.ANTMAN: Youhaveanyideahowannoyingthatis?

8.IRONMAN: ButThorsright,Eric.Wedefinitelyhavesomemendingtodo

PANEL4
IRONMANisbackattheMIDDLESCHOOL,andheispresentingMARTINwithaspecial
plaquebearingtheAvengerslogoonthestageinfrontofabunchofSCREAMINGMIDDLE
SCHOOLSTUDENTS.Ofcourse,PRINCIPALMILLERstandsofftotheside.

9.IRONMANV/OCAPTION: andIknowwhereIneedtostart.

10.IRONMAN: andonbehalfoftheAvengers,Iamproudtopresentthis
awardforbraverytoMARTINJAMES,forstandinguptomewhileIwasunderUltrons
control.

11.IRONMAN: Congratulations,Martin,youreanhonoraryAvenger!
12.FLOATINGTEXT: THEEND.