“V” Is For …
… Vison! (2015)
The mid-70s Vision was one of the very favorite characters of my era, and I don’t think he ever quite recovered from the abuse he took in West Coast Avengers, but Tom King’s reVISIONist take on the character was the best thing Marvel has put out in years.
The Vision seems to work best in ensemble books. As a member of the 1970s Avengers, he was as watchable as Mr. Spock on the bridge of the Enterprize. Also, like Spock, the Vision was at his best when juxtaposed with emotional, flesh-and-blood characters that could misjudge him, come to respect him, and even love him. In this series, the Vision is again part of an ensemble, but this time the ensemble is his family, and it is the Vision himself — attempting to fit into human society as a government worker living in the suburbs — who is the “normal” guy. At least, he’s a guy who tries very, very hard to be normal — or if not normal, then at least unexceptional. In this he fails, and it is spectacular.
A thoughtful series that stands on its own. Pick up a collected edition and enjoy.
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- V for Vendetta (1988)
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